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Alcalá de Henares - Arrival

Airport Transfer Service - Alcalá

Arriving to your Spanish SchoolArriving to your accommodations could never be easier with Escuela Internacional’s Airport Transfer Service.

This service is available from the Madrid airport.

An E.I. representative will be waiting for you outside of the Baggage Claim Area with a sign that says Escuela Internacional or that has your name written on it. From the airport you will be taken directly to your accommodations.

If you have requested to live in one of our student apartments, then our representative will give you the keys to the apartment.

Requesting this service you will need to send us your flight details as soon as possible. We must receive your details at least 1 week before your arrival in order to arrange for your pick-up.

If on the day of your flight there are any last minute changes, if you miss a connecting flight or your flight is simply delayed please call our emergency number and inform us of these changes so that we can make new transfer arrangements for you. If for whatever reason you are unable to contact us before arriving to Spain, and after leaving the baggage claim area you do not see our representative waiting for you please call our emergency number.

Recommendation for parents of minors who request our airport transfer service.

Many airlines offer a assistance program for minors who are passengers on their flights. This is usually arranged before travel commences. We recommend that parents request this service in addition to the airport transfer service provided by the school. In this way a flight attendant accompanies the student when they disembark, go through customs, pick up luggage and help them find the school representative. If you also request the departure service our school representative can leave the student at the airport in the care of the airlines flight attendant who would then accompany the student until departure. If you do not request this service form the airline company, our school representative accompanies the student to the airport, but cannot go through the airport to accompany the student to the departure gate, not can they wait until the flight departs.

Emergency Number of Escuela Internacional for Alcalá de Henares: 639 16 16 45

E.I. CenterAirportPrice in Euros
 ArrivalDeparture
Alcalá de HenaresBarajas, Madrid€ 78,00€ 47,00



If two students enroll together and arrive to Spain on the same flight they can solicit a 50% discount on the price of the transportation service for the second person for both arrival and departure.

How To Arrive To Your Accommodations On Your Own

However if you are a more independent traveler, and would prefer to arrive on your own, we’ve prepared detailed instructions on how to arrive to your accommodations on your own. In this case it is important to remember that if you have requested to live in a family, you should advise the family of your approximate time of arrival so that they know when to be at home waiting for you. Regardless of how you choose to arrive, all students who register with Escuela Internacional receive a Student Manual that also includes the information you will find in this section.

Useful Vocabulary and Phrases



From the Madrid Airport | From the Chamartín Train Station | From the Atocha Train Station |
From Madrid by Bus



From the Madrid Airport

By Taxi
Students can take a taxi straight from the airport to their accommodation in Alcalá de Henares.
The journey takes about 20 minutes.

Taxi from the Madrid Airport to your accommodations35 to 45 €
Total trip to Alcalá de Henares by Taxi35 to 45 €



By Train
There is a metro stop connected to the airport located in terminal 4. Arriving on Terminal 4 you can take the metro line number 8
(the pink one) to the metro station Nuevos Ministerios. You can check the website of Madrid Airport to find out on which terminal you fill arrive. www.aena.es See the Metro map. When you arrive to the Nuevos Ministerios Metro Station follow the signs “Tren de Cercanias”. You will need to buy a ticket to Alcalá de Henares. Once you buy your ticket, find the platform 2 for train C-1,C-2 and C-7. These 3 trains will take you to Alcalá. Trains C-1 and C-7 have their final destination in Alcalá de Henares. The C-2 train’s final destination is Guadalajara; Alcalá is a few stops before Guadalajara and should be announced on the train. Please see the map of the train routes here.
When you arrive to Alcalá we suggest that you take a taxi to your accommodations. You will find a taxi stop directly in front of the Train Station or you can call a Taxi. Tele-Taxi phone number: 91 882 2188.

If you have chosen student apartment accommodations you will need to pick the keys to the apartment up at the Hostal Don Juan I before continuing on to your apartment. There is a key marking the approximate location of the hostel on our map of Alcalá de Henares.

The total trip from the airport to the Alcalá train station should take you about 1 hour and 20 minutes.


1 trip Metro Ticket(Airport-Nuevos Ministerios) 1 €
1 trip Train Ticket (Nuevos Ministerios-Alcalá de Henares)2.25 €
Taxi from the Train Station to your accommodations4.00 -7.00 €
Total trip to Alcalá de Henares by Train7.25 - 10.25 €



By Bus
When you exit the baggage claim area you should follow the signs to the bus stop. Arriving on Terminal 4 you can take the free bus of the Airport (AENA) to get to the bus stop at Terminal 2. Buses leave every 3 minutes. You can check the website of Madrid Airport to find out on which terminal you fill arrive. www.aena.es
At this point you can choose between 2 buses that will take you to the Canillejas bus stop where you can take a bus directly to Alcalá de Henares:

  • Blue Bus #89 Plaza Colon/Aeropuerto - This is a special blue bus for passengers arriving to Spain with ample room for your luggage. When you get on the bus you should tell the driver “Quiero bajar en Canillejas, por favor”. Canillejas is the name of the bus stop that is located three stops from terminal 1.


