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Directions to IMDEA Networks

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IMDEA Networks is located in the town of Leganés, to the south of Madrid, very near University Carlos III of Madrid's (UC3M) Leganes campus – 28918 Leganes (Madrid). (View UC3M on Google maps).

How to arrive to IMDEA Networks' building

The IMDEA Networks' building is located at 22 Avenida del Mar Mediterraneo, Leganes (Madrid). (See blue building in the map below).

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Coming by car to IMDEA Networks, Avenida del Mar Mediterraneo 22, Leganes (Madrid)

Time required coming by car

  • From Madrid City Centre: Approximately 20 minutes outside of peak hours
  • From Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport: Approximately 30 minutes outside of peak hours

Coming by car from the East on the M-40 or M-30 motorways

  • If you are coming via the M30 motorway eastbound take the super-south node and then the M40 westbound, or take the Toledo-bound motorway and then the westbound M40.
  • If you are coming from the Toledo motorway take the M40 westbound.

Once on the M40 take Exit 27 direction Badajoz/Leganes/R-5/Via Lusitana/Toledo. Upon exiting the M40, take immediately the ramp to the right, indicated direction Leganes/Via Lusitana. Stay in the left hand lane of the ramp until you reach a roundabout. At this roundabout go to the left (you will pass over the M40), taking the third exit – a dual carriageway which is signposted M425 Leganes. Continue on this dual carriageway, going straight ahead at several roundabouts – following the road signage to "Leganes" and "Centro Urbano" until you reach a roundabout with three large sculptures of heads on top of pillars. This is known as the "Glorieta Fuente de Leganés" – the Leganes Fountain roundabout. Take the first exit towards the av. del Dos de Mayo, which is also signposted "B° de la Fortuna/Alcorcón". The next roundabout features a statue of a horse with four heads. (This is known locally as the "Glorieta Caballo de Agua".)

At this roundabout take the first exit, (this is actually Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo), which is signposted "B° de la Fortuna/Alcorcón". Go straight over the first roundabout and then through the traffic lights towards a second roundabout. As you approach the second roundabout you will see the shopping centre "Leganes Uno" and a large sign for Burger King on your right hand side. Our building is located on the opposing side of this roundabout and to the right – a three-storey red brick building displaying several large signs indicating "IMDEA Networks Institute".

Coming by car from the West on the M-40 or M-30 motorways

From the M40 motorway take exit 30, signposted "La Fortuna". (Take care, because there is another exit before this one which is indicated "Leganes" that you should not take).

Once you have taken the exit 30 follow the dual carriageway towards Leganes town centre. (La Fortuna is a local neighbourhood that you should not pass through.) At the roundabout take the first exit and join the M411 (also known as the "Carretera de la Fortuna" – Motorway of La Fortuna) Go straight over the next five roundabouts and when you reach the sixth (which occasionally features a working fountain) you will see our building to your right – a three-storey red brick building displaying several large signs indicating "IMDEA Networks Institute". (On your left hand side you will see the shopping centre “Leganes Uno” and a large sign for Burger King.) You have reached your destination. Take the first right at the roundabout and find a suitable parking space.

Parking

In front of our building, with its entrance on Av. del Mar Mediterraneo, is a small car park which sometimes has spare spaces which visitors may use. Failing this, the adjoining roads such as Av. del Mar Mediterraneo usually have a large number of free car parking spaces.

How to arrive to UC3M from IMDEA Networks by car

Coming by public transport to IMDEA Networks, Avenida del Mar Mediterraneo 22, Leganés (Madrid)

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From Madrid city centre:

  • Metro underground system: Approximate journey duration: 1 hour. Take Line 1 (direction "Pinar de Chamartin") from "Atocha Renfe" station, getting off at "Tribunal". Then take Line 10 (direction "Puerta del Sur") to "Puerta del Sur". Then take Line 12 (also known as Metro Sur) to "San Nicasio". IMDEA Networks is approximately 5 minutes by foot from the station (see the map below). Take the right hand exit to "Avenida del Mar Mediterraneo" and follow on straight ahead. You will find our building to the left of the second roundabout.
  • Cercanías regional rail network: Approximate journey duration: 30 minutes. Take Line C-5 from Atocha Renfe station (direction Fuenlabrada/Humanes) to “Leganes Central”. IMDEA Networks is approximately 10 minutes by foot from that station (see the map below).
  • Bus
    • 432 Madrid (Villaverde Bajo – Cruce) – Leganes
    • 480 Madrid (Plaza Elíptica) – Leganes
    • 484 Madrid (Oporto) – Leganes
    • 486 Madrid (Plaza Elíptica) – Leganes (Valdepelayo)

From Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport:

  • Cercanías regional rail network: Approximate journey duration: 1 hour.  From the airport terminal T4* take Line C-1 of the Cercanías train network towards “Atocha Renfe” station in the centre of Madrid. Then change to Line C-5 (direction "Fuenlabrada/Humanes") to reach “Leganes Central” station. IMDEA Networks is approximately 10 minutes by foot from that station. (See the map below).
    *If you arrive at terminals T1-T2-T3, there is a free shuttle service to go to T4 (it takes 10 mins).
    Note that this travel ticket costs approx. € 2.6 and it is cheaper than other options including the Metro.
  • Metro underground system: Approximate journey duration: 1 hour 15 minutes. Take Line 8 of the Metro from either "Aeropuerto T4" or "Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3" Barajas Airport Metro station to "Nuevos Ministerios" station in the centre of Madrid. Then take Line 10 (direction "Puerta del Sur") to "Puerta del Sur". From there, take Line 12 to "San Nicasio". IMDEA Networks is approximately 5 minutes by foot from the station (see the map below). Take the right hand exit to "Avenida del Mar Mediterraneo" and follow on straight ahead. You will find our building to the left of the second roundabout.
  • Metro underground combined with Cercanías regional rail network: Approximate journey duration: 1 hour. Take Line 8 of the Metro from either "Aeropuerto T4" or "Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3" Barajas Airport Metro station to "Nuevos Ministerios" station in the centre of Madrid. Then take Line C-2 (direction Guadalajara) of the Cercanías network from "Nuevos Ministerios" to "Atocha Renfe" station. From there, take Line C-5 (direction "Fuenlabrada/Humanes") from "Atocha Renfe" to "Leganes Central". IMDEA Networks is approximately 10 minutes by foot from that station. (See the map below).
Walking from Leganés Central Metro and Cercanias Train Station
 
 
Walking from San Nicasio Metro Train Station
 

Walking from IMDEA Networks to UC3M

IMDEA Networks' headquarters

Front view of the IMDEA Networks' building

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