Survival Guide

In this page you can find information about how to get to DrupalCamp and what to do during the event.

DrupalCamp Spain will take place at La Casa Encencida, located at the heart of Madrid, and a 10 minutes walk from the Puerta de Atocha railway station. Here is a map where you can locate the venue and things to do in the area.

Accommodation

Whether you are coming with friends, colleagues or your family, there are plenty of AirBnB options nearby La Casa Encendida.

Hotels

We are contacting some hotels near La Casa Encendida. These are hotels that we trust, that are well balanced between confort, price and distance from La Casa Encendida or city centre:

  • SLEEP’N Atocha, Calle Doctor Drumen, 4 (10min by walk to venue). 10% discount in final price.
  • Urban Sea Atocha 113, Calle Atocha, 113 (10min by walk to venue), 5% discount in final price.

If you prefer to search another hotel, then we suggest that you choose and book via Booking or Hotels.com

Transport

By air

The closest airport is the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD). Once you get out of the gate, search for the Taxi signs and grab one to your accommodation. Taxis in Spain are white with a red diagonal that crosses the front doors. The cost of the taxi is fixed: 30€. Alternatively you can take the underground from the airport itself or a bus.

By train

Train is perhaps the most comfortable way to arrive to DrupalCamp. The Atocha Railway station is a 15 minutes walk from La Casa Encendida. Furthermore, we have 30% of discount to use RENFE (the Spanish train company), using this discount coupon when you book the ticket.

By Car

If you want to drive to DrupalCamp, notice that parking in the streets of the center of Madrid is regulated and you will have to pay every two hours during normal office hours. Therefore, it is better if you find an underground parking lot (there are plenty in the area) and leave the car there during the event.

Alternatively, you can find a buddy to take you there using BlaBlaCar.

By Bus

The main bus stations in Madrid are Avenida de América and Méndez Álvaro. If you arrive to any of these, we suggest you to use the underground service to arrive to your accommodation. 

Moving through Madrid

Madrid has a superb taxi, bus and underground service. If you are going to take several trips by bus and/or underground, we suggest you that you buy a 10 trips ticket (called MetroBus and costs 12,20€) at the machines located at any underground station. These tickets can be used both in buses and underground.

Madrid also has a public bike service called BiciMad. There are plenty of stops to pick and park them. If you want to use the service, go to the totem located in these stops and enter your details to obtain a card that you can then top up with money. You can also install their app in your phone to refill your account balance and find bikes.

Madrid have two electric car service to rent by minutes: Car2Go and Emov. Car2go have cars in some capitals in the world and you can take this car using your car2go account of your country. If you usually use car2go in Rome, Berlin or Vancouver you can use it in Madrid too! Emov is a local electric car sharing service, you have to register in the app and upload a photo of a European drive card (spanish or not) and an identification card. They need 24h to validate the cards, do it before traveling to Madrid! In both case as the car is electric you don't have to pay for parking in the Madrid center.

Citymapper is also a good mobile app to find routes when traveling through Madrid. The app has information about bus, underground, taxis, and also biciMad. It provides information about best routes, waiting time, tourism areas, biciMads left,...

Do you need more information? Take a look at this awesome guide!