EPA 2025. Madrid, Spain. 5 -8 April 2025.

Venue and Travel Information

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Venue and Travel Information

IFEMA Palacio Municipal

Avda Capital de España, 7, 28042 Madrid, Spain.

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Access by air:

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport Madrid is a quick 10-minute drive from the venue for EPA 2025, IFEMA – Palacio Municipal and 30 km from city centre for all your post Congress activities. You can access the venue and city centre from the airport via taxi, bus, train and metro.

As one of Europe’s busiest and most well-connected airports, it serves as a bustling hub that effortlessly connects visitors to the rich tapestry of experiences awaiting them in the capital city. 

From its top-notch amenities to its diverse dining options and duty-free shopping, Madrid Airport caters to every need, ensuring a smooth transition for both leisure seekers and business travelers.

Whether arriving or departing, the airport’s strategic location and world-class facilities set the perfect tone for an unforgettable journey through the spirited streets of Madrid.

Click on the image below to access the interactive airport map:

Public transport:

Madrid’s public transport system is, without a doubt, fantastic. It is fast, safe, clean and very reliable. A strong focus on security measures guarantees a secure environment for commuters at all times. Madrid’s public transport stands as a shining example of efficiency, making it a trusted and convenient option for all travelers.

1. Taxi services

Madrid airport taxis are always present at numerous official airport taxi stands, no matter day or night. Madrid taxis, white with a red stripe on their sides, offer premium and fast transfer services from the airport to the city of Madrid, dropping off passengers at the exact location of their destination. There is absolutely no need to drag your luggage around or try to find your way to Madrid. All taxis accept credit/debit card payment.

Each terminal at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport Madrid is equipped with two taxi ranks, one at the departures and one at the arrivals level, while passengers are highly advised to hire their cabs exclusively from the official ranks to avoid getting overcharged. 

Madrid taxis are metered. However, the ride from the airport to the city center (M-30 zone) is set at 33€/33$ (taxes included), even if the transfer takes place during the night or on public holidays. Moreover, luggage isn’t charged extra.  

We selected one of the best, most trustworthy and convenient 5-star airport taxi companies for your transfer from Madrid Airport based on user reviews across various platforms such as Google, Tripadvisor and Trustpilot. Welcome Pickups offers a great experience and safety to its travelers. 

  • Local English-speaking drivers 
  • Flat, pre-paid fee 
  • Flight monitoring for delays 
  • 24/7 Customer support + free cancellation 

Are you up for a bus transfer from Madrid Airport to the EPA 2025 Congress Venue? Madrid Airport is well connected both to the inner-city areas and to Madrid’s suburban regions and nearby towns and provinces. A direct and fast airport shuttle line departs 24/7 from the Madrid terminals. Intercity buses travel daily to Madrid’s adjacent regions, whereas further destinations are served by long-distance coaches. 

To get to IFEMA Palacio Municipal from Madrid Airport, you can take the Airport Express bus (Line 203). This bus service provides a direct connection between the airport and IFEMA, making it a convenient option for attendees.

The Airport Express bus (Line 203) stops at several locations within the airport terminals. You can easily locate the designated stops and board the bus that will take you directly to IFEMA Palacio Municipal.

The bus service is frequent, and the journey typically takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

To get to IFEMA Palacio Municipal from the Madrid City Centre, you can take various bus routes that connect the city to the venue. Some of the commonly used bus lines to reach IFEMA are:

  • Bus Line 112 – Avenida de América to Barrio del Aeropuerto: This bus route passes by IFEMA and is convenient for travelers coming from the city center. You can board this bus at the Avenida de América transport hub. 
  • Bus Line 122 – Avenida de América to Coslada (Barrio del Aeropuerto): Another bus line that serves the area around IFEMA and provides a direct connection to the venue. 
  • Bus Line 828 – Canillejas to IFEMA: This bus route runs between Canillejas and IFEMA, making it a useful option for attendees staying in that area. 
These bus lines offer convenient transportation options from the Madrid City Centre to IFEMA Palacio Municipal, allowing attendees to reach the venue easily. Be sure to check the bus schedules and stops to plan your journey accordingly. 

Ticket pricing:

Click on the image to the left to find out the various ticket options and pricing on the official EMT website. 

Useful tips and information: 

  • EMT buses do not accept notes that are larger than 5€.
  • EMT’s website offers an online journey planner that helps you find the fastest route to your destination.
  • Tickets for the Airport Express shuttle cannot be loaded on to the Tarjeta Multi, they must be purchased on the bus.
  • If you are planning on using public transport a lot during your stay, consider purchasing the Tourist Travel Pass which entitles you to unlimited travel over your selected time period.

The nearest Metro station to the venue is FERIA DE MADRID – Line 8 which exits at the north entrance to the venue. 

The line connects the fairgrounds with the terminals of Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport and the Cercanías RENFE train network at Nuevos Ministerios. 


All pay-per-ride tickets must be loaded onto the Tarjeta Multi, a contactless, transferable plastic smartcard that is valid for up to 10 years.

You can purchase it for 2.50€ at all Metro and Metro ligero stations from ticket machines that have a red sticker saying Tarjeta MULTI Disponible AQUÍ, as well as from Estancos (tobacco shops) and other authorized retailers. It is free if you purchase the 1, 2, 3, 5 or 7-day Tourist Travel Pass, and once the pass expires, you can top up the smartcard with pay-per-ride tickets (single or 10-ride tickets).

We look forward to welcoming you in Madrid, Spain!