The on-site registration will take place in the room 4.1.3, , and in the same floor as ESOCC conference talks on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th (“Sala de Grados A").
Here you have a map with practical information for participants in ESOCC conference: bus stops, ESOCC venue, hotels and social events.
Transportation - Going from the Airport to Málaga
The train station is opposite to the new airport building (terminal T3), at the Arrivals level. Follow the signs for the train station.
Look out for this sign above the station
It is important to know that you must have a ticket before you board the train, or you will be liable for a fine of around 10 times the cost of the fare. There are automated ticket machines at the airport train station, which work with Euro coins, bank notes (up to €20), and credit cards. The price of a single ticket is €1.70.
First train 06:54, then every twenty minutes. Last train 00.54. Journey time is 12 minutes. Take the direction Málaga (not Fuengirola), until the main railway station (Málaga María Zambrano) or the terminus downtown station Málaga Centro – Alameda, depending on the location of your hotel.
EXPRESS BUS LINE A
There is a bus express service (Line "A") between the airport and the city centre. It runs every 30 min (from 06:25 to 23:00 every day), costs €3 (the city bus card is not valid for this line), and takes around 35 min. The bus stop at the airport is in front of the new airport building (terminal T3), at the Arrivals level.
You can take/leave the bus either at the bus station (Estación de Autobuses) if you are staying at the Tryp Alameda Hotel; at Avda. de Andalucía if you are staying at Ibis hotel; at Alameda Principal if you are staying at the AC Málaga Palacio; or at the terminus stop (Paseo del Parque) if you are staying at Hotel Los Naranjos (then you will need to walk around 10-15 minutes, or take the bus line #11, in the same sidewalk).
A taxi from the airport to the city centre may cost you between €20 and €25, including luggage. Fares are a bit more expensive during weekends and at night (between 10pm and 6am). All taxis have got a taximeter and it must be working during the trip.
How to get to the conference venue from the city centre
There are several lines that take you from Málaga downtown to the University, but the most convenient one is #11, which serves all the city from the East end to the University Campus de Teatinos, venue of ESOCC 2013. Buses run every 10-15 min and the duration of the trip is between 15 and 20 min. depending on the traffic. The ticket costs €1.30 and it can be purchased from the driver (banknotes accepted only up to €10).
Coming from Málaga downtown you can take the bus at Paseo de Sancha, Paseo del Parque, Alameda Principal or Avenida de Andalucía (depending on your hotel). The terminus stop is "Hospital Clínico", where you should get off to go to the conference venue (the hospital is opposite to the ETSI Informática). The ETSI Informática is 50m. away from the bus stop, you will see the building when you get off the bus. Once you arrive to the ETSI Informática, follow the signs for ESOCC 2013.
This is the building of the ETSI Informática:
Bus #11 is also the bus you can take to go back to the city centre. Be careful not mistaking it with bus #22, because they share stops but the latter serves a different part of the city. The number of the bus lines are shown both in the displays in the front and the side of the buses.
Full registration to the conference includes a bus-pass with pre-purchased trips. When you do not need your bus card anymore (for instance, if you are leaving to the airport directly from the University), please return it to the registration desk, since cards can be recycled.
An alternative option to go to the conference venue is by taxi. There are taxi racks at the door or most hotels, or very close to them. For going from the conference venue back to the city centre, or directly to the airport by taxi, you can either ask somebody at the ESOCC registration desk to order you a taxi, or walk to the taxi rack at the Hospital Clínico (100 m. away from the conference venue).
The duration of the trip by taxi from the ETSI Informática to the city centre is around 10 minutes (it goes up to 15 min. in the afternoon), and costs around €8-€10. From the city centre to the airport you should allow 20 to 25 minutes to be in the safe side (trip fare around €20).
IMPORTANT: Please try to be at the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight (60 if it is a domestic flight), especially if you need to check-in or you are travelling with luggage.