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Access to ALBA Synchrotron

            CELLS - ALBA
            Carrer de la LLum 2-26
            08290 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona
            Fax: +34 93 592 43 01
            Tel: +34 93 592 43 00
            Coordinates: +41°29'12.38", +2°6'35.74" (41.486773, 2.109929)

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Arriving by car

car ALBA-CELLS facilities are very close to the AP7 (connecting Barcelona with France) and C58 highways. From the Barcelona city center you can reach the site via C58 (Google Maps).

Arriving by plane

airport Barcelona International airport is the closest airport to ALBA-CELLS facilities. It is well connected to the Barcelona city train stations (BCN-Sants, BCN-Passeig de Gracia, BCN-Catalunya). Visit the AENA website for more information (or telephone +34 902 404 704).
You can also easily reach Barcelona center by car (take C32-B direction "Barcelona", merge into C31 via the ramp Barcelona/Ronda Litoral and go to Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes) or the ALBA-CELLS site (Google Maps).

Girona-Costa Brava airport is the second option (AENA site). It is mainly operated by low-cost airlines and is one-hour drive by car to Barcelona.

Arriving by train

train Due to the closest location to Barcelona, the preferred option if you come by train is to arrive to one of the Barcelona main train stations (BCN-Sants or BCN-Estació de França). Both stations are connected to the subway. Renfe (website) is the spanish railway company. It is recommended to buy a ticket to Plaça Catalunya subway station (Plaça Catalunya is also a train connection). Once in Plaça de Catalunya, you have several options:

  • Take the line R4 of RENFE direction Terrassa/Manresa and stop at Cerdanyola del Vallès. Once there, two bus lines connect Cerdanyola del Vallès RENFE station with ALBA-CELLS site (Line A4 Cerdanyola del Vallès-Sant Cugat and Line B7 Cerdanyola del Vallès - Rubí). Bus stop is Sincrotró.
  • Follow the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) sign FGC logo and take the lines S1 or S5 and stop at Sant Cugat station. Once there, take the bus A4 or B7 direction Cerdanyola del Vallès (Line A4 Cerdanyola del Vallès-Sant Cugat and Line B7 Cerdanyola del Vallès - Rubí). Bus stop is Sincrotró. Another option is taking the lines S55 or S2 and stop at Bellaterra. There, you can take the shuttle bus to Parc de l’Alba.