How to reach Poznan
Poznan Airport “Ławica” is located 7 km from the city centre, in the vicinity of the route leading directly to the major city points and next to the road out of Poznań to Berlin and Warsaw. At Poznan airport operate a number of airlines: Lufthansa(a few connections daily to Frankfurt and Munich), Polish Airlines LOT, SAS, Wizzair, Ryanair, Eurowings.
It is possible to get to the city centre from the airport using line 59 or express line L, that is going directly to Railway Station. In line L the ticket price doubles and one can take one piece of luggage free of charge. Poznan public transportation system consists of buses and trams. Very useful trip planner is available at http://poznan.jakdojade.pl/?locale=en. You should choose departure place , e.g. Poznan-Lawica Airport and arrival place, e.g. Polanka 3. The system shows route, transfers and tickets you should buy as well. Tickets can be bought inside some buses/trams from vending machines (only coins acceptable), some newsagent’s and vending machines on stops (coins/banknotes/cards acceptable). The stops closest to the conference venue are called “Baraniaka”, “Politechnika” and “Kórnicka”.
Next to the airport hall exit there is a TAXI rank, it is however worthwhile calling any of the RADIO TAXI services. Travel from Poznan airport „Lawica” to conference venue takes about 30 minuts- 1 hour (depending on traffic conditions). It costs about 25 -35 PLN (Polish Zloty), i.e. 5-8 EUR. (e.g.+48 61 822 22 22; +48 61 8 219 219) .
You can get to Poznań driving A2 motorway (access from the west direction).
The city centre is covered by the Parking Zone. Fare is collected for each vehicle parked within the zone. Drivers pay the parking fee in parking meters located along streets in the city centre. The Parking Zone borders are marked with B-39 road sign.
Drivers coming to the city are recommended to leave their cars in guarded car parks and specially prepared buffer car parking lots placed around the Parking Zone.
It is possible to travel to Poznan by train. Main station (“PKP Poznań główny”) is located close to the city center, next to the shopping mall “Poznan City Center” (main entrance thru it). There are a few direct trains daily from Warsaw and Berlin (where bigger airports are located). Schedule can be checked at http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en
The official currency in Poland is the Polish zloty (PLN): 1 zloty = 100 grosz. Bills come in 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 zloty denominations. Coins are 5, 2 and 1 zloty, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 grosz. Money can be exchanged in banks and money exchange offices without commission.
Poznan has a well-developed ATM network supporting Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus cards. Cash machines of particular banks can mostly be found in their branch offices.
In most places payment can be made using credit/debit cards. Exchange offices are located at the Railway Station, at the airport and in the city centre, as well as in shopping centres. Money can also be exchanged in banks.
Addresses of selected exchange offices:
- ul. 27 Grudnia 9, Poznan, tel. +48 61 852 95 71
- ul. Polwiejska 42, Poznan, tel. +48 61 859 64 66, Stary Browar (Level -1)
- Plac Wolnosci 14, Poznan, tel. +48 61 851 61 27
- plac Wiosny Ludów 2,Poznań, tel. +48 61 850 89 51
- ul. Glogowska 18, Poznan, tel. +48 61 866 32 82