This page is meant to give practical instructions on how to get around in general, to your hotel and to the university.
A map of the Campus can be found below.
The Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT), is the number 41 on the map. The ~15 minutes walking route from the train station is indicated with a red line. The Residencia Universitaria Erasmo is the building number 32 (~ 15 minutes walk from the IFT).
Means of transportation
Madrid has an extensive and convenient metro system (see map). Tickets can be bought at stations either from a machine (accepting cash, including notes, bank and credit cards) and usually also from a ticket office.
Airport Supplement: There is a surcharge for trips from and to the airport subway stations: the easiest thing to do is to buy a combined fare+supplement ticket (Billete Sencillo Metro+Suplemento Aeropuerto), it can be bought at any subway station. Should you forget to pay the supplement, then you can buy a supplement ticket (Billete Suplemento Aeropuerto) at the machines located near the exit of the airport's subway stations.
- Cercanías Renfe:
Local trains, running regularly withing the province of Madrid (see map). The tickets look very much like the metro tickets, but are NOT the same. Tickets can be bought at stations either from a machine (accepting cash, including notes, bank and credit cards) or from a ticket office. There is a zone system, most of the center is in zone 0, the university in B1, the third zone.
Taxi's are numerous and for European standards, reasonably priced.
There are two type of buses, the local ones of the EMT (red or blue) and the Interurbanos (green). For the EMT buses you can buy a single ticket in the bus or use the 10trip metroticket. The interurbanos use separate tickets, which can be bought on the bus. Most bus drivers don't like notes bigger than €5,-