Passport and Visa
Authors and attendees outside EU are advised to arrange their Visas the soonest possible.
Find all the information regarding visas for travelling to Spain at the following link: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/RequisitosDeEntrada.aspx
Avila is close to Madrid, so is easily reachable by train (http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html), or by car (A6-A51 highway).
The closest international airport is located in Madrid (http://www.aena.es). Airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas is connected to Chamartin Railway station and Mendez Alvaro Bus Station. It takes ca 30 min to get to Chamartin or Mendez Alvaro stations. The train or bus from Madrid to Avila takes ca 1 hour 30 min.
The Madrid-Barajas airport has four terminals located in two clusters: T1-T2-T3, and T4. There are several transport options connecting the airport and the city of Madrid. For more information, please check: http://www.aena.es/en/madrid-barajas-airport/public-transport.html
The metro line 8 Nuevos Ministerios - Aeropuerto T4 connects the terminals to Madrid city from 06.05 a.m. to 01.30 a.m. The travel takes about 15-20 minutes.
To arrive from ‘Nuevos Ministerios’ to ‘Chamartin railway station’ you should take line 10 (blue) heading to ‘Hospital Infanta Sofia’. Your stop will be marked as ‘Chamartin’. The travel takes about 10 minutes. For more information please refer to: https://www.metromadrid.es/en/
The third alternative, to arrive Chamartin railway station from Madrid airport is taxi. From Chamartin railway station you can reach Ávila easily.
There are 11-17 train departures every day from Chamartin railway station. Tickets can be acquired in advance through the Renfe website (http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html). For full details of the train timetable it is best to check the Renfe website, as train timetable is subject to change
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The price for a one-way ticket is approximatively 12.5 €.
For real-time information about estimated departure and arrival times, please refer to these webpages:
Ávila railway station: http://www.adif.es/en_US/infraestructuras/estaciones/10400/informacion_000025.shtml
Chamartín railway station: http://www.adif.es/en_US/infraestructuras/estaciones/17000/informacion_000295.shtml
There is a daily direct connection between the airport Madrid-Barajas and Ávila bus station (http://www.estacionautobusesavila.com/) offered by ‘Jimenez Dorado Autocares’ (www.jimenezdorado.com). The price is approximatively 9 €.
- Tele Taxi Madrid: 91 371 21 31
- Sociedad Cooperativa de Taxi de Madrid: 91 392 08 80
- Taxi Ávila: 920 35 35 45
- At Madrid-Barajas there are several car rental companies. Most of them operate between 7:00 and midnight. For more information about them and car rental terms in Spain, please refer to: https://www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com/transportation/car-rental-madrid-airport.htm