How to get to my university by public transport

Barcelona is a perfect city to pursue all kinds of university studies, since it has a diverse and renowned universities where you can obtain a wide range of degrees. If you want to know more about the best universities based in Barcelona, ​​take a look at our article about “What are the best universities in Barcelona?”

Although there is an area of ​​the city known as the University Zone, where you will find a multitude of careers offered by the UB, you should know that the rest of the universities are distributed throughout the city, so that, depending on the career, faculty or university, your classes will be taught in different areas and districts. This does not have to be a problem, since Barcelona has a solid and efficient public transport network that allows you to move around the city quickly and comfortably. In addition, at Pisos estudiantes Barcelona, we have a wide variety of accommodation options close to most universities and all of them very well connected to the public transport network. 

How to get to my university by public transportation?

The main public transport options that will allow you to move around the city in a comfortable and efficient way are: 

  • Metro
  • Bus
  • Tranvía
  • Ferrocarriles
  • Renfe (train)

Choosing one method of transport or another will largely depend on the point of origin and destination. In the following lines, we name the stops and stations closest to the most recognized universities in the city: 


The UB has campuses throughout the city of Barcelona, ​​so depending on the studies, the transport options will vary. However, the area par excellence of the UB is the University Zone.

The closest metro stations are Zona Universitaria and Palau Reial (L3). By tram, depending on the faculty, you can choose between Maria Cristina, Pius XII, Palau Reial, Zona Universitaria or Avinguda de Xile (T1, T2 and T3). Finally, don't forget that there are many buses that run along the Diagonal, so they are also an option to consider. 


UPF also has different campuses in the city of Barcelona. The main one is located next to the Parc de la Ciutadella, very close to the Arc de Triomphe.

To get to this campus, the best options are by metro (L1 or L4), by train (R1, R15, RS2, R4, R7, RG1), by bus (136, B20, H16 or V21), or by Tram thanks to line T4. 


Ramon Llull University (URL) is a private university located in the upper part of the city. To get there by public transport, the best options are by Metro (L3 or L7), Train (S1, S2 and S6), or bus (A2, H2, H4, V13 or V15). 


The UIC is also located in the upper area of ​​the city, so if you are going to study here, we recommend you travel by Metro (L6, L7), Train (S1, S2) or Bus (A6, H2, V11, V9). 

  1. IESE

The campus of the prestigious IESE study center in Barcelona is located in the upper part of the city, with the best transport options being the Metro (L3, L9S and S7), Train (S1, S2), Bus (63, 68, H4 and H5). 


Located in the middle of Via Augusta, the closest stations to get to the EU Business School are by Metro (L6, L7), Train (S6) and Bus (68, H4, H6, V11, V15 and V9). 

  1. EADA

The EADA study center is located on Calle Aragón, in the central Eixample district, the best options to get there are by Metro (L1, L2), Train (R2N, R4, RG1) and Bus (54, A2, H10, L95). 

These are just some of the most popular universities, but as you can see, the options to get to all of them are many, so getting to your study center will not be difficult at all. Of course, if what you want is to live very close to your campus to optimize your time and money, we recommend that you consult our accommodation offer in Barcelona.

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