Maker Faire 2018 - Arriving

Getting to Barcelona!

Most of the makers will arrive at Barcelona by plane. The Barcelona-El Prat Airport is 3km from the Barcelona city center, and it’s connected to the city by Aerobus (leaving every 5 min), metro L9 South, train and taxis.

The Aerobus stop Plaza España is within a walking distance from the venue. If you prefer to go directly to the city center you can go down at Plaza Cataluña, it’s final stop. A taxi from the airport to the city center will cost around 30€. You will find taxi stops outside each terminal.

If you are arriving by long-distance train to Sants station, you can easily get to Plaça Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia by metro, bus, and taxi.

Moving Around the City

If you are planing to explore the city by yourself, you might like to consider getting a BCN card, it is also known as Barcelona tourist card, Barcelona discount card or Barcelona travel card. There are two different types of cards: The full Barcelona Card which is valid for 3 – 5 calendar days and the more economic Barcelona Card Express which is valid for 2 calendar days. Both versions offer free public transport in Barcelona, including the airport train and the complete bus and metro network.

You can buy tickets for individual journeys for the metro at per ticket (2,15€). But if you are here for more than one day or intend taking more than 5 journeys on the metro or buses it’s best to buy the T10 ticket (9,80€).

Maker Faire 2018 - metro map

Looking for Hotels?

With Barcelona attracting so many tourists each year, the options for accommodation are huge! From the famous Hotel Colon right in front of the Gothic Cathedral to some amazing Airbnb rentals, or for apartments check out Friendly Rentals.

June is a busy season in Barcelona, so most of the hotels could be fully booked by May, we highly recommend you to book your hotel room as soon as possible. If you are planning to stay closer to the venue, we can recommend some nice neighborhoods like Sants and Poble Sec, all of them full of life and nice restaurants and bars.

Barcelona has an excellent public transport system: eight metro lines interconnect all the city’s districts and part of the metropolitan area, two tram lines cross the city from north to south, a large fleet of buses reach every corner of the city, and local trains complement the metro network.

Furthermore, the city’s public transport uses an integrated fare system, which allows you to use various means of transport with just one ticket, you can cross almost the entire city in about 40 minutes either by metro or bus.

Maker Faire 2018 - hotels