Excited QCD 2010
31 January-6 February 2010- Tatra National Park (
Travel to Hotel
Academia, Tatranska Lomnica/ Stara Lesná,
Arrival day: 31 January 2010
Departure day: 6 February 2010
(Talks will take place starting on Monday 1-th February in the early morning up to Friday 5-th February in the late afternoon)
The gps coordinates of the Hotel Academia are:
Useful maps of the Hotel from Google-maps:
Tatranska Lomnica is a small town in the
, located in the western part of the High Tatras. It Tatra National Park
It is situated 15km north from the city Poprad, which has an international airport (but the airport has limited connections) .
The easiest way to get to the hotel Academia in Tatranska Lomnica /Stara Lesna is to take a taxi from Poprad. The price should be close
to 20 euro maximum (which corresponds to roughly 700 Slovak crown, the old currency).
(There is a cheap but a bit less convenient alternative. From the second station of Poprad, which is called Poprad-Spiš.Sobota (it is the final stop of the train coming from
one can take train to Studeny Potok, it takes 10 min, then there is direct connection to Tatranska Lomnice (3min for change ,it is designed for) which duration
12 mins to Tatranská Lomnica, exit there. The trains go every 30 min, price should be small (cca 2E). But at end one has to walk from Tatranska Lomnica to
Stara Lesna, which is approximately 1km.)
To go to Poprad:
1) Poprad airport: The closest airport is to fly to the international
. airportof Proprad
Infos at: www.airport-poprad.sk/index.php?lang=en . However, the Poprad-airport has a limited connections.
Kosiceairport( ): http://www.airportkosice.sk/ . Slovakia
This is probably the easisest option, but often the tickets to
are expensive. Kosice
There is train coming from Košice to Poprad almost every hour with short duration 1h 33min and price.
Cheaper options are via
Viennaor airports. They require longer train journeys, see below: Bratislava
3) Vienna airport: www.viennaairport.com/jart/prj3/via/website.jart?rel=en&reserve-mode=active
All train to
Slovakiaare passing through . So one can take train to Bratislava and then to Poprad-Tatry. (There are many connections per day). Bratislava
There are two relevant stations Vienna Westbanhof and Vienna Sudbanhof. Most of the connections to Poprad are leving form Sudbanhof.
Duration: 5-6 hours.
and nearby: Bratislava
* The connection of Airport in
Viennaand Airport in : is provided by bus company Blaguss, departures on this site. Bratislava
The journey takes approximately 1 hour, costs 6.0 €.
* The connection of Airport in
and Bratislava Main Bus Station: is provided by bus company Eurolines with departures from Airport Vienna Vienna
(VIE) at 8:00, 8:30, 9:30, 10:40, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30, 23:30.
The journey takes approximately 1 hour.
In the opposite direction departures are at 5:30, 6:00, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00.
* The connection of Main Railway Station and Main Bus Station: is provided by the trolley bus No. 210 (from August 27th 2009) with 12
min. intervals. The tickets are sold at the ticket vendors or at news-stands.
* The connection of Main Railway Station and Bratislava Airport (BTS): is provided by the bus No. 61 with 25 min. intervals. The tickets are sold at the ticket vendors or at news- stands.
4) Bratislava airport: www.airportbratislava.sk/
Via Bratislava-airport: flight to
Bratislavaand then to take a train from main stations. Bratislava
There is a fast train connection each 1-2 hour per day. The travel last 4h
30min. This is the best option. There is also bus coming every hour from
main bus station. Bratislava
Duration 4h 30min ,price 14 E.
www for bus search: http://cp.atlas.sk/vlakbus/spojenie/
www for train (in slovak)
"nove spojenie" means "new connection"
the later works for international connections as well. Tickets are
available at the train station before a train is taken.
Last possibility, although not recommended:
5) Krakow airport (Poland): www.krakowairport.pl/en
Train Krakow-Poprad . There are few connections, all of them require some changes in Zilina (
Slovakia) and Bohumin ( ). Duration 8-9 Czech Republic
hours. The best solution is the night train with a change in Bohumin (CR) 22:15
KrakowGlowny 01:09 Bohumín 01:20 Bohumín 05:47 Poprad-Tatry
(this is for this year, i.e. 2009, take a care about possible shifts for 2010).
Have a nice travel !