ISMIS'96 - How to get there from anywhere


Conference site
Recreation Center "Koscielisko"
Zakopane, Poland,
Conference time
9-13 June, 1996

You have four possibilities to get to the conference site:
  1. from anywhere to Warsaw ( by plane, by train or by bus),
    then to Zakopane by Conference bus
    available on Sunday, 9th June, only
    or, using public transportation means
  2. from anywhere to Warsaw ( by air, by train or by bus),
    then to Zakopane (by train or by bus),
    or
  3. from anywhere to Cracow (by train or by bus),
    then to Zakopane (by train or by bus).
  4. from any where to Warsaw ( by air, by train or by bus),
    then to Cracow (by train or by bus),
    then to Zakopane (by train or by bus).
In case you use public transportation, take advantage of shuttle bus to get from Zakopane city center to the conference site.

WARNING: Time tables of public transportation will be subject of minor changes by June 1st, 1996.

You have four possibilities to get back to Warsaw or Cracow:

  1. from Zakopane to Warsaw by Conference bus
    available on Thursday, 13th June, only
    or, using public transportation means
  2. from Zakopane directly to Warsaw (by train or by bus),
    or
  3. from Zakopane to Cracow (by train or by bus).
  4. from Zakopane to Cracow (by train or by bus),
    and then to Warsaw (by train or by bus),

Beside Zakopane, both cities: Warsaw and Cracow are worth visiting during your stay in Poland.

Cracow (in Polish: Krakow, in German: Krakau) is called nowadays the "Royal City" as it was the seat of Polish Kings since the times of the King Wladyslaw the Little till Zygmunt Waza the Third who moved the capital to Warsaw. The royal castle on the Wawel hill is the major attraction point for tourists. Walking round Old Cracow may please everybody.

Warsaw (in Polish: Warszawa, in other languages: Warschau, Varsovia etc.) is the capital of Poland. The Old City with the Royal Palace are of great interest for tourists.

Many Europpean cities have direct bus and/or railway connections both with Warsaw and Cracow.

Beside information below, consult also Railway time table in Cracow and/or Railway and Bus time table in Zakopane


Going to the Conference site

Coming to Warsaw from the World

By plane:
landing at OKECIE airport, e.g. using LOT Airlines Call  628-75-80 or 952 or 953 in Warsaw (reservation and information).
Airport-City busses or city bus No 175 carry you directly to city center (WARSZAWA CENTRALNA railway station).
Warning: Avoid using taxi at the air port.
By train:
Most European capitals and many cities have direct railway connections with Warsaw, trains generally stopping at WARSZAWA CENTRALNA railway station. Contact your local railway station or call international train information in Warsaw:
 620-45-12, 25-99-42.
By bus:
Many European cities have direct bus connections with Warsaw, busses usually stopping at WARSZAWA ZACHODNIA bus (and railway) station.

Traveling from Warsaw to Zakopane Directly

Conference Bus

A special coach to Recreation Center in Koscielisko will leave Warsaw on Sunday, 9th June, at midday. The journey will take approx. 7 hours. The coach will start from the center of Warsaw (near Warsaw Central Railway Station - Warszawa Centralna) and go past "Warszawa" hotel and Warsaw Airport. So the journey should begin not earlier than 11.30 and not later than 12.30. The exact time and place of departure from the center of Warsaw will be given later; it depends on your need.

If you are interested in going by the special coach, please let Ewa Gasiorowska-Wirpszo, email: < gasior@ipipan.waw.pl> , know (the sooner the better) if you want to start from:
( ) the center of Warsaw
( ) "Warszawa" hotel
( ) Warsaw airport
or tell the exact time of your arrival to Warsaw on Sunday (if it is not between 11.30 and 12.30)

Trains

From WARSZAWA CENTRALNA or WARSZAWA WSCHODNIA. railway station. Look at Polish Railway PKP schedules Information
New time table available after June 1st
Call  620-03-61 in Warsaw

The only trains usually are:

         WARSZAWA CENTRALNA          ZAKOPANE
              departure               arrival
express         7.12                  12.39    - on Sat. and Sun. only
night train    23.05                   8.33    - daily
The trains depart from WARSZAWA WSCHODNIA 15 minutes earlier than from WARSZAWA CENTRALNA.