  • Bus Route - #89

  • Red Bus #101 to Canillejas/Aeropuerto - This is one of the typical busses of Madrid. Although less expensive, you may not be permitted to get on to this bus if you have a lot of luggage. You can take this bus to the last stop, Canillejas, where the driver will ask you to get off.


  • Bus Route - #101

  • From the Canillejas bus stop you should cross the highway using the pedestrian bridge. Directly on the other side you will see a bus stop where you should wait for the number 223 bus to Alcalá de Henares. There is normally one every 15 to 20 minutes. You can place your luggage beneath the bus and then get on. Tell the driver “Quiero ir a Alcalá de Henares”. Take this bus to the last stop.


  • Bus Route - Airport Bus

    Arriving to the Spanish CenterWhen you arrive to Alcalá we suggest that you take a taxi to your accommodations. You will find a taxi stop directly in front of the Bus Station or you can call a taxi. Tele-Taxi phone number: 91 882 2188.

    If you have chosen student apartment accommodations you will need to pick the keys to the apartment up at the Hostal Don Juan I before continuing on to your apartment. There is a key marking the approximate location of the hostel on our
    map of Alcalá de Henares.

    The total trip from the airport to the Alcalá bus station should take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

     
    1 way Ticket on bus #89  or #101 (Airport - Canillejas)2.00 €
    1 way Ticket on bus #223 (Canillejas - Alcalá de Henares) 1.49 €
    Taxi from the Bus Station to your accommodations4.00 - 7.00 €
    Total Trip to Alcalá de Henares by Bus 8.49- 11.49€



    From the Chamartín Train Station

    If you will arrive at the Chamartin Train Station, you should follow the signs “Tren De Cercanias”. You will need to buy a ticket to Alcalá de Henares. Once you buy your ticket, find the platform for train C-1,C-2 and C-7. These 3 trains will take you to Alcalá. Trains C-1 and C-7 have their final destination in Alcalá de Henares. The C-2 train’s final destination is Guadalajara; Alcalá is a few stops before Guadalajara and should be announced on the train. Please see the map of the train routes here.

    When you arrive to Alcalá we suggest that you take a taxi to your accommodations. You will find a taxi stop directly in front of the Train Station or you can call a taxi. Tele-Taxi phone number: 91 882 2188.

    If you have chosen student apartment accommodations you will need to pick the keys to the apartment up at the Hostal Don Juan I before continuing on to your apartment. There is a key marking the aproximate location of the hostal on our
    map of Alcalá de Henares.

    1 trip Train Ticket (Chanmartin-Alcalá de Henares)2.25 €
    Taxi from the Train Station to your accommodations4.00 - 7.00 €
    Total trip to Alcalá de Henares by Train6.25 - 9.25 €



    From the Atocha Train Sation

    If you will arrive at the Atocha Train Station you should follow the signs “Tren De Cercanias”. You will need to buy a ticket to Alcalá de Henares. Once you buy your ticket, find the platform for train C-1,C-2 and C-7. These 3 trains will take you to Alcalá. Trains C-1 and C-7 have their final destination in Alcalá de Henares. The C-2 train’s final destination is Guadalajara; Alcalá is a few stops before Guadalajara and should be announced on the train. Please see the map of the train routes here.

    When you arrive to Alcalá we suggest that you take a taxi to your accommodations. You will find a taxi stop directly in front of the Train Station or you can call a taxi. Tele-Taxi phone number: 91 882 2188.

    If you have chosen student apartment accommodations you will need to pick the keys to the apartment up at the Hostal Don Juan I before continuing on to your apartment. There is a key marking the aproximate location of the hostal on our
    map of Alcalá de Henares.

    1 trip Train Ticket (Atocha-Alcalá de Henares)2.25 €
    Taxi from the Train Station to your accommodations4.00 - 7.00 €
    Total trip to Alcalá de Henares by Train6.25 - 9.25 €



    From Madrid by Bus

    Madrid is well connected to Alcalá de Henares through the Avenida de America bus station. A bus to Alcalá de Henares leaves from Avenida de America every 10 to 20 minutes. The bus that you want is the #223. If you have luggage, you can place it beneath the bus and then get on. Tell the driver “Quiero ir a Alcalá de Henares”. Take this bus to the last stop.

    When you arrive to Alcalá we suggest that you take a taxi to your accommodations. You will find a taxi stop directly in front of the Bus Station or you can call a taxi.
    Tele-Taxi phone number: 91 882 2188.

    If you have chosen student apartment accommodations you will need to pick the keys to the apartment up at the Hostal Don Juan I before continuing on to your apartment. There is a key marking the approximate location of the hostal on our
    map of Alcalá de Henares.

    1 trip Bus Ticket (Avda. De America-Alcalá de Henares) 2.00 €
    Taxi from the Train Station to your accommodations4.00 - 7.00 €
    Total trip to Alcalá de Henares by Train 6.00 - 9.00 €


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