Valencia is a short flight away from most European cities and also has excellent rail and road access. Frequent trains connect Valencia with Barcelona as well as Madrid (only 1,5 hours with the high-speed trains) and other cities in Spain. Both Iberia Airlines and Renfe offer discounts - please see below for more details.


Flight connections

Valencia is a short flight away from most European cities, and is just as easily accessible by road, railway or sea. From both the airport and the train station the congress venue can be reached by taxi in 10 minutes, depending on the traffic.  

Iberia Airlines, preferred Air Carrier for ESCCA 2018, has reached an agreement and grants a 10% discount to the Conference attendees.


To receive the discount, please click the Iberia logo or directly go to

Once you have selected your round-trip fare, click “I Have Promotional Code” and include the discount code ESCCA2018 (in capital letters) keeping in mind that journeys are valid 7 days before up to 7 days after the scheduled event.

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Onward travel from Valencia Airport to the Conference Centre and city centre

Valencia Manises Airport is located only eight kilometres to the west of Valencia. The city centre and the Conference Centre can be easily reached:

By taxi: The Conference Centre and the Headquarters' hotel are easiest reached by taxi. As a rough indication, a taxi from the airport to the Conference Centre will cost between € 20-25. For more information please click here

By metro: Two Underground lines link the airport with the city centre: line 3 and line 5.  To reach the Conference Centre and the headquarters' hotel, it is best to take line 3, and change at station Benimaclet to line 4, stop Palau de Congresos. To download a map of the metro lines, click here. For more information on the time schedules and prices, click here.



From Madrid multiple trains per day service Valencia between 06.45 - approx. 21.00 hrs. The journey takes only between 1.45 and 2.15 hours depending on the type of train. 
From Barcelona, the train takes you to Valencia in 3 - 3,5 hours. Most of the trajectory runs along the coast offering beautiful sea views.

A discount of 30% is available for registered ESCCA attendees for travel within Spain (not valid for international travel). To apply, you first need to register for the conference, as you will need to fill in your registration number on the Renfe booking form. After you have registered and received the confirmation of registration, please contact the Registration Office Parthen by email (, to request the Renfe booking form and your registration number.



Spain is a Member-State of the European Union and has ratified the Schengen Agreement. Citizens travelling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Delegates who need a visa should apply directly to the Greek embassy or consulate in their own country. Please note that the organisers cannot contact embassies or consulates; the delegate is solely responsible to apply for the Visa. However, the Registration Office will be pleased to provide you with a Letter of Inviation; please see the Registration page for the requirements to apply for such a Letter. Please allow sufficient time for your visa application!