PRACTICAL

 

HOUSING

Grantees will be staying at Vila Universitària, which is located at the UAB Campus, at walking distance from the faculties, and also to the Bellaterra and Universitat Autonoma stations. Vila residents are allowed to use the open air swimming pool in Vila, as well as the UAB gym, and many other services.

Lecturers and speakers may be staying at the Residència Erasmus Gràcia, which is located here, in the heart of the Gràcia district of Barcelona.

The Organizing Committee kindly asks any other registered participants to take care of their own housing. We usually work with Residencia Erasmus GraciaResidencia d’Investigadors and Hotel Campus, but many other places might be OK too.

COMMUTING BETWEEN BARCELONA AND THE UAB CAMPUS

The UAB campus has 3 railway stations: Bellaterra, Universitat Autonoma and Cerdanyola-Universitat. The first two stations are operated by  FGC, while the third is operated by Renfe. More precisely:

  • FGC connects the UAB campus with central Barcelona through the BCN-Vallès corridor (lines S2 and S6). Frequencies are those of a metro service. It includes stops at Universitat Autònoma, Bellaterra, Sant Cugat, Sarrià, Gràcia, Provença and Plaça Catalunya.
  • Renfe connects the UAB campus with northern Barcelona with line R7, which operates every half hour between Cerdanyola Universitat station and Sant Andreu Arenal station, where you can commute with Bus or with Metro at Fabra i Puig station. It includes stops at Cerdanyola del Vallès and Montcada i Reixac.

Pricing of public transport is classified in zones. So, for moving within Barcelona 1-zone tickets are enough. For moving between Barcelona and the UAB campus, a 2-zone ticket is needed. All tickets allow to commute with any public transport  ( Metro, Bus, Tram , Renfe and FGC), provided the total trip finishes in 1:15h for 1-zone trips, or 1:30h for 2-zone trips. The Organizing Committee recommends to buy the following tickets, depending on the duration of your stay:

TRANSPORT CARD NUMBER OF TRIPS 1-ZONE PRICE 2-ZONE PRICE
T-MES card unlimited (during 30 days) 52,75 € 71 €
T-10 card 10 trips 9,95 € 19,60 €
single ticket 1 trip 2,15 € 3 €

All transport cards can be bought at any railway station, with cash or card.

CONTACT

Email us at gftfm [at] mat.uab.cat in case you have any question.