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Location and contact

Institution: University Miguel Hernandez (UMH)
Center: Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute (IBMC)
Address: Av. de la Universidad s/n. Edif. Torregaitán. E-03202.
Elche. Alicante. Spain
Phone: + 34966658759
Fax: + 34966658758

How to get to the IBMC
By car

Elche is connected with the mediterranean coast and Europe by the A-7 highway (european E-15). In addition, the highway Alicante – Cartagena (A-32) connects Elche with both cities. Another important commumication way is the N-330 National road network, connecting Alicante with the rest of the State. Additional secondary ways are N-340 between Alicante, Elche and Murcia via Orihuela, or the N-332, linking different points of the coast.

To access the University from highway A-7 take the exit Monforte-Elche-Madrid-Universidad and continue following the indications to Elche city and Universidad to reach the parking North inside the campus. From the parking, the Torregaitan building can be seen at 400m distance (see below).

PFor general questions about highways or traffic, please visit Dirección General de Tráfico, DGT.
Visit also: Google Maps

Follow green arrows to access to “Aparcamiento Norte”. Buildings Torrevaillo and Torregaitan are circled in blue.

By air

The closest airport is the Aeropuerto Internacional de El Altet, conecting main european and national cities. Other airports are Murcia (San Javier), Valencia (Manises), Madrid (Barajas) or Barcelona (El Prat).

The El Altet airport is located 20 min far from Elche. From the airport take the road N-338 to link the highway A-7/E-15 direction Murcia, and then follow the indications by cars (above).

Airport and flights information can be consulted in AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea).

By train

The accession to Alicante can be done using three different lines:

  • Madrid-Alicante (and connections with the North of Spain).
  • Barcelona-Alicante (and connections with Europe)
  • Alicante-Murcia (short-range connections)

Alicante city has two train stations: Alicante-Término, connecting with RENFE network, and Estación de La Marina, connecting local places (F.G.V.).

Information on train services can be reached in Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Españoles RENFE, or Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana, FGV.

To reach Elche from Alicante-Termino take the short-range train “Cercanias” to Murcia (every 1 hour aprox. Cercanias) and leave the train in the third stop (Elx-Park station) after an aprox. 25 min trip. The University campus is 1 Km distance from the station and can be reached by a 10 min walk.

The bus station in Elche is located near the train station and close to the University Campus. There are regular lines connecting close villages and cities, as well as national and international destinies.

Elche Bus Station phone is 96 661 50 50

For detailed schedules of companies covering the line Alicante a Elche:

  • Alsa, Telf: 902 42 22 42
  • La Melillense, Telf: 965 45 69 47
  • Mollá (Grupo subús), Telf: 965 42 42 42
  • Serrano, Telf: 965 45 61 46
  • A. Urbanos de Elche, Telf: 965 42 03 92
  • Vegabús, Telf: 96 661 32 23