The main university campus, at Villafranca del Castillo, is only 20 minutes from the centre of Madrid, to the northwest of the city.  It nestles in 25 acres of leafy, green countryside, in one of the most exclusive areas of the Madrid region – a privileged place where four of the university’s five faculties are to be found, as well as all the administrative and service departments. The university’s two halls of residence are also on the main campus.

Villafranca offers students the combination of healthy outdoor living and a quiet environment for study, just 20 kilometres from the hotspots of a vibrant Madrid nightlife.  The jewel in the campus crown, especially for those interested in sport, is the UCJC Sports Club – a magnificently  endowed sporting centre which is unique among Spanish universities. Students can enjoy the many extra-curricular, cultural and sporting activities that take place on campus throughout the academic year.

Halls of Residence


Practical Information

  C/Castillo de Alarcón, 49
28692, Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, España
  91 815 31 31

How to get there
The main campus of the Camilo José Cela University is located 25 kilometres from Madrid city centre in the Villafranca del Castillo Estate (Villanueva de la Cañada). By car: You can take any of three main roads to get to the university: the M-40, M-30 and the A-6. We recommend taking the following route: From Madrid, take the A-6 in the direction of La Coruña . Take exit 18 (Las Rozas-El Escorial) and head towards El Escorial. Double back at the first round about and take the exit marked Villanueva del Pardillo. At the second roundabout, take the exit marked Urbanización Villafranca del Castillo, Follow the signs to UCJC until you come to the entrance to the campus. There are car parks inside the campus.
There are several bus routes that take you to the there. To consult timetables go to To the university main entrance: 623: Villafranca del Castillo – Las Rozas – Madrid (Moncloa) 626: Las Rozas – Majadahonda – Villanueva de la Cañada 627: Villanueva de la Cañada – Brunete – Madrid (Moncloa) We have our own bus shuttle service that runs from 8:50 a 9:10 (Monday-Friday) connecting the Villafranca del Castillo estate with the university.