FAQs

What kind of Travel Insurance do I need?

EBS strongly recommends that you take out personal travel insurance as a European ID card is NOT always valid. Any medical expenses or hospital visits will be your responsibilty – you will be charged directly unless you take out an insurance policy that covers medical expenses. It is your own responsibility to obtain the appropriate travel insurance policy. EBS will NOT be able to assist if you have not purchased the right kind of insurance. The correct type of insurance policy is: Education or Business Abroad insurance – regular travel insurance will not be adequate.

Where is the school?

The school is located at Pasaje Patriarca 6-1 08002 Barcelona España

Where is the hostel?

Transportation from Barcelona Airport Airport

Bus

The blue Airport Bus goes from the airport of Barcelona to Plaza Cataluña, every 10 minutes  and costs approximately 6 €. It takes about 30-40 minutes to get into the city depending on the traffic. You will need to have cash in order to buy the bus ticket. You may not pay with credit card or bills greater than 20€

Train

Every 20 minutes there is a train leaving the airport of Barcelona. The ticket cost app. 4€. The train goes to Passeig de Gracia and takes about 20-30 minutes.

Taxi

You can always take a cab from or to the airport. The cost is 25-35€ depending when you travelling. Please note that you have to pay extra if you carry any luggage (around 2€ per bag). Transportation from Girona Airport (If you are flying with Ryan Air you will arrive at Girona Airport). There is always an airport bus connected to your flight. The Bus goes to Estacion Norte, near Arc de Triumfo. The Bus Company is called Sagales and you may find their timetable on the internet.

Getting around in Barcelona

The most convenient way to travel is with the metro. It is fast and easy to find. The bus can take a bit longer due to traffic but it will most of the time take you closer to your destination compared to the metro. A travel card valid for 10 travels (T-10) costs about 10€ and is valid for both bus and metro.

Weather

Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters. The high season is between July and September with an average temperature of 28 degrees.

Cash / Cards

Cash: You can take out Euro in any ATM or covert currency at any bank office.

Cards: There are plenty of ATMs in the Barcelona, so credit/debit cards are a very convenient way to carry your money. Be careful about using cards in shops and restaurants, as fraud is not uncommon – keep your eyes open and make sure that all charges are correct. It is also a good idea to save your receipts until you get home in case of any issues.

Tipping

Tipping is standard and is usually 5% in restaurants and bars.