Travel & Survival

Childcare

A childcare option is available from Monday-Thursday on the UIB campus, for details please contact the organizers (gravity.uib.contact@gmail.com).

Venue

The conference will take place at the University of Balearic Islands Campus, which is located 7.5 km north of Palma downtown in the middle of a scenic landscape, and close to the mountains in the “Serra de Tramuntana” range.

Plenary talks will take place at the Auditorium of the Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos building.
The parallel sessions will take place in the same building in the ground floor next to the Auditorium
. Coffee Breaks and lunches will be served in the cafeteria of the same building.

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Airport

Palma de Mallorca is very well connected with the rest of Spain and Europe (especially Germany, the UK, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia) with its “Son Sant Joan” international airport (airport code PMI), the only airport on the island of Mallorca. The airport is located 8 km east of Palma.

web page of the airport

How to go from the airport to Palma downtown and back

Bus

At the Airport take the Bus Line 1 to Plaza España (or Plaça d’Espanya; this is Palma’s downtown). The stop is outside the Airport Arrivals’ Hall. There is one bus every 12-15 minutes. Ticket price: 3.00 EUR. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver (bills larger than 20 EUR are not accepted). Line 1 bus route can be found here. Line 1 schedule can be found here. For more information on buses visit the EMT web pageFor an overview map of all public transport lines see here (PDF may take a while to load).

Taxi

Taxis can be found also outside the Arrivals Hall. Average price to Hotels: 20 EUR (plus supplements for luggage, night time and Sunday rides).

How to go from Palma downtown to the UIB campus

Metro (subway)

This is the recommended transportation between Palma downtown and the UIB campus where the workshop will take place. Take line M1 which starts in Plaza España (marked as Estació Intermodal on ticket machines) and ends on the UIB campus. Travel time is 13 min, ticket price is 1.60 EUR. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines located in the station hall (bills larger than 20 EUR are not accepted). Keep the ticket until the end, since it is needed to leave the station. When you exit the metro station you should walk  for about 7 minutes to the Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos building. A map of the Metro lines can be found here. The Metro schedule to/from UIB can be downloaded from here

Bus

You can also take the bus line 19 (labelled as “Universitat”) to go to the UIB campus (ticket price 1.50 EUR). Trip time is about 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver (bills larger than 20 EUR are not accepted). Bus line 19 route can be found here and the schedule can be downloaded from here. Once on the UIB campus you exit the bus at the bus stop Edifici Beatriu de Pinos, and then walk to the Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos building (about 2 minutes, see map at the beginning of this page). For information on buses visit the EMT web page. A map with all the bus lines can be downloaded from here (PDF may take a while to load).