What to do after arriving in Barcelona

Ideally, you should arrange to arrive in Barcelona on the Sunday before your course starts. We will send you the full address of your accommodation, before you arrive. If you need to arrive a day earlier, this may be possible, but let us know, so that we can arrange an extra night’s accommodation for you. You should then arrive at our school at 08.00 on the first morning of your course.

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On arriving in Barcelona, you should go directly to the school to pick up the keys. On the weekends the school is open from 10 am till 6 pm. Please note after 6 pm there will be a night porter till 3 am who will let you in and give you the keys.

On arriving in Barcelona, you should go directly to your accommodation. It is very important that you inform us of your expected time of arrival, so we can inform your host family when to expect you.

Arriving at Barcelona EL Prat Airport:

If you arrive at Barcelona EL Prat Airport, you can take the Airport Bus to Plaza Cataluña. This bus costs less than 7.25 euros, one way. From Plaza Cataluña, you can also take a taxi, or the Metro, to your accommodation.

Or, you can take a taxi from Barcelona El Prat Airport to your accommodation. This should cost about 30 euros.

Airport transfers:

Alternatively, we can arrange for you to be met at Barcelona Airport on your arrival and taken directly to your accommodation. This one-way airport transfer costs 120 euros.

How to get to our school:

Our school is located just 10 minutes walk from Plaza Cataluña.

The nearest Metro station is Urgell. The buses that pass nearest to our school are 37,41, 50, 55, 59, 66, 91, 120, H12, H16, V11, V13. You should arrive at our school at 08.00 on the first day of your course.

Your first day at school:

Please arrive at our school at 08.00 on the first morning of your course. We will welcome you to the school and give you a ‘Welcome Pack’, with information on Barcelona, the school and on the course. If you are not a complete beginner in Spanish, you will have a level test (written and spoken), so that we can place you in a group which is correct for your language level. If you are a complete beginner, you will obviously not have a level test, but will join a beginners group.

We will also show you around the school, as well as around the centre of Barcelona. You will be invited to attend a ‘Welcome Party’ that evening, at the school, where you will be able to meet other students.
It is natural that you may be worried about our first day, but you should not be – We want you to settle in quickly and we will do all we can to make you feel at ease and happy to be in Barcelona!

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Emergency telephone number:

After you reserve your Spanish course, we will send you confirmation of the course reserved for you, together with the school contact details and emergency telephone number. If you have booked accommodation, you should inform us of your expected time of arrival, so that we can make sure that somebody is in, when you arrive at your accommodation.

If your arrival is delayed, or if you have some other emergency regarding your arrival, you should first of all telephone the school main telephone number. If our offices are closed, contact the emergency telephone number.

How to get back to the airport:

Watch the video below to see how to get back to the airport, terminal 1 from Camino Barcelona School.