Location & travel
The Europlanet Science Congress 2022 will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain, from 18 to 23 September 2022.
In the South of Spain, in the heart of Andalucía, lying in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and less than one hour drive from the Mediterranean coast, Granada combines the beauty of the old buildings of its historic centre with the services of a modern, constantly growing city.
Granada is a University City (founded in 1531, third in Spain and with roots back to the Arab university Madrasa Yusufiyyaen founded in 1349) and has over 60,000 students, which makes it a very lively and vibrant city. The city has an extensive network of inexpensive accommodation, having more than 16,000 hotel beds in all categories.
The city enjoys one of Spain's most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. The Alhambra, the world-renowned palaces and fortresses of the Nasrid dynasty, is indisputably the most well-known monument of the city and one of the most visited in Spain, and together with the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, was designated as World Heritage by the UNESCO. In addition, Granada boasts a Renaissance cathedral dating from the 16th century and many other architectural monuments of the first magnitude. Granada is a very walking city having a large network of public buses, including metro. Buses lines, fares, timetables, and additional information can be obtained from Love Granada's website.
How to get to Granada
Fly to Granada airport
Granada airport (airport code GRX) currently only hosts international direct flights from/to London Gatwick (British Airways/Iberia) and Paris Orly (Vueling) (not everyday, though). It is easier to fly to Madrid or Barcelona and then connect to Granada via domestic flights served by Iberia/Vueling.
Granada airport is about 12 km from the city centre. A taxi to the city centre costs about €30. There are also buses connecting the airport to the city center, with the last stop at the Palacio de Congresos. Buses departures are scheduled 30 minutes after the flight arrivals, and the tickets cost €3. Note that the full bus trip to Palacio de Congresos takes about one hour, as the bus crosses the city centre with several stops.
Fly to Málaga-Costa del Sol airport
Málaga-Costa del Sol (airport code AGP, website) is one of the largest airports in Spain and hosts direct flights from/to most large European cities.
Málaga-Costa del Sol airport is about 125 km from Granada. Most rental car companies have offices at the airport. There are buses (some of them direct) connecting Málaga airport to Granada. Check the schedule at the website. It is also possible to take a bus to Málaga bus station, where there are buses to Granada almost every hour. Buses from Málaga to Granada take about 2 hours and cost about €12. Schedule and tickets are availabe at this website. There is also a train station at Málaga airport that connects to Malaga central train station (called Málaga-María Zambrano station), from where there are a couple of direct high-speed trains per day to Granada, taking a bit more than one hour. More info at this website.
Bus to Granada
Granada is well connected by bus to Madrid (~5 hours trip), Málaga and other major Spanish cities. Granada bus station is at the edge of the city, but is well connected by metro and bus (lines 21 and 33) to the city centre.
Train to Granada
There are high speed trains connecting Granada to Madrid. Granada train station is located in the city centre, and well connected by metro and bus to the rest of the city.
More detailed information on how to get to Granada can be found at GRANADAINFO's website.
Palacio de Congresos de Granada (PCGr)
Paseo del Violón, s/n
The venue is very well located in downtown Granada and at walking distance from many hotels and the city centre (~15 minutes walk to Granada Town Hall). The circle in the following map has a 1 km radius.
The closest metro station to Palacio de Congresos (~7 minutes walk) is "Alcázar del Genil". Several urban bus lines connect the Palacio de Congresos to the rest of the city. Line 21 in particular has a stop just by the Palacio de Congresos and will take you to/from the city center and the bus station. Bus tickets can be bought directly to the driver (tickets cost €1.40). Metro tickets (€1.35, plus €0.30 for the card, which can be reused) need to be bought at automatic machines located at the stops.
EPSC is committed to ensuring the conference is safe and inclusive for all participants. The Palacio de Congresos de Granada is accessible for those with restricted mobility, with ramps and elevators to all floors. Elevator platforms are also available in the Falla Auditoria for speakers. Adapted bathrooms are available.
Attendees are responsible for arranging any special accommodation needs when making their hotel reservations.