Venues



Conference in the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid and Preconference Training at theTechnical University of Madrid


Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid. Explore the 3D video here


Travel


By plane


Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas receives all international flights arriving in Madrid. It is located just 12 kilometres northeast of the capital.



Getting from the Airport to the city


Metro: Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios-Airport T4) connects the capital with Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, taking less than 20 minutes to T4 and just 12 minutes to the other terminals.


Bus:


  • Airport Express Bus: 24-hour service to Atocha -between 6 am and 11.30 pm-(a ten minutes walking distance to the venue to Círculo de Bellas Artes and Escuela Superior de Diseño Industrial) and Cibeles (a five minutes walking distance to the venue to Círculo de Bellas Artes), stopping at O’Donnell (intersection with Doctor Esquerdo), T1, T2 and T4.
  • Shuttle Bus: Free service linking the four terminals. Running every 5 minutes from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm, every 20 minutes from 11.30 pm to 1.50 am and every 40 minutes from 1.50 am to 6.30 am.

Taxi


You must go to the official taxi ranks to pick up a taxi. No attention should be paid to unofficial taxi drivers offering their services from within the terminals. There is a flat rate of 30 € for services between the airport and the city centre (within the M 30 ring road).


Cercanías (local train)


The suburban train network runs between Príncipe Pío station and Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4, on the new C-1 line. Trains depart every half hour. AVE ticket holders can travel from the train station to the airport free of charge.


By train



Madrid is the centre of the extensive Renfe railway network, arriving in the capital from all over Spain and offering convenient transport throughout the country.  Mid-Distance, Long Distance, High Speed and Suburban trains depart from and arrive at the two main stations: Atocha (a ten minutes walking distance to the venue to Círculo de Bellas Artes and Escuela Superior de Diseño Industrial) and Chamartín (in the north of the city).. 


International Destinations


International trains to and from France and Portugal also depart from and arrive in Madrid


Two long-distance lines connect Madrid with Lisbon and Marseille.


  • Madrid (Chamartín)-Lisbon (Santa Apolonia): The daily Trenhotel Lusitania train takes 9 hours and 5 minutes.
  • Madrid (Puerta de Atocha)-Marseille (Saint Charles): A daily AVE service takes 7 hours, stopping in other French towns: Perpignan, Narbonne, Béziers, Montpellier, Nimes, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence (http://www.renfe-sncf.com).

Getting to Círculo de Bellas Artes:  Sol and Atocha station (C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C10 local lines and connections with all nationals and internationals trains)


Getting to Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Diseño Industrial:Embajadores (C5 local line) and Atocha station (C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C10 local line and connections with all nationals and internationals trains).


By car



Madrid is the centre of Spain’s road network. Kilometre O is located at the Puerta del Sol, alongside the Real Casa de Correos, from which point all roads start and connect Madrid with the rest of the Iberian Peninsula. A dense road network runs through the city, of which the six national motorways can be highlighted. Calle-30: This is the ring road closest to the centre, providing access to the capital’s most emblematic streets.


Car Park:


Sevilla, Las Cortes and Plaza del Rey (Círculo de Bellas Artes)


By bus and Underground



Méndez Álvaro bus station has the highest flow of traffic in the capital. Together with Avenida de América bus station, they are the first reference for many travellers on setting foot in Madrid.


Estación Sur Bus Station. Méndez Álvaro, 83. Metro and Suburban Train: Méndez Álvaro (L6).


Avenida de América Bus Station. Avenida de América, 9. Metro: Avenida de América (L4, L6, L7, L9).


Madrid city bus lines:


Getting to Círculo de Bellas Artes: 1, 2, 5, 9, 14, 15, 20, 27, 45, 46, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146, 147 and 150.


Getting to Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Diseño Industrial: 27, 78, 116, 118, C2, M1 (Glorieta de Embajadores stop) 27, 34, 36, 41, 119, C1, C2 (Ronda de Valencia stop) and 60, 148, E1 (Embajadores stop).


Underground


Getting to Círculo de Bellas Artes: Sevilla or Banco de España Station, line 2-red one.


Getting to Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Diseño Industrial: Embajadores (line 3- yellow one- and line 5 –green one) and Atocha (line1 –light blue one)