Travel to Madrid


VISA information: If you are planing to attend FLINS conference in Madrid from outside the European Union, please check in your travel agency if you need a special VISA to enter the European Union, or contact the Embassy of Spain in your country of nationality. If needed, please apply for your VISA as soon as possible (see Embassies and Consulates of Spain for additional information).

In particular, if your nationality is China, complete information about VISA procedure can be found at the web page of the Embassy of Spain in Beijing, Once the applicant has completed all the required documentation (including formal FLINS acceptance letter), the embassy of Spain at Beijing can be contacted at cog.pekin.vis at

Weather forecast: Fall season is the most beatiful time in Madrid, but you can check in weather forecast.

Travel to Madrid by plane: Daily flights connect Madrid-Barajas Airport and the leading cities of Europe and the rest of the world. Daily flights are also available to other major Spanish cities (air shuttle service runs between Madrid and Barcelona with 2 regular departures each hour between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.). Barajas International Airport is 12 kilometres away from the city. Please check arrival and departure terminal, since moving between new terminal T4 and old terminals T1,T2 and T3 may take 30 minutes (a free connecting shuttle can be taken between terminals and a taxi ride could cost close to 16 euros). A regular metro and bus service is available from the airport to city centre.

Travel to Madrid by train: RENFE is the name of the Spanish National Railway Consortium, see, Tel. (+34) 902 240 202.

Travel to Madrid by car: The main roads connecting Madrid to the rest of Spain, France and Portugal are

Travel to Madrid by bus:


About Madrid: Madrid is a cosmopolitan city, capital of Spain and a centre for economics, finance, administration and services that combines the most modern infrastructure with an important cultural and artistic heritage, the legacy of centuries of fascinating history.

If there is one thing, however, that characterises Madrid, it is the deep, contagious passion for life reflected in its friendly, welcoming people. Madrid boasts concerts, exhibitions, ballets, select theatre productions and the latest cinematographic releases. You can sample a wide variety of the finest Spanish and international cuisine or be enchanted by its bars and taverns. These are just some of Madrid's leisure alternatives, alongside tempting shopping in the most traditional establishments and world-famous outlets stocking the finest international brands. Madrid's happening nightlife is another major attraction. Its pubs, bars, discos and flamenco clubs have a tremendous atmosphere.

This link may help you to get more information in order to enjoy your stay in Madrid: