The Seventh International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching will take place in Barcelona (University of Barcelona), Spain

April 19-21 2017

The theme of the conference is "Tasks in Context"

Travel information

How to arrive to Barcelona

By plane

Barcelona - El Prat international airport is the most convenient way to reach Barcelona. A shuttle bus service connects Barcelona Airport (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) with the city center (Plaça Catalunya) in 35 minutes, with departures every 5 minutes and costs 5.90€. Tickets can be purchased in the bus or online at the Aerobus website.

You can also reach the city center by train (line R2 from Terminal 2 to Passeig the Gràcia, costs 4.10€) or taxi (costs around 40€).

By train

There are many train services that arrive to Barcelona. The main train station is Sants Estació, well-connected with any part of the city through the metro service. From Sants Estació you can take the metro L3 to Plaça Catalunya.

By car

Barcelona can also be easily reached by car. The highway AP-7 (toll-road) links Barcelona to Perpignan (south of France) in about 2 hours.

Car parks in Bacelona city center cost about 25-30€ per day.



Where to stay in Barcelona


Please find below some recommendations for accommodation in Barcelona. All these hotels and hostels are within a walking distance from the Historic building of the University of Barcelona, which is the conference site (C/ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585 - 08007 Barcelona, Spain).


Hotel H10 Universitat 4*

Address: Ronda Universitat, 21, 08007 Barcelona

Hotel Vueling BCN 4*

Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 550, 08011 Barcelona

Hotel Catalonia Eixample 1864 4*

Address: C/ de Roger de Llúria, 60, 08009 Barcelona

Praktik Vinoteca 3*

Address: Balmes, 51, 08007 Barcelona

Praktik Rambla 3*

Address: Rambla Catalunya, 27, 08007 Barcelona

Tripledos Bed & Breakfast

Address: Aragó, 222, 08011 Barcelona

The Hotel 592

Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 08007 Barcelona

Plaza Catalunya Guest House

Address: Rambla Cataluña, 5, 2º 2ª,08007 Barcelona


You might also like to take advantage of the discount that Urbany Hostel BCN GO! offers to the conference attendees. The hotel offers a 10% discount over the price listed on their web page:

To take advantage of this discount, you should send an email to indicating in the topic “TBLT”, and the hotel will confirm the final price and the payment conditions with you.

Urbany Hostel BCN GO!

Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 563, 08011 Barcelona


Finally, Airbnb is well-established in Barcelona. You can look for rooms or apartments here: