Those attending the V AIBR Conference may arrive in Madrid using air transport. The most accessible airport is Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport. Being the capital of Spain, flights to and from Madrid are usually abundant, mostly direct and regular from anywhere in the world. Most national and international airlines operate flights to and from Madrid. In any case, your flight will arrive at one of the following terminals depending on the 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 get to the city of Madrid from the airport, you can use the following connections:
Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios - Aeropuerto T4) connects the city centre with the airport in about 15 minutes (to go to T1-T3) and about 20 minutes to T4.
To use Metro services to get around the city, you will need a Metro Multi Card, 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 surcharge that must be recharged on the Multi Card to enter and leave the station.
You can find more information about the Multi Card and the Airport Supplement here.
- Train Renfe Cercanías
Only accessible from T4. Trains from and to Príncipe Pío (40 minutes), Atocha (25 minutes), Nuevos Ministerios (18 minutes) and Chamartín (10 minutes) stations. Besides, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport offers users a free bus that connects terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4 24 hours a day.
Tickets can be purchased at train stations (about 2,50 Euros, depending on the destination).
More information here.
- Bus (24H) Exprés (Public services, by EMT)
24-hour bus (yellow colour), direct route between the centre of Madrid and the airport. Departure stop in Atocha during the day and in the Plaza de Cibeles at night (with other central stops on request). It has a single fare of 5 Euros per journey, and the journey takes between 30 and 40 minutes.
More information here.
- Urban Buses (EMT e Interurbanos)
There are also other city bus lines that arrive at the airport from various areas of the city. The journey costs between 1,50 and 2 Euros (you can only use the Multi Card for EMT lines in this cse). The following are of interest to Conference delegates:
- EMT (blue) - Line 200 (T1, T2, T4 - Avda. de América - Intercambiador y Estación de Autobuses)
- Empresa Montes (green) - Interurban Line 828 (T4 - Campus Universidad Autónoma). We recommend that you use this one to get directly from the Airport to the Campus Cantoblanco.
To take a taxi it is essential to go to the stop at each terminal. There is a flat rate of 30 € for services between the airport and the city centre (anywhere inside the Calle 30 ring road).
You can use platforms such as Uber or Cabify to get to or from Madrid Airport, as well as to move around the city. It is estimated to cost between 30 and 40 Euros per journey.
- There are several train stations in Madrid. The majority of journeys arrive at Atocha Train Station. Because of its proximity to the Congress venue, Chamartín Station is also convenient.
- AVE and Long Distance train users can obtain a free Renfe Cercanías ticket associated with the initial ticket. It can be purchased at ticket vending machines, with the bar code or code included in the initial train ticket under the heading "Combined Cercanías".
- All tickets can be purchased online through the website of the state railway 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 in the city, 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 online through the website: http://www.alsa.es