1-5 July 2019
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

useful information

Visa

Participants requiring a visa to visit Poland are advised to apply for one at Polish consulate well in advance. Information about Polish embassies and consulates can be found here. If you require an official invitation letter for the visa application, please send an email to beyond19@fuw.edu.pl to inform us.

Accommodation

The participants should arrange their own accommodation. While there are enough hotels in Warsaw to suit everyone’s taste and budget, it may be useful to consider options from the list below.

Hotels situated up to 25′ walking distance from the conference venue

  • GOLDEN TULIP WARSAW CENTRE(4 stars)
  • to conference site: 25′ walk or 13′ by tram (tram 1, 7, 9, 25 from the stop PL. ZAWISZY to the stop OCH-TEATR)
  • RADISSON BLU SOBIESKI (4 stars)
  • to conference site: 25′ walk or 13′ by tram (tram 1, 7, 9, 25 from the stop OCHOTA RATUSZ to the stop OCH-TEATR)
  • IBIS Warszawa Reduta(3 stars)
  • to conference site: 17′ walk or 10′ by bus (bus 136, 172, 186 from the stop SZCZĘŚLIWICKA to the stop BANACHA)
  • CAMPANILE VARSOVIE / WARSZAWA(3 stars)
  • to conference site: 25′ walk or 13′ by tram (tram 1, 7, 9, 25 from the stop PL. ZAWISZY to the stop OCH-TEATR)
  • IBIS budget Warszawa Reduta (1 star)
  • to conference site: 17′ walk or 10′ by bus (bus 136, 172, 186 from the stop SZCZĘŚLIWICKA to the stop BANACHA)
  • PREMIÈRE CLASSE VARSOVIE / WARSZAWA (1 star)
  • to conference site: 25′ walk or 13′ by tram (tram 1, 7, 9, 25 from the stop PL. ZAWISZY to the stop OCH-TEATR)

Hotels in the city center

  • MARIOTT(5 stars)
  • to conference site: 20′ by tram (tram 7, 9, 25 from the stop DW. CENTRALNY to the stop OCH-TEATR)
  • POLONIA PALACE(4 stars)
  • to conference site: 22′ by tram (tram 7, 9, 25 from the stop CENTRUM to the stop OCH-TEATR)
  • NOVOTEL WARSZAWA CENTRUM(4 stars)
  • to conference site: 22′ by tram (tram 7, 9, 25 from the stop CENTRUM to the stop OCH-TEATR)
  • METROPOL(3 stars)
  • to conference site: 22′ by tram (tram 7, 9, 25 from the stop CENTRUM to the stop OCH-TEATR)
  • HAMPTON BY HILTON WARSAW CITY CENTER
  • to conference site: 23′ by tram (tram 7, 9, 25 from the stop DW. CENTRALNY to the stop OCH-TEATR)

University guesthouse

  • SOKRATES
  • to conference site: 38′ by bus (bus 136 from the stop WYŚCIGI to the stop BANACHA-SZPITAL)

Other

Some budget participants may also wish to stay in hostels located in the center of the city. For more information please consult e.g. hostelworld.comhostels.comhostelbookers.com.

Some hotel booking centers are booking.comHoteliaPolhotelPolhotelsCapital Apartments.

Travel

Arriving by plane

Warsaw Chopin Airport

Warsaw is served mainly by the Frederic Chopin airport located within the city limits, 10 km from the city center. 
 

  • Bus
  • The best way to get to the city center is to take a bus number 175 from the airport. Trip to the Central Railway Station (located at the city center) takes about 28 min (you have to get off at the stop DW. CENTRALNY). To get to the Ochota Campus of the University of Warsaw (the conference site) you should take bus number 175 or 188, and get off at the stop BANACHA-SZPITAL. The trip takes about 16-20 minutes, depending on traffic. For the detailed information about the tariff in the public transport see below, or consult this web page. All timetables can be found with Google Maps Transit. Many hotels can be reached by bus number 175: “Polonia Palace”, “Metropol”, “Novotel Centrum” (stop CENTRUM), “Mariott”, “Hampton by Hilton” (stop DW. CENTRALNY), “Campanile Varsovie”, “Premiere Classe Varsovie”, “Golden Tulip”, “Radisson Blu Sobieski” (stop PL. ZAWISZY). Please note that pickpocketers tend to be an issue on airport buses. 

