Useful Information

How to get to the Congress Venue from the Airport?

To reach the Congress Venue – Warsaw Marriott Hotel (Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79) – there are several means of transport:

  • Bus Station = Dworzec Centralny
  • Subway Station = Centrum or Swietokrzyska

From Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW)

  • Alternate transportation: ELE Taxi; fee: 50 PLN (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 50 PLN (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 4.4 PLN (one way)
  • Driving directions:

Take Zwirki i Wigury ‘Only Exit’ for 5.5 kilometers, cross Wawelska and take Raszynska Str for 1 km until Al. Jerozolimskie -turn right. Continue 0.9 km to intersection of Chalubinskiego/Jerozolimskie. Hotel is on right corner, opposite to the Railway Station.

From Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI)

  • Alternate transportation: ELE Taxi; fee: 150 PLN (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 150 PLN (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 25 PLN (one way)
  • Driving directions:

Get on E77/S7 in Zakroczym from DK62. Follow E77 to Wisłostrada/Wybrzeże Gdyńskie in Warszawa. Continue on Wisłostrada. Take aleja Solidarności/DW629 and Aleja Jana Pawła II to Aleje Jerozolimskie/DW631.

Travel

  • BY PLANE

Warsaw has two airports: Warsaw Chopin Airport and Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport, both with direct flight connections to all major cities of Europe and to major hubs worldwide.
Several low-cost airlines operate their flights between Warsaw and the large European cities (British Airways, LOT, Ryanair, Lufthansa, KLM, AirFrance, Swizz Air, etc).

  • BY TRAIN

Warsaw is connected to the European railway system. There are direct railway links between Warsaw and the capital cities of Europe. Many international trains have dining and sleeping cars or couchettes. Most international express trains arrive and depart from the Warszawa Centralna Station.

  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Warsaw has an extensive bus and tram system crisscrossing the city as well as a good metro system running from north to south and a second line that opened in March 2015 running east to west. Over 1,500 buses operate in and around the city, and most run from between 05:00 and 23:00. After that night buses run on most routes twice every hour. All night buses display the letter N, followed by a two-digit number. ‘Fast buses’ (marked with red digits) skip the smaller stops.

Tickets (all valid for use on metro, bus and tram) can be bought from a series of ticket machines with instructions in English dotted around the city, at all metro stations, and some bus and tram stops, with English translations printed on tickets. Tickets can also be purchased from machines on buses and trams, where you can pay by card, or using exact change only. Alternatively, kiosks also sell tickets.

Climate

In Warsaw, the climate is cold and temperate with significant rainfall throughout the year. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. The average annual temperature is 7.7 °C. About 501 mm of precipitation falls annually

Insurance

The registration fees do not include provision for the insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to take adequate personal travel insurance.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in the congress venue. Smoking areas are appointed outside the Warsaw Marriott Hotel.

Tipping

Service charges are not added to accounts by hotels and restaurants. You may tip taxi drivers, hotel porters and restaurant waitstaff (up to about 10% of the bill) if you wish to acknowledge exceptional service. At any time, tipping is your choice.

Emergency Details

In an emergency call 112 for Ambulance, Fire Service or Police.

Mobile phones

Please respect the speakers and presenters by ensuring that your mobile phone is switched off during the scientific sessions.

Currency

The Złoty (PLN), the official national currency, is convertible. The exchange rates applied in Warsaw banks, official exchange offices and hotels may vary. All the major credit cards are accepted in Poland.
Exchange rate: 1 Euro = 4,31 PLN in June 2018.

Credit Cards

In general, VISA, EC/MC and American Express credit cards are accepted in most restaurants, cafés, shops and petrol stations.

Store and Shopping

The opening hours of Warsaw stores are generally 10.00-19.00 on weekdays and 10.00-15.00 on Saturday.
The big shopping centres are open from 10.00-21.00 from Monday to Sunday.

Pharmacies

Warsaw’s pharmacies (apteka in Polish) are well stocked. Every neightbourhood has an all-night pharmacy open every day.

Electricity

In Poland the power sockets are of type E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz

Recommended Taxi Company

Reliable companies include MPT Radio Taxi, which has English-speaking dispatchers, Super Taxi, and Halo Taxi. All are recognisable by signs on the taxi’s roof with the company name and phone number.

Parking

The whole of the center of Warsaw is a paying parking zone. This rule applies from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays parking is free.

Time Zone

CET=GMT+2

Vocabulary

The most important Polish words:

Hi – Hej!/Cześć!
Yes – Tak
No – Nie
Please – Proszę
Nice to meet you – Miło mi Cię poznać. (informal) / Miło mi Pana/Panią (formal) poznać.
My name is… – Mam na imię…
What’s your first name? – Jak masz na imię?
What is your name? – Jak sie nazywasz?(informal) / Jak sie Pan/Pani nazywa?(formal)
We’re from… – Jesteśmy z…
I’m from… –  Jestem z…
Thank you  – Dziekuję
Thank you very much – Dziekuję bardzo
No, thanks – Nie, dziękuję