With direct flights from North America, Europe, Asia and South America, Madrid combines old world charm and ease of travel.
Madrid has excellent transport links, benefitting from Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, Europe’s extensive train network, and a comprehensive metro and light rail network serving the city.
From Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport
Madrid is Spain’s busiest airport, and the sixth busiest in Europe, meaning there are direct flights from most major cities worldwide.
From North America there are direct flights from Dallas, Miami, and Philadelphia (American Airlines); Atlanta (Delta); Chicago, Miami, Boston (Iberia); New York-JFK (American Airlines, Delta, Iberia); Washington-Dulles, Newark (United); Toronto (Air Canada); and Montreal (Air Transat).
In Europe a comprehensive network of flights is provided by Spain’s national carrier Iberia Air, as well as Easyjet, Ryanair and a number of other national carriers.
Direct flights are also available from China and Japan, including Shanghai-Pudong (China Eastern) and Beijing (Air China); and Tokyo (Iberia).
On arrival in Madrid CSIC is a short 20 minute drive from Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport. Taxi fare is capped at a flat rate of €30 (approximately USD35).
Alternatively utilize Madrid’s public transport and take metro line 8 from the airport to Nuevos Ministerios station, then transfer to line 6 to Republica Argentina or line 7 to Gregorio Marañon, both a short walk from CSIC. The travel time to Nuevos Ministerios is 12-15 minutes, with a fare of approximately €5 .
You can find useful information on Madrid’s public transport, including a journey planner at MetroMadrid.es.
Spain has one of the largest high speed rail network in the world, second only to China. Direct train services run from Paris, France and Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid, arriving into Puerta de Atocha station where you can transfer to the metro. Other international services are available from Switzerland, Italy and Southern France arriving into Barcelona, where you can transfer to Spain’s high speed AVE network, arriving into Madrid in less than three hours.
The address for CSIC is:
117 Calle de Serrano
Please consult your hotel for information on parking.