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Venue and transportation

Conference Venue

Bus

The conference will be held in the Parque de las Ciencias Granada (Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada). The venue can be easily reached from everywhere in Granada using public transportation. Five different local bus lines have stops at the place of the congress: 5, 11, 21, C5, U3. An ordinary bus ticket costs 1.40 euros but if you buy a travel card the bus trip would cost you 0.87 euros. The minimum recharge value of a travel card is 5 euros. Buses typically start to run around 7:00 and stop around 23:00-23:30.

For detailed information on the bus lines, timetables and fares, you can check the bus company website Rober local buses (in Spanish) or Granada city buses for information in English. In particular lines itineraries are in Bus lines (Rober) (Spanish) and Bus lines (English).

Metro

There is also the option of taking the metro, which runs through the entire city of Granada and some surrounding towns. The advantages of using the metro are that in addition to being connected to the main points of the city (bus station, train station, university, shopping center) it allows us to travel quickly from one point of the city to another avoiding jammings.

In addition, it’s posible to take different bus lines using the same trip-ticket, allowing us to easily reach more isolated areas of the city. From 6:30 in the morning to 23:00 at night a train arrives every 10-15 minutes, taking a metro trip cost 1.35 euros (price can be cheaper if you buy a travel card: 0.82 euros).

The nearest stop from the Conference Centre is Alcázar de Genil’s station, which is located about 5 minutes from the venue. You can find more information about itineraries, timetables and travel trips on the page of Granada Metro(English).

Taxi

Another option is to take a taxi. Taxis in Granada are white with a green stripe and are not expensive. A ride within the urban area would cost between 5-10 € (night fees slightly more expensive). A taxi from the airport to the city center costs around 28 €.

You can hail a taxi on the street or catch one from one of the many taxi ranks. A green light indicates availability. You can order a taxi calling at Teleradio taxi: +34 958 280 654 (Spanish). More info on TAXIS.

Area map

The following map shows the location of bus stops (click to see the lines), supermarkets, ATM machines, pharmacies (green points), parkings and a few coffee/cake shops around the venue. On the first day, access to the venue will be through the entrance located on “Avenida de la Ciencia”.


Transportation

Granada is well connected by road with all main Spanish cities, and by train with most national and international capital cities. Granada airport is only 20 minutes drive to the Parque de las Ciencias Granada and has daily flights to and from Madrid, Barcelona and London. Madrid is an important international Hub connecting Spain with Asia, America and rest of the World.

International flights to Madrid and Barcelona connect to Granada with approx. 1 hour stopover and the duration of the flight is 45 minutes.

Also, Granada airport is connected with Paris, London, Manchester, Naples, Milan and Berlin in 2019. The Granada Congress & Exhibition Centre has an agreement with IBERIA airlines which offers a 10% discount on the online airfares.

Flying directly to Granada

There are flights to Granada Airport from Madrid, Barcelona and London. To contact Granada Airport: Telf +34 958245223 – www.aena.es.

Granada airport is 12km from the city centre. On arrival the best way to reach the centre is taking a taxi. The taxi costs around 28 €.

There is as well a bus service which takes you to the centre of Granada. The bus times tie in with all the flights. The ticket costs around 3 € and you can buy it directly on the bus. The last bus stop is the Parque de las Ciencias Granada.

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Flying to Málaga:

Málaga is the nearest big international airport to Granada (just 130 km) and there are plenty of flights (more than 70 international destinations). It takes around 90 minutes to get from Málaga to Granada by road.

To contact Málaga Airport: Telf +34 913211000 – www.aena.es

Getting from Málaga by bus

There are six daily buses that connect Málaga airport to Granada bus station, with a brief stop at Málaga bus station. The ticket costs between 11 and 14 €.

If your flight arrives at a different time, you can take a bus or a taxi to Málaga bus station (Estación de Autobuses) and catch one of the buses to Granada that run approx. every hour from 7:00 until 22:00. The price is around 10 € and it takes 1 hour and a half. The bus that connects Málaga airport with Málaga bus station is Line A. The single fare is 2 € and you can buy the ticket on the bus. The journey takes about 20 minutes. The bus stop is on the arrivals forecourt of Terminal 3 and the buses run every 30 minutes from 7:00 to 24:00. Note that bus connections between Málaga a Granada stop at 22:00.

To buy bus tickets both from Málaga airport and from Málaga bus station to Granada online on www.alsa.es. You can check times and prices, and even choose your seats. A taxi from Málaga to Granada costs around 160 €.

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Flying to Madrid:

Madrid is 420 km. away from Granada. Barajas International Airport is placed in the surrounding area of Madrid, but there are good connections by bus, underground and taxi.

Getting from Madrid by bus

If you are arriving to Barajas Airport, you have to go to the bus station (Estación Sur, Mendez Alvaro). You can reach the station by underground (the bus station stop is Mendez Alvaro). There are buses available to Granada every hour approx. Among those, there are several V.I.P. (Premium) non stop buses giving a high quality service, comfort and faster trip. Again, you can see the timetables, check the prices (19-43 € one way), buy the tickets and even chose your seats on www.alsa.es.

Granada bus station is slightly out of town and you will need to get a taxi or a bus to get to the centre.

Getting from Madrid by train

The train station is located right in the center of Granada and the trip takes around 4 hours (60-100€ return ticket). You can visit www.renfe.es to see train timetables and prices.

If you are arriving to Barajas Airport, you can reach the train station in Madrid (Atocha station) by commuter train. Information can be found in https://www.metromadrid.es/en/.

Please, notice that due to works on the railroad tracks, the last part of the trip (Antequera-Granada, ~80min) is currently being served by bus (included in the train ticket).

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Getting to Granada by car

It takes about 4 hours to drive to Granada from Madrid airport, 90 minutes from Málaga airport and 8 hours from Barcelona.

Most companies have pick-up and drop-off points both at Granada airport and in the centre of Granada. Average prices are around 36 € for the economic option, 52 € for the standard option and 116 € for the executive option.

However, you won’t need a car in Granada unless you are planing to travel around.

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