Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, with a population of roughly 1.5 million in its metropolitan area. There are direct flight connections with several major European cities, and frequent train connections with Madrid and Barcelona. More detailed travel hints are given below, together with links to some other useful information.
Valencia airport is served by several airlines, flying directly from most major European cities. Major airlines include Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Iberia, Spanair (partner of Lufthansa) and Swiss. Budget airlines include Air Berlin, Easyjet, Fly Baboo, Hapag Lloyd Express, Ryanair, Virgin Express and Vueling.com. In case you do not find a suitable direct connection, a good alternative is flying to either Barcelona or Madrid, then coming to Valencia by train.
Train connections between Madrid/Barcelona and Valencia are frequent and convenient. Travel times are less than 3 hours from Barcelona and 3.5 h from Madrid. Trains from Barcelona run from Sants station, directly connected to the airport (20 min travel time) by trains running every 30 min. Trains from Madrid run from Atocha station, well connected to the airport (approx. 30 min) by public transportation. Train schedules and ticket reservation facilities can be found here.
Getting to the hotel
From the airport: The easiest option is to take a taxi (approx. cost: 10-12 €). Alternatively, there is a bus connection with the central bus station (travel time: 45 min, cost: 0.85 €).
From the train station: A short taxi ride (approx. cost: 5-10 €) or urban buses.
The Science Park is located near the edge of the Burjassot-Paterna campus, next to the Valencian trade fair (Feria Valencia) and a communications hub, 8 km from the city of Valencia, and 6 km from the airport. The conference venue is the Salón de Actos del Edifico de Cabecera (red bricks tower building signed with Parc Cientific) del Parc Científic en Paterna.
Parc Científic de la Universitat de València
C/ Catedrático Agustín Escardino, 9
46980 Paterna (Valencia) Spain
- Tourist information.
- Useful city maps in Spanish and English.
- A short guide to eating in Valencia.