Getting There

ESADE is just a 15 min drive from Barcelona's airport 

From Barcelona's airport to ESADE by public transport (1h), instructions here.


ESADE is just a 15 min drive from Barcelona's train station 

From Barcelona's train station to ESADE, instructions here.
From both the city centre and the suburbs, the area is easily accessible by car and public transport.


By bus

Several bus routes stop near ESADE, including the H4, 68, 78, 63 and 75

By underground

The nearest underground station is María Cristina (Line 3), around 500m from ESADE

By FCG railway

The closest FGC station is Reina Elisenda, just 250m from ESADE 

If you need assistance to get to ESADE, please contact us at


Suggested accommodations

Abba Garden Hotel

Close to ESADE (12 min by public transport / 6 min by car)

Catalonia Castellnou Hotel

Close to ESADE (20 min by foot / 10 min by car)

Ilunion hotels - they are fully accessible to all. They have three locations in the heart of  Barcelona: 

Belart (45 min by public transport / 18 min by car to ESADE)

Auditori (40 min by public transport / 20 min by car to ESADE)

Admirante (40 min by public transport / 20 min by car to ESADE). 

You can book directly here.


Social events around the conference
DINNER AT MESCLADIS on 26th September 2018 at Mescladis

Join us for a relaxing evening with a typical dinner @ Mescladis (Carrer dels Carders, 35, 08003 Barcelona). Mescladis is proposing a special offer as part of their community development projects to promote solidarity and responsible consumption.

Dinner starts at 19:00 at Mescladis

You can sign up for the dinner on the Registration page.

Price €25 (VAT excl).


TOURISTIC TOUR on 27 September 2018 by Hidden City Tours 

Are you visiting Barcelona but looking for something different? Do you want to scratch the surface of this beautiful Mediterranean gem and connect with the locals and Barcelona´s social reality? Join us for an unusual visit of the city. 


The historic tour takes you through the gothic quarter and the raval, combining classic sites with off the beaten track places.  The tour aims to link history and social history with the present day and discuss the reality of Barcelona´s old town with unique insight from HiddenCityTours homeless guides. The 2-hour tour includes a tapa-stop at the Chiringuito de Dios.


You will be picked up at ESADE around 7.15pm

To sign up, visit the Registration page. Price: €33 (VAT excl.)