To/from the airport
It is very easy to reach Madrid by air. Its modern Madrid-Barajas international airport is the top-5 transportation hub in Europe. It has four passengers’ terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4 (and one Executive terminal) and receives more that 50 million passengers a year. There are about 200 direct destinations all over the world with most of the leading airlines.
The airport is located in the northeast of Madrid, only 12 kilometers from Madrid city center with easy metro, bus and taxi connections. It takes three metro stops on line 8 from Terminal 4 to the Conference Venue (Feria de Madrid stop), and only one from T1, T2 and T3.
One-way metro ticket to/from the airport costs 4,5-5€ depending on the destination; one-way bus ticket (Airport Express) to downtown costs 5€ and taxi has a flat rate of 30€ from/to Madrid downtown.
Getting around in Madrid
The city of Madrid has an excellent public transportation network. The Madrid´s metro is one of the oldest in the world since 1919 and, at the same time, one of the most modern ones. It has 238 stations on 12 lines with 287 kilometres of network, enabling approximately 2 million of users to travel daily in a comfortable manner, fast and safely. Regarding the urban buses network, it consists of 203 lines covering a total length of 3,562 km and more than 10,172 bus stops, operating more than 1.5 million trips a day.
The Madrid transportation is an integrated public transport system that allows passengers to use the same tickets for metro and for buses. There is a variety of possibilities starting from single one-way ticket and finishing with different cards. The fares are relatively cheaper in comparison with other European capitals. For instance, one way ticket from the venue to main downtown (Feria de Madrid - Sol) costs 2 €.
All the registered persons will have a free transportation card (metro and buses).
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