La Trobada Fall 14 / Spring 15 - Practical Info

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.

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Air travel

Valencia airport is served by several airlines, flying directly from most major European cities. Major airlines include Aer LingusAir FranceAlitaliaIberiaSpanair (partner of Lufthansa) and Swiss. Budget airlines include Air BerlinEasyjetFly BabooHapag Lloyd ExpressRyanairVirgin 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 travel

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.

 

 


 

Getting to the conference site

By car: Go direction to the Trade Fair of Valencia. Instead getting to the Fair follow the signs to the TV canal 9. On the right, the campus of sciences; beside the Faculty of Physics is the Library (conference site).

From the airport: The easiest option is to take a taxi (approx. cost: 10-12 €).

From the train station: Urban bus 63 towards Campus de Burjassot.

 

 


 

Useful links

Tourist information.
Weather.
Useful city maps in Spanish and English.
short guide to eating in Valencia.
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