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Joint DIPC, JCNS & SoftComp Workshop 2018:

Functional Polymers

19 - 21 March 2018, San Sebastian, Spain


Location and Accommodation

Donostia International Physics Centre (DIPC)
University of the Basque Country
Campus of Gipuzkoa
Paseo Manuel de Larzibal 4
20018 Donostia - San Sebastian

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Donostia/San Sebastian is located in the northeast of the Spanish Basque Country: 110 km from Bilbao, 500 km from Madrid, and 800 km from Paris. This charming medium-size city is set in picturesque countryside, on the edge of the Biscay Gulf and surrounded by mountains.

There are three main airports that can be used to reach San Sebastian:

• Bilbao airport, Spain (IATA: BIO, 100 km from the city centre). About 1 hour's drive from San Sebastian. An international airport with connections to all major cities in Europe (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Rome,...). The most convenient one for overseas travellers in terms of connections and air fares. A direct shuttle bus running every hour connects the airport with San Sebastian for about 17 euros. The bus time table is available here (search between "LOIU AIREPORTUA" and "DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIAN").

• San Sebastian airport, Spain (IATA: EAS, 25 km from the city centre). Next to the town of Hondarribia, about 30 minutes drive from San Sebastian. A small airport with domestic connections to Madrid and Barcelona. Iberia flies to this airport. Convenient when a connection through Madrid is possible. A taxi connecting the airport and the city should be around 30 euros. The airport is also connected to the city centre with lines E20 and E21 operated by Ekialdebus.

• Biarritz airport, France (IATA: BIQ, 50 km from the city center). 40 minutes drive from San Sebastian. Air France flies to this airport, and some low-cost airlines such as Ryanair also fly here. Convenient when flying from France or London. Public transportation is complicated between Biarritz and San Sebastian.


The registration does not include accommodation and participants should make their own booking seperately. Donostia-San Sebastian offers a great variety of different kinds of accommodation, ranging from 5-star hotels to hostels and flats.

In order to make it easier for you to find the accommodation that better suits you, we suggest you have a look at the San Sebastian Tourist Office link:

Some hotels near the workshop venue are:

Hotel San Sebastian ****
Hotel NH-San Sebastian****
Hotel Codina***
Hotel Ezeiza**
Hotel La Galeria**

San Sebastian is a city popular with tourists and hotels are usually full. We strongly recommend booking accommodation as early as possible.

Additional Information

For questions please contact:




Workshop Chairpersons
Juan Colmenero
Tel.: +34-943-018791


(Materials Physics Center (CSIC-UPV/EHU),
San Sebastian, Spain)

Dieter Richter
Tel.: +49-2461 61-2499


(Jülich Centre for Neutron Science,
Forschungszentrum Jülich,

Local Organizing Committee

Josexto Pomposo

Angel Moreno

Arantxa Arbe

(Materials Physics Center (CSIC-UPV/EHU),
San Sebastian, Spain)

Donostia International Physics Center

JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science