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Instituto de Física Teórica UAM-CSIC
C/ Nicolás Cabrera 13-15
Campus de Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid Spain
Phone: +34912999800/+34912999802/+34912999803
Fax:+34912999652

IFT Location

The Autonoma University is located north of Madrid, at the Km 14 of the Autovia de Colmenar Viejo M-607 (the highway from Madrid to the village of Colmenar Viejo), on the right hand side of the road as you drive away from Madrid.

Reaching the IFT

From the Airport to the University

  • Taxi: The best choice is to take a taxi from the Airport to the Madrid Autonoma University which will cost you around 30 €.
  • Metro-Cercanías Train: From Barajas Airport follow the signs "Metro" to the subway station. Line 8 takes you directly to Nuevos Ministerios station (in Paseo de la Castellana) in 15 minutes approximately. There you can pick up a "Cercanías" train to University. Line C-4 to Colmenar Viejo or Alcobendas/San Sebastián de los Reyes, takes you from that station to the University (Cantoblanco-Universidad Station). (See Line C-4 Diagram)(See system map for Metro)(Train time-table)
From the Airport to Madrid
  • Taxi: From Barajas Airport you can take a taxi to Madrid which will cost you around 20 €
  • Metro: From Barajas Airport, follow the signs "Metro" to the subway station. Line 8 takes you directly to Nuevos Ministerios (in Paseo de la Castellana) en 15 minutos approximately. (See system map for Metro)
  • Bus: From Barajas Airport you can take bus 200 (in T1, T2 and T3 terminals) or 204 (in T4 terminal) to Plaza América where you can find Long distance buses, EMT buses, intercity buses and lines 4,6,7 and 9 of Metro.
From Madrid to the University
  • Cercanías train: There is a train station at the University. Line C-4 to Colmenar Viejo or Alcobendas/San Sebastián de los Reyes, takes you to the University (Cantoblanco-Universidad Station) and you can pick up it in Atocha (main station in the Centre/South of Madrid), Nuevos Ministerios (Paseo de la Castellana) and Chamartín (main station in the North). After Chamartín, the second station is Cantoblanco-Universidad, where you should exit. (See Line C-4 Diagram) (Train time-table)
  • Bus: There are buses from Madrid to the University, which are fairly frequent at typical high hours (These are the buses you can take.) They leave from Plaza de Castilla. You might reach Plaza de Castilla by metro (there is a stop there). Then, exit the metro station and locate the terminal of buses going to the University.
    • 714 Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - UAM
    • 827 Madrid (Canillejas) - Alcobendas - U. Autónoma
    • 828 Madrid (Canillejas) - Alcobendas - Univ. Autónoma

    These buses arrive at a nearby station

    • 711 Madrid (Begoña) - El Goloso
    • 712 Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Tres Cantos (por Avda.Viñuelas)
    • 713 Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Tres Cantos (por Avda. Encuartes)
    • 716 Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Tres Cantos (por Soto de Viñuelas)
    • 721 Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Colmenar Viejo
    • 722 Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Colmenar Viejo (por Gta. del Mediterráneo)
    • 724 Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Manzanares el Real
    • 725 Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Miraflores -Bustarviejo
    • 726 Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Guadalix de la Sierra
Reaching the Institute from the University
The IFT is 20 min walking from the University train station. This map may be useful.

The previous information is intended to help visitors of the Institute to arrive at it, and has been provided to you by diverse local sources. There might be slight changes and differences between the information provided and real facts. For the sake of other visitors, we would be grateful for any suggestions or corrections to improve the accuracy.