Travel and accommodation

 

Travel

 

There are three main airports that can be used to reach San Sebastian:

San Sebastian airport, Spain (EAS, 25 km. from the city center)

Next to the town of Hondarribia, about 30 minutes driving from San Sebastian city center. A small airport with domestic connections (Iberia) to Madrid and Barcelona. Very convenient whenever a connection through Madrid is possible. A taxi from the airport to San Sebastian city center is around 35 euros. The airport is also connected to the city center through bus lines E20 and E21 (operated by Ekialdebus).

Biarritz airport, France (BIQ, 50 km. from the city center)

40 minutes driving from San Sebastian city center. Convenient when flying from France or London. There is a direct bus connection between Biarritz Airport and San Sebastian city center, operated by PESA company (5-6 buses per day; timetable here)

 Bilbao airport, Spain (BIO, 100 km. from the city center)

About 1 hour driving from San Sebastian city center. Bilbao is an international airport with connections to many major cities in Europe (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Rome,...). The most convenient one for overseas travellers in terms of connections and air fares. A direct shuttle bus running every hour connects the airport with San Sebastian for about 17 euros. The bus time table is available here.

 

If you are planning to travel to San Sebastian from Toledo (site of the main ICPEAC meeting), the easiest and fastest way would be to first reach Madrid (75 km. from Toledo and well connected by bus, train, or car). From Madrid, there are several ways to reach San Sebastian: 

- Regular flights to San Sebastian airport (4-5 flights per day, 55 minutes trip).

- Bus to San Sebastian city center (4 buses per day, 6 hours trip, one-way ticket ~40€). 

- Train to San Sebastian railway station (3 trains per day, 5-6 hours trip, one-way ticket ~40€).

In addition to that, a direct shuttle bus service has been organized from Toledo to San Sebastian (525 km.) to facilitate the transport between the two cities to all ICPEAC attendants planning to combine the main conference with the satellite meetings taking place in San Sebastian. Please check further details at the web page of the ICPEAC meeting

 

Accommodation

Attendants must book their accommodations by themselves. As a service to the participants, a number of rooms have been blocked in several hotels around town. Information is provided below. Please notice however that these blocked rooms as well as the associated special rates will be available only for a limited period of time.

Let us also remark that San Sebastian is a well-known tourist destination and the conference dates are high season for tourism. We highly recommend to book your accommodation as early as possible. 

 

HOTEL Room rate € (single/double) Rooms blocked Email address Deadline special rate
NH Aranzazu ****  156.20 / 169.40   30 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. May 2nd
San Sebastián ****  135.00 / 170.00   40 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. June 29th
Codina***  104.45 / 119.79   20 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. May 5th
Residence Olarain    59.75 / 69.52   30 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. May 25th
Residence Agud Querol    39.00 / 73.00   30 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. June 30th

Rates are per room and night, single/double occupancy. All rates include breakfast, exception made of Residence Agud Querol (no possibility of breakfast at the Residence). Please specify that you are attending the symposium E2EPOL when contacting the hotels and residences.

Residence Agud Querol requires to fill a form to book the reservation. You can find it here.

Please find below a map with the location of the hotels as well as the location of the conference site (Miramar Palace). All hotels are a 10-20 minutes walk from the Palace.

Map of hotels