Accommodation will be arranged in downtown hotels. The way from the hotels to the conference site takes you through the oldest part of the city, called Barrio del Carmen. You will pass in front of the Cathedral, the Palace of the Governors, the street of the Knights, and the Serrano towers. Below find the list of hotels where we have reserved rooms for the workshop participants.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento, center of Valencia  
15 walking minutes from the conference site. 
125€ taxes and breakfast included.    

Calle Blanquerías, close to Torres de Serrano  
5 walking minutes from the conference site  
80€ taxes and breakfast included.

Calle de las Barcas, close to plaza del Ayuntamiento  
15 walking minutes from the conference site.  
80€ taxes and breakfast included.          

Calle Correos, close to plaza del Ayuntamiento  
15 walking minutes from the conference site.  
60€ taxes and breakfast included.  

Calle Barcelonina, close to plaza del Ayuntamiento  
15 walking minutes from the conference site.  
45€ taxes and breakfast included.    
The reservations should be arranged by contacting Eli for the Agency   "Viajes El Corte Inglés" 
at the following email address:

Mention the subject: Light Cone 2010 as well as Attention : ELI    
Phone: (+34) 96 351 01 54  
Fax:      (+34) 96 351 07 27     

El Corte Inglés (a big department store in Spain) has put aside a series of rooms in these hotels for the   
Workshop up to April 15th. Therefore, all bookings arranged by them have to be settled before that  date. 
After that date they will act as a free agents and prices and   charges will be adjusted according to market 
prices. We therefore advise   you not to wait too long before booking your hotel room, as Valencia is a
touristic destination and hotel rooms might be difficult to find,   especially in June. You may have heard that 
there is a Formula 1 race   the week after the meeting, and many fans will  come for the training  sessions. Of
course, you can consult the usual hotel websites if you   have different preferences for your accommodation. 
The bus from Madrid to Valencia starts at the "Estación de Autobuses Sur de Madrid" (Madrid South Bus Station). It is a direct bus operated by the company Avanza Bus. It takes 4h and the price is 24€ for a one way ticket and 43€ for the round trip. It arrives to Valencia Central Bus Station, located close to "Turia" Metro station (Line 1).
 By bus

The most convenient option to arrive by land to Valencia from Madrid is the Train. The train from Madrid to Valencia starts at "Atocha" station in the center of Madrid. We recommend to take an Alaris train, which only makes one stop in the middle of the way ("Albacete"). It takes 3h 30m and the standard price of a one way ticket is 45€. The final stop is "Valencia Nord". For information and online tickets go to the Renfe Website.

Once you arrive to the central railway station of Valencia (paradoxically named "Estacion del Norte", North Station), you will find “Xativa” station of the Metro Line 3.

By train

The airport is connected with the centre of the city through Metro line 5 (“Airport/Torrent Avinguda - Neptú”) and line 3 (“Airport/Palmaret - Rafelbunyol”) with a frequency of approximately every 10-20 minutes. If you plan to go directly from the airport to the workshop venue, we suggest you to take a taxi, following the instructions given above.

In the case your international flight ends at Madrid, but you are still interested in taking a domestic flight from Madrid to Valencia, there are very convenient fares if you buy the tickets sufficiently in advance. You can book them at Ryanair, Spanair or Iberia.

 By plane

Arriving to Valencia

Valencia is one of the main cities in Spain and is well connected with the rest of Spain and Europe. There are flights to Valencia Airport (VLC) from most of the main cities in Europe. The best option for arriving to Valencia is, therefore, by plane.
On the other hand, the main international airport in Spain is Madrid airport. In the case you decide to fly to Madrid, you can still take a domestic flight from Madrid to Valencia or you can also arrive to Valencia by Train or by Bus.

Last Updated May 18, 2010