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Barcelona to Seville

Barcelona International Airport (also known as El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto or Aeroport de Barcelona) is located 12 km southwest from Barcelona, Spain. The airport is the second largest in Spain behind Madrid Barajas Airport. It is a main base for Spanair and Vueling and a focus city for Air Europa and Iberia. The airport mainly serves domestic, European and North African destinations, also having flights to Southeast Asia, Latin America and North America.

The airport has 2 terminals: Terminal 1 (abbreviated to T1) and Terminal 2 which has 3 separate buildings called T2A, T2B and T2C.

If you fly to Barcelona you have several options to reach Seville.

Barcelona to Seville by plane

This is the most convenient and it could be the most economic way to travel to Seville. There are regular flights operated by both national (Iberia and Spanair) and low-fare airlines (Ryanair and Vueling) from Barcelona to Seville.

You should be able to get flights much cheaper than train or bus if booked far enough in advance. The cheapest option is to fly with Ryanair. Ryanair operates three flights a day and a return ticket could cost as low as €44 plus €13 administration fee if you travel with only one piece of hand luggage. Be aware that Ryanair strictly controls both the weight (10kg) and the size (55cm x 40cm x20cm) of your hand luggage! If you decide to take a check-in luggage, Ryanair charges an additional €43 (strictly controlled weight of max 15kg). Going over the limits will incur significant additional charges.

When you take a connecting flight you may need to change terminal.

T1 and T2 are 4km apart, therefore, if you need to go from one terminal to the other you will not be able to walk. Barcelona Airport provides free shuttle buses that run between the two terminals. The buses are green and so you should be able to distinguish them from the other buses outside the airport.

If you wish to catch the shuttle bus from T2 to T1 you will find the bus stop underneath the bridge outside T2B. If you wish to catch the shuttle bus from T1 to T2 you will find the bus stop directly outside T1.

Alternatively, if you are catching a connecting flight, there are free shuttle buses that are available airside i.e. without having to enter the terminal building. You should check with your airline as to whether one of these will coincide with your flight.

It is highly recommended that you find out in advance of your trip what terminal you are flying from (or to) because you will need to allow for up to an additional 30 minute transfer by airport shuttle bus to the other terminal if you arrive at the wrong terminal. The time for the transfer between T1 and T2 is between 10-15 minutes however you may need to wait for the next shuttle bus as they run every 6 – 7 minutes, 24 hours a day.

Barcelona to Seville by train

Currently, there is a High Speed Train that links Seville to Barcelona, bypassing Madrid. The AVE (which stands for Alta Velocidad Española) train connects Barcelona with Seville, without having to enter the central AVE station, Atocha, in Madrid. This is a fast quality train, with speeds of up to 300 km/h (186 mph). The round trip ticket costs about €200. The journey time from Seville to Barcelona would be around five hours and twenty five minutes.


All the AVE trains depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive to Sevilla Santa Justa, both railway stations sited in downtown.


There are other slower and cheaper trains from Barcelona to Seville, and they take about 12 hours and cost about €70.

Barcelona to Seville by bus

The bus is not a very convenient option, because it takes about 16 hours and cost about €90.


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Key Information

How to Reach Seville - Congress Venue
(Seville Convention Center - FIBES. Avda. Alcalde Uruñuela, 1 - Sevilla)

How to Reach FIBES (address, commuter train to FIBES, bus line...)

How to Reach your hotel in Seville (See the IUBMB-FEBS Seville 2012 Hotels at Google Maps)

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Three Poster Sessions will take place throughout the Congress. To see more information and the detailed calendar sessions, please click here.

Biochemistry in Gastronomy

Saturday, September 8, 13:30 – 14:30
Venue: Auditorium
Andoni Luis Aduriz, Chef, Mugaritz
Presented by: Unai Ugalde
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