Busses

Starting from WARSZAWA ZACHODNIA PKS bus station only.
Call  23-63-94 in Warsaw New time table available after June 1st
The only direct bus usually is:
           WARSZAWA ZACHODNIA       ZAKOPANE       
              departure               arrival
                7.30                  15.50  

By Car

Though there are many rent-a-car services in Poland, we strongly advice not to go to Zakopane by car, as the driving conditions are extremely hard in high mountains.

Traveling from Warsaw to Cracow

Trains

Trains from Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna) to Cracow-Central Station (Krakow Glowny) or Cracow-Plaszow (Krakow-Plaszow)
        (IC - intercity train, Ex - express train)
Departure from Warsaw   Arrival to Krakow Glowny        Krakow-Plaszow
 3.20                    8.54                           -
 6.00                    8.37                            9.03
 6.25                    9.02                           -
 7.00   Ex               9.37                            9.51
 8.00   IC              10.40                           -
 9.00   Ex              11.40                           -
11.00   IC              13.40                           -
13.00   IC              15.40                           -
15.00   Ex              17.03                           17.13
15.05                   19.50                           -
16.00   IC              18.37                           -
17.00   Ex              19.37                           19.51
18.00   IC              20.37                           -
19.00   Ex              22.07                           -
20.50                    1.40                            1.51
23.05                    3.54                            4.12

Busses

Info not available

Traveling from Cracow to Zakopane

Trains

After arriving to Cracow I suggest to take a public coach to Zakopane (you should get off at Krakow Glowny). The journey is shorter (about 2.5 hours) than going by train (about 4 hours).

Busses

*Coaches from Cracow (Krakow) to Zakopane - the journey takes about 2.5 hours:
5.30, 6.10, 7.30, 8.10, 9.00, 9.40, 10.40, 11.30, 12.20, 13.15, 14.00, 14.30, 15.10, 16.20, 17.00, 17.30, 18.05, 19.00, 20.50.

Traveling from Center of Zakopane to Koscielisko Resort

Shuttle Bus

If you are going to choose public transportation and if you tell Ewa Gasiorowska-Wirpszo, email: < gasior@ipipan.waw.pl> , the exact time of your arrival to Zakopane a shuttle bus shall be arranged for you.

On Foot

On foot, you need 20 minutes only.

Going home

Traveling from Zakopane to Warsaw Directly

Conference Bus

A special coach, from Zakopane straight to Warsaw, will leave Recreation Center on Thursday, 13th June, about 10.00. It should reach Warsaw airport about 5 p.m. and Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna) about 5.30 p.m.

Trains

The only trains usually are:
              ZAKOPANE          WARSZAWA CENTRALNA
              departure               arrival
express        16.16                  21.50    - on Sat. and Sun. only
night train    21.30                   5.54    - daily

Busses

The only direct bus going back to Warsaw usually is:
               ZAKOPANE          WARSZAWA ZACHODNIA
              departure               arrival
                8.30                  17.00  

Traveling from Zakopane to Cracow

Trains

*Trains from Zakopane to Cracow (Krakow-Plaszow or Krakow Glowny)
Departure from Zakopane         Arrival to Krakow Plaszow
 8.46                           12.45
13.08                           16.38
14.08                           18.10
15.12                           18.26
17.30                           20.08 (Krakow Glowny)
17.48                           21.42 (Krakow Glowny)
18.08                           21.53

Busses

*Coaches from Zakopane to Cracow (Krakow) - the journey takes about 2.5 hours:
5.00, 5.50, 6.30, 7.00, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15, 8.30, 9.00, 9.30, 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00, 12.30, 13.10, 13.40, 14.15, 14.30, 15.10, 15.20, 15.45, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 18.15, 19.10, 20.30

Traveling from Cracow to Warsaw

Trains

*Trains from Cracow (Krakow Glowny) to Warsaw (Warszawa Centralna)
Departure from Krakow Glowny    Arrival to Warszawa Centralna 
 1.07                            5.56
 2.15                            7.20
 6.45   Ex                       9.20
 7.15   IC                       9.50
 7.30   IC                      10.05
 8.15   Ex                      10.50
 8.30   Ex                      11.05
 8.35                           13.20
10.15   Ex                      12.50
12.16   IC                      14.30
14.15   IC                      16.30
16.15                           18.50
18.30   IC                      21.05
18.55                           21.30
19.05                           21.40
21.15                            2.25

Busses

Info not available



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