Getting There

By plane:

Warsaw’s two airports: Chopin Airport aka Okęcie (IATA code: WAW) and Modlin Airport (WMI), serve over 20 mln passengers per year.

The main Chopin airport is conveniently located about 15 min drive from the conference venue, and about 25 min drive from the city center. It may be reached from nearly all European capitals with direct connections to USA (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York), Canada (Toronto), Japan (Tokyo-Narita), China (Beijing), Korea (Seoul), Singapore (Singapore), UAE (Dubai), and more (timetable). Taxi service from Chopin airport to the city center should be around €10.

The smaller Modlin airport is located 40 km (25 miles) north of Warsaw's city center (about 1.0-1.5 hr drive) and it is linked with the city by bus and train. The airport serves mostly cost-effective carriers such as Ryanair and is linked to a number of European cities (timetable). Taxi service from Modlin airport to the city center should be around €25.

LOT is a Polish national aviation company. It was founded in 1929 and is among the world’s oldest air carriers. LOT was the first European company to introduce Boeing Dreamliner planes into its fleet. The company is a member of the Star Alliance.

By train:

Warsaw has direct Intercity train connections to Berlin (7 hrs), Bratislava (7 hrs), Prague (8 hrs), and Kaunas (8.5 hrs), Vien (9 hrs), Budapest (9.5 hrs), and Kiev (16 hrs). The most important stations are Warsaw Central (Warszawa Centralna), Warsaw West (Warszawa Zachodnia), and Warsaw East (Warszawa Wschodnia). Among them Warsaw West is the closest to the conference venue (10 min by bus, 30 min walk).

Polish State Railways company is named PKP.

By bus:

Warsaw West (Warszawa Zachodnia) hosts an international bus terminal. Direct connections are offered to various European cities including London, Paris, Berlin, etc.

By car:

Warsaw may be reached by car from Berlin (via A2 highway), Dresden (A4+A1), Prague (A1), or Lviv (A2+A1). Please mind the speed limits.