 

  • Train
  • Another way of reaching the city center is by train, line S2. The train station is very close to the terminals, it can be found by following the signs on the floor. The station located in the center is called WARSZAWA ŚRÓDMIEŚCIE, the trip to the center takes about 30 minutes. To go from the center to the conference site, you need to take tram number 7, 9 or 25 or bus 175 or 128 at the stop CENTRUM and go to the stop OCH-TEATR (BANACHA-SZPITAL in case of buses), the trip takes approximately 11 minutes. The tarifs are the same as in the buses, see below. 

 

  • Taxi
  • Taxis are available directly at the exit doors in arrival areas of all terminals (transport offered by unauthorized persons is neither cheap nor safe). Taxi prices vary between the companies (2 – 3 PLN/km day rate, with 50% late night and weekend surcharge). Taxi can be also ordered by phone: +48 22 19191 (MPT Taxi), +48 22 6777777(Merc Taxi), +48 22 6444444 (Sawa Taxi).

    Warsaw/Modlin Airport:

    In the neighbourhood of Warsaw, 35 km from the city, there is also Modlin Airport, where Ryanair operates. Getting from the Modlin airport to the center of Warsaw takes about 50 minutes. 

 

  • Shuttle bus
  • The standard fare for the shuttle bus is 35 PLN one way (ticket can bought from the bus driver), but it is posible to find cheaper prices while booking online. The timetable can be found here. The bus stops in the city center, next to the Palace of Culture and Science. To get to the conference site, you need to walk to the bus stop CENTRUM and take tram number 7, 9 or 25 or bus 175 or 128 and go to the stop OCH-TEATR (BANACHA-SZPITAL in case of buses), the trip takes approximately 11 minutes. 

 

  • Train
  • The connection with the train costs 17 PLN one way. First, you have to take a bus to the train station, and then take a train. There is one for the whole journey. It can be purchased at the stall in the baggage reclaim area. After getting off the train the ticket can be used to travel with the public transport in the city for a period of 75 minutes from the hour written permanently by the passenger on the ticket in the designated spot. The buses and trains are synchronised, the schedule can be found here. The train stops at the central station (“Warszawa Centralna”). To get from here to the conference site you should take tram number 7, 9 or 25 or bus 175 or 128 at the stop DW. CENTRALNY and go to the stop OCH-TEATR (BANACHA-SZPITAL in case of buses), the trip takes approximately 10 minutes. 

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  • Taxi
  • You can also take a taxi, there are two companies approved by the airport: SAWA TAXI and TAXI MODLIN. The fares for the travel from the airport to the city are fixed in these companies. A trip from Modlin airport to the city center costs 119-199 PLN (6 a.m. – midnight) depending on the city zone. It takes 35-40 minutes.

    Arriving by train

    Warsaw main railway station Warszawa Centralna is located in the city center, with many bus and tram routes connecting it directly with all parts of the city. In particular buses number 175, 128 and 504, and trams number 7, 9, 25 go directly to the Ochota campus of the University of Warsaw (the conference site, stop OCH-TEATR). The trip takes about 10 minutes.  The taxi stand can be found by following the signs on the platforms and along the underground passages.

Public transport in Warsaw

The public transport in Warsaw consists of buses, trams, two subway lines and commuter trains. In all of these means of transport the same tariff applies. The tickets can be purchased in vending machines located at the stops, at newsstands, vending machines in selected buses (especially those going to and from the airport). The tickets have to be validated at the beggining of the journey! The following tickets can be useful:

  • Single fare ticket (4,40 PLN) — entitles to an unlimited number of journeys for a period not exceeding 75 minutes from its validation or to a single journey to a stop or station which is the last on the route (this ticket will be useful for the connection between the airport and the city center);
  • 20-minute ticket (3,40 PLN) — entitles to unlimited number of journeys within 20 minutes from validation;
  • 1-day ticket (15 PLN) — entitles to unlimited number of journeys for 24 hours from its validation;
  • Weekend ticket (24 PLN) — entitles to unlimited number of journeys from 7:00 PM on Friday till 8:00 AM on Monday;
  • Group weekend ticket (40 PLN) — entitles a group of up to 5 people to unlimited number of journeys from 7:00 PM on Friday till 8:00 AM on Monday.

Public transport connections can be searched on Google Maps or on the webpage jakdojade.pl.

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