Travel and how to get the conference venue
Gliwice are well communicated to all places worldwide. The city is situated on the cross-road of two longest highways in Poland, A1 from Gdansk to south of Europe (part of international corridor E75) and A2 from Germany to Ukraine (part of the corridor E40). The nearest airport (KTW) located 40 km from Gliwice is directly connected by A1 highway and the second on in Krakow (KRK) with connection by A4 can be reacher by car in one hour. Gliwice has also good connection by train having direct fast train connection to Warszawa, Wroclaw and Berlin, and via Katowice connections to Prague and Vienna.
- Gliwice by plane: the nearest airport Katowice-Pyrzowice (KTW) is connected by regular airlines to Warszawa - 4 flights per day (LOT) and Frankfurt - 3 per day (Lufthansa) and by low costs airlines Wizzair, Ryanair and Transavia to more than 40 destination airports (e.g. Amsterdam, London, Roma, Stockholm, Oslo, Dusseldorf, Lisboa, Milano, Birmingham). Gliwice and Katowice are connected to the KTW airport by bus [Link]. The second airport, Krakow (KRK) offers direct connections over the Europe by more than 10 regular airlines and several low cost airlines (Ryanair operates to Krakow with more than 30 destinations). Krakow has also direct flight to US (Chicago). Gliwice are communicated to Krakow airport by highway and by train (via Krakow Glowny). Other connections over the world can be realized by Warszawa Chopin Airport (WAW) - the airport is very good communicated to Gliwice by direct fast train.
- Gliwice by train: Gliwice has direct train connection to Warszawa (3,5 h) and Krakow (2h). Direct train connections from Katowice (capitol of Silesia region) are possible to Vienna (5h), Prag (5h), Bratislava (4h) and Budapest (7h). [Link]
- Gliwice by car: Travel times/distances from Gliwice to major European cities are as follows: Prag 4h/380 km, Berlin 5h/500 km, Bratislava 3.5h/360 km, Vienna 4h/370 km, Budapest 5.5h/480 km, Novi Sad 8.5h/770 km, Ljubljana 8h/800 km.
- Local transport system: the conference venue ECC is located at the university campus close to the city center. Distances between the venue and the city center (Old Town Square) is about 15 minutes. The similar distance is between the venue and the train station. Most hotels are located within a distance of 20 minutes' walk. The ECC neighborhood is well connected by public transport (KZK GOP). Buses connect the most important parts of the city and neighbouring towns. Regular buses operate between 5am and 11pm; the frequency depends on line and varies between 10 to 30 minutes. Regular prices for local buses (single ride) are 3.20 PLN (about 0.80 €) only for Gliwice and 4.80 PLN (about 1.2 €) for whole Silesia aglomeration. All day ticket is 16 PLN (about 4 €) and 5 days for 42 PLN (about 10 €).