September, 17-22, 2006. Alicante, Spain
"Towards the European Digital Library"

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Download the complete ECDL arrival guide as printable pdf here (3.2 MB).

Alicante facts

Alicante is located on the Mediterranean coast, on a plain surrounded by hills. On January 1st 2005, population in Alicante was 319.380 inhabitants, so it is the 13th most populated city in Spain and the 2nd one in the Valencia Land. Average temperature in September is 24º C.

How to arrive by plane

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The International Airport El Altet, located 9 kilometers south from the city and within a 15-minute drive from the University of Alicante, connects Alicante with the main European cities. From the airport to the Campus of San Vicente, take the N-338 road and then approach the A-7/E-15 Motorway, direction Valencia-Barcelona, until you reach exit number 70.

Taxis at the airport:
Approximate fare to the city: 15 euros.
Information phone number:
+34 965 910 123.
+34 965 252 511.

Bus service from the airport to Alicante and back:
Alicante-Aeropuerto (C 6).
Stops at: Aeropuerto – IFA – Colegio Aitana – Desgüace – Báscula – Danone – Ford – Matadero – Agua amarga – Oficina de patentes – Inespal – San Gabriel – Parque – Politécnico Babel – Avenida Catedrático Soler (División Azul) – Avenida Catedrático Soler (Policía) – Estación de autobuses – Paseo de Soto – Plaza de los Luceros – Calle Alfonso X el Sabio – Rambla-Tesorería Provincial – Rambla-Portal de Elche – Plaza Puerta del Mar.
Bus runs from 6.30 to 23.10, every 40 minutes.
Fare: 1 euro.

Car renting at the airport.

How to arrive by train

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Access by train to Alicante is through three main lines:

  • Madrid-Alicante (connecting with the North of Spain).
  • Barcelona-Alicante (connecting with the North of Europe).
  • Murcia-Alicante.

The train station is at the centre of Alicante: Avenida de Salamanca, s/n.

  • +34 965 10 16 11 (Tele Taxi).
  • +34 965 91 05 91 (Área Taxi).
  • +34 965 252 511 (Radio Taxi).

How to arrive by road

Motorway A3/ A31 leads to Alicante from central Spain by the N-330. The A-7/E-15 Motorway connects Alicante from the North (Catalonia, Valencia) and from the South (Murcia, Andalusia).

How to arrive by bus

There are several bus lines to the University of Alicante by TAM (Transporte Alicante Metropolitano):

  • Línea 24: Alicante-University.
  • Línea 24N: Alicante-University (nights).
  • Línea 34: Alicante-University (direct).

Tickets can be bought at news agents.

  • Single ticket: 0.95 euros.
  • 10-trip bus ticket: 5.50 euros.
  • 30-trip bus ticket:16’50 euros.

How to arrive by taxi

If you take a taxi, you should ask to be dropped at the sculpture Dibujando el espacio, by Pepe Díaz Azorín, showing a huge hand.

An ECDL shuttle service will operate from Monday to Friday.

How to arrive by car

There are two main entrances to the campus:

  1. From the A-7/E-15 Motorway, exit 70, through a roundabout.
  2. Entrance from the San Vicente-Alicante road.

Car park

Entrance from San Vicente-Alicante road: follow the road surrounding the campus and park once passed the Museum.

Wireless network

Wireless network will be avalaible for those participating in the Conference at the Campus of San Vicente del Raspeig.

University Venue in Alicante

The venue in Alicante is located in a 19th century building and it was used for administrative purposes. From 1955 on, it was the Escuela Profesional de Comercio (Trading School). It is a university venue since March 1999.

Address: Avenida Ramón y Cajal, 4, Alicante.
Location reference: Parque de Canalejas.

Pre-conference registration and tutorials will take place on September 17th at the University Venue in Alicante. All other events will be in the Campus of the University of Alicante at San Vicente del Raspeig.