Seventh Workshop on



Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Getafe, Spain

September, 1-3, 2011



How to get to the University




From the airport, a direct taxi to Getafe will cost something like €40 and take about half an hour.  Otherwise, take the METRO line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios. Change there to the commuter TRAIN line (Cercanías), and take the train in the direction of Parla (C4), getting off at Las Margaritas/Universidad.   To get to Madrid centre from the airport, you can go by taxi, metro, changing at Nuevos Ministerios or by the Airport Express bus link to Atocha railway station which takes about 40 minutes.


From central Madrid, the easiest way to get to the university is by TRAIN from (CHAMARTÍN), SOL or ATOCHA stations.  These stations are all connected with the METRO line 1 with corresponding metro stations Sol and Atocha RENFE.   Otherwise you can take a BUS from Glorieta de Atocha (METRO stop Atocha) changing at Plaza Elíptica.  We do not recommend using the METRO to get to Getafe from central Madrid as this is a very long route. 





train.JPG   From CHAMARTÍN, SOL or ATOCHA stations, you should take a commuter (CERCANIAS) train in direction Parla (C4) and get off at Las Margaritas/Universidad. Upon leaving the train station from the main exit, turn right and walk straight on for 5 minutes or so until you reach the University campus.  Alternatively you can get off at the next stop, Getafe Central and have a 5-10 minute walk to the university campus.  (From the main exit, walk straight down the main street, Calle Ramón y Cajal and after three or four minutes, turn left onto Calle Madrid.  Walking down this street for further four or five minutes takes you to the University campus). 


Trains to Parla share a platform with trains to Aranjuez (C-3).  If you get on one of these by accident, you should get off at El Casar, from where you can take a METRO one stop to Juan de la Cierva which is less than five minutes walk from the university.   



Below is a complete plan of the Madrid Cercanias train routes. 












bus.JPG  Bus number E1 leaves from the Glorieta de Atocha to the Plaza Elíptica terminal.  From there you can take a 441 or 442 bus to right outside the university main entrance.   The bus routes are as below:









metro.JPG Getafe is served by the MetroSur section of the Madrid metro at the bottom of the plan below.  The stops nearest to the university are Juan de la Cierva and Getafe Central.  Metro trains run every ten minutes or less throughout the day.












Last updated: 29th July 2011