XI AIEC Congress

Congress location

The XI Congress of Iberian Association for Comparative Endocrinology will be held in:

Experimental Sciences Building
University of Vigo

+34 986 812 564

Bus schedule and route

The 3 days of the congress the organization will provide a bus service to move participants from the city center to the Faculty of Biology in the first hour and to take them back to the city when the sessions of each day are finished.


1. City center-Faculty:
Departure from Calle Arenal: 13:15
Stop at Plaza España: 13:25
Arrival at Faculty of: 14:00

2. Faculty of Biology-Pazo de Castrelos-Vigo:
Departure from Faculty: 19:00
Arrival at Pazo de Castrelos: 19:30
Departure from Pazo de Castrelos: 21:00-21:30
Arrival in the city center: 21:30-22:00


1. City center-Faculty:
Departure from Arenal street: 08:30
Stop at Plaza España: 08:40
Arrival to Faculty of Biology: 09:10

2. Faculty of Biology-city center
Departure from Faculty: 18:45
Stop at Plaza España: 19:15
Arrival at Calle Arenal: 19:25

3. City center-restaurant
Departure from Calle Arenal: 21:00
Stop at Plaza España: 21:10
Arrival to Restaurant: 21:30

4. Restaurant-city center
Departure from the restaurant: 01:30
Stop at Plaza España: 01:50
Stop at Calle Arenal: 02:00


1. City center-Faculty:
Departure from Arenal street: 08:30
Stop at Plaza España: 08:40
Arrival to Faculty of Biology: 09:10

2. Faculty of Biology-airport-city center
Departure from Faculty: 16:30
Stop at the airport: 16:45
Stop at Plaza España: 17:00
Arrival at Calle Arenal: 17:10

Arrive to Vigo


The most common way to travel to Vigo is by car. The good connections of the city allow to reach Vigo by highway from Madrid, Santiago, A Coruña and Oporto.

There are three main highways arriving to Vigo:

  • Madrid and Vigo are connected by the Autovía del Noroeste (A-6) and the Autovía das Rías Baixas (A-52). They are 667 kilometers away that are made in an average of six hours.
  • To get to Vigo from Portugal you must take the A3 that connects Oporto, Lisbon and Braga with the Spanish border and links there to the AP-9 and A-55 that will leave you in the center of Vigo.
  • To move by car through Galicia the best option is the Autopista del Atlántico (AP9), which links Vigo and A Coruña to Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela.


It is also possible to reach Vigo by bus. There are direct bus lines from Madrid, Barcelona, Asturias, Bilbao, Irún, San Sebastián, Zaragoza, Extremadura and Andalusia to Vigo. In addition, there are international bus routes that reach Vigo from Portugal and from France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany.

Bus station, Avenida de Madrid, 57
Phone: 986 373 411


Vigo Airport is located 12 kilometers from the city center. In July 2017 it has planned the connections of the following companies.

  • Air Europa: Madrid
  • Air Nostrum: Alicante, Bilbao, Londres, Málaga, Mallorca, Menorca, París, Rome, Seville and Tenerife
  • Iberia: Madrid
  • Ryanair: Barcelona, Bologne, Dublin, Edimburgh and Milan
  • TAP: Lisbon
  • Volotea: Mallorca, Valencia
  • Vueling: Barcelona

Peinador | AENA | Vigo Airport


You can reach Vigo by train from Madrid, Barcelona, Ourense, Pontevedra, Santiago, A Coruña, Ponferrada, León, Bilbao, Alicante and Oporto. To travel from Madrid there are three options: the Intercity train, the Alvia train and the Hotel Train.

Vigo has two train stations, both in the city center:

  • URZAIZ: in Plaza de la Estación, for AVE (high-speed railway) from Coruña-Santiago
  • GUIXAR: in the street Areal, for remaining trains.

Phone: 902 240 202

Vigo description


The largest city in Galicia

Vigo is full of surprises. It is one of the most important destinations for urban tourism in the north of Spain and the biggest city in Galicia: the best thing about a holiday in Vigo is the huge variety of services and leisure activities you will find. In addition to its wonderful natural surroundings, the famous beaches of Vigo and the Cíes Islands, you will discover an authentic industrial city: dynamic, enterprising and avant-garde.

City with character, Vigo combines tradition and innovation in its particular idiosyncrasy and offers you a whole range of possibilities, such as diving in the streets of Historic Vigo or spending a morning of shopping, browsing the weekly outdoor markets in the neighborhoods. Take a natural trail in the center of the city, such as in the hill of O Castro, or discover a spectacular university city, enjoy a football team in the first division and learn about a historical fishing, motor and innovation industry.

How to get around in Vigo

To move around Vigo, the simplest is to use public transport -bus and taxi- or your particular vehicle, either motorcycle or rental car. Moving in Vigo is easy, however, we recommend you to discover the city by walking. Despite those hills that have made it famous: Vigo has thousands of corners that you could lose if you do not walk. Like the mosaic of Domecq, which adorns a wall of the street Policarpo Sanz, or the impressive paths that surround the mount of O Castro to climb the viewpoint over the estuary of Vigo.

The car rental and public transport are an excellent option especially if you do tourism outside the center of Vigo: the urban bus reaches all the neighborhoods of Vigo, and getting around by taxi is a very affordable price.

Public Transportation | Campers | Renting Vehicles | Parking in Vigo

Practical information

Vigo is the epicenter of the Rías Baixas, the economic axis of Galicia, a modern city, impregnated with the smell of the sea and hospitality. “Vigueses” are open, strong personality, enterprising and cosmopolitan. Not in vain, we live in the shadow of one of the most important ports in Europe and in one of the most privileged natural corners of Spain, the Vigo estuary.

In this section you will find useful tips to visit Vigo, both to get to know us better, to go shopping, to drive through our vertiginous city or to find the tourist information points.

Useful Tips | 5 essentials in your suitcase | 5 recommendations to visit the Cies islands | Tourist information points | Health and emergency services | Services abroad | Telephones of interest