Alcalá de Henares is located about 30 kilometers away from
Madrid center. Important information is marked in this map of Alcalá
but you can also find here
an online map
(choose also Madrid province).
The main ways of reaching there are:
- By train: The lines C1, C2 and
C7 of the
connect Madrid and the "Alcalá de Henares" train station
The three of them pass through the main stations in Madrid, "Chamartin"
and "Atocha", as well as through "Nuevos Ministerios"
for a map of the Cercanias network). The trip takes
35 minutes from Atocha. Tickets can be obtained either at ticket
offices or machines.
- Please note the existence of an "Alcalá de
Henares Universidad" station, which
is not the
about line map, timetables and fares can be found
(click the button on top for the English version).
- Further information can be obtained from the information
service at (+34) 902 24 02 02.
- By bus: The lines 223 and N202
connects Madrid and Alcalá de Henares.
Departure station in Madrid is "Avenida de América" station
and arrival station in Alcalá
is that of the company Continental-Auto (see the map).
- By car: Alcalá is
next to the A-2 highway that connects it to Madrid. You can take exit
number 23, although there are some others.
From Madrid-Barajas airport:
is located between Madrid and
Alcalá. Transportations from there are:
- Taxi: for a trip of about 30
minutes which should cost about 40-45 euros (please consider both
amounts as lower bounds, strongly dependent on traffic jams).
- Underground+Train: There is
an underground stop at terminal T2, which can be reached by walk from
terminals T1 and T3, or by a shuttle bus
from terminal T4 (see this map).
There, take line 8 up to the "Nuevos Ministerios" station (direction is
also "Nuevos Ministerios"), where lines C1, C2 and C7 of the
"Cercanías" suburban trains can be taken (see the paragraph
about arriving by train).
The total trip takes around 1 hour from the underground station, plus
around 30 minutes to reach there if arrival is at terminal T4.
LAST TIME NEWS:
Starting on September 1, the line 8 of the subway (leading to the airport) is working without
From the stations to the accomodations:
- To Residencia San Ildefonso
and Hotel Husa el Bedel:
Both are located at the "San Diego square",
which is about 10 minutes walking from the Continental bus station and
15 minutes walking from the
Cercanias train station. The easiest path is depicted
There are also taxi stops next to both stations.
Once in San Diego square you will see the
- The Hotel Husa el Bedel is the
building to the
right of the Rectorado (see this map).
- The Residencia San Ildefonso is
inside the Rectorado building. Just enter the main door, cross one
and you will find it at the end of a second courtyard,
to your left. See this map.
- To Apartamentos Ciudad
Residencial Universitaria: walk 2-5 minutes
to the urban bus stop (see this map). Then take
the line 2 (some buses show either 2C or
2P, both are right)
to the university Apartamentos, see this map, red path.
A single ticket costs 1.05 euros and can be bought on board. There is
also a 10 trips ticket for 5.25 euros,
which can be bought in advance at tobacco/newspapers shops.
You can find
information about timetables and stops here. Stops are also
depicted as red dots in the above map, red path
(the one for the apartments should be called something like "cafe
Between the accomodations and the Course/Workshop:
Both Course and Workshop will take place at a conference room in the patio
de San Ildefonso
, at the Rectorado building
- From/To Residencia San Ildefonso:
Just cross your courtyard (see this map).
- From/To Hotel Husa el Bedel:
Just enter the Rectorado building (see this map).
- From/To the Apartamentos:
line 2 of the urban buses
(see the paragraph above) towards downtown. The line ends at "Cervantes
square". From there, it takes less than five minutes walking
to reach the Rectorado building; see this map.