2nd European Conference on Molecular Spintronics

Peñíscola (Castelló, Spain), 21-24 October 2018


COST MOLSPIN Joint Workshop WG1 and WG3, 25 October 2018

How to arrive

The town of Peníscola, situated in the north of the Community of Valencia, is set in a privileged part of the Spanish Mediterranean. The municipality of Peníscola covers 79Km2, 17 of which run parallel to the coastline, an area which is fairly distributed between woodland areas and warm Mediterranean groves of oranges, olives and almonds.

The old city, which is crowned by a XIV century castle-stronghold (open to visit from 10:30 to 17:30; entrance 5-3,5€) and was the residence of Pope Benedict XIII, stands on top of an impressive rocky crag which rises 64 metres above the blue sea. A sandy isthmus joins it to the mainland, which in the past was swept by waves in the midst of storms, turning the city into an ephemeral island.

Providing a contrast with the old quarters are the modern streets and wide avenues of the tourist area. Warm waters in summer and autumn are shared between the extensive beaches of fine sand which lie to the north of the fortress, and the beautiful coves flanked by steep cliffs which can be found to the south.

ECMolS2018 conference will be held from Monday October 22nd to Wednesday 24th at:
Palau de Congressos (Conference Center).
C/ Blasco Ibáñez - Maestro Bayarri
12598 Peníscola (Spain)

Registration on Sunday 21st accommodation of participants, meals and dinners will be at: .
Hotel Servigroup Papa Luna ****
Avinguda del Papa Luna, 6, 12598 Peníscola

(500m from the Conference centre)
How to arrive to Peníscola
Peníscola is located 130km north of Valencia and 230km south of Barcelona, where the two closest main airports are. Other smaller airports, even closer, are in Reus and Castelló de la Plana. There is also train connection with Madrid or Alicante.

Peníscola is 8km from Benicarló-Peníscola train station (connexion by taxi, 17-18€) and 14km from Vinaròs train station (connexion by local bus: every 30 minutes, duration 45minutes. Timetable).

You can see the train schedule and buy the tickets two months in advance in Renfe webpage. Some regional trains are only available one month in advance.

There is also a direct bus from Barcelona airport to Peníscola. Bus stop in Peníscola to the Hotel is 10 minutes on foot.


Shuttle bus from Valencia Airport
We propose several shuttle services between Valencia airport and Peníscola but they will be scheduled only if enough people are interested.
  • Departure from Valencia airport to Peníscola on Saturday 20th at 6 pm (specially for people taking part on the excursion on Sunday morning)
  • Departure from Valencia airport to Peníscola on Sunday 21st at 4 pm
  • Departure from Peníscola to Valencia airport on Thursday 25th at 10 am (arrival at 11:30-12:00)
In the following table, you can find information about how to get from the different airports to their corresponding train stations.

Airport Train station Connexion from airport to train station Train duration  until Vinaròs or Benicarló-Peníscola Trains/day
Valencia (VLC) Valencia-Nord Direct metro from Aeroport to Xàtiva 1h15-2h 10
Free shuttle bus from the airport on Saturday 20th at 18:00 and Sunday 21st at 16:00 if enough people are interested
Barcelona (BCN) Barcelona-Sants Local train from Aeroport to Barcelona-Sants 2h-3h15 9
Direct bus from Barcelona airport T1 to Peníscola Pz. Constitución 3h30. 7 buses/day in weekdays; 3 buses/day in weekend
Madrid (MAD) Madrid –Puerta de Atocha Local train from Aeropuerto-T4 and Metro from Aeropuerto T1 T2 T3 and Aeropuerto T4 to Atocha Renfe 3h45-5h15 3 (weekends)-8
Alicante ALC) Alicante Shuttle Bus to Alicante train station 3h10-3h49 4
Reus (REU) Salou or Tarragona Bus to Salou (Costa Daurada) or Tarragona 0h51-1h58 9
Castelló (CDT) Shuttle bus from Airport to Peníscola (25€/person, min 2 people) or taxi (50-60€)
You can see the train schedule and buy the tickets 2 months in advance in http://www.renfe.com

Some regional trains from Valencia, Barcelona, Tarragona, Salou or Castelló are only available 1 month in advance.

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