COST CHAOS Working Group Meeting in Alcala, Spain

22-23rd March 2018

Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso (UAH Rectorate Building)

Plaza San Diego s/n

28801 Alcalá de Henares

Registration and Abstract submission page can be found here

Practical Information about Alcala Meeting is given below. You can download the pdf version of the practical information here.


Alcala de Henares is a beautiful historic city just 25 km east of Madrid and 20 km away from Madrid-Barajas International Airport

The meeting will take place in the historic building “Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso” that currently is the Rectorate of the University of Alcalá:

Image: Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso


 Access to the building is from the “Plaza de San Diego”. The sessions on the 22nd will be in the “Salon de Actos” and on the 23rd in the “Sala de Conferencias Internacionales”. Coffee breaks in the Restaurante.


Following hotels are close to the meeting venue. The price given is for a double room without breakfast. The search has been done in November 2017 and the prices can vary.
Near these hotels there are many bars and restaurants where it is possible to either have “tapas” (very popular in Alcalá de Henares) or dine “a la Carte”. In particular along the streets Mayor, Bedel, Cervantes, Ramón y Cajal, Plaza de los Irlandeses, Libreros, Cerrajeros and Plaza de los Santos Niños.

1 Residencia San Ildefonso 66 € 1 min walk from the venue
Plaza de San Diego, s/n; 28801 Alcalá de Henares       

Phone: 91 878 81 46, 91 882 69 36

2 Hotel El Bedel  ☆☆☆ 68 € 1 min walk from the venue
Plaza de San Diego, 28801 Alcalá de Henares       Phone: 91 888 67 26                                  
3 Hostel Complutum 65 € 1 min walk from the venue
Plaza de San Diego, 2, 28801 Alcalá de Henares     Phone: 91 880 03 87                                  
4 Hostal Rest. Miguel de Cervantes  ☆☆ 79 € 6 min walk from the venue
Calle la Imagen, 12, 28801 Alcalá de Henares       Phone: 91 883 12 77                                      
5 Evenia Alcalá Boutique  ☆☆ 83 € 9 min walk from the venue
C/ Cardenal Cisneros, 22, 28801 Alcalá de Henares       Phone:91 883 02 95



Ciudad de Alcalá  ☆☆ 48 € 9 min walk from the venue
  C/ Cánovas del Castillo, 4; 28807 Alcalá de Henares           Phone: 91 882 47 45            


Hostal Don Juan I  ☆☆ 45 € 7 min walk from the venue
  C/ Don Juan I, 9, 28807 Alcalá de Henares       Phone:91 883 34 84          


Rafaelhoteles Forum Alcalá  ☆☆☆☆ 88 € 20 min walk from the venue
  C/ Bulgaria, 2, 28802 Alcalá de Henares   Phone: 91 291 85 00


Parador de Alcalá de Henares  ☆☆☆☆ 150 € 4 min walk from the venue
  C/ Colegios, 8, 28801 Alcalá de Henares   Phone: 91 888 03 30



The times in the map refer to the average journey time including waiting for the bus or train, changes and walking to the conference venue.

Trains from Madrid (called CERCANIAS) stops:

Chamartín — Nuevos Ministerios — Recoletos — Atocha — Asamblea de Madrid Entrevías — El Pozo — Vallecas — Santa Eugenia — Vicálvaro — Coslada — San Fernando —Torrejón de Ardoz — Soto del Henares — La Garena — Alcalá de Henares

From the train station in Alcalá de Henares to the venue.

Walking would take around 10 mins (See map). There are also taxi and bus services (bus L2, final stop plaza Cervantes).



By Taxi: Madrid Barajas airport is between Madrid and Alcalá, so the trip by taxi does not cross Madrid. The journey takes around 20-25 min to Alcalá city center. The cost is around 40 €, it is usually the most convenient way.

By train. Terminal 4 has a train station in the terminal. The train takes between 1 h 10 min and 1 h 24 min to Alcalá de Henares. There is not a direct train and it is necessary to change trains in “Chamartin” train station. As well it is possible to get the Metro to “Nuevos Ministerios” station and there get the train to Alcala de Henares.

By bus. There is a bus service from Madrid-Barajas and Alcalá de Henares (línea/route 824) that leaves from T1, T2 and T3. To get to T4 there is a free transfer by bus in the airport. The bus from the airport to Alcala de Henares is every 30 minutes and takes around 50 minutes the trip. The time table (in Spanish) is below. The stop is “Avenida Complutense” which is 7 minutes walk to the venue.