Travel Information

Flying to Warsaw (Warszawa)

If you fly to Warsaw, at the airport you should take a train to the city centre. At the main train station (Warszawa Centralna) you should take a train to Bielsko-Biała Główna – the trains to Bielsko-Biała go a few times a day. The tickets can be bought at the ticket window at the station or onboard the train (you can pay by debit/credit card). It takes four hours and a half to get to Bielsko-Biała. The ticket is around 150 PLN (~30 EUR). Because there are more trains going from Warsaw to Katowice, you can also take a train to Katowice, and then take a regular train from Katowice to Bielsko-Biała. These regular trains go more or less every hour. The journey takes from one hour to one hour and a half. The ticket costs about 13 PLN (~3.50 EUR).

Polish State Railways routeplanner: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en? (use Bielsko-Biała Główna, i.e. “main” station as the destination)

Intercity trains website (offering the possibility to buy tickets online, only for direct Intercity trains): http://www.intercity.pl/en/

Warsaw Chopin Airport website: http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/en/passenger

Flying to Cracow (Kraków)

If you fly to Kraków, at the airport you should take a public bus to get to the city centre, and get off at the main train station. Since there are no direct trains going to Bielsko-Biała, it would be advisable to take a bus (the main bus station is adjacent to the train station). The journey takes around two hours and a half. The bus fare is around 16 PLN (~4 EUR).

Kraków Airport website: http://www.krakowairport.pl/en/ (you can check it for the buses too)

Flying to Katowice

If you fly to Katowice, there are buses going to the city centre (final station: Katowice Pl. Oddz. Młodzieży Powstańczej). You get off just by the main train station. The trains to Bielsko-Biała go several times a day. The ticket can be bought at the ticket window (you can pay either in cash or by debit/ credit card) or onboard the train (you have to pay in cash). The journey takes around an hour (or an hour and a half – depending on the train). The ticket is about 13 PLN (~3.50 EUR).

Katowice Airport website: http://www.katowice-airport.com/en/index/index/0 (you can check it for the buses too)

Arriving in Bielsko-Biała.

When you arrive at the Bielsko-Biała Główna train station, you can either take a taxi or a public bus. Long distance busses stop next to train station.

There is a taxi rank just outside the station (the taxi will charge you around 30 PLN = ~7 EUR for the ride to the University).

There are two bus stops from which you can take buses to the city centre:

  • Piastowska Dworzec is on the left side of the Piastowska street, which runs straight down to the Bielsko-Biała Główna station;
  • Warszawska Dworzec is on the other side of the Warszawska street