HOW TO GET TO MADRID
Attendees of the 10th AIBR Congress may arrive in Madrid by air if they wish. The most accessible airport is Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport. Being the capital of Spain, flights to Madrid are numerous, mostly direct and regular from all over the world. Most domestic and international airlines operate flights to Madrid, and your flight will arrive at one of the following terminals depending on your place of origin: T1, T2, T3 or T4.
You can find more information about Madrid-Barajas Airport here: https://www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com/ (website available in English and Spanish).
To reach the city of Madrid from the airport, you can use the following connections:
Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios-Airport T4) connects the city center with the airport in about 15 minutes (to go to T1-T3) and about 20 minutes to T4.
To use Metro services to move around the city, you will need the Tarjeta Multi, a non-personal card, which can be purchased and recharged (with 10-trip tickets, tourist tickets, etc.) at all Metro stations. In addition, there is an airport supplement that must be recharged on the Multi Card to enter and exit the station.
More information about the Multi Card and the Airport Supplement can be found here.
Train Renfe Cercanías
Only accessible from T4. Trains to and from Príncipe Pío (40 minutes), Atocha (25 minutes), Nuevos Ministerios (18 minutes) and Chamartín (10 minutes) stations. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport offers users a free shuttle bus that connects terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4 24 hours a day.
Cercanías train tickets can be purchased at the corresponding train station (about 2.60 Euros, depending on the destination station). The trip may be free if you have a transport pass that allows access to the relevant areas).
More information here.
Express bus (EMT)
24-hour bus (yellow color), with direct route between the center of Madrid and the airport. Departure stop at Atocha during the day and at Plaza de Cibeles at night (other central stops on request). It has a single fare of 5 Euros each way and the trip lasts between 30 and 40 minutes.
More information here.
Urban Bus (EMT e Interurban)
There are also other city bus lines that arrive at the airport from various parts of the city. The fare is between 1.50 and 2 Euros and you can only use the Multi Card for EMT lines.
More information on the EMT website
To take a cab, you must go to the cab stand at each terminal. There is a fixed fare of 33 € (fare 4) for services between the airport and the city center (inside the ring road Calle 30).
You can make use of platforms such as Uber or Cabify to get to or from Madrid Airport, as well as to move around the city. The cost is estimated to be between 30 and 40 Euros each way.
- There are several train stations in Madrid. Most of the routes arrive at Atocha Train Station.
- Users of AVE and Larga Distancia trains can obtain a free Cercanías ticket associated with the initial ticket. It can be purchased at ticket vending machines, with the barcode or code included in the initial train ticket under the heading: “Combinado Cercanías”.
- All tickets can be purchased online through the website of the state-owned train company RENFE: http://www.renfe.com/ (maximum 90 days in advance).
- Madrid can be reached from different cities in Spain by bus. There are several long-distance bus stations, among which are mainly Méndez Álvaro Estación Sur and Avenida de América.
- Although there are other companies (Avanza Bus, Go Euro, etc.), the main company in Spain is ALSA.
- Tickets can be purchased on the Internet through the web page: http://www.alsa.es
HOW TO GET TO THE VENUE OF THE 10th CONGRESS: Facultad de Geografía e Historia UCM
- Bus:133 622 629 656 656A 658 83
- Train: C3 C4A
- Metro: M-6