Travel and accommodation

Travel and Accommodation – get comfortable

The May edition of CONFidence will take place in the one of a kind Forum Hotel in Krakow. Below you can find information on getting to Krakow, finding Hotel Forum, and where you can stay for the duration of the conference. It's easier than you think!

 

Getting to Krakow

 

By plane

Krakow can be reached by plane through the John Paul II International Airport in Balice. About 20 airlines fly to and from Krakow including British Airways, Alitalia, Germanwings, LOT, Lufthansa, and cheap airlines such as SkyEurope, Ryanair, easyJet, and centralwings.

When choosing a flight, please consider that you can get to Krakow either from Balice airport as a destination or from Pyrzowice airport (near Katowice, 80km from Krakow) or Warsaw (Chopin Airport). If you decide to land in Pyrzowice, there is a special bus that will get you to Krakow and back. If you land in Warsaw, you will have to go by train, which takes about three hours to Krakow.

You can go from the airport to the city center by:

  • Bus
    The 292 bus stop is located directly at the roundabout, in front of the passenger terminal. The trip to the Main Station takes app. 35 minutes. A ticket can be purchased from the ticket machine at the bus stop for 3.20 PLN (less than €1)
  • Taxi
    There are always taxis waiting for passengers in front of the airport. The average price for a ride to the city centre is 70 PLN (around €20)
  • Train
    The train stop is located app. 200 m from the passenger terminal (5 minute walk). It would take you 20 minutes and cost 12 PLN (less than €4) to get to the Krakow Main Station. Unfortunately, the train infrastructure is currently being renovated and as a result this train is currently suspended.

Find out more on the John Paul II International Airport web page.

 

By train

You can also travel to Krakow by train from major Polish cities such as Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk and most cities in Europe. There is a direct connection from Berlin, Vienna, Prague, etc.

Search for your connection here (your destination is Krakow Główny).

 

How do I get to the Forum Hotel?

The closest bus stop is called “Most Grunwaldzki”

You can reach it by the following buses: 101, 112, 144, 162, 164, 173, 179, 184, 194, 412 503, 608, 610 or by the following trams: 11, 18, 22, 52, 62, 70, 72

The 52 tram can get you to the Most Grunwaldzki stop right from the Lubicz stop situated close to the Krakow Main Station.

 

The Forum Hotel – Address & Accommodation

The Forum Hotel
Marii Konopnickiej 28 Street
30-302 Krakow

Despite its name, the Forum Hotel no longer offers any accommodation. What was once the most modern of Cracovian hotels today hosts a club, restaurant and some top events, like CONFidence. Fortunately, you can find all sorts of reasonable accommodation options nearby:

 

For the budget conscious

  • New Retro 
    ul. Barska 59
    tel. 004812 266 07 08
  • Secret Garden Hostel
    ul. Skawińska 7
    tel. 0048 12 430 54 45
  • Hostel 70s 
    ul. Augustiańska 32
    tel. 0048 12 43 00 186

 

And for those ready to spend a bit more

  • Hilton Garden Inn Kraków 
    ul. Marii Konopnickiej 33
    tel. 0048 12 399 90 00
    Rooms from 317 PLN
  • Qubus Hotel Kraków
    ul. Nadwiślańska 6
    tel. 0048 12 374 51 00
    Rooms from 259 PLN
  • Park Inn by Radisson
    ul. Monte Cassino 2
    +48 12 375 55 55
    Rooms from 249 PLN