How to get

1.- From Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport

•   By taxi   Taxi 

Take a taxi from the airport to Alcalá de Henares. The journey takes about 20 minutes and the fare is approximately 40.00 €.

•   By underground   Metro Madrid

Take Line 8 (the pink line) from terminal T4 or terminals T1, T2 and T3 (a single station) from Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, to Nuevos Ministerios. Then follow the signs for Cercanías (local trains). After purchasing your ticket from the ticket office or a machine, look for the platform for line C7, which ends in Alcalá de Henares, or line C2, which ends in Guadalajara. Check the final destination as well as the number of the line. Get off at Alcalá de Henares station.

The journey from Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport to Alcalá de Henares station takes around 1 hour 30 minutes and costs 4.50 € (underground) plus 3,40 € (train).

•   By local train   Cercanias

Line C1 connects Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport terminal T4 with the centre of Madrid. To get to Alcalá de Henares, take this line and get off at Chamartín, Nuevos Ministerios, Recoletos or Atocha, where you can change to lines C2 or C7 to Alcalá de Henares.

The journey from the airport to Atocha takes around 27 minutes. The ticket costs 2.60 € plus 3.40 € from Atocha to Alcalá de Henares.

•   By bus   Autobus

The simplest and most comfortable way to get to Alcalá de Henares is to take bus number 824 from airport terminals T1 and T2. Get off the bus in Vía Complutense-Calle Brihuega in Alcalá de Henares, which is located in the city centre and is the closest stop to the conference venue. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes and the ticket price is 3.60 €.

There are buses every 40 minutes from Mon-Fri between 6.40 and 22.00.

There is also an Express Bus Service from terminals T1, T2 and T4 to the centre of Madrid. The last stop is Atocha, from where you can take a local train (Cercanías, lines C2 and C7) to Alcalá de Henares. The bus ticket costs 5 €.

2.- From Madrid

•   By car   Coche

Take the A-2  in the direction of Zaragoza. Leave the road at exit 23 following the signs to Alcalá de Henares (Oeste). The journey takes around 30 minutes.

•   By train  Tren Cercanías

From Chamartín, Nuevos Ministerios, Recoletos and Atocha railway stations, follow the signs to Cercanías (local trains). After purchasing your ticket, look for line C7 to Alcalá de Henares or C2 to Guadalajara. Check the final destination as well as the number of the line. Get off at Alcalá de Henares. The journey takes about 50 minutes and the ticket costs 3.40 €. 

•   By bus   Bus

There are excellent connections between Madrid and Alcalá de Henares from the Transport Interchange Complex (Intercambiador) in Avenida de América (Avenida de América underground station). From there take the ALSA intercity bus number 223, which has departures every 10-15 minutes. Get off the bus in Vía Complutense-Calle Brihuega in Alcalá de Henares. The journey takes about 40 minutes and the ticket price is 3.60 €.