If you’re coming from outside the Schengen Area you can find information on obtaining a Schengen visa HERE. Should you require assistance in obtaining a visa, please contact the IFDT coordinator, Ms. Joanna Jasinska.
We recommend the following hotels, which have prepared special rates and reserved a number of rooms for the participants of the IFDT.
Hotel Polonia Palace****
Al. Jerozolimskie 45
tel.: + 48 22 31 82 800
ul. Marszałkowska 99a
tel.: +48 22 32 53 100
Pl. Konstytucji 1
tel.: + 48 22 33 91 600
Please note, that the number of rooms is limited. To reserve a room using the special offer, please contact us for details.
Buses will be arranged to take participants from the recommended hotels to the conference venue.
**Please note that the there will not be organized airport transfers, however the airport is only 10 km from the city center and transportation is widely available and inexpensive.
Warsaw has an excellent public transport system including buses, trams and metro. We encourage you to use the tram and metro during rush hours, as some streets will be too crowded with vehicles to take a bus, taking more time than expected. You can buy either 20 or 75 minute or 24 hour tickets at the red ticket machines or kiosks dispersed through the city. These tickets are valid for any form of public transport. Do note that you need to time stamp the ticket upon entering the bus, tram or metro.
If you’re planning a trip with public transport in Warsaw, we recommend you use the website jak dojade which is available in English. The website also has a convenient application for your smartphone, should you have access to the internet.
Warsaw has numerous taxi companies. When taking a cab, please make sure there is a registration card on the windshield. The average price for a kilometer should be 2 to 4 PLN. A taxi fare from the airport to the city center should cost you from 30 to 40 PLN.
If you’re planning to make a reservation for a taxi you can use either one of these three, which are recommended by the Chopin Airport.
Ele Sky Taxi +48 22 811 11 11 www.eletaxi.pl
Super Taxi +48 22 578 98 00 www.supertaxi.pl
Sawa Taxi +48 22 644 44 44 www.sawataxi.com.pl
The Polish currency is the złoty (PLN) with the following exchange rates as of May 2015:
1 Euro = 0,25 PLN
1 Dollar = 0,28 PLN