8-14 February 2009- Zakopane (
Travel to Zakopane (
Arrival day in Zakopane: 8 February 2009
Departure day from Zakopane: 14 February 2009
(Talks will take place starting on Monday 9-th February in the early morning up to Friday 13-th February in the late afternoon)
HOW TO GET TO
AND THEN TO ZAKOPANE (http://www.promocja.zakopane.pl/)
The nearest international airport to Zakopane is
(Although not recommended, You can also fly to
Flight to KRAKOW-AIRPORT and connection to KRAKOW-Central Railway Station:
There are now quite a few regular and charter flights
From the Krakow airport you can take (see map http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/_pliki_/fck/port%282%29.jpg for orientation and
TRAIN CONNECTING KRAKOW-AIRPORT TO
A new train line operates now between the
airport and the central train/bus station. Take a free shuttle bus from the bus
stop located at the main exit or walk 200 m. following signs to the train stop.
Tickets (PLN 6) can be purchased on the train. The train operates from 4:25 in
the morning until midnigth (see train time table: http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/strona,Passenger,5_Pasazer.html : right panel airport-to-train station, left panel
train station-to-airport) and takes only 15 minutes to reach the central
2) BUS CONNECTING KRAKOW-AIRPORT TO
The city bus 292
http://rozklady.komunikacja.krakow.pl/index.php?id=przesiadki&przyst=Port+Lotniczy+%28Airport%29 (former 192)
to “Krakowska Szkola Wyzsza” (stops at the train/bus station (3/4
hour)). You have to purchase bus tickets, one for you and one for each piece of
luggage, in advance in newsstands called "Kiosk RUCH" (located on the
1-st floor of
Alternatively you can take a taxi. The price for a ride to the train/bus station should not exceed PLN 60-70 on weekdays (50% more on weekends and at night).
Krakow-Zakopane: ~110 km: 2,5 hours by bus (frequent bus connections until 9 p.m
1) BUS (recommended!)
Considering the frequency of bus connection and different arrival times of the participants, there is not a conference-bus.
Train connection is also available, but less frequent and longer than the bus connection. Details in http://rozklad-pkp.pl/
Zakopane can be easily reached from
You may also try to negotiate an attractive price for a ride directly to Zakopane with taxi drivers directly from Krakow-airport; the price might be of the order PLN 400-500.
Accommodation in Zakopane
Zakopane is a small town located in the footsteps of the Tatra Mountains. Train station (PKP) and bus depot (PKS) are located in the lower, Northern part of the city (see the map here).
The address of the hotel GEOVITA (http://www.geovita.pl/obiekt/Zakopane.7.html), at which all participants will stay and where the meeting will take place, is:
ul. Wierchowa 4,
phone: (4818) 206 6041
fax: (4818) 201 2599
By registering for the meeting one will automatically obtain a room in this hotel. Single and double rooms will be available.
Some other practical general information:
Polish currency is called "Zloty (PLN)". Exchange rates are approximately:
- 1 Euro to 3,3 Zloty
- 1$ to 2,5 Zloty
Check the weather forecast for Zakopane: