All flights to Krakow, land at The John Paul II International and Domestic Airport Kraków-Balice. 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: train every 30 minutes (is the fastest way to get to the city center and takes about 17 minutes). The Kraków Airport train station is located near the passenger terminal, at the rear of the multi-storey car park. Trains are equipped with air conditioning, power outlets, Wi-Fi and ticket machines. All trains also have spaces for disabled passengers and persons with reduced mobility (PRM). All trains operate 7 days a week. Current timetable is available here. A single ticket from Kraków Airport to Kraków Main Train Station costs 8 PLN (luggage is free of charge). You can buy a ticket either on the website or at the passenger terminal at level 0 (ticket machine), in train station (ticket machine), in train (ticket machine or train conductor on board). Ticket machines accept payment by cash, debit or credit cards.
Alternatively, it is a bus No 208 to Kraków Main Bus Station (every 60 minutes). Traveling time is approximately 40 min. Please purchase regular public transportation tickets 4 PLN/person in the ticket machine at the passenger terminal (arrivals hall, level 0) or in the ticket machine at the bus stop (payment in cash or with credit/debit card). Please, remember that the ticket must be validated when getting on the bus.
Alternatively, it is possible to fly to Warsaw – Chopin Airport and take a fast train (EIC Premium) to Krakow running approximately every hour, but a ticket is quite expensive: 300 PLN (70 EUR) round trip.
The city can be easily and comfortably accessed by train from all larger cities in Poland and Europe. For more information see the official Polish Rail Road (PKP) website.
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.
Krakow is a touristic site and many hotels are localised in city old center. Since September is a very popular time for travelling it is recommended to book a hotel as soon as possible. Map below shows some hotel suggestions in the old city center.
|Conference Office have booked two Jagiellonian University guest houses (GH on a map: FLORIANSKA and BURSA PIGONIA) which may be booked via the conference office. To do so please contact the Conference office. Notice please that this service will be available only to participants registered already with a conference fee paid and until June 15th. After this date the Conference Office will not be able to assist with any accomodation reservation.
More info on FLORIANSKA and BURSA PIGONIA guesthouses.
The official Polish unit of currency is Zloty (PLN). The exchange rate for euro is approximately 1€ ~ 4.4 PLN. Present exchange rates are available from National Bank of Poland (NBP). Major convertible foreign currencies may be changed into Polish zlotys at banks, hotels and at private currency-exchange offices (KANTOR). 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.
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.
Poland is part of the Schengen Area and has a signed visa waiver agreement with most of the countries which allows to stay up to 90 days.List of countries whose nationals may enter Poland without a visa. More information can be found at Visa information of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 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 Office.