Travel and Immigration

Immigration requirements

Find out all about passport and visa requirements for Barcelona by visiting this website. 

Official invitation letter for Visa purposes

If your visa request needs to be accompanied by a registration confirmation, an official Letter of Invitation can be downloaded during the registration procedure. Please note this letter is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support.

How to reach Barcelona

By plane

It's very easy to plan your journey to the city of Barcelona. Barcelona airport, with several terminals, is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida-Alguaire.

Travel by public transport

Barcelona Sants Station is the city's main railway station and most trains departing and arriving in Barcelona stop here. The station is the terminus for the High-Speed Train and many Spanish and foreign destinations, suburban rail and trains to Barcelona Airport.
Train (RENFE)Daily connections with Barcelona Airport from the Renfe (Spanish Rail) stations at Sants.
For further information about the train to Barcelona airport: and

Metro (TMB) or Bus (TMB): further information on

By car

Barcelona is well connected and has a large amount of car parks. The motorway and road network will take you anywhere in the city by car although it's worth bearing in mind that traffic can be heavy at the main entry points of Barcelona during rush hour. Parking rates range from 3 and € 4 per hour and from € 25 and € 50 for a whole day. For more information about parking areas in the city click here


Would you like to know more about public transport in Barcelona, please visit this website.

How to reach the Congress Center

From the Airport

The CCIB is located in the Barcelona neighbourhood of Sant Martí, 20 km from the airport.

There are several possibilites to travel from the airport to the congress centre. Travel by metro, bus, taxi or tram. For more information about the transport and line numbers click here