When planning your trip, please note that Registration opens on August 21st from 09.00 to 21.00. To attend the Opening Ceremony Congress badge is compulsory, therefore we recommend completing your registration process at the registration counter located at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos on August 21st from 09.00 to 21.00.

Madrid can be reached by air, train, bus or car. Detailed information to help you prepare your travel arrangements appears below:


IBERIA is the official carrier. Tickets are available with the following discounts:

Offer only valid for return tickets with fixed reservation dates in flights from IBERIA or Air Nostrum (IB7000 fligths excluded).

To benefit from this offer, reservations and arrangements must be made either at


Phone: +34 91 310 4348

Fax: +34 91 319 5322

e-mail: ;

or at any IBERIA office.

Registration to the congress is required to benefit these discounts.



All flights arrive at Barajas International Airport.

Telephone:+ 34 902 353 570

Baggage lockers available 24 hours a day. Rates will be charged per day or part of day from the time of deposit until midnight of the same day. Cash only. Fees 1st day are 2,75 €; 2 days to 2 weeks: 4,87 € per day large locker or 3,48 € per day small locker. (Rates available by2005).
Barajas Airport is 13 km away from the city and is linked to Madrid by the M30 and M40 motorways.
Regular bus service is available from the airport to the bus terminal at Avenida de America (city center) with various intermediate stops.


Line 8 (pink line - Madrid underground map) takes you to the City Centre (Nuevos Ministerios Station) from the airport. (Rates available by 2006):

1,50 € for a combinated Metro single ticket (Fare zones B1, B2, B3) ,15 € for ten-trip ticket (Metrobus). Ten-trip tickets are also valid on the buses. Furthermore, you can check your luggage from Nuevos Ministerios Station directly to your destination

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: From June 2006 Line 8 is under public works between Mar de Cristal and Colombia stations. We recommend changing to Line 4 at Mar de Cristal station and continue trip to city center.


Price per hour: 1,50 €; 24 hours: 15,00 €.

Long stay parking. Rates:

Parking Pass. Rates:


One way trip fromMadrid Barajas Airport to the city centercosts around 27-32 euros. There should be no problem in getting a taxi from the airport. Taxi telephone numbers:

+ 34 91 447 51 80 + 34 91 445 90 08


Discounts: Hertz offers ICM participants and accompanying people the following discounts when renting a car or station wagon.

Conditions: When renting a car o station wagon please give the following code:
CDP = 6384984
Validity: This agreement is valid from 1st January 2006 till 1st January 2007. For reservations for August 2006 we strongly recommend to processes your request before 1st July 2006 to guarantee availability.

Reservation Procedure: Please enter
You will be requested to fill in information on various screens (depending on language) Common steps to follow:

  1. Select language
  2. Select country
  3. Select Rates and Rservations
  4. Finally, please insert ICM CDP number (638494)

 Contact by phone to: +34 902 402 405



Trains arriving from abroad and from the south, east, and west of Spain, including the high-speed AVE trains, arrive at the Atocha Railway Station (metro Atocha Renfe – Line 1).

Trains to and from the north arrive at Chamartín Train Station (metro Chamartín – Line 10). Many trains stop at both stations.

The railways in Spain are run by the state company RENFE Phone: + 34 902 240 202


Buses are generally the cheapest form of transport in Spain. The main bus station for international and long distance travel is the Estación Sur de Autobuses, located on the south of the city center. Phone: + 34 914684200


Madrid has 6 principal highways entering and leaving the city; theA1 to A6. It has also three major ring roads, the M30, M40 and M50.