How to get from Madrid Airport to congress venue or to the city centre?
The international airport of Madrid, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport (formerly called Madrid-Barajas airport) is about 18 km away from Madrid city center. The airport has four terminals: T1, T2, T3 and T4. There is a free bus service connecting all the terminals, that works 24 hours a day.
There are several public transportation options to reach the city center: taxi, metro, bus and train. You can also use Uber and Cabify services as well.
It is the easiest way to reach the congress venue, your hotel or the city center, in approximately 25-30 minutes in normal traffic conditions. There is a fixed price of 30,00€ (day & night) to any place located inside the city ring. However, if your destination is outside the city ring, you will pay what is displayed on the taximeter. Taxi stops are located in all terminals.
There is a train station located in Terminal 4 that connects the airport with the city center through Lines C1 and C10 every 15 minutes approximately, from 5:30 to 23:00. Single tickets to city center cost 2,60€. In only 18 minutes you can reach Nuevos Ministerios train station, close to congress venue.
“Airport Express” (Line 203) runs from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (T1, T2, T4) to Atocha train station (or Cibeles Square at night) in about 30-40 minutes in normal traffic conditions. Single tickets cost 5,00€. Runs every 15-20 minutes (daytime service) and every 35 at night; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
There are other bus lines that reach Madrid-Barajas airport: Line 101 (Canillejas) and Line 200 (Avenida de América). Single tickets cost 1,50€. For more information please visit http://www.emtmadrid.es/Bloques-EMT/Aeropuerto.aspx?lang=en-GB.
There are two metro stations connected to the airport, “Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3” and “Aeropuerto T4”, both in Line 8 By metro you can reach any place of the city of Madrid. Congress venue is located between two metro stations: Gregorio Marañón (Lines 7 and 10) and Nuevos Ministerios (Line 8).
To travel by metro you must purchase a Multi Public Transport Card (2,50€) and load it with a valid ticket, for example a single ticket (from 1,50€ to 2,00€, depending on the number of stations involved) or a 10-Journey Ticket (12,20€, unlimited number of stations, multiple passengers), plus the airport supplement (3,00€ per passenger). Opening hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. For more information please visit https://www.metromadrid.es/en.