Travel to Poznan
Arriving by air
Poznan-Ławica Airport is located just 7 km from the city centre. It offers direct scheduled flights to over 30* cities in Europe and Asia. Among them are the major international airline hubs, such as: Frankfurt, Munich, Copenhagen, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Stockholm, Oslo, and Warsaw, so you can travel to Poznan conveniently from any part of the world.
*Schedule of particular connections is subject to change. Check current flight connections to/from Poznań here: Poznan Airport timetable
More information about Poznan-Ławica Airport: www.airport-poznan.com.pl/en
Getting from the aiport to the city centre
There will be a City of Poznań Welcome Stand for IUAES 2019 Participants at the airport on 26 & 27 August operating from 13.00 to 21.00. Its staff will assist you with figuring the best way to reach your hotel, calling a taxi or any other practical information.
The airport is located approx. 7-8 kilometres from the city centre and a daytime taxi fare is about 6-8 EUR (26-35 PLN). At night (22.00-6.00) and on Sundays the fare may vary and be approx. 30% higher. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, we advise you to use one of the recommended taxis:
Radio Taxi: +48 61 851 95 19 or M1: +48 61 822 22 22.
The taxi will pick you up from the Meeting Point located 20 metres ahead from the airport exit. You can pay with a card but you have to inform about it in advance while calling a taxi.
The city centre can be also reached from the airport by bus no. 159 (or no. 242 at night). It takes 20-30 minutes, costs less than 2 EUR and is very convenient. You will find the bus stop just next to the airport exit. You can buy a ticket at the airport (many buses, but not all, have ticket machines on board; drivers do not sell tickets).
There is a currency exchange point in the baggage reclaim area and in the arrivals hall. ATMs are also available in the hall. The Polish currency is zloty (symbol: PLN). In most places in Poland you can pay with a card, however it is better to have some cash with you.
Arriving by train
Poznań is connected to most cities in Poland, and neighbouring countries, by an extensive route network of train services. Daily connections from other European cities (such as Berlin, Kyiv, Lviv, Praha, Vien, Budapest, Bratislava, Moscow, Ostrava) are also available.
Polish railway schedules can be searched here: www.rozklad-pkp.pl
All trains coming to Poznań stop at Poznań Main Station (Poznań Główny), which is located 30 minutes’ walk from the city centre. There is a direct tram connection to the Inter-Congress venue (see ‘Public Transportation’ below).
Arriving by bus
With the Inter-Congress badge you can enjoy free public transport in Poznań. Please wear it continuously and show it along with your ID card in the event of an on-board ticket check.
Poznań is a relatively compact city and most places can be easily accessed on foot (including AMU Rectorate, Zamek Cultural Centre and all Inter-Congress Clubs). However, the Morasko Campus – the main Inter-Congress venue (and the seat of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology) – is located further away from the centre, but is easily reachable by public transport. Type ‘Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 7, Poznań’ into Google maps to locate the venue.
The easiest and quickest way to get to the Campus is by taking a Poznań’ fast tram – it takes only 12 to 15 minutes from the city centre. Just look for trams with numbers: 12, 14, 15 and 16 towards ‘Os. Sobieskiego’ (the last stop). To search for a suitable connection you can use the ‘Jak dojade’ website: https://jakdojade.pl/poznan/trasa/ – select English [Angielski] language in the Settings (at the right top), type the starting point and the destination (which is ‘Os. Sobieskiego’). Stay on the tram until the last stop. Once you arrive at ‘Os. Sobieskiego’, it will take you 2-3 minutes to walk to the venue – just follow the signs.