On-site information


Madrid-Barajas Airport has two metro stations belonging to Line 8 (pink), “Aeropuerto T4” and “Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3”, for the different terminals respectively, which are also connected by shuttle service.

To reach CIEMAT / Moncloa area, you have to change at “Nuevos Ministerios” station and take Line 6 (grey) towards “Ciudad Universitaria” / “Moncloa” station. To reach CIEMAT from “Ciudad Universitaria” station, you have a 10-minutes walk.

Taxis can be taken from outside the T4 and T1-T2-T3 airport arrivals hall and cost 30€ (flat rate). Journey time is about 30 minutes from the airport.

More information, here.

Access to CIEMAT

In the main entrance, you just need to go inside the reception and show your ID. The security staff at the entrance of CIEMAT will check it and they will give you a badge that will grant access during your whole stay (please give them back when you leave on Friday). Be aware that the process of getting your badge might take several minutes, especially if many of you arrive at the same time, so try to arrive sufficiently in advance.

Several signs will be set along the way to guide you to the building where the meeting room is. Indications will also be available inside the building (Bdng. 1) to guide you up to the 2nd floor and then to the meeting room B. For those who attended CWGM11 or the recent Madrid Theory Meeting: it will take place in the same room.


Eduroam and a “Visitor” Wi-Fi network will be available during the meeting.


There are lots of options in Madrid, but we recommend that you stay close to “Moncloa” metro station: the location is optimal for both attending the meeting and enjoying Madrid. Visitors to CIEMAT usually book at:

Next to “Moncloa” station you can take bus number 82 (see map and route here), that will leave you at the entrance of CIEMAT. The trip is about 20 minutes. You may want to buy a 10-journey ticket for Zone A at the nearby “Moncloa” metro station.

Restaurants around Moncloa

Spanish raciones: