Fundacio Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

How to reach us

(detailed information of how to get to ICN2 in http://icn2.cat/en/contact)

 ICN2 research Centre is located in the UAB campus in Bellaterra, on the outskirts of Barcelona. It is served by Barcelona-El Prat airport, which is 40km far and offers regular flights to many European destinations.


Barcelona-El Prat Airport is located south-west of the city of Barcelona. You can find more information here

By Metro

L9 Sud metro line connects the airport to ‘Zona Universitaria’, where you can take a train to Plaça Catalunya (L3). The Airport ticket between the airport and the rest of the metro network costs 4,50€. More information at www.tmb.cat/en/home

By Bus

Aerobus A1 and A2: ‘Plaça Catalunya’ - Airport (terminals T1 and T2). Bus service between terminal T1 and T2 and Barcelona city centre every 5 minutes at peak times, every day of the year. IIn 35 minutes, stopping at strategic points in the city. It costs 5,90€. www.aerobusbcn.com/en

By Taxi

The trip to the UAB Campus takes 30-40 minutes and costs approx. 60€ from Barcelona airport. You can check here an approximate fare.

HOW TO reach UAB CAMPUS from Barcelona downtown 

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya

At the station ‘Universitat Autònoma’ Station stop all trains from S2 and S55 lines. The trip from Barcelona (‘Plaça Catalunya’ Station) is about 30 min with trains leaving every 10 min. You can check timetables on www.fgc.cat.  ICN2 building can be reached on foot from the station in less than 15 min.


R7 and R8 line to ‘Cerdanyola Universitat’ station. The journey from Barcelona is about 30min, with a frequency of 30min. You can check timetables here. Free shuttles connect in a few minutes the railway station to main Campus buildings including ICN2 building.

By Bus

There are several bus lines that connect many towns in the province of Barcelona to the UAB campus. You can view itineraries and timetables on www.uab.cat/accessibilitat-transports/.

By Taxi

The trip to the UAB Campus takes 20-30 minutes and costs approx. 30€ from Barcelona city center. You can check here an approximate fare.


The most convenient accommodation to visit ICN2, both in terms of cost and location, is the "Hotel Campus UAB"