Madrid-Barajas Airport (the full name is “Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport”) has two metro stations belonging to Line 8 (pink), “Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3” and “Aeropuerto T4”, for the different terminals, respectively. The terminals are also connected by shuttle service.
To reach the Moncloa area from the airport (the hotel that we recommend below, Hotel T3 Tirol, is in this area), you have to leave metro Line 8 at “Nuevos Ministerios” station and change to Line 6 (grey) towards “Moncloa” station.
To reach CIEMAT from the airport, you have to leave metro Line 8 at “Nuevos Ministerios” station and change to Line 6 (grey) to “Ciudad Universitaria”. From “Ciudad Universitaria” station you have a 10 minute walk to CIEMAT.
Taxis can be taken just outside the T4 and T1-T2-T3 airport arrivals halls and cost 30€ (flat rate) to the city center. Journey time is about 30 minutes from the airport. More information here.
We have blocked rooms at Hotel T3 Tirol at a special rate (the standard stay being from September 16 to September 21, but you can change that). The price of a single room is 96.25 € per night, breakfast included. In order to benefit from this rate, you have to make your reservation before June 1, 2018. You have been e-mailed the information on how to proceed with the booking. If you have any problems with your reservation, please, let us know.
Next to the hotel you can take bus number 82 (see map and route here), that will leave you at the entrance of CIEMAT. The trip is about 25 minutes. You may want to buy a 10-journey ticket for Zone A at the nearby Moncloa metro station.
Access to CIEMAT
In the main entrance, you just need to go inside the reception and show your ID or passport. 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 on Monday.
Several signs will be set along the way to guide you to the building where the meeting room is located. Indications will also be available inside the building (building number 1) to guide you up to the 2nd floor and then to the meeting room B (for those who attended previous Madrid meetings or the recent CWGM: it will take place in the same room). We have also booked room D in order to have extra space for discussions.
Eduroam and a “Visitor” Wi-Fi network will be available during the meeting.