2018 World Cup Barcelona 20-29 June - Arrangements
Both hockey venues and the team hotel in Badalona are in Fare Zone 1A, and you can buy integrated tickets allowing travel within the fare zone from machines at tram stops, metro and rail stations (accepting coins and credit cards), from tobacco stores, news stands, lottery dealers and La Caixa branches. A T-10 ticket allows you ten separate journeys for all modes of transport with a time limit of 1 hour and 15 minutes for Zone 1, which will normally allow you enough time to travel between the hotel and either venue. The ticket costs €10.20.
To/from Barcelona Airport
You can buy a Hola BCN! two day travel card online for €13.50. Buy this online before travelling and use it to travel from Barcelona Airport into the city, and for 48 hours afterwards. You may want to buy two to cover your trip back to the airport, validating the second ticket 48 hours before you intend to arrive at the airport. A single Metro ticket on the L9 line to/from the airport costs €4.60 so you will need to weigh up how many trips you intend to take over the two days. The L9 line passes Zona Universitària (the stop for Real Club de Polo) where you can change to the L3 line for onward travel to the team hotel.
To/from Real Club de Polo
Take the L2 Metro from Badalona Pompeu Fabra (the terminus) to Paral-lel (the other terminus) and change to Metro L3 to Zona Universitària (the terminus). Walk south down Av. Dr Marañón a short distance - the entrance to the club is on the right.
Take the L2 Metro from Badalona Pompeu Fabra (the terminus) to Clot (el Clot-Aragó), and change to the R2 train (direction Castelldefels) to Castelldefels station (the terminus). The hockey club is immediately opposite the station car park on the south side of the station, reached by an underpass from the station platform.