Venue and practical informations

The AHEAD conference will be held at the Antiga Audiència (Plaça del Pallol, 3, 43003, Tarragona, Spain), a local traditional building currently hosting exhibitions, film screenings and conferences.

The building is in the historical centre of the city, surrounded by Roman ruins, traditional restaurants and markets.

Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Founded before the fifth century BC, it is the capital of the Province of Tarragona and part of Tarragonès and Catalonia.

You can obtain more practical information about Tarragona at the official site for tourist information.

Picture of the Roman Amphitheatre of Tarragona

Tarragona is well-connected to Europe and the rest of Spain, as there are two airports, and bus, train and taxi services.


There are two international airports to get to Tarragona:

  • Reus Airport: Located only 5 minutes from the centre of  Tarragona. Mainly low-cost flights operate into Reus. If you fly into Reus you can either take a bus or a taxi from the airport to Tarragona.
  • Barcelona Airport: Located at 1h from Tarragona, the vast majority of international flights arrive at terminal T1 in Barcelona airport. Some low-cost companies still fly into terminal T2.

From the airport, you can travel to Tarragona by train, bus or taxi.


The easiest way to get to Tarragona DIRECTLY from the airport (Bus Plana Company- about 15 euros one way, tickets online or cash on the bus).

The current timetable offers a direct bus from Barcelona airport to Tarragona every hour or so. More information.


Tarragona has two train stations (one for regular trains and the other for high-speed trains). From the airport, you can take the shuttle bus to terminal T2 train station, to go to the Barcelona Sants station.

From the Barcelona Sants station you can take a:


  • From Barcelona Airport:
    • Motorway AP-7. Exit 33 Tarragona
    • Motorway C-32 and Motorway AP-7. Exit 33 Tarragona
  • From Valencia. Motorway AP-7. Exit 33 Tarragona
  • From Zaragoza. Motorway AP-2. Exit 9, Montblanc