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Els Hostalets de Pierola – How to get there

Two main train companies and one subway company operate in Barcelona city.

  1. The Barcelona metro (subway) has a high frequency and there are many lines (Barcelona subway map).
  2. One of the train companies is called Renfe Cercanías (Rodalies Barcelona in Catalan), the other is called FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya).

In some case both companies (and the subway) may share train stations. Please be aware of this when asking for directions to local people and buying tickets, as you may get wrong directions if not indicating which train company you want to take.

From Barcelona City

  • If you come by plane, take the Aerobus from the airport to Plaza España bus stop in Barcelona city (first stop once in the city).
  • If you are coming by train, once in Barcelona Sants station, take the green line of the subway (L3 headed to Trinitat Nova) to Espanya subway stop.

Once you are in Plaza España, go to the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) train station and take the train line R6 (headed to Igualada) to Piera train stop. Upon arrival to Piera train station, you should take a bus to Els Hostalets de Pierola. This bus would be waiting outside the Piera train station, and should be headed to Els Hostalets de Pierola. In case of doubt, please ask the bus driver for Els Hostalets de Pierola bus stop. The same ticket you will buy for the train would work for the bus.

Train line timetable R6

From Espanya it takes about one hour and a half to arrive to Els Hostalets de Pierola. The place of the course is about 5 minutes walking from the bus stop.

  • If you are arriving late in the day, buses and trains run until almost 12:00 a.m. Taxis from the airport may cost about 70 €.

From Martorell

Martorell is located between Barcelona city and Els Hostalets de Pierola. The train from Martorell to Els Hostalets de Pierola takes about 45 minutes to arrive, and the frequency is intermediate (two trains each hour).

There is one hotel in Martorell near the train station.

Hotel in Martorell

In the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) Martorell Central train station, take the line R6 (headed to Igualada) to Piera train stop. Upon arrival to Piera train station, you should take a bus to Els Hostalets de Pierola. This bus would be waiting outside the Piera train station, and should be headed to Els Hostalets de Pierola. In case of doubt, please ask the bus driver for Els Hostalets de Pierola bus stop. The same ticket you will buy for the train would work for the bus.

Train line timetable R6

It takes about 45 minutes from Martorell to Els Hostalets de Pierola. The place of the course is about 5 minutes walking from the bus stop.

From Igualada

Igualada is located at 20 km from Els Hostalets de Pierola in eastern direction and 67 km from Barcelona city. Igualada is the capital and central market of the Anoia comarca. The train from Igualada to Els Hostalets de Pierola takes about 45 minutes to arrive, and the frequency is intermediate (two trains each hour).

There are a few hotels in Igualada.

Hotels in Igualada

In the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) Igualada train station, take the line R6 (headed to Barcelona or Martorell) to Piera train stop. Upon arrival at Piera train station, you should take a bus to Els Hostalets de Pierola. This bus would be waiting outside the Piera train station, and should be headed to Els Hostalets de Pierola. In case of doubt, please ask the bus driver for Els Hostalets de Pierola bus stop. The same ticket you will buy for the train would work for the bus.

Train line timetable R6

It takes about 45 minutes from Igualada to Els Hostalets de Pierola. The place of the course is about 5 minutes walking from the bus stop.

ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE

If you have chosen the Accommodation Package, transport from the centre of Barcelona city to Els Hostalets de Pierola is included. This will take place the evening before the first day of the course and the meeting point will be Plaza Catalunya (Catalunya Square) in Barcelona city.

To arrive to Catalunya Square:

  • If you come by plane, take the Aerobus from the airport to Plaza Catalunya bus stop in Barcelona city.
  • If you come by train, in the same train station you have arrived (Barcelona Sants), you should take the line R1, R3 or R4 of the company Renfe Cercanías (Rodalies Barcelona in Catalan) to Catalunya stop (Integrated Railway Network map).
  • If you are not going to take the course bus, please check the previous information.