Whether you're coming to IBTM World from the airport, by car or by public transport - we've got all the information you need to help you plan your trip.
When & Where is IBTM 2023
The show will be held at the Fira de Barcelona in Hall 3, which can be accessed by the Accés Sud entrance.
Fira Barcelona Gran Via venue
Av. Joan Carles I
08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
The opening and closing times for IBTM World 2023:
- Tuesday 28th November, 08:45 - 18:00
- Wednesday 29th November, 08:45 - 18:00
- Thursday 30th December, 08:45 - 17:00
Airport Shuttle bus information for Exhibitors and Visitors are as follows:
Monday 27th Nov: 8am – 6pm
Tuesday 28th Nov: 8am – 7pm
Wednesday 29th Nov: 8am – 7pm
Thursday 30th Dec: 9am – 6pm
Travel Guidelines for Barcelona
Travelling to Barcelona for IBTM World? Click here to find out the most up to date guidelines for entering Spain from your country.
Travelling by Air - discounts with Lufthansa
We have partnered with Lufthansa for discounted flights for you to attend IBTM World.
To make a reservation, please click on https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/meetings-and-events-delegates and enter the access code: GBAUMBO in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open
Travelling from the airport
Barcelona International Airport (also known as El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto or Aeroport de Barcelona) is the nearest and busiest airport to the city centre. The airport has 2 terminals: Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2B). There will be shuttle buses in front of each terminal for exhibitors and visitors participating at IBTM World. This service will take you to and from the airport to the show at Fira Gran Via.
Travelling by Metro, FGC or Tram (inc. metro map)
The L9 metro line will deliver attendees from the airport in just 19 minutes directly into the Fira Gran Via exhibition centre. The route will go directly to Terminal 1 at Barcelona International Airport, interconnecting with all other terminals and trains will run approximately every 7 minutes. Alternatively, metro lines L6, L7 and L8 stop near to the venue. The nearest stop to the Gran Via exhibition site is the station “Europa/Fira”. This is directly linked to Montjuïc. View the metro map
Barcelona’s Metro system is fully equipped with accessibility measures. To find out more about the measures for people with reduced mobility, visual or hearing disabilities, click here.
Travelling by train
Trains run every half hour from Barcelona Airport. Take the train from the Renfe (Spanish Rail) station to Estacio de Sants, which will take you to the city centre (journey time approx 19 minutes). You can then travel from Estacio de Sants via Metro to Plaça Espanya where you can catch the FGC or a bus to the venue.
Travelling by road
The estimated journey time from Barcelona city centre to the airport is about 20 minutes. The C-31 Barcelona-Castelldefels road leads to Barcelona Airport and connects with the C-32 Barcelona-Sitges road. From the Avinguda Diagonal, the Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral ring roads also connect with the C-31. Barcelona has a large number of car parks, many of them located in the city centre.
Travelling by bus
A fleet of over 1,000 fully adapted buses serve all areas of Barcelona. The integrated fare system means that travel cards can be used on the metro, trams, FGC and Renfe trains (zone 1). All of these buses will pass through the Montjuïc venue from any part of the city of Barcelona: 9, 13, 27, 30, 37, 50, 56, 57, 65, 79, 91, 109, 153, 157. The regular number 79 metropolitan bus also links Gran Via to Montjuïc and other areas of Barcelona.
Barcelona has developed a wide range of accessibility measures to make sure that all people visiting the city can travel by public transport. For more information on the bus measures, click here.
Travelling by taxi
Barcelona has a fleet of 11,000 taxis which can be easily identified by their yellow and black branding. The green light on top of the taxi indicates it’s availability. Taxis are an affordable alternative to public transport and a 15 minutes journey to the city centre will cost between €10 - 20. Licensed taxis will charge you the amount displayed on the meter.
If you need an adapted taxi, you can ask for one specifically when booking a taxi on the phone.
Accessibility at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via
The Fira Barcelona Gran Via venue is fully accessible, making sure that all attendees can fully participate in IBTM World.
Arriving at the venue
The venue is fully accessible using wheelchairs, power wheelchairs and scooters since all floors and conference centres can be reached through unobstructed access.
All front desk counters are also adapted with one section of the desk at a height of 80 cm and bars and self-service counters are accessible to wheelchair users.
Moving around the venue
All lift control panels are adapted to the height of wheelchair users and most have braille text accompanying the floor numbers.
Every area in the venue can be reached by lifts, including all conference centres and the metro connection. Stairs are fitted with handrails and all corridors have a clear width of a minimum 120cm.
All toilets in the venue have at least one cabin adapted for wheelchair use, with a minimum width of 120cm, grab rails and a low sink.
On the show floor
All the show features on the exhibition floor at IBTM World are fully accessible and all exhibitor stands have been designed in a way to remove all barriers to service.
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