The Conference will take place in a building (Faculty of Law, Krupnicza 33a), which is 15 minutes walking from the Main Market Square (Rynek Główny) the center of the beautiful city of Krakow.
Address : 33a Ulica KRUPNICZA, Krakow
from the street
Travel and Visa
Poland participates in the Schengen Area. It has also signed a visa waiver agreement with many other countries which allows to stay up to 90 days. More information can be found at visa information at http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/visa_free/visa_free_countries.
Please contact us if you need a visa and would like to receive a formal letter of invitation (please place "Request for the invitation letter" in the Subject - email address email@example.com). Invitation Letter will be sent through email or by mail (by special request) after registration to attend AFMBioMed.
The John Paul II International and Domestic Airport Kraków Balice, http://www.krakowairport.pl/en, is located at the suburbs of the city, however, the city centre can be easily reached by:
- taxi - 80 PLN (about 20 EUR),
- car (rentals are available at the airport),
- local public transport including buses and the train.
Kraków airport is served by two regular agglomeration bus lines: 208 and 252 and one night line, 902. The bus stops are located near the passenger terminal. A regular agglomeration ticket (bilet aglomeracyjny), which costs 4 PLN, can be purchased from ticket machine:
- at the passenger terminal, arrivals hall, level 0;
- at the bus stop (payment in cash or with credit/debit cards);
- on the bus (payment in coins only).
Travel takes about 35 minutes.
Alternatively, you are advised to take a train linking the airport with Kraków Main Railway Station. It is the fastest and most convenient way as the journey takes about 17 minutes. The train runs every 30 minutes from 4:00 a. m. to midnight. A regular ticket, which costs 8 PLN, can be purchased:
- from a ticket machine at the train station (payment in cash or with credit/debit cards);
- on board from a ticket inspector or a ticket machine (payment in cash or with credit/debit cards).
The train timetable can be found at http://malopolskiekoleje.pl/index.php The new 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 people with reduced mobility.
There are both ATM machines and the Money Exchange Office at the Airport Building. It is also possible to fly to Warsaw and take a fast train (ICC) to Kraków (traveling time approx. 3 hours).
The city can be easily and comfortably accessed by train from all larger cities in Poland and Europe. More information on connections and ticket reservation is available at http://www.rozklad-pkp.pl/en.
Kraków has a direct access to the highway A4 and international motorways E40 and E77. The road signs follow the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals and therefore the traffic signs, and traffic regulations are similar to those in operation in other European countries.
Parts of the highway's system in Poland is tolled. Pricing varies between different roads. A4 is a toll highway between Kraków and Wrocław (with a small toll-free fragment in vicinity of Katowice). Payment for regular car on route between Kraków and Katowice costs 10 złoty (around 2.5 Euro). Information about all tolls regarding Polish highways can be found at https://www.gddkia.gov.pl/en/1126/motorway-tolls.
There aren’t many car parks in the centre of Kraków and finding a parking place on the streets tends to be very tricky. Kraków is devided into several parking zones and on the streets in the center of Kraków parking is paid on weekdays from 10.00 (10 a.m.) to 20.00 (8 p.m.). More information about paid parking zones can be found at http://mi.krakow.pl/en/paid-parking-zone-in-krakow.
Most hotels downtown have their own parking places available at extra charge.
Public transport in Kraków.
Public transport is based on a fairly dense network of tram and bus lines operated by a municipal company, supplemented by a number of private minibus operators. Local trains connect some of the suburbs. The bulk of the city's historic area has been turned into a pedestrian zone
Public transport ticket can be purchased from:
- Ticket machines located at bus/tram stops (payment in cash or with credit/debit cards)
- Ticket machines in vehicles (payment in cash- coins only).
There are several types of tickets: one/ two journey tickets or different time tickets. A time ticket allows you to change unlimited number of times within the time period stated on the ticket starting from its validation time. The ticket is validated only once, immediately, after you had boarded a bus/tram for the first time. The ticket has to be kept till you reach your final destination or it expires. Municipal transport services offer you regular tickets: a 20-minutes ticket (2.80 PLN), 40-minutes ticket (3.80 PLN), 60-minutes ticket (5.00 PLN), 90-minutes ticket (6.00 PLN), 24-hours ticket (15.00 PLN), 48-hours ticket (24.00 PLN), 72-hours ticket (36.00 PLN) and 7-days ticket (48.00 PLN). Regular one/two journey ticket costs 3.80 PLN and 7.20 PLN, respectively. Students are offered 50% discount.
All of the above-mentioned tickets are good for municipal bus services within the city limits only. A one-way ticket for buses going beyond the administrative boundaries of Kraków - bus numbers from 200 to 304 - costs 4 złoty (so-called "bilet aglomeracyjny").
More information is avaiable at http://www.mpk.krakow.pl/en/page-70cdbe44/.
Shops and banks
Food stores are generally open between 6.00 or 7.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. Other shops tend to be open between 10.00 a.m. or 11.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. Many shops are also open on Sunday. The chain and shopping malls are open long hours, usually from 8.00 a.m. to 10 p.m. or later on weekends. Poland is fast becoming a shopper's paradise. The most popular souvenir is amber from the Baltic sea. Poland is also known for its silver jewelry. Small family-owned galleries sell various products of handmade crafts and pottery. Regular banking hours are 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Banks, shops, restaurants and other public institutions stay open at lunchtime.
Poland's power grid supplies 230V/50 Hz current; round, European-style, two pin plugs are used.
Direct connections are available with almost all countries.
The conference organizers will not take any responsibility for any kind of personal injury or property damage during the conference. Participants are advised to make arrangements for their own personal insurance.