Join us in Warsaw

Today, Warsaw is a booming metropolis, one of the fastest developing capitals of the European Union, and the ninth most populous urban area in the Union. Its unique architectural style blends new and old, continually evolving.

How to get to Warsaw?

BY PLANE

Warsaw is served by two international airports:

  1. Warsaw Chopin Airport – located around 8 kilometres from the city centre. It is served by five bus lines, two of which reach the city centre directly – 175 and night bus N32. A railway connection (Warsaw Airport Train)  with Chopin Airport is also available. If you decide to take a taxi, it is advised to use the licensed taxi services offered at Chopin Airport: Ele Taxi, Sawa Taxi or Super Taxi.
  2. Warsaw Modlin Airport – a smaller airport servicing only budget airlines is situated in Modlin, 35 km from Warsaw, where the easiest way to get to the centre is to take a bus – Modlin Bus (modlinbus.pl ), which operates 24 hours a day. The trip takes around 50 minutes.

BY TRAIN

There are three train stations in Warsaw that provides domestic and international connections.

Warszawa Centralna Train Station (the closest one to the conference venue)

  • Address: Al. Jerozolimskie 54 (city centre)
  • Getting to metro station:
    • bus: 127, 128, 158, 175, 517, 521
    • tram: 7, 9, 22, 24, 25, 77
  • Information:
    • InfoDworzec: (+48) 22 474 40 86,
    • warszawa.centralna@pkp.pl

Conference venue

Copernicus Science Centre

The conference will take place in Copernicus Science Center – outreach center located on the bank of the Vistula river in Warsaw.

Address:

Centrum Nauki Kopernik
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20,
00-390 Warszawa
Poland

Recommended places to stay

Hotels

Here we present map of recommended hotels located in close proximity to the conference venue. Below the map you can find detailed information about special rates for conference participants and guidelines on how to access them.

Below there is a list of recommended hotels located within a walking distance to the conference venue. Bookings can be made directly at the hotels through given links (soon). There is a peak season between May – September, so early hotel booking is highly recommended.

Please remember that using listed hotels is in no way mandatory, and you are very welcome to search lodging opportunities on your own on others booking platforms: https://www.booking.com or https://trivago.pl

5* HOTELS 

 Warszawa (in Prudential Building),  address: Plac Powstańców Warszawy 9, Warszawa

  • Check in: 15:00 / Check  out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 1,3 km
  • Website: Warszawa Hotel

Radisson Collection, address: Grzybowska 24, Warszawa

  • Check in: 15:00 / Check out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 2 km
  • Website: Radisson Collection
  • Reservation LINK

Sheraton Grand Warsaw, address: Bolesława Prusa 2, Warszawa

  • Check in: 15:00 /Check  out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 2 km
  • Website: Sheraton Grand Warsaw

 

4* HOTELS 

 Teatro, address: Nowy Świat 66, Warszawa

  • Check in: 14:00 / Check out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 2 km
  • Website: Teatro

PURO Warszawa Centrum, address: Widok 9, Warszawa

  • Check in: 15:00 / Check out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 1,5 km
  • Website: PURO

Indigo Warsaw, address: Smolna 40, Warszawa

  • Check in: 15:00 / Check out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 1,5 km
  • Website: Indigo Warsaw

 

3* HOTELS 

 Gromada, address: Plac Powstańców Warszawy 2, Warszawa

  • Check in: 14:00 / Check out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 1,6 km
  • Website: Gromada

Motel One Warszawa-Chopin,  address: Tamka 38, Warszawa

  • Check in: 14:00 / Check out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 1,2 km
  • Website: Motel One

 

2* & 1* HOTELS 

Logos Warszawa, address: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 31/33, Warszawa

  • Check in: 14:00 / Check out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 1 km
  • Website: Logos Warszawa

Apple Inn, address: Chmielna 21/1, Warszawa

  • Check in: 14:00 / Check out: 12:00
  • Distance to conference venue: c.a. 1 km
  • Website: Apple Inn

 

Visa information

Citizens from some countries may require a Visa to come to Poland. The detailed information concerning visa requirements are available at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland website: https://www.gov.pl/web/diplomacy

If you require an official Letter of Invitation please contact us by sending email to crater@ichf.edu.pl

It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications.

The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the conference organizers in any way, nor does it guarantee an entry visa to Poland. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference are the sole responsibility of the delegate.

The conference organizers  will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of delegates.

for your stay in Poland

Practical information

Public transport in Warsaw

You can check public transport connection in Warsaw using Google Maps or with Jak Dojadę platform – find your connection https://jakdojade.pl/warszawa/trasa/

All information on Warsaw public transport (timetables, connections, tickets etc: HERE 

Please note:

All public transportation tickets can be purchased at ZTM points, in some newspaper kiosks and at ticket machines located in the metro stations, bus stops, as well as on some buses and trams. You can pay either with cash or by card. Tickets can be used for all means of transport. You can select from 20-, 75- and 90-minute tickets. Longer-term options include one-day and weekend tickets.

Tickets must be validated immediately after boarding a bus or tram, or at the gates leading to metro platforms. Luggage and animals can be taken on public transport free of charge.

Currency
The Polish currency unit is zloty (PLN), divided into 100 groszy. Current exchange rate on: www.nbp.pl
1 EUR = PLN 4,72 (January 2023)
1 USD = PLN 4,33 (January  2023)
1 GBP = PLN 5,36 (January 2023)
Most foreign currencies can be easily exchange either in banks or in private exchange offices (“kantor”). Foreign currency (cash) is not acceptable in shops.

Shops
The common opening hours are 10.00 am  – 7.00 pm Monday to Friday.
​​​​​​On Saturdays shops are mostly closed at 2 p.m. and generally closed on Sundays.​​​​​
Payment in shops: by cash (Polish money, some accept €) or credit cards.

Emergencies and medical services
Emergency calls from phone boxes are free of charge.

997 Police
998 Fire brigade
999 Ambulance
986 Municipal police
112 European emergency number for mobile phones

Credit cards
Credit cards accepted in Poland: Visa, MasterCard, American Express. Cash withdrawal machines, restaurants, car rental agencies and most shops accept all major credit cards.

Post offices
Post offices are open Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Post boxes are red and post is usually collected twice daily. Stamps can be bought only at post offices.

Banks
Banks are open Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 6.00 pm and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.