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Arriving in Warsaw

Warsaw is the biggest city in Poland and the capital city. It is has perfect transport connections with other European and global cities.

It is the most comfortable to arrive by plane. There are two airports: Chopin Airport, where the planes of most airlines land and Modlin Airport intended for Ryanair airline.

Travel by air to Chopin Airport

Chopin Airport is very well located – only 8 km from the centre of Warsaw i 12 km from the PGE Narodowy stadium – the conference venue. The city centre and the PGE Narodowy stadium are very easily accessible from the airport.

>> PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From Chopin Airport to PGE Narodowy

Bus 175 – go to Dworzec Centralny [Central Station] bus stop. Then change for tram 7 or 9 towards Praga district and get off at Washington Roundabout [Rondo Waszyngtona] bus stop.

From PGE Narodowy to Chopin Airport

Tram 7 or 9 – go to Dworzec Centralny [Central Station] bus stop. Then change for bus 175 towards Ochota district and get off at Chopin Airport bus stop.

Tickets may be purchased in newsstands, ticket machines and directly in public transport vehicles, usually against cash.

Ticket prices:

  • 20-minute ticket – PLN 3.40
  • 75-minute ticket – PLN 4.40
  • 90-minute ticket – PLN 7.00
  • 24-hour ticket – PLN 15

>> TAXI

For safety reasons we strongly advise you to use licensed taxi services. Taxi tariffs should be clearly displayed in the car window.

Recommended taxi corporations:

  • Ele Taxi – +48 22 811 11 11
  • Super Taxi – +48 22 196 22
  • Sawa Taxi – +48 22 811 11 11
  • EcoCar – 123456789

It is also possible to order a taxi via MY TAXI application.

>> TRAIN

The conference venue may be reached from the Chopin Airport by train – you should get off at Warszawa Stadion [Warsaw Stadium] station.

TRA2016 Electric ZeEUS shuttle bus

A special electric shuttle bus dedicated only to the TRA2016 conference guests will be provided by the ZeEUS project (coordinated by UITP and co-funded by the EC) on the line Central Station/Marriott Hotel – PGE Narodowy.

Please check the schedule and the maps here.

Travel by air to Ryanair to Modlin Airport

Warsaw/Modlin Airport is located 35 km north-west from Warsaw. It can be reached by taxi, bus or train.

>> Detailed information along with travel costs

Information presented at the jakdojade.pl website may be useful when moving around Warsaw.

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Applicable currency

The currency applicable in Poland is the Polish zloty – PLN. You can buy PLN at foreign exchange banks and other authorised money exchangers and at the Chopin Airport.

Important phone numbers

Phone number 19115, valid 24/7, is in operation in the city. Calling this number you may obtain any information on transport, sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and many other, in English.

City Contact Center

Emergency numbers:

  • General – 112
  • Police – 997
  • Health – 999
  • Fire – 998

Shop opening hours

Large shopping centres are open from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm. The most popular ones include: ZŁOTE TARASY, ARKADIA, GALERIA MOKOTÓW, BLUE CITY.

Corner shops are open from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm.

Museums and Galleries

There are very many museums in Warsaw. The most important ones include: the National Museum, the Warsaw Uprising Museum, Zachęta – National Art Gallery, the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, ‎Łazienki Palace, Wilanów Palace, Chopin Museum, the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. It is recommended that you plan your sightseeing from Tuesday as some museums are closed on Monday. Ticket prices are usually not high, on average they amount to ca. PLN 20.

An INFO POINT will be organized at the PGE Narodowy stadium for the conference participants, where it will be possible to plan and buy trips.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in public areas (restaurants, bars, supermarkets), public transport or hotel rooms. However, you can smoke in outdoor areas such as the street or the terrace of a bar. Please look for smoking signs before you light up and try to throw away your cigarette butt in a bin or an ashtray.

Phone calls

The country code is +48, Warsaw code is +22.

Cuisine

There are numerous restaurants and bars serving the Polish and the international cuisine in Warsaw. Soups are the speciality of the Polish cuisine – red broth, sour soup and mushroom soup. The main courses include porkchop with cabbage, various kinds of pierogi (Polish dumplings), bigos (sauerkraut-and-meat stew), gołąbki (Polish stuffed cabbage rolls) and tripe.
Herring and fish in jelly are often served as starters.

Cakes such as cheesecake, poppy-seed cake, ginger cake and doughnuts are popular Polish desserts.