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Getting There

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Enjoying CPHI Barcelona? Meet the city.

Make the most of your time in Barcelona with our after-show tips and recommendations on the app.

CPHI Barcelona 2023

Prepare for your visit

Plan your travel & accommodation in advance to maximise your time at CPHI Barcelona.

To get to where you’re headed fast, we have some tips for which entrance to take, along with transportation to each entrance. Bonus tip: There will be shuttle buses around the venue going from one entrance to the other!


If you’re looking for:



• Fine chemicals 

    - You’ll want the North Entrance. Take metro L10 Sud to Foc

• Contract Manufacturing

• Machinery

• Integrated Pharma

• Excipients

    - You’ll want the East Entrance. Take metro L9 Sud to Fira


• Packaging & Drug Delivery

    - You’ll want the South Entrance. Take metro L9 Sud or L8, or trains S3, S4, S8, S9, R5, R50, R8 or R80 to Europa Fira or Ildefons Cerda stations

Opening Hours


24 October: 09:00* - 18:30

25 October: 09:00* - 18:30

26 October: 09:00* - 16:00

*IMPORTANT: Morning opening hours vary according to pass type: Exhibitors: 08:00. Explorer, Press, Speaker and VIP: 09:00. Standard: 10:00.

Event Location

Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Spain

Fira Barcelona Gran Via

Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Barcelona, Spain

Travel information

Before you arrive

Things to consider before arriving at CPHI Barcelona 2023

Arrange your accommodation

Accommodation around show dates tends to get booked up quickly. We recommend that you book suitable accommodation in the Barcelona area as soon as possible. In order to secure you the best price for your accommodation, we’ve once again teamed up with b-network to provide you with preferential rates. b-network has secured around 5,000 rooms at negotiated tariffs and is ready to assist with your group and accommodation bookings.


For any accommodation questions - feel free to email us:

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: +34 93550 03 50

Need a visa?


Since the start of the pandemic, visa processing timelines have increased significantly all around the world. That's why, if you are in need of a visa to attend CPHI Barcelona, you should start the visa process as early as possible.


While CPHI can help with a confirmation of participation letter to support your visa application, getting a visa is ultimately your responsibility and CPHI has no control over, or involvement in, the procedure.


To allow our overseas attendees in need of a visa ample time to prepare, we have opened registration in April, which is earlier than ever before.


This will allow you to collect a confirmation of participation to support your visa application.


How it works:


Step 1: Register for CPHI Barcelona. Please ensure you register using the correct form - exhibitors register via the Exhibitor Manual, while attendees register here.


Step 2: Request your confirmation of participation. Once you've registered, you can request your confirmation of participation here.


Step 3: Request your visa with the embassy of Spain in your country of residence. Please remember that CPHI has no control over, or involvement in, the visa application and approval procedure.


Step 4: Book your travel and accommodation, see above for more information.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

How to Experience Barcelona?

Barcelona is a great city with lots of sights and experiences to enjoy. When planning to attend CPHI Barcelona, why not extend your stay and explore the city?


We are excited to be partnering with Barcelona Convention Bureau, part of the Barcelona Tourism Board. Keep an eye on this space for more details of what this means for you.

Hola Barcelona Travel Card

Explore the City Without Breaking the Bank!


Get ready to go the distance with the Hola Barcelona Travel Card! Unlock unlimited access to the metro, bus (TMB), and FCG train and tram rail network for 2 (48 h) OR even 3 (72 h) consecutive days with just one travel ticket.


Whether you're a night owl or an early bird, you'll have unrestricted travel of the bustling city from your first validation stamp. Plus, with the bonus of travel to and from Barcelona Airport, your journey starts the moment you land.


You can take a trip to the Passeig de Gràcia, wander the iconic Ramblas, or unwind at the Barcelona seaside all thanks to your Hola Barcelona Travel Card. Don't miss out on the adventure – grab your Hola Barcelona Travel Card today!


Find out all the advantages of Hola Barcelona in www.holabarcelona.com

External event spaces & activities

Recommended supplier for external event spaces & activities inside the booth / happy hours.


Creative Spirit are the local experts in venue search and event management – on hand to recommend the most suitable event spaces for your brand during CPHI Barcelona 2023.


Their expertise and perfect knowledge of Barcelona will help you find the perfect fit for your event.


They also provide a full production service, including local permits, event logistics, technical requirements, decoration, entertainment, full organization of happy hours and other booth networking events, and graphic & motion design.


So, if you’re planning your own external event or thinking about hosting a special happening in your booth do not hesitate to contact them.


Get in touch with Creative Spirit:

Telephone: +34 93 218 39 60