63. Cracow School of Theoretical Physics


e-mail: zakopane at th.if.uj.edu.pl

Travel tips

Conference bus

We will provide a conference bus from Krakow to Zakopane on Sunday, September 17 departing at 6 p.m. from the parking lot in the city center. Therefore we recommend that you take one of the flights to Krakow (see the Krakow Airport web page) arriving in Krakow before 4 p.m., giving you enough time to catch the conference bus.

Details concerning the conference bus can be found here. If you wish to take the conference bus, please register here.

If you plan to arrive earlier or later, there are frequent regular bus connections from Krakow to Zakopane (travel time appr. 2.5 hrs.). Train connections to Zakopane are not so frequent at the moment and take much longer due to railway works. From the airport you can reach the bus station by the airport train.

We will also provide a conference on Saturday, September 23, at 8:30 a.m. approximately that will depart to Krakow right after the early breakfast, allowing you to catch flights leaving Krakow after 11 a.m. Regular bus service from Zakopane starts before 6 a.m. allowing you to catch flights departing from Krakow at 10 a.m. approximately. If your flight is earlier in the morning consider an option to stay overnight in Krakow.

Kraków Airport - city center

Kraków Airport is conveniently connected with the main train station and central bus terminal by the airport train. The new timetable is effective from September 3 and can be found here.

Airport taxis will take you to the city center at a flat rate of approximately Euro 30. You can also use one of the local taxi companies or Uber.

Kraków Airport - Zakopane

On certain days, the international company FLIXBUS provides direct bus services from the Kraków Airport to Zakopane.

Kraków - Zakopane by regular bus

Two local bus companies operate on the Kraków-Zakopane route (6 a.m. - 10 p.m. approximately): Mayer Bus and Szwagropol. There are, however, more bus connections by the long distance companies, like FLIXBUS, for example.

Central bus terminal is located on the East side of the main train station (left with respect to the train direction from the airport). Buses to Zakopane depart from the upper level (platforms G). Tickets (30 PLN or 7 Euro approximately) can be purchased on-line, on-board and also at the bus terminal ticket office.

Train connections are not recommended as the Zakopane route is under reconstruction and trains do not operate on certain days.

In Zakopane

Train and bus stations in Zakopane are at the moment under reconstruction. Temporary bus terminal is located at the city center, which is in principle within a walking distance to the conference venue (approximately 2 km.). However, "Geovita" hotel is located on a steep hill, so we recommend that you take a taxi to: hotel "Geovita", Wierchowa street #4.