ERF2020 will be going ahead as planned from Tuesday, 3 March to Thursday, 5 March (including the euRobotics members General Assembly on Monday, 2 March) – with our team taking necessary steps to ensure the provision of ‘sanitation stations’ throughout the event venue(s). Other major events have been successfully organised since end of January 2020 in the ERF location (FYCMA, Malaga).
On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the recent outbreak of novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a public health emergency of international concern. With a small number of cases confirmed in Europe, we want to assure you that the team behind this year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF2020) are regularly tracking public health information provided by both the WHO and Spanish Ministry of Health.
If you have any further concerns about your upcoming travel to Spain, we advise that you consult the travel advice provided by your local government authority. The WHO website also offers detailed information on the virus and the basic preventative measures you can take.
For more information as to how our event team is responding to the situation, please contact: email@example.com.
The Málaga-Costa del Sol airport (AGP) is the fourth busiest airport in Spain after Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It is 8 kms southwest from Málaga and 5 kms north from Torremolinos. The airport has flight connections to over 60 countries worldwide, and over 18.6 million passengers passed through the Málaga airport in 2017.The airport operates with three terminals and offers a variety of international destinations. It connects the Costa del Sol with daily links to twenty cities in Spain and over one hundred cities in Europe. Direct flights also operate to Africa, the Middle East and also to North America in the summer season. Airlines with a base at the airport are: Air Europa, Norwegian, Scandinavian Airlines, Ryanair and Vueling.Malaga-Costa del Sol airport website.
Málaga is connected to centre and north of Spain through the A-92 and A-45 highways. The south coast is connected through the A-7 highway.
Málaga-María Zambrano is the main railway station in the city of Málaga. It is served by high-speed trains from Madrid and Barcelona. The Cercanías railway network connects Málaga-María Zambrano with other towns in the Costa del Sol: Torremolinos, Benálmadena and Fuengirola; and the Málaga Metro system connects the railway station with the west area and the University. More information in therailway company website.
The airport Ceranías train station is just in front of the arrivals main door. Airport indications can be followed to reach the train station. The C1 line takes 12 minutes to arrive at the “Málaga-Centro Alameda”. The one-way ticket price is around 2,50€. The Cercanías C1 timetable can be found in the Renfe company website.
Taxis are available at a taxi stand right at the exit from the main door at Arrivals. By taxi, the trip to Málaga city centre will take around 15 minutes and the cost is around 20€.
There are two bus stops at Málaga airport: The main one, for bus and coaches, is in the terminal T3 level 0, Arrivals sidewalk in front the transport hub at terminal T3. Various bus lines serve this airport and have their origin and final destination at the airport's bus station. The A Express line (EMT Málaga) is a bus line which circulates between the city centre and the airport. The ticket price is 3€, paid with cash on the bus. More information.
Official taxis can be taken on the street, at the taxi stands along the city centre and can be booked by phone (+34 952320000) or using the “Free Now” app for mobile phones.
Empresa Malagueña de Transporte (EMT) buses No. 4, No. 19 and No. 20 connect the city centre to the Palacio de Ferias; and bus No. 22 takes you from the exhibition centre to Av. Moliere and the University of Malaga (UMA) Teatinos Campus. The bus company is connected to Google Maps, it can be used to get the best way to reach the Conference centre by bus.
The best way to travel around the city is by Metro, bus or foot. The Metro can be used to visit the University of Málaga and the west area of Málaga. The bus network connects the entire city. Finally, the city coast line can be visited on foot or bicycle. There are several bike renting services in the city centre, and the city council has a cheap bike rental service: Málagabici.