Applied Algebraic Topology


30 June - 4 July 2014

Castro Urdiales, CIEM Spain




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Arriving in Castro Urdiales

The organization provides a free bus connection from Bilbao airport to Hotel Las Rocas, Hotel Vista Alegre and Hotel Arenillas in June 25 and June 29 departing Bilbao airport at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in this service, please be on time at the Main Bus-Dock (dársena de autobuses) of Bilbao airport, just outside of arrivals. The bus will display this poster. If you are not using this free service, please see below.

How to get from Bilbao airport to Castro Urdiales by bus:

First,  take a bus from Bilbao airport to Bilbao Main Bus station (Bilbao Termibus Buses run every 5-10 minutes from 6:30 am to 11:40 pm and the ride duration is about half hour. Check the precise timetable at

Then, take a bus from Bilbao Main Bus station to Castro Urdiales (or simply Castro). Buses run every half hour from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm and the travel duration is 45 minutes. Again, check the precise timetable at

How to get from Bilbao airport to Castro Urdiales by taxi:

Just take a taxi from the taxi stand at Bilbao airport. It will take about half hour to get to Castro Urdiales and the ride is about 45-50 Euros.

How to get to Hotel Arenillas

Hotel Arenillas is located in Islares, about 6 km. from Castro Urdiales. If you are staying there, either take a bus to Castro Urdiales and then take a taxi from Castro Urdiales to the Hotel (the ride is about 14 euros)
or else, take a taxi directly to Hotel Arenillas from Bilbao airport.


How to get to Hotel Las Rocas and Hotel Vista Alegre

From Castro Urdiales Bus station to Hotel Las Rocas and Hotel Vista Alegre, you can either take a taxi or walk (2.5 km, 35 minutes). 

In the following link point A is Castro Urdiales bus station, point B is Hotel Vista Alegre and Point C is Hotel Las Rocas.,+Spain&daddr=Calle+Ctra.+Ir%C3%BAn%2FN-634+to:Paseo+Ocharan+Mazas&hl=es&ie=UTF8&sll=43.37567,-3.21569&sspn=0.018092,0.046391&geocode=Fcz1lQIdIdLO_ykZ4dgmSvJODTE0NKeagxdY-w%3BFSDElQIdgQvP_w%3BFWPVlQIdE_fO_w&dirflg=w&mra=mi&mrsp=2&sz=15&t=m&z=15


How to get to CIEM from Hotel Las Rocas and Hotel Vista Alegre

In the following link point A is Hotel Vista alegre, point B is Hotel Las Rocas and point C is the CIEM.,-3.211356&sspn=0.009047,0.023196&geocode=FSbElQIdSAvP_w%3BFWbVlQIdEvfO_w%3BFd3glQIdAPTO_w&dirflg=w&mra=mi&mrsp=1&sz=16&t=m&z=16


How to get to CIEM from Hotel Arenillas

A free shuttle service connecting Hotel Arenillas to CIEM will be available daily from June 26 to June 28 and from June 30 to July 4. The bus will depart from Hotel Arenillas to CIEM at 9 am (except June 26 at 8:45 am and June 30 at 8:30 am). The bus will return from CIEM to Hotel Arenillas at 8:30 pm (except June 30, July 2 and July 4 at 4 pm and July 3 at 11:30 pm).



The location of CIEM can also be found here.