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Conference bus:

The Organizing Committee arranges a conference bus from Krakow to Zakopane. It will depart on May 16, 2011 at 15.30 (3.30 P.M.) from the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, 152 Radzikowskiego Str. (see map) The route to Zakopane will be continued via Balice Airport. The return bus is planned on May 21, 2011. If you want to be taken by the conference bus, please mark your wish in our registration form or contact us via e-mail: Zakopane2011@ifj.edu.pl

For those who cannot use the School bus to get from Krakow to Zakopane we suggest usage of a public bus transport. The Bus Station is located in the center of Krakow near the Railway Station. The buses go very often during the day time (a few in every hour). The time of travel is about 2 hours and ticket cost about 20 PLN. The schedule of buses can be checked at http://www.rda.krakow.pl/en/detale.php. Just write bus stop “Zakopane”, choose the day and hour and mark if you are looking for arrival or departure bus and 10 busses will be shown.

If you are looking for connection to Zakopane from Polish city other then Krakow and you need assistance please contact the Organizers via email: Zakopane2011@ifj.du.pl.

How to get to KRAKÓW (Cracow) [50.06°N, 19.96°E]:

By plane


Krakow airport BALICE is located just 16 km from the city centre, has direct connections with cities such as: Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Chicago, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Cologne-Bonn, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Vienna. Main Airlines operating at Balice Airport are LOT, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Swiss Air, also cheap flight airlines such as: Germanwings, Sky Europe and Easy Jet.

In order to get to the main Railway Station (Dworzec Glowny) one can use regular rail services to Krakow city center operated by PKP Przewozy Regionalne Sp.z.o.o. Travel time to the Railway Station is approx. 15-20 min. and ticket fare is 6,00 PLN. The Kraków-Balice Station is located approx. 200 m from the passenger terminal, you can get there by foot (around 5 min. walk) or take a free shuttle bus service which operates to and from Kraków-Balice Station, this is a 3 min. trip from the airport terminal building.

There is also bus stop located directly at the roundabout, in front of the passenger terminal. Buses of the municipal transport authority (MPK S.A.) of Krakow no. 192 - from Krakowska Szkola Wyzsza, through Railway Station, Plac Matejki, AGH and the Cracovia Hotel, and no. 208 - from Nowy Kleparz, through the Miasteczko Studenckie (Students' Town) and Balicka Street (cost aprox. 0.75 Euro one way).

Taxi from the airport will take you to the city centre with a cost of aprox. 10 Euro.

More information on the webpage: http://www.krakowairport.pl/en

WARSAW OKECIE AIRPORT offers connections with major cities of the World. To reach Krakow one can choose domestic flights or a train connection. The train station is located 10 km from Okecie Airport - bus or taxi transport is available. InterCity or Express trains operate about every 2 hours. Journey time is roughly 3 hours. (cost: approx. 30 Euro one way)

More information on the webpage: http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/?lang=en

KATOWICE PYRZOWICE AIRPORT is now a base of cheap flights operators such as Wizz Air and Centralwings. From Pyrzowice Airport there are bus connections related to the flight operators to Krakow Bus Station. (cost: approx. 15 Euro one way)

More information on the webpage: http://www.gtl.com.pl/eng/index.html


  • We suggest to avoid taxis especially in Warsaw because of very high rates for foreigners.
  • Car rentals are available on each of airports.

By train

“Dworzec Glowny" Railway Station - the main station in Krakow is located in city centre and offers direct connections to European Cities i.e. such as Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and to most cities in Poland.

Route planner and timetable: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/?q=en/node/143

By coach

International Krakow Bus Station is situated very close to the “Dworzec Glowny" Railway Station. Travel companies like EUROLINES and other offer coach connections to many cities in Europe.

More information on the webpage: http://www.eurolines.com/

By car

The Road Atlases of Poland are available at most Gas Stations in Poland. The roads are quite well marked although due to the road conditions driving in Poland is far from being comfortable. Fuel cost about 1.3 Euro/liter

Internet online map: http://www.multimap.com/