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How to Get to the Conference Venue – Ayre Grand Hotel Colón (Madrid)

By plane

The Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas airport is just 16 km from the city centre and the Ayre Grand Hotel Colón.
From the airport you have several options to get to the conference venue:

The nearest metro station is Sainz de Baranda, just 290 metres from Ayre Gran Hotel Colón. The following lines operate in this station: 6 and 9
Madrid’s Barajas Airport has Metro stations in Terminal T2 and the newer Terminal T4. Trains leave every 5 minutes from 6.00am to 2.00am. The price of a single journey to or from the airport is currently 5 euros, which includes a supplementary airport charge. If you already possess a valid Metro ticket, you can simply purchase the airport supplementary ticket which is 2 euros cheaper. Take line 8 to the Nuevos Ministerios station, where you should change to line 6 and get off when you reach Sainz de Baranda station. Alternatively, you can get off at the Colombia station and change to line 9 which will also take you to Sainz de Baranda station. The station is an easy 280-metre walk from the hotel. The entire journey should only take about 43 minutes.
Tip: Consider buying the Madrid Tourist Travel Pass, which allows you to travel on any Metro, bus or suburban train, all included in the price of just 5 euros, making it a great way to save money on public transport. With this pass, it is not necessary to pay the airport surcharge.

Route 200: Avenida de América – Airport
Fast bus connecting Avenida de América (transport Hub) and the airport.
Schedule: 5.00h to 23.30h. Bus every 10-20 minuts.
Bus stops: Terminal T4. Floor 0. Arrivals
Terminal T1. Floor 0. Arrivals
Terminal T1. Floor 1. Departures
Terminal T2. Floor 0. Arrivals
Terminal T2. Floor 2. Departures
Terminal T3. Floor 0. Arrivals
A single ticket costs €1.50 and is valid for just one journey. You can only buy this on board the bus. Change will only be given for notes of under €5.
Route 200 of the metropolitan bus service runs directly from the airport to the Avenida de América intermodal transportation hub without any stops. The easiest and most direct way to get to the hotel is to take line 6 from the Avenida de América metro station to the Sainz de Baranda station. Ayre Gran Hotel Colón is just 280 m away.

By train

The Puerta de Atocha station, an AVE high-speed train station, is 4 km from Ayre Gran Hotel Colón:
– Metro: take line 6 to Pacífico station, change to line 1 and get off at the Atocha Renfe station. The entire journey should only take about 30 minutes.
– Bus: route 32 bus stop is some 500 metres from the Puerta de Atocha AVE station. Ask the driver to let you off at “Calle Los Astros esquina Cruz del Sur”. Ayre Gran Hotel Colón is just 300 metres away.

By car

The address of the conference venue – Ayre Gran Hotel Colón – is Calle Pez Volador, No. 1-11. The hotel has its own car park where you are welcome to leave your car. Please ask about parking availability when you check in at reception.

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