ESMO 2014: Travel & Accommodation

ESMO 2014 will be held at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, 28042 Madrid, Spain. Find out how to reach the venue here.

Important Travel Information: Saturday & Sunday

Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo and Thanksgiving Mass

As many as 100,000 visitors are expected to attend the Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo (Saturday 27 September) and the Thanksgiving Mass (Sunday 28 September), therefore public transportation in Madrid will be busy.

  • One of the closest metro stations to the area where the beatification and mass will take place is Campo de las Naciones, this is also the metro station for the IFEMA: Madrid Feria (venue for ESMO 2014)
  • Both events commence at 12:00. However access is from 08:00 onwards. Currently, it is hard to say how much additional time you should allow to travel to ESMO 2014
  • There may be buses taking attendees of the beatification and mass from outside the metro station. Congress delegates SHOULD NOT board theses buses, they will NOT be going to the congress venue! The venue is a short walk away and will be clearly signposted
  • Further information will be communicated to all congress delegates during the event

By plane

Madrid Barajas airport is located 10 minutes from the congress venue, and 15 kilometres from the city centre, with which it is connected by Metro (Airport station T-1, T-2 and T-3). The airport, boasting a new fourth terminal airport station T-4.

By train

If you are travelling by train using a national route, you can benefit from the special discount offered to congress participants. Conditions apply. Download the RENFE discount voucher.

By metro

Stop: Campo de las Naciones station on Line 8, the station exit is at the South Entrance of the venue. Line 8 connects the venue with the city centre and the different terminals of Barajas International Airport.

By bus


A wide bus network provides access to Feria de Madrid from different points in the city.

By taxi

Taxis to/from the airport: There is a flat, single fare from the airport to any place in the city centre of 30 euros. Taxi ranks can be found outside each entrance to the venue.

By car

Feria de Madrid is linked by road to Madrid's major access routes and ring roads: the M11 (Exits 5 and 7), the M40 (Exits 5, 6 and 7) and the A2 (Exit 7).