University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) was established by an Act of the Spanish Parliament on May 5, 1989, within the framework of the University Reform Act of 1983. It is an innovative public university committed to the improvement of society through teaching of the highest quality and cutting-edge research in line with stringent international guidelines. The University classifies among the Top-20 best universities established within the last 50 years in the world, according to the annual QS ranking.
The EWSN 2018 conference will be held at the UC3M Auditorium, a large conference and show facility in the Leganés Campus of the UC3M. The conference venues are easily reached through public transportation from the center of Madrid, and are a short walk away from the center of Leganes.
For details about how to arrive, and how to get around Madrid and Leganés, please see the information below:
AddressUniversity Carlos III of Madrid
Avenida de la Universidad, 30
Building “Auditorium Padre Soler” (Room 5.1.A01 “Salon de Grados”)
28918 Leganes, Madrid
Map of the Leganés CampusMap of the Leganes campus of University Carlos III of Madrid
University Carlos III of Madrid, Leganes campus buildings in Google maps (⇐ the conference venue is at the Padre Soler Auditorium, in Orange in this map)
How to get thereLeganes is located approximately 7 km South West of Madrid city centre. The airport is approximately the same distance to the North East of the city centre. Please refer to this link from the official university website including details of how to reach the campus from the airport and Madrid city center.
In this page we provide additional information.
By CarPlease refer to this link, with detailed directions explaining how to arrive by car.
The GPS coordinates of the campus are: 40°19'56.1"N 3°46'00.8"W
By Public TransportThere are good public transport links between Leganes, Madrid Barajas Airport and Madrid city centre.
[Important note] As of November 1st, 2017, Madrid metro tickets are offered on a contactless, transferable smartcard named Tarjeta Multi (Multi Card). The multi card can be acquired at any vending machine or office in Madrid's Metro stations, and loaded with pay-per-ride tickets or bundles (e.g., 10 trips).
To and from the Airport
The most convenient way to travel to and from the airport is by Cercanias (the Madrid region suburban train network). Please note that the Cercanias station is located at Terminal 4. If your flight is arriving to Terminal 1, 2 or 3 there are frequent free shuttle buses provided by the Airport that connect the terminals. Follow the signs for Transit Shuttle Bus (Bus Transito Lanzadera). More information here
Head first to Atocha using the Cercanias C1 line, then from Atocha take the C5 line direction Fuenlabrada/Humanes to Leganes.
For your convenience, please refer to the official Cercanias map.
When coming from the airport, heading to either Leganes or Madrid city centre, take Metro line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios. This is the final stop of line 8. From there you can take the suburban train (called Cercanias in Spanish) directly to Atocha Renfe Station (all train lines link these two stations) or metro line 10 to Puerta del Sur (last stop) followed by line 12 to Leganes central. From Atocha Renfe follow the directions below ("Between Leganes and Madrid city centre") for instructions on how to arrive at Leganes. Alternatively, you can use Nuevos Ministerios (or Atocha Renfe) as starting points to explore Madrid city centre by Metro.
Between Leganes and Madrid city centre
The suburban train network is called "Cercanias" and is the easiest way to travel from Madrid city centre to Leganes. From Atocha Renfe train station (which is connected to the Metro by line 1) take train line C-5, direction Fuenlabrada/Humanes, to Leganes. From here, it is a short walk to the conference venue. As you leave the station, walk along the street Calle de Santa Rosa. After few minutes you will reach a roundabout with a monument to Sabatini. From there you can see the entrance to the main buildings of the Leganes campus straight in front of you.
Directions from the Leganes Central station to the conference venue.
In Madrid's city center
Within Madrid, the easiest way to get around is by Metro. In the city centre you will never be more than 10 minutes away from a Metro station. The Metro system of Madrid is quite quick and reliable.
The Metro runs between 6am and 2am (Note: the last train reaches its final destination at 2am, therefore depending on your location you will need to catch the train before that time.)
Helpful mobile apps
The whole public transportation system of Madrid (including Metro, Cercanias, and buses) is fully integrated with the Google Maps and Moovit mobile phone apps, among others. These apps constitute a valid help to find your best path through Madrid via public transport.
All-in-one public transport tickets
The consortium for public transportation of the region of Madrid offers Tourist Travel Passes for purchase. These passes can be used on all types of public transport in the Region of Madrid, and allow the bearer to take unlimited trips within a chosen time frame. Different pass options are available, with different validity (1, 2, 3, 5 or 7 days), and for two zones (Zone A is limited to Madrid's city center, while zone T is valid for the whole public transportation network, including the Leganes area). As of November 1st, 2017, all-in-one public transport tickets are also pre-loaded onto the Tarjeta Multi, a contactless, transferable smartcard that is valid for 10 years and which is free when you purchase the 1, 2, 3, 5 or 7-day Tourist Travel Pass. Once the Tourist Travel Pass expires, you can top up the smartcard with pay-per-ride tickets. Click here for more information.
- Madrid Barajas Airport website
- Madrid Cercanias Renfe map (Madrid's train network)
- Touristic Madrid Metro map
- Combined Metro and Cercanias map
- What to do in Madrid: official site of the Tourist Office of Madrid
We look forward to your contribution to EWSN 2018 in Madrid, Spain!