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Transportation

HOW TO GET CÁCERES

Cáceres is a city far from the main destinations in Spain but it is not difficult to reach it. The distance from Madrid to Cáceres is 300 km. Once you arrive at the airport in Madrid you have different ways to get to Cáceres.

BY PLANE

If you are arriving on June 4th or 5th and you can sync the flight from your origin to the ones landing in Badajoz, this is the best choice. BADAJOZ is a small airport near Cáceres with a daily Madrid-Badajoz flight operated by Air Nostrum-Iberia . You can see the location of the airport in the following URL. ICWE 2018 organization will charter a shuttle bus from the airport to the hotels in Cáceres on Monday, June 4th and Tuesday, June 5th, for those attendees wishing to use this mean of transport. The bus ride will take around 1h20m.

You can buy online tickets for the flight at AIR NOSTRUM's website. Select "Madrid (MAD), Spain" as origin and "Badajoz (BJZ), Spain" as destination.

The timetable for Madrid-Badajoz flights during the week is as follows:

Day Departure Time Departure Terminal Arrival time
June 4th 16:05 Terminal T4 17:10
June 5th 12:15 Terminal T4 13:20
June 6th 12:20 Terminal T4 13:25
June 7th 08:55 Terminal T4 10:00
June 8th 08:55 Terminal T4 10:00

Please note that shuttle busses will only be available on Monday and Tuesday. If you plan to arrive on another day, you must take care of the transportation to Cáceres. In that case, the best choices are to rent a car at the airport or take a taxi. If this is your case, do not hesitate to request more information by sending an email to icwe2018@unex.es.

Also, please note that, unfortunately, the flights mentioned are operated with small aircrafts. The availability of tickets is limited. Therefore, if you plan to use this way we suggest that you make the purchase of your tickets as soon as possible.

BY TRAIN

There are several daily trains operating between Madrid and Cáceres. Information on the full schedule can be found at RENFE's website where you can also buy tickets online. For this, you must select MADRID-ATOCHA CERCANÍAS as departure station and CÁCERES as destination.

The current schedules provided by RENFE are valid only until the end of May. RENFE will soon provide new summer schedules that will be valid as of June. ICWE 2018 will publish those schedules here as soon as they are available. In any case, the new schedules will not introduce very sensitive changes with respect to the current ones. These current schedules are the following:

Departure time Arrival time Type of train Observations
08:04 12:22 REGIONAL EXP Tickets are not available yet
10:25 14:19 MEDIUM DIST Tickets already on sale
16:08 19:35 TALGO Tickets already on sale
Recommended because it takes less time and makes fewer stops
18:47 23:00 REGIONAL EXP Tickets already on sale

If you decide to reach Cáceres by train you will need to get MADRID-ATOCHA CERCANÍAS Station from the Airport. You can do it by several ways:

  • Taxi: Your destination is Atocha Cernanías at Madrid- Puerta de Atocha Station. The ride takes 15-30 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. The cost is around 33€
  • Subway: Your destination is Atocha Renfe subway stop (Line 1). It takes about 45 minutes. At the airport, take Line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios. There transfer to Line 10 with direction to Puerta del Sur. At Tribunal stop, transfer to Line 1 direction to Valdecarros. Get off the train at Atocha Renfe stop. There, go to Atocha Cercanías. The cost is 5€. More info here.
  • Train: Your destination is ATOCHA Station. It takes 40-60 minutes. From terminal T4 take Line C1 to PRINCIPE PÍO (it is the only available direction). Get off the train at ATOCHA stop. There, go to Atocha Cercanías. The cost is 2,60€. More info here. If you are in a terminal different from T4 you can get T4 using the free bus service provided by the airport.
  • Bus: There is a bus service connecting the airport with Atocha Train Station. It is called Exprés Aeropuerto. Your destination is ATOCHA RENFE and it takes 40 minutes from T4, 35 minutes from T2 and 30 minutes from T1. The frequency is 15-20 minutes during the day and 35 minutes at night. The cost is 5€. More info (only Spanish) here.

BY BUS

There are several daily busses connecting Madrid (Madrid-South Terminal) with Cáceres operated by AvanzaBus. You can buy tickets online at AvanzaBus' website. Select MADRID as departure and CACERES as destination. The current daily Schedule is the following:

Departure time Arrival time Type of bus Observations
08:00 11:55 REGULAR -
11:30 15:25 REGULAR -
14:30 18:45 REGULAR -
15:30 19:10 EXPRESS Recommended because it takes less time and makes fewer stops
17:30 22:15 REGULAR -
20:00 23:50 EXPRESS Recommended because it takes less time and makes fewer stops

If you choose the bus you should go to the bus station from the airport. For this you can choose one of the following means:

  • Taxi: Your destination is Madrid-South Bus Station at Méndez Álvaro street. The ride takes 15-30 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. The cost is around 33€.
  • Subway: Your destination is Méndez Álvaro subway stop (Line 6). It takes about 45 minutes. At the airport, take Line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios. There transfer to Line 6 Circular to Platform 2. Get off the train at Méndez Álvaro stop. The cost is 5€. More info here.
  • Train: Your destination is MÉNDEZ ÁLVARO Station. It takes 40-60 minutes. From terminal T4 take Line C1 to PRINCIPE PÍO (it is the only available direction). Get off the train at Méndez Álvaro. The cost is 2,60€. More info here. If you are in a terminal different from T4 you can get T4 using the free bus service provided by the airport.

LEAVING CÁCERES

You can get Madrid from Cáceres using any of the above mentioned means but in the opposite direction. Additionally, the last social event of the conference will be a trip to Madrid with a tourist stop at Yuste Monastery - the last residence of Carlos I – Karl V. See the ICWE 2018 social events section for more information on the following link.