Alcalá de Henares has good transport connections with Madrid International Airport (Barajas) and the historic centre of Madrid, with rapid access to all Madrid's museums, monuments and leisure facilities.
Getting here from Madrid
Madrid to Alcalá de Henares by bus
Buses to Alcala de Henares depart from the bus interchange on the Avenida de America in Madrid (connecting with Metro lines 4, 6, 7 and 9). The buses to Alcala are run by the Continental Auto company: line 223goes to the centre of Alcala, just 5 minutes from Alcalingua.
Madrid to Alcalá de Henares by train
The Alcala de Henares station is 12 minutes from Alcalingua, and RENFE-Cercanías lines C-2 and C-7 stop there. WARNING! DO NOT CONFUSE with ALCALA UNIVERSITY station, which corresponds to the external campus. The journey from the centre of Madrid takes less than 35 min.
Atocha is the main station for local trains from the centre of Madrid, and is connected to all local lines in the city: Chamartín, Nuevos Ministerios, Recoletos, Principe Pío, etc. Atocha also has a direct line to Puerta de Atocha station, for the high speed train (AVE) and long-distance trains.
Getting here from the Madrid-Barajas International Airport
Madrid-Barajas Airport to Alcalá de Henares by bus
Line 824 departs from Terminals I and II. The route terminates at the University of Alcala de Henares External Campus, after passing the Hospital Príncipe de Asturias, Avenida Complutense, Puerta de Madrid(near Alcalingua) and Torrejón, where it goes along the Avenida de la Constitución and the Avenida de las Fronteras. It then returns to Barajas Airport without stopping on the A-2. There are three stops at the airport: the airport services area and terminals T1 and T2, with connections to the Metro line 8 station, Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3.
Madrid-Barajas Airport to Alcalá de Henares by taxi
This is the fastest and most direct means of transport. For Alcala de Henares, take the N-II (Madrid-Barcelona motorway). The approximate cost by taxi from the airport is between 35 € and 50 €.