EMBL BCN is located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), on the seafront, in the Olympic Village of Barcelona.


Carrer del Doctor Aiguader 88
4th floor
08003 Barcelona Spain


Josep Tarradellas Barcelona – El Prat Airport

The airport is located in El Prat de Llobregat, and has two passenger terminals (T1 and T2). For more information on how to get to each terminal, airlines, and flight status please check their website or interactive map.

Transfers to the city

The Aerobus is an express bus service that connects the airport with the city centre in 35 minutes. You can take the Aerobus outside Terminal 1 (A1 bus) and Terminal 2 (A2 bus). This service runs every day of the year with departures between 2 and 15 minutes. From the city centre, you can take the metro or bus to move around Barcelona. Tickets can be purchased on the bus or online.

The train service (R2 line) runs approximately every 30 minutes to/from Barcelona airport to/from the city. The journey takes 25 minutes. The train service operates from Terminal 2 (T2). To get from T2 to T1, use the shuttle bus service (Bus transit T1-T2). You can take the train or get off at Barcelona - Sants Estació or Barcelona (connecting with L5 and L3) - Passeig de Gracia (connecting with L4, L2 and L1). Vending machines can be found in each station for ticket purchase. For additional information, please check the national railway website (RENFE).

You will find taxi rank outside any of the main terminal exits. Look for the sign pointing to the nearest taxi rank.

Getting to EMBL by taxi

All official Barcelona taxis are black and yellow and should carry a rear blue license plate. They are required to charge you only the value on the taximeter (plus any surcharge, e.g. night rate). A taxi may be ordered by phone or found at an authorized taxi rank or flagged down in the street.

Getting to EMBL by train

Barcelona Sants is the main train station for national and international arrivals and departures in Barcelona. It is situated in plaça dels Països Catalanes - Barcelona. National and regional trains depart from França station. It is located at avinguda Marquès de l’Argentera, s/n – Barcelona.

Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Getting to EMBL by public transport

Metro and tram

The metro network of Barcelona is very good and the trains go in a very fast pace. You do not have to worry about timetables. Almost all attractions are within walking distance of a metro or tram station. Where there are no subways, the gap was filled by tram.

Operating hours of the metro and tram:

Closest stations to PRBB building:


The operating times of the buses are different for each line. You will find a notice board with the timetable at each stop. They leave from about 5:00 clock to about 22:00 clock. Check the TMB website for detailed information.

Several buses stop near the PRBB: V27, V21, H16, 136, 47, D20, 59

Night Bus (NitBus)

Both the metro and the buses do not run all night. In Barcelona, there is a fairly dense network of night buses to get you back to your hotel all night long. Except for the line N0 all lines stop at Plaça Catalunya and can change there. The N0 line is a circular line that allows you to circle around the city center and change to the other NitBus. The night buses are operated by the private operator AMB. That is why the Barcelona Card and Hola BCN Ticket are not valid.

The N17 line goes to the airport.

The operating hours of the NitBus are also different for each line, but they run from about 22:00 to 05:00 clock.

Getting to EMBL by car

The PRBB is located close to Ronda Litoral (B-10). Take exit 22 Barceloneta/Marina/Port Olímpic/Hospital del Mar/Parc de Mar if you are driving towards Nus de la Trinitat. Take exit 22 Barceloneta/Pla de Palau/Via Laietana/Port Vell if you are driving towards Nus del Llobregat.

There is a B:SM parking at the PRBB (entrance on Avinguda Litoral). Information on opening times, tariffs and location can be found on the BSM website.

For more information on how to move around Barcelona (airport, trains, metro lines, buses, etc) please check the Barcelona metropolitan area website (AMB).

EMBL Barcelona is located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), on the seafront, in the Olympic Village of Barcelona.