Schengen Visa:

For those of you requiring visas to attend the ROMS workshop you might want to consider applying for a Schengen visa. The Schengen visa will allow you to enter one country and travel freely throughout the Schengen zone. Internal border controls have disappeared; there are no or few stops and checks. This means that internal air, road and train travel are handled as domestic trips, similar to travel from one US state to another. For more information visit

Hotel Info:

There are several hotels to choose from:

  Cat  Hotel Address Phone Website E-mail
1 *** Husa El Bedel 3 estrellas
Plaza de San Diego 6, 28801
Ph. +34 91 889 37 00
2 N/A Hostal Bari 3 estrellas,
Vía Complutense, 112
Ph. +34 91 888 14 26 N/A N/A
3 ** Hostal Miguel de Cervantes Calle de la Imagen, 12 Ph. +34 91 883 12 77 N/A N/A
4 *** Partner Cisneros Paseo de Pastrana 32, 28803 Ph. +34 91 632 35 00
Fax +34 91 632 35 01 N/A
5 *** NH Alcala de Henares Antonio Suarez, 8, 28802 Ph. +34 91 879 61 81
Fax +34 91 883 16 66
6 *** Campanile Hotel Fausto Elhúyar, 3, 28806 Ph. +34 91 802 56 12
Fax +34 91 802 97 41
7 *** Kris Alcalá C/ Fausto Elhuyar, 9 Ph.+34 91 802 54 60 website
8 **** AC Alcalá C/ Octavio Paz, 25, 28805 Ph.++39 041 5240416
Fax ++39 041 5227139

There is also the University residence (70 Euro/double room; 60 Euro/single). If you are interested please email

The meeting will be held in the historic Rectorado building, Colegio de San Ildefonso, next to Plaza de San Diego.

Flight Info:

You will want to fly into Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD). Alcalá is approximately 20km (12.5 miles) from the Madrid Barajas Airport (map).

From the Madrid Barajas Airport to Alcala de Henares via:


The metro stop is inside airport Terminal T2, reasonably close to Terminals T1 and T3. If you arrive in Terminal T4, take the bus line 201 to Terminal T2 (see this map). The entrance is on the lower floor of Terminal T2, off a corridor that also leads to Parking Lot P2. The stop is well marked. Take the metro line 8 to the Nuevos Ministerios station (train direction is also Nuevos Ministerios) where you can catch the commuter (Cercanías) train to Alcalá de Henares. Click here for jpeg metro network map or here for a PDF.

From the Nuevos Ministerios station take Cercanías train line C1, C2 or C7 to the Alcalá de Henares stop (click here for a map of the Cercanias network). The total trip takes around 1 hour from the airport underground station, plus around 30 minutes to reach the airport metro stop if your arrival is at Terminal T4. The University of Alcalá is within 15 minutes walking from the train station.

You can take a taxi from the train or bus stations to your hotel. Alternatively, you can walk from the train or bus stations to the Rectorado as shown here. The University of Alcalá is within 15 minutes walking from the train station. If you take the C2 train, do not continue to the Alcalá de Henares Universidad stop.


From Terminal T1, T2 or T3 take the Madrid bus line 200, located at arrivals/departures to Avenida de América, Madrid. From terminal T4 take Madrid bus line 204 to Avenida de América, Madrid. The buses are located at the arrivals floor.

From the Avenida de América, Madrid, take interurban bus number 223 (day time) or N202 (night time) to the Calle Brihuega (Continental-Auto) bus station (close to the Rectorate). There is a taxi stop at the station if you need one.


From the Barajas Airport to Alcalá will take about 30 minutes which should cost about 40-45 euros minimum, subject to traffic jams.


Follow signs to highway A-2 towards Alcalá. You can take exit number 23, although there are some others.

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