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Reaching the Venue

This year’s conference venue will take place at the Móstoles campus of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC)
This page includes information on how to reach the conference venue once you arrive in Madrid’s Airport or if you want to reach Móstoles campus of URJC from the center of Madrid. 


By underground: 
“Metro Madrid” is the underground company of Madrid and its surrounding cities. It has thirteen lines, which can be identified by their colour and a number from 1 to 12 (except for “R Line” or “Ramal”, which is a special line with only two stations).
Madrid Airport is served with two underground stations: “Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3” (for Terminals 1, 2 and 3) and “Aeropuerto T4” (for Terminal 4), both of which belong to Line 8. Other important Metro stations are “Atocha Renfe” (Line 1) and “Chamartín” (Lines 1 and 10), connected with the local railways network (“Cercanías”) as well as high speed and regional trains. Madrid downtown is located at “Sol” station (Lines 1, 2 and 3).
Line 12 (called “Metrosur”) is a circular line travelling through the five most important cities south of Madrid: Móstoles, Alcorcón, Leganés, Getafe and Fuenlabrada. It is connected to the rest of the underground network through “Puerta del Sur” station (Line 10).
There is a Line 12 station just beside the main entrance of Móstoles campus, called “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos”, like the university name. Aulario III building is at a distance of 650 m from this underground station (8 minutes walking).
The underground opens daily from 6 AM to 1:30 AM. For the official website, recommended routes, fares information, etc., please MetroMadrid website.

By train:
Madrid has a rich local railways network called “Cercanías” (which means “surroundings”),which connects Madrid city with the most important cities and towns of the Community of Madrid. It has nine lines, which can be identified by their colour and the letter “C” with a hyphen plus a number from 1 to 10 (for historical reasons there is no C-6 line). The train company is called “Renfe”.
The Airport Terminal 4 is served by the station “Aeropuerto T4” (Line C-1). Unlike Metro Madrid, there is no Cercanías station at the other terminals. Other important Cercanías stations are “Atocha” (Lines C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-7, C-8 and C-10) and “Chamartín” (Lines C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-7, C-8 and C-10), connected with high speed and regional trains, as well as Metro network. Madrid downtown is reached at “Sol” station (Lines C-3 and C-4).
The nearest stop to Móstoles campus is “Móstoles-El Soto” station in Line C-5. An elevated bridge allows crossing above the railways tracks and walking to the station parking. Next to this parking you can find a secondary entrance to the university campus, near the CAT building. Aulario III building is at a distance of around 500 m from this train station. The Cercanías train network opens daily from 5:30 AM to midnight. For the official website, recommended routes, fares information, etc., please visit Renfe website.

By bus:
In front of Móstoles campus there is also a bus stop of the Line 522 “Madrid (Príncipe Pío) - Móstoles (por pistas DGT)” served by the company “Arriva DeBlas”. This bus is taken in Madrid at “Príncipe Pío” station (connected to Metro Lines 6, 10 and R, as well as Cercanías Lines C-1, C-7 and C-10). For more information please visit Arriva DeBlas website.

By car:
Móstoles campus is also well communicated by car. From Madrid you have to take A-5 Road direction Badajoz (Extremadura) and Portugal, where “A” means “autovía” or “motorway”. At km 14 in Alcorcón you have to take a service road parallel to the main motorway. Keep in this service road for no less than 4 km, until you see you have passed the cube-shaped Rectorate building on the left.
Be careful because you will see several exit signs for “Universidad”. The first one is for Alcorcón campus (skip it). The second is for Móstoles campus, but it is not the recommended exit for this event (skip it).
The third one is the good one: you will see a sign on the right side of the road with the text “Universitario / HM Puerta del Sur / Universidad”, as well an exit indicated as “Móstoles / Villaviciosa de Odón”. Take this exit.
You will get to a roundabout, next to Ciudad de Móstoles Hotel. Take the fourth exit. Now you are crossing above A-5 Road. You will get to a second roundabout. Go straight ahead and immediately take the exit to the right, toward a McDonald’s. Make a 270º turn toward Avenida Alcalde de Móstoles. You will get to a third roundabout.
Take the second exit, which corresponds to the secondary entrance to Móstoles campus, located next to CAT building. Behind both Departmental buildings there is a large free parking. 
If the first exit is taken instead, go on along Avenida Alcalde de Móstoles. In front of the cafeteria building there is also a small free parking, which is the nearest one to Aulario III building.



There are several ways to get to URJC from Madrid Airport using public transport. 

Only by Cercanías trains (railways):
Buy a one-way ticket to “Móstoles-El Soto” (it should cost € 2.60). At Terminal 4 of the airport, look for the Cercanías “Aeropuerto T4” station. Take a Line C-1 train direction “Príncipe Pío” and get off at “Atocha” (27 minutes). Change your platform and take a Line C-5 train to “Móstoles-El Soto” until the end of the line (29 minutes). Follow the instructions above about how to reach the campus from “Móstoles-El Soto” station.
Bear in mind that the train frequency at the airport is not very high (every 30 minutes). The total estimated trip duration to “Móstoles-El Soto” is around 1 h 10 minutes approximately. 

Only by Metro Madrid (underground):
From the airport you can take the underground from Terminal 4 or from Terminals 1-2-3. Take a train of Line 8 at “Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3” or “Aeropuerto T4” stations direction “Nuevos Ministerios”. Then change to a Line 10 train direction “Puerta del Sur”. Then change again to a Line 12 train direction “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos”. Follow the instructions above about how to reach the campus from “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos” Metro station.
Metro Line 8 trains have a higher frequency than Cercanías C-1 Line ones. The trip to “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos” is around 1 h 12 minutes approximately in total. A combined ticket for travelling from the Airport to any station in the network, including Line 12 (“Metrosur”) costs € 6.00.

Combining Cercanías and Metro Madrid:
First we will use Cercanías railways network. Buy a one-way ticket to “Alcorcón” (it should cost € 2.60). Take a Line C-1 train at “Aeropuerto T4” station direction “Príncipe Pío” and get off at “Atocha” (27 minutes). Change your platform and take a Line C-5 train direction to “Móstoles- El Soto”. Get off in “Alcorcón” Cercanías station (21 minutes).
Now look for the Metro Madrid sign. The underground station is connected to the Cercanías station, but it is now called “Alcorcón Central”. Here you have to buy a separate ticket at the underground station (it should cost € 1.50). Take a train to “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos”, only two stops away from “Alcorcón Central” (10 minutes). Follow the instructions above about how to reach the campus from “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos” Metro station. The total estimated trip duration is 1 hour 10 minutes.

Combining Cercanías and buses:
First we will use Cercanías railways network. Buy a one-way ticket to “Príncipe Pío” (it should cost € 2.60). Take a Line C-1 train at “Aeropuerto T4” station direction “Príncipe Pío” and get off at the end of the line (39 minutes).
The bus station is connected to the Cercanías station. Here you have to buy a separate ticket (it should cost € 2.60). Take an “Arriva DeBlas” bus of Line 522 to Móstoles. Get off at the stop in front of the university (30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions). Ask the driver for help (no guarantee that he/she can speak English!). The total estimated trip duration is 1 hour 20 minutes.

By taxi:
Madrid Airport has several official taxi stations along the different terminals. Just look for the signs. Taxis are white with a red stripe.
There is a flat rate of € 30 to the centre of Madrid (within M30 Road). The trip to Móstoles campus costs around € 40 and takes 40 minutes (depending on traffic conditions).
More information on taxi fares at the Madrid Airport website.

The very centre of Madrid is called “Puerta del Sol” (Sol Square). It is the most important shopping area, cultural centre, meeting point and tourist area of Madrid. As we have said before, there is a Cercanías station connected to a Metro station at Sol. Both are one of the busiest and most crowded stations in the transport network, so please beware of pickpockets. 

Only by Cercanías trains (railways):
Buy a one-way ticket to “Móstoles-El Soto” (it should cost € 2.60). At Sol you can take any train direction to “Atocha” (the signs will indicate “Parla” or “Aranjuez” as destinations). Get off at “Atocha” (3 minutes). Change your platform and take a Line C-5 train to “Móstoles-El Soto” until the end of the line (29 minutes). Follow the instructions above about how to reach the campus from “Móstoles-El Soto” station.

Only by Metro Madrid (underground):
Buy a one-way ticket to “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos” (it should cost € 3,00). Take a train of Line 2 direction “Cuatro Caminos”. Get off at “Ópera” station. Then change to a train of Line R (“Ramal”) direction “Príncipe Pío”. Get off at “Príncipe Pío”. Then change to a train of Line 10 direction “Puerta del Sur”. Then change again to a Line 12 train direction “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos”. Follow the instructions above about how to reach the campus from “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos” Metro station. The total estimated trip duration is 47 minutes.

Combining Cercanías and Metro:
First we will use Cercanías railways network. Buy a one-way ticket to “Alcorcón” (it should cost € 2.60). At Sol you can take any train with direction “Atocha” (the signs will indicate “Parla” or “Aranjuez” as destinations). Get off at “Atocha” (3 minutes). Change your platform and take a Line C-5 train to “Móstoles-El Soto”. Get off in “Alcorcón” Cercanías station (28 minutes).
Now look for the Metro Madrid sign. The underground station is connected to the Cercanías station, but it is now called “Alcorcón Central”. Here you have to buy a separate ticket at the underground station (it should cost € 1.50). Take a train to “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos”, only two stops away from “Alcorcón Central” (10 minutes). Follow the instructions above about how to reach the campus from “Universidad Rey Juan Carlos” Metro station. The total estimated trip duration is 45 minutes.

Combining Metro and buses:
Buy a one-way ticket to “Príncipe Pío” (it should cost € 1,50). Take a train of Line 2 direction “Cuatro Caminos”. Get off at “Ópera” station. Change to a train of Line R (“Ramal”) direction “Príncipe Pío”. Get off at “Príncipe Pío”.
The bus station is connected to the Metro station. Here you have to buy a separate ticket (it should cost € 2.60). Take an “Arriva DeBlas” bus of Line 522 to Móstoles. Get off at the stop in front of the university (30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions). Ask the driver for help (no guarantee that he/she can speak English!). The total estimated trip duration is 45 minutes.

By taxi:
The trip to Móstoles campus from “Sol” costs around € 25 and takes 30 minutes (depending on traffic conditions).




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