Location and Access: Travel information

The offices and laboratories of ICFO are located in a dedicated building situated in the Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (PMT, Mediterranean Technology Park), in the seaside town of Castelldefels, in the metropolitan Barcelona area.
The PMT is located next to the Canal Olímpic, ten minutes away from the beach.

To reach ICFO, you can use several means of transportation, as detailed below.

For further information, please visit the following websites: RENFE - Barcelona Local Trains, Castelldefels City Council, and Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona.

The GPS coordinates of the Mediterranean Technology Park are:
Lat=41°16'32.51'', Lon=1°59'20.57''

Consult Google Maps



The PMT is 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown Barcelona. C-32 motorway (formerly A-16): exit 46, see map. C-31 motorway (formerly N-246): Canal Olímpic exit, see map. There is a parking area next to the ICFO along the Olympic Canal.

Local public transport

Train (RENFE):

The Castelldefels train station is just 300 metres from the PMT and connects it to Barcelona by the RENFE Rodalies (local trains) line C-2. Four to six trains run every hour from Barcelona-Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona-Sants stations. Travel time is 20-30 minutes.
RENFE - Local trains schedule
Station to ICFO map


If you arrive from "El Prat" Airport, Barcelona
Taking a taxi from the airport would be the best option. Approximate price: 15-20 €. Directions for the driver, see below.
Take C-31 motorway (formerly N-246) to Castelldefels. Canal Olímpic Exit

or from "Girona" Airport (RyanAir)
Take A-7 motorway to Barcelona. When approaching Barcelona, follow "Ronda de Dalt - Llobregat" signs. This road links with the C-32 motorway. Exit at 46 - Castelldefels. Then follow the signs to either Canal Olímpic or UPC Campus.

Barcelona Bus - Single Ticket 11 € / Return ticket 19 €. Travel time 1h 10min. Bus stops at the Estació del Nord Bus Station, located in Alí Bei St. Take the metro from there to “Passeig de Gracia” or “Sants Estació” and then take the RENFE local train (see above) to Castelldefels.

Taxi service

Ràdio Taxi Castelldefels; 45 vehicles.
T. 936 653 557


Line 94 Barcelona - Castelldefels Line 95 Barcelona - Castelldefels
Line 96 Sant Boi de Llobregat - Castelldefels
Line N14 (Night Bus) Barcelona - Castelldefels
Line N16 (Night Bus) Barcelona - Castelldefels

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Registration is free.

Important Dates


The L4H 2014 will be held on October 16, 2014.

We hope you enjoy the L4H 2014 and your visit to Barcelona.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at L4H@icfo.eu