Sitges, the Festival's headquarters town, is one of the most emblematic locations on the Catalan coast. Located at 35 kilometers south of Barcelona, it is well connected to the city center (25 minutes) and to the airport (15 minutes) by motorway, highway and rail. Traditionally linked to culture and tourism, Sitges has been a pioneer in many aspects, including the organization of festivals and other events (Sitges Teatre Internacional, International Tango Festival, Summer Festival-Concerts, Ral · The International of Vintage Automobiles) of a great economic, cultural and festive projection.
The town attracts because of its beaches, the promenade, the historic center, the marina, museums, the leisure offer and its extensive catalog of Neoclassical, Modernist and Noucentista buildings, which have turned Sitges into one of the most attractive places on the Mediterranean coast.
Its status as a first-rate tourist town specialized in the organization of congresses and conventions makes Sitges rich in modern and quality hotel infrastructure.
How to arrive?
FROM BARCELONA TO SITGES
On the occasion of the 55th Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, starting from the late night on October 6th to the 16th of the same month, Renfe has scheduled a special train every day at 1:30h am, that will go nonstop from Sitges Sants station in Barcelona.
Monbus operates the Sitges - Barcelona bus line, departing from Can Robert Park and with stops at the Gran Via de l'Hospitalet Shopping Center, Ciutat de la Justícia, Plaça Espanya, Urgell Street and Plaça Universitat.
FROM THE AIRPORT TO SITGES
There is no direct train line between the Barcelona Airport and Sitges. But you can take the R2 Nord line from Terminal 1 (T2) at the airport bound for "Maçanet - Massanes" and get off at the "El Prat de Llobregat" station. Once there, you will have to transfer to the R2 Sud line bound for either Vilanova or Sant Vicenç de Calders, until you arrive at the "Sitges" station.
The Monbus company operates the bus line from the airport to Sitges on the main Barcelona - Vilanova i la Geltrú route. Once you arrive in Sitges, the stop is at Can Robert Park, near the train station. It is important to keep in mind that the Monbus stop is at Terminal 1 (T1). If you arrive at Terminal 2 (T2), you have to take the free shuttle bus that transfers you to T1 (it is 4 km and the transfer time is 10 to 15 minutes). The bus stop from T2 to T1 is located under the bridge, outside T2B. These are the timetables for the Airport - Sitges route:
Monday to Friday: in service from 6:50 (first bus) to 23:50 (last bus), departing every hour. Approximate travel time: 25 minutes.
Saturday: in service from 7:50 (first bus) to 22:50 (last bus), departing every hour. Approximate travel time: 40 minutes.
Sunday and holidays: in service from 9:50 (first bus) to 23:50 (last bus), departing every two hours. Approximate travel time: 40 minutes.