Arrival and Flights
Geographical Position of Cádiz
Cádiz is a coastal city in southwestern Spain and part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. The 3000-year-old city, being the oldest city in Europe, is located at the Costa de la Luz and is almost completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with only a tongue of land connecting it to the mainland. Cádiz is only about 100 km afar from the southernmost point of the European continent, Tarifa.
Planes run to Jerez, Sevilla or Málaga. The nearest airport is Jerez, which is about 45 km from Cádiz. You should, of course, inform us on time of your estimated time of arrival.
Getting from the airport to Cádiz
Arriving at the airport you will have the following possibilities to get to Cádiz:
- Transfer Service: Melkart offers a Transfer Service from the following airports: Jerez de la Frontera, Sevilla and Málaga.
- Getting to Cádiz by bus: Busses run from Seville, Jerez, Málaga, ...
Buses in Andalusia (Private Bus Companies and Timetable summaries)
Transportes Generales Comes (Comes is a leading company in the passenger road transport sector in the province of Cádiz. Please check this page for autobuses from other cities to Cádiz.)
From Jerez Airport to Cádiz: Several buses run from the airport of Jerez. This is the cheapest way to get to Cádiz. It costs about 3 € and it lasts about 1h15 from Jerez airport to Cádiz. The different bus lines from the airport to Cádiz are: M-050, M-051, M-052 and M-053. For Jerez-Cádiz timetables please see Consorcio de Transportes Bahia de Cadiz.
- Getting to Cádiz by train: Frequent trains run from Jerez and about every hour from Sevilla. A very convenient way to come in from Madrid is with the Talgo train that runs twice a day taking about 5 hours. Please see RENFE for timetables.
- Getting to Cádiz by car: From Madrid, Cordoba and Seville you can take the A4, from Barcelona the N340. There is also a motorway (with tolls) from Sevilla to Cádiz.
Jerez de la Frontera - Cádiz (Google Maps)
Sevilla - Cádiz (Google Maps)
Málaga - Cádiz (Google Maps)
Madrid - Cádiz (Google Maps)
As soon as you have your plane ticket, you can phone us, fax or email to tell us the means of transport (plane, train, bus) you are going to take along with the day and time of your arrival. We will immediately inform you of the nearest bus or railway station and the times of departures to Cádiz.
Hotels in Cádiz
The majority of the students lives in a shared flat together with other students (please see Accommodation). Cádiz also offers a variety of beautiful hotels and low priced pensions. We will advise students who are interested in these hotels.
Hotels in the picturesque Old Town of Cádiz:
- Hotel Spa Senator Cádiz ****
- Parador de Cádiz **** (Hotel Group: Paradores) (At the moment closed for repairs.)
- Hotel Francia y París *** (At the moment closed for repairs.)
- Hospedería Las Cortes de Cádiz ***
- Hotel Argantonio **
- Hotel PatagoniaSur ***
Hotels in the new district of Cádiz:
- Hotel Playa Victoria **** (Hotel Group: Palafox Hotels)
- Tryp La Caleta **** (Hotel Group: Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts)
- Hotel Puertatierra **** (Hotel Group: hoteles Monte)
- Hotel Spa Cádiz Plaza ***
Rooms especially for Students:
Descriptions of 3 Hotels in Cádiz
Hotel SPA SENATOR CÁDIZ (4 star ****)
This recently built hotel is found in the historical city centre close to the Plaza de San Agustin, the port and the Paseo de Canalejas, and within easy walking distance of our school. The hotel lobby is a welcoming and typical Andalusian patio through which you pass to access the other rooms.
The hotel offers a SPA service and has, on the top floor, a swimming pool with stunning views of the city. There are a number of treatments available, whether you just want to relax or treat yourself to some beauty therapy. These include a roman bath, Jacuzzi, fruit bath, … One SPA session per week is included in the price.
The hotel has WiFi in all common areas and connection available in all 91 bedrooms. All the rooms are soundproofed and come with satellite television, bathroom with hairdryer, safe, mini bar, air conditioning and/or heating, ceiling fan, telephone and connection to the internet via either cable or wifi. The bedrooms come with two single beds (1.05m x 2m), two queen size beds (1.35m x 2m) or one large double bed (1.8m x 2m). There are also family rooms available.
Hotel ARGANTONIO (2 star **)
Found in a small, rambling 19th century house, a fusion of Arabic and Andalusian art with the architectural style of the houses of Cádiz. Decorated with real care with engraved arches and mosaic structures, all contributing to a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
The hotel has 19 bedrooms all decorated with supreme care and all with an individual flair. Each has its own special charm: colonial style, andalusian style, rustic style… All rooms are equipped with plasma screen televisions; there is an internet connection and air-conditioning.
The hotel is situated right in the middle of the historical centre and is very close to the school. The hotel is characterised by the warmth of its atmosphere, where you are treated more like one of the family than just a guest.
Hotel PATAGONIA SUR (3 star ***)
New construction hotel opened in July 2009, characterized mainly for two qualities: its exceptional location, in business and nerve centre of the city, and for the personalized and close treatment; reasons to make this hotel the perfect place for pleasure. A warm and friendly hotel where the guest will enjoy a quiet and comfortable stay in Cadiz.
Comfort and simplicity are the main characteristics of the rooms. All of them are external with oak floor and furniture. Elegant decoration and paintings. The hotel is distributed in five floors with two rooms in the penthouse with private terrace and unique Cadiz views.