Q: Do any buses or trains go from Barcelona airport - (El Prat Llobregat Aeropuerto) to Gran Via Exhibition Centre please?
A: First of all, it is important to know that there are two different venues of the Fira de Barcelona's exhibition centre close to each other in the Montjuïc area. One is the Gran Via Venue, the other one the Montjuïc Venue. There are also other Fira centres around Barcelona therefore it is important you are clear on the Fira centre you are going to.
From the airport, there is currently no direct transfer to reach the Gran Via exhibition centre by public transport. For some trade fairs the Fira Barcelona offers a free of charge bus service leaving from the airport, but not for all of them. The easiest way is to transfer from the airport now is to catch a taxi at the airport which brings you directly to the venue. Otherwise you can reach it by combining different public transportation means explained below. There are two main options. First you travel from the airport to Plaça Espanya and then travel by bus or FGC to the Gran Via Fira Centre or the second option is to travel to Estacio de Sants using the RENFE train from the airport and then catch the Metro to Plaça Espanya where you can catch the FGC or bus.
Aerobus to Plaça Espanya
You can catch the Aerobus (airport shuttle bus) from Terminal 1 or 2 and get off at Plaça Espanya once at Plaça Espanya you can use the Train or Bus to arrive at the Gran Via Fira Centre.
Train from Plaça Espanya to Gran Via Fira centre
There take the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) to the stop FGC Europa/ Fira (please find the exact details of the different lines below).
Travel by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) from Plaça Espanya to Gran Via Exhibition Centre:
The nearest stop to the Gran Via exhibition site is the station "Europa/Fira". All FGC trains that leave or arrive at the "Plaça Espanya" FGC station stop at "Europa/Fira", the third stop. The FGC trains that stop at "Europa/Fira" are
FGC trains from Plaça Espanya direction Martorell-enllaç
FGC trains from Plaça Espanya direction Manresa
FGC trains from Plaça Espanya direction Can Ros
FGC trains from Plaça Espanya direction Olesa
FGC trains from Plaça Espanya direction Igualada
Bus From Plaça Espanya to Gran Via Exhibition Centre
Another possibility, also leaving from Plaça Espanya, is to take the bus 79. The bus stop near Plaça Espanya is located at Avenida Paral.lel, one of the main roads that leads to Plaça Espanya. The bus goes in the direction to the Metro station Carrilet. You have to get off at the stop Calle Botanica/ Salvador Espriu. This is the bus with the nearest stop to the Gran Via Exhibition Centre.
Travel by metro from Sants Estacio railway station to Gran Via Exhibition Centre:
You can also take the RENFE train from the airport and you would then get off at "Sants Estacio" railway station. There you have to take the metro Metro: Sants Estacio (Green Line, L3), in the direction of Trinitat Nova. The entrance to the metro is inside the Sants train station itself. Just follow the signs for the metro. Once you have caught the metro at Barcelona Sants you then have to get off at Metro: Espanya and there catch the FGC or bus as indicated above to arrive at the Gran Via Centre.
The exact addresses of the Fira Gran Via Venue and Montjuïc Venue are:
Gran Via Fira Centre
Carrer Botànica, 62
Montjuïc Fira Centre
Avenida Reina Maria Cristina s/n
Note: s/n in the address above means "sin número" in Spanish which means no number. There is no street number on this building.
You can find more information about the exact location and how to arrive to the venues by clicking on the link of the official Fira de Barcelona's website indicated below: