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Studying in Spain: urban and national transport

When you choose Spain as destination for your university studies there is a lot of information you should become familiar with. For example, transport in the city where you are going to live or to those areas of the country you would like to visit. Luckily, CEU Universities are located at the three biggest Spanish cities with multiple urban or interurban transport connections as well as access to the main Spanish airports.


Transport in Spain: traveling around the Peninsula

Without doubt one of the advantages of studying in Spain is its geographical location. You will be able to travel to European countries for a good value and reach in a few hours capital cities such as London, Paris, Rome or Berlin. But in the country there are many interesting destinations. Visiting them you will know the diversity and richness of the Spanish culture without doubt one of the greatest lessons you can take with you from your stay at CEU Universities.

By train

Spain has an extensive railway network with High Speed trains (AVE) to reach the different capitals and tourist destinations. This offer is completed with long distance trains and suburban trains that link cities between them.

By bus

Nearly 200 destinations in maximum of 12 hours-distance. There are many companies that drive on the Spanish roads and motorways. From the main stations in Madrid (Avenida de América and Estación del Sur) there are departures every hour. Barcelona with the stations at Sants and Paseo de Gracia are also very well communicated as well as Valencia.

By plane

There are multiple national routes from Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia that connect these cities with others such as Santiago de Compostela, Bilbao, Sevilla, Málaga, etc. as well as the Canary and Balearic Islands. The main airports are very well connected with the city centre either by special bus, train or metro.

By car

If you prefer the freedom of driving your own car, in Spain there is a broad range of safe car rental companies. Prices are affordable, very varied fleets and rates and the network of Spanish motorways cross each area of the country.

Transport in Spain: moving around the city

Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia have a broad network of metro, urban buses and suburban trains. The best option is to buy a monthly transport ticket that will help you move without limits within the urban area chosen for a fix price. Welcoming services of the different CEU Universities will tell you how to obtain them.

If you are going to study at CEU San Pablo

The first thing you should know is that CEU USP has two campuses, one in Moncloa and the other one in Montepricipe. You can reach the first one by public transport either metro (lines 6 and 7), suburban trains (lines C5 and C9) or by buses A1, B6, 178, 389 and 16. To the second one, either by light train (L3), buses 571, 573, 574 or by the bus service of the University with different daily exits from Ciudad Universitaria and Plaza de Castilla.


If you are going to study at CEU Abat Oliba

Reaching CEU UAO, located at the highest part of the city of Barcelona is very easy. Bus lines 22, V7, 58, 60, 64, 66, 17, 73 , 75 and 196 will take you there. Also you have the option to travel with Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (L7 Avinguda Tibidabo) from the centre of Barcelona. It will only take you 20 minutes to get there from the airport.


If you are going to study at CEU UCH

Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera has a campus in the city as well as in the near cities of Elche and Castellón. In less than half an hour from the centre of Valencia in line 1 you will reach the stop of Seminari-CEU. In Elche, bus line 1 will leave you at the stop 255 to help you reach the university. Also Line B (stop 31 and 36). Also there are trains from Alicante and Murcia; you only have to stop at the station Elche Parque or Elche Carrús. The campus in Castellón is accessible in bus line K4, stop Quadra Morteras.


We encourage you to enjoy the multicultural and open university environment of CEU Universities. Studying at these centres of great international prestige will help you without doubt to boost your education and improve your employability.