Practical Information

VENUE Carlos Santamaria Center. Elhuyar Plaza 2. 20018. Donostia

The Carlos Santamaria Center is a brand new building, located at the main Campus of the University, in Donostia.


The Workshop will take place at the ground floor, just across the building's main entrance, in the Auditorium and in three other seminar rooms (besides the Auditorium).

See here a map of the city with the location of the Workshop venue, different Hotels, distance from airports, bus station, etc


The city of Donostia-San Sebastian hosts a large number of fine hotels and guesthouses.
The hotels listed below are close to the workshop venue:

A very good search platform for finding a nice place in Donostia-San Sebastian to stay during the conference can be consulted here (in Spanish or Basque).


Coming by Air

The closest airports to Donostia-San Sebastián are:

Only flights from/to Madrid and Barcelona.
It is located at 20 km. from Donostia city center. To get to Donostia, take either a taxi (35 Euro approximately) or the regular bus line San Sebastián - Hondarribia, operated by EKIALDEBUS. It arrives at Gipuzkoa Square, close to the City Hall of San Sebastian.

LOIU Airport, in Bilbao.
Domestic and international flights.
It is located at 10 km. from Bilbao city center and 100 km. from Donostia.
Once arrived at Bilbao's airport, you can easily reach Donostia by bus. There is one direct bus to Donostia leaving from the airport every hour (until 11:45 pm). The trip takes 75 min and it leaves you at Amara's bus station in Donostia (from where you can easily take either a taxi or another bus to reach your hotel or the conference site; see indications below). For more information, visit the bus company web page:

BIARRITZ International Airport
Domestic and international flights
It is located at 40 km. from Donostia.
From Biarritz Airport take a bus to Hendaye. Then, you may get San Sebastian by train (see below).

Coming by Train

RENFE North Station (Francia Avenue): main lines from/to Madrid, Barcelona and Irun/Hendaye (where changing is required to connect with Paris). Further information, including prices and time-tables, can be obtained visiting the links of the Spanish (RENFE) and the French (SNCF) Railway Companies.

EUSKOTREN Amara Station (Easo Square): Regional lines.
The Basque (EUSKOTREN) Railway Company links San Sebastian and Hendaye (TOPO line). The trip lasts 38 min and there is one train every 30 minutes from 06:47 to 22:30.

Coming by Bus

Donostia's bus Station is located on the neighborhood of Amara (Plaza Pío XII. 20010. Donostia-San Sebastián). This is located at the entrance of the city, at approximately 20 minutes walking distance from the center. From there to the center of the city you can take a taxi or a bus (number 28) and to reach the congress venue you can either take bus number 24 (direction Antiguo) or 27 (direction Antiguo). For more information, visit the city bus company's webpage: