Jun 19 – 25, 2022
Zakopane, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Travel

Arrival (Sunday, June 19, 2022)

We recommend that you take one of the flights to Krakow (see the Krakow Airport web page) arriving in Krakow before 5 p.m. We will provide a confernce bus from Krakow to Zakopane on June 19 departing at 6 p.m. from the parking at Reymonta 4 street (walking distance to the city center - details will be given later), which can be reached by the airport taxi or by city bus #208 (getting off at the Czarnowiejska bus stop).

If your flight arrives later than 5 p.m. you might consider arriving one day earlier and staying one night in Krakow, or continue the journey by regular bus services to Zakopane. You will need approximately 45 min. to reach the bus terminal (see below), and approximately 2.5 hrs to get to Zakopane by bus. There are many buses to Zakopane daily, check the time table here (or "Szwagropol" bus company time table - choose Krakow MDA as a starting point). Tickets (approximately 25 PLN) can be purchased on board. Buses to Zakopane leave from the upper level of the bus terminal.

Most convenient connection from the airport to the city center is provided by train service leaving from the airport every 30 minutes (see timetable). Tickets (12 PLN) can be purchased on board or in the vending machines at the platform. After arriving in Krakow main train station go to the bus terminal located to the left with respect to train direction. Take one of the underground passages and follow the signs to the bus terminal.

NEW Flixbus offers direct and one change service from Kraków airport to Zakopane on the arrival day.

After arriving in Zakopane take a taxi to the conference venue at Droga Do Białego 3, 34-500 Zakopane.

Taxis in Krakow

Use one of the big taxi companies or  take a taxi that is clearly marked with a telephone number starting with 19... and the name of the company (like Barbakan, Rotunda, Grosik, Partner or MPT ). Perhaps the best way is to install the iTaxi application on your phone, or use Uber for the most economic price.

Departure (Saturday, June 25, 2022)

The conference bus will depart to Krakow right after the early breakfast at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will go directly to the airport, allowing you to catch flights leaving Krakow after 11 a.m. Regular bus service from Zakopane starts before 6 a.m. allowing you to catch flights departing from Krakow at 10 a.m. approximately. If your flight is earlier in the morning consider an option to stay overnight in Krakow.

In Zakopane

Typically weather in Zakopane is rather unstable this time of the year. One can expect both high temperatures and Sun and heavy rains or even snow. Check local weather at
http://www.zakopane-life.com/weather.php.
Note that Tatra Mountains are of Alpine character and hiking requires good hiking or trecking boots. Usually in May/June there is still some snow in the upper parts, so warm jacket is also required. Please see
https://stunningoutdoors.com/?s=tatra
for more information about hiking the Tatra Mountains, and
https://stunningoutdoors.com/zakopane-and-hiking-in-tatra-mountains/
for general information about Zakopane.