Bus transportation will be provided for delegates at no additional cost, from the Barajas Airport in Madrid to Valladolid during the afternoon and evening of November 12th and all day and evening of November 13th.
In addition, transportation will be available from Valladolid to Barajas Airport in Madrid – again at no additional cost – on the evening of November 17th, all day and evening of the 18th, and the morning of the 19th.
Please indicate your interest in utilizing this service in your online registration form. The Summit registrar will be in touch with you closer to the Summit with additional details and schedule of bus transit.
Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) is the largest and busiest airport in Spain. It is located 13 kilometers northeast of Madrid, and has its own stop on the Madrid metro system. For more information, visit the Barajas Airport Website.
To get information about the Valladolid Airport visit their site here.
Click here for a listing of the airlines operating at Barajas
Click here for Important Passenger Information including services offered, passenger rights, and frequently asked questions.
For Visa information visit the Consulate Services of Spain web page.
Madrid has an extensive underground Metro system. You may access a map of the Madrid Metro system here.
Shuttles to/from Hotels and CCMD
On the days of the Summit, FREE transportation will be provided in the morning and afternoons from the largest hotels to the conference center; a bus schedule will be available at the front desk of each hotel for your reference.
Easy-to-read maps will be provided for hotels that are a short walk to Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes (CCMD).
Information on the city bus system, called the AUVASA, can be found here: http://www.auvasa.es (Website in Spanish)
Click here to view a map of the bus stations: http://www.auvasa.es/paradamapa.asp
Taxies are accessible throughout the city of Valladolid. A typical fare from the city center to CCMD would cost 4-6€. To call for a cab, dial Teletaxi at: (+34) 983 291 411 or (+34) 983 207 755
If you are able to arrive and depart within our time frame, the Summit’s Barajas to Valladolid bus services will be the easiest mode for delegates who are unfamiliar with Madrid or who speak little or no Spanish.
Train travel between Madrid and Valladolid is quickest on the high speed train which takes just over 1 hr, while the slower Alvia takes 2 hrs. You can also take the Intercity/regional service which takes 3 hrs. All trains depart from Madrid’s Chamartín train station in the north of the city (accessible by Metro).
The high speed train from Madrid to Valladolid runs up to six times a day and tickets for both it and the Alvia start at 30€ for a single and 45€ for a round trip (called “ida y vuelta”). It is possible to get fares as low as 13€ each way with advance purchase.
The Intercity / Regional trains cost considerably less at 15€ one way and 23€ for a round trip (called “ida y vuelta). This longer routing allows you to visit the historic walled city of Avila by taking the regional train as well as enjoying the scenery of the nearby mountains.
Train tickets in Spain can be reserved through Renfe
* Note you can mix and match the train services to suit your needs.
Regional Bus Lines
Regular Bus services between Madrid and Valladolid are operated by the Spanish coach company ALSA. The trip takes around 2.5 hours depending on your departure time and traffic enroute. Buses depart throughout the day from the Estacion del sur de Madrid, although there are two daily departures from Intercambiador Avenida de América (Metro and bus station).
Bus tickets from Madrid to Valladolid cost 12.50€ each way and can be reserved online (with a handling fee) at Movelia