VENUE and TRAVEL


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How to get to Kraków?

By air

All flights to Krakow, land at The John Paul II International and Domestic Airport Kraków-Balice (ww.krakowairport.pl/en). The airport is located at the outskirts of the city, but can be easily reached by taxi - 70 PLN (about 17 EUR), car (rentals are available at the airport) or local transportation: bus No 292 (every 20 min). Traveling time is approximately 35 min. Please purchase regular public transportation tickets 4 PLN/person in a kiosk at the airport or in ticket machine (coins only) at a bus. Alternatively, shuttle train service links the airport with the Kraków's Main Railway Station. The trains run every 30 minutes between 5 a.m. and midnight. The 12-kilometer long journey takes about 20 min. A single ticket costs 12 PLN. It can be purchased on board. Detailed information you can find on http://www.krakowairport.pl/en/60/4/176/Access-to-the-airport

To reach the Żaczek hotel or Conference venue from the airport by bus (No 292), get off after approximately 30 minutes at the “Cracovia” stop (see map). For Pigonia Guest House please get off at the “Plac Inwalidów” stop and walk 800m along Karmelicka Str. (see map)

By train

The city can be easily and comfortably accessed by train from all larger cities in Poland and Europe. For more information see the website: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/pn?

By car

Several bus companies run regular international services to Kraków and many other cities in Poland. Kraków has a direct access to the highway A4 and international motorways E40 and E77. Roads in Poland are marked with international traffic signs, and traffic regulations are similar to those in operation in other European countries.

Currency

The official Polish unit of currency is Zloty (PLN). The exchange rate for euro is approximately 1€ ~ 4.1 0 PLN . Major convertible foreign currencies may be changed into Polish zlotys at banks, hotels and at private currency-exchange offices (kantors). In general, traveler's checks can be cashed and all major credit cards are accepted. There are many ATM machines located in vicinity of banks. They accept VISA and Master cards.

Insurance

The conference organizers will not take any responsibility for any kind of personal injury or property damage during the conference. Visitors are advised to make arrangements for their own personal insurance.

VISAS:

Poland has a signed visa waiver agreement with most of the countries which allows to stay up to 90 days. More information can be found at Visa information (http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa). Please let us know if you need a visa and would like to receive a formal letter of invitation. Requests should be sent by email to the Conference.