2nd WINE PLEASURES INTERNATIONAL WINE TOURISM CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP
GETTING TO SITGES
By Train - From the Airport (BCN - El Prat)
When you arrive at the airport, go through arrivals and follow the signs for the Train Station (Marked RENFE). You will see a long walkway that operates between Terminal A and B. Get on any of the trains and then get back off at the first stop, El Pratt de Llobregat station. This has been completely redesigned and is now underground. Go up the escalator, turn left and then go immediately down the next escalator. Take the train that says "Vilanova G" on the front. Watch the signs and get off at the Sitges Stop. It takes approximately 20 minutes.
Important Notes: After 10.25 p.m. or 22.25 your only option is The Mon Bus which now leaves between Terminal B & C. (see below) Or you could take a taxi, which costs approximately EUR 60.
By Train - From the Barcelona Centre
You need to get the train from Sants or Paseo de Gracia station. Journey time is 40 mins
To get an exact timetable visit the official RENFE Site. This link will take you directly to the Barcelona timetable.
By Train - From Madrid
Frequent high speed trains (AVE) run between Barcelona and Madrid. Details can be found at www.renfe.es/ave
By Bus from the Airport (El Prat)
Getting the bus is probably the easiest way to get to Sitges. Take the 'Mon Bus' in between terminal A and B. The journey time is approximately 30 to 45 minutes depending on traffic and the time of day you arrive. The following timetables are up-to-date as of Mar 2007.
Monday to Friday - Every Hour between 07:40 and 23:40
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By Bus from Barcelona Centre
Take Bus Number N30, from Ronda Universitat near Plaza Catalunya and from Gran Via next to Plaza Espana. The bus leaves every hour on the hour up until 4am.
By Taxi from the Airport (El Prat)
Taxi's (normally Black and Yellow Mercedes) are lined up outside the arrivals hall. The average fare is approximately EUR 60 but you might find someone nice and cute to share the cost, if you are lucky. Make sure you have your destination written down clearly and hand it to the taxi driver. Otherwise he may "miss-interpret" you and take you on a round trip of Barcelona.
You then have 2 options to get to Sitges. You can take the "AutoPista" or "Por La Costa", the Motorway or via the coast road. The coast road is indeed very beautiful but can be quite a journey. The views of the Mediterranean are spectacular. Allow 40 minutes for this journey. The alternative motorway option takes 20 minutes.
By Taxi from Barcelona Centre
You can hail a taxi from almost anywhere in the city. Expect the fare to cost between EUR 60 and EUR 80. Note the two options for getting to sitges in the paragraph above
|FROM THE AIRPORT|
From the Airport - Reus to Sitges
The following is based on feedback.
*Times Subject to change - Mondays to Fridays: 07:25, 08:25, 09:25, 12:55, 13:55, 14:55, 17:55, 18:55 and 19:55.
Info - 0034 977 770 698 . - Fare EUR 3
Option 1 - More trains, but one change.
At Tarragona you have two choices - Option 1 - Take the train to San Vicencs de Calders. You leave the station and go outside to the local trains platform which is in the open air. Change trains there for Sitges train (sixth stop). Trains to Sitges are every 15 minutes.
Option 2 - Less trains but direct to Sitges.
Trains from Tarragona are also very frequent. You are heading north, towards Barcelona.Buy a ticket straight through to Sitges. Prices vary in Spain depending on the type of train, so a straight through ticket is recommended. Not all trains stop at Sitges, so be sure to ask. The whole trip should be about 1 hour 15 minutes.
From the Airport - Girona to Sitges
Take a taxi to Girona Station, from there take the train to "Sants Station". There you can catch the train to Sitges.
Trains from Girona to Barcelona takes about 1'20/1'30 h. There are a few that take just one hour. Then you have to add the Sitges train time. Expect 2'30 h. of total time, including the break between the Girona train and the Sitges one, at Sants Estació.
- Girona to Sants (Approx EUR 6)
Car parking in the Port of Aigua Dolç is possible but there is a charge. At the entrance to the Port there is free parking area. If this is full then a parking space can be found on the nearby residential streets.