The International Liver Congress™ 2016 will be held at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via Congress center, North entrance (Hall 8). The EASL Team looks forward to seeing you in Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona is cradled in the North Eastern Mediterranean coast of mainland Spain, about a 2 hour drive south from the French Pyrenees. It’s the capital of Catalonia, a region of Northern Spain that has its own unique culture, traditions and personality.
Barcelona is rich in architectural ensembles, including unique buildings such as the Casa Milà, the Casa Battló or the Sagrada Familia Church, built by Antoni Gaudi.
EASL congress shuttles will transport ILC delegates to the North Entrance of the Fira Barcelona Gran Via (Hall 8.0).
On the journey to the congress venue, the shuttles will stop at:
• Metro station “Europa/Fira” (at Joan Carles I street)
• SB Plaza Europa Hotel (at Alumini Street, just round the corner from the hotel entrance- turn right when you exit the hotel)
• North Entrance (Hall 8.0) (at Alumini Street)
• Metro station “Fira”
The shuttles are free of charge and are operating from 13-17 April 2016 during the following times:
|Wednesday 13 April||from 06:45-20:15|
|Thursday 14 April||from 06:45-20:15|
|Friday 15 April||from 06:45-20:15|
|Saturday 16 April||from 06:45-20:15|
|Sunday 17 April||from 06:45-14:45|
Barcelona International Airport (El prat Airport) is located only 8 miles from the city centre of Barcelona. The airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, since the opening of terminal T1 in 2009. Most European airlines and a significant number of intercontinental airlines have direct connections to Barcelona.
SAVE UP TO 20% ON TRAVEL WITH THE STAR ALLIANCE NETWORK
The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for The International Liver Congress™ 2016.
To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool
Registered participants travelling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.
The participating airlines for this Event are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.
Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.
When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance for The International Liver Congress™ 2016.
The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts with Star Alliance for travel to and from Japan are available from Turkish Airlines.
To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’ booking office. Contact details can be found on www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus/delegates/ under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”.
Please quote the following Event code TK15S16 for ticket reservation.
Click on the image to enlarge or download the image file: Fira Barcelona Location map
There are several, very efficient, direct public transport options.
The Aerobus is the direct bus from Barcelona Airport, El Prat, to Barcelona city centre. It is approximately a 35 minute direct trip that will cost you EUR 5.90.
By taxi it is approximately 20 minutes to Plaça de Catalunya, and will cost you around EUR 20.00. However, traffic can be dense in the city centre and it might take much longer to reach your destination.
Bus 46 is approximately a 40 minute trip to Plaça de Catalunya, and will cost you EUR 4.00.
Option 1: Take the TMB Bus, line 46 from El Prat to Plaça Europa.
Option 2: Take train (FGC) to Plaça Espanya. Then take the train (Line R6) direction Igualada, from Plaça Espanya to Europa Fira.
By bus (stop Europa/Fira)
Line 95 bus from Rda. Universitat – Plaça de Catalunya direction Pg. Marítim – “Port Ginesta”.
By metro (stop Europa/Fira)
Metro Red line L1 direction Hospital de Bellvitge to Espanya – take the metro line S8 direction Martorell Enllac.
Metro Green Line. L3 at Plaça de Catalunya direction Zona Universitaria – stop at Espanya, Then, take the FGC train or bus to Europa/Fira.
Taxi zones are located throughout the city centre. However, we recommend booking a taxi directly using one of the phone numbers below:
|+34 93 225 0000|
|+34 93 433 1020|
|+34 93 357 7755|
|+34 93 300 2314|
|+34 93 300 1100|
|+34 93 303 3033|
|+34 93 284 8888|
|+34 93 330 0300|
|+34 93 339 9262|
There is a EUR 2.10 supplement fee to go to Fira Barcelona Gran Via.
Driving to Fira Barcelona Gran Via North Entrance
GPS: Carrer Foc 37, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
The Gran Via venue is located in a new business development area connected to the main motorways and roads to Barcelona: AP-7, AP-2, A-2, C-16, C-58, C-31, C-32, C-33
It is recommended to apply as early as possible for a Visa as the application process can be time consuming. Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin.
At the time of publication, EU citizens as well as visitors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA do not need a Visa to enter Spain.
Regulations, however, are subject to change. It is therefore recommended to check whether you require a Visa.
Please note that EASL is not responsible for the information provided on external websites.
The ILC official registration agency may help registered participants with an official invitation letter.