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How to get to Tarragona

TRAINS FROM BARCELONA
A one-hour train ride from Sants station (Barcelona's main station) down the coast to Tarragona. Regional trains leave Barcelona once or twice an hour: There are also long-distance trains (the last one from Barcelona to Tarragona leaves at 11.00 at night).

TRAINS FROM MADRID
There are 5 long-distance trains every day from Madrid to Tarragona. Please visit www.renfe.es for detailed information on train schedules.

TAXIS
A taxi from the Barcelona airport to Sants train station might cost 15 to 18 euros. From Reus/Salou airport to Tarragona, about 12 euros. From the Tarragona train station to a hotel in town, about 5 euros. All prices depend on how many pieces of luggage you put in the boot.

FLIGHTS
To Barcelona. It is also possible to fly into Reus/Salou airport, which is 8km from Tarragona and serves the tourist city of Salou. Reus airport receives charter flights only, and the tickets tend to be dirt cheap (from the UK, Germany, Holland, and probably a few more countries as well).

Hotels

Since Tarragona is a popular tourist destination, participants are avised to book accommodation as early as possible.
The following hotels and hostals are all within walking distance of the conference venue (click here for a map of Tarragona):

Hotel 
Phone Single/night Double/night
Hotel Imperial Tarraco****
Pg. Palmeres, s/n
977 233040
(ask for the special university rates)
53,25 € + 7% VAT 72 € + VAT
Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona**** 977 250999
(ask for the special university rates) 
53,25 € +7% VAT 79,95 € +7% VAT

AC Tarragona
Av. Roma, 8

977 247 105 64 € + 7% VAT
(+ 7 € + 7% VAT breakfast)
73,60 € + 7% VAT
Hotel Astari ***
Via Augusta, 95-97
977 236900  51 € VAT included
(+ 6,1 € breakfast)
63 € VAT included
(+ 6,1 € breakfast)
Hotel Lauria***
Rambla Nova, 20
977 236712  37 € + 7% VAT
(+ 5,5 € breakfast)
54 € + 7% VAT
(+ 5,5 € breakfast per person)
Hotel Urbis ***
Reding, 20
977 240116  44 € + 7% VAT
(includes breakfast)
58 € + 7% VAT (includes breakfast)
Pensiˇn Noria**
Plaša de la Font, 53
977 238717 19 € + 7% VAT
(without breakfast)
31 € + 7% VAT (VAT included)
(without breakfast)
Hostal Forum*
Plaša de la Font, 37
977 211333 19 €
(without breakfast)
19 € per person (VAT included)
(without breakfast)

These are only guideline prices. Please ask for the current prices.

Other hotels closer to the beach are the Hotel Sant Jordi** (977 20 76 32) and the Hotel Marina** (977 233 027).

Personal comments: If you're looking for a good hotel, the Ciutat de Tarragona is brilliant value-for-money. The Imperial TÓrraco, however, has the most superb views straight out to sea (ask to be on that side of the building). At the other end of the scale, the best value is probably the Pensiˇn Noria, followed by the Hostal Forum (small showers, though), both in Plaša de la Font.