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Barcelo Sants Hotel
Barcelona, Spain
June 2-6, 2008

The Barcel贸 Sants Hotel ( is located directly above Sants Central train station in Barcelona, with a direct line to the airport. Those travelling from abroad can benefit from the fact that El Prat's International Airport is only 15 minutes away on the train and the city center with tube station 鈥淧laza Catalu帽a鈥? is only 5 minutes away on the train/bus/metro. The closest shopping facilities are only 50 metres away. Restaurants, bars and pubs are also near the hotel and many of the city麓s clubs are within walking distance. The hotel is also very well connected, being close to the local links to the public transport network. The nearest tube station is 鈥淪ants-Estacio鈥? (Green Line 3 and Blue Line 5).

  • The hotel is very close to the park "Espa帽a Industrial鈥?
  • Located just above the Sants Central station with train, metro and bus connections
  • The city center with 鈥淧laza Catalunya鈥? square is only 4 minutes away
  • The International Airport is only 15 minutes away by train

Metro station:
Green line (L3) Sants Estaci贸
Blue line (L5) Sants Estaci贸
For more information about the metro in Barcelona, please visit:

Car Rental Service:
Car Rental Service on-site.

Airport Car Rental service:
You will find the rental companies for car hire Barcelona airport in Terminal B. Each of these companies is right next door to each other so you can be sure of cheap car rental prices.

Airport Transportation-Taxi:
Taxi transportation from airport to hotel and hotel to airport. Taxi is approximately 25 Euros. The journey takes around 25 - 30 mins (depending on traffic).

Aiport Shuttle Bus service (Aerobus):
This bus runs from directly outside all three Barcelona Airport terminals and provides a quick and efficient way to travel between the airport and Barcelona city centre and viceversa. 3.90 euros for a single ticket and takes about 25 -30 minutes (depending on traffic).

Airport Transportation Train:
The RENFE train service runs approximately every 30 mins to and from Barcelona airport. There is a train service (line C10) from the Airport to Sants Estaci贸 (located just below the Barcel贸 Sants Hotel) that takes 20 minutes. For more information, please visit

Touristic Bus (Blue route):
In front of the 鈥淪ants Estaci贸鈥? station, there is a touristic bus station (blue route). You can get on and off as many times as you like along the journey. This way, once you have visited those places you have been interested for, you can catch the next bus and continue the route. Just with the same ticket!

On board, there is a tourist information guide who announces the stops in different languages and helps you to make the most of your visit. You will also receive a complete information guide leaflet, in six languages, about the tourist attractions at each Barcelona Bus Tur铆stic stop. For more information, please visit

Bus Lines:
In front of Sants Estaci贸 station, you will find the following bus lines: 27, 30, 32, 43, 44, 78, 109, 115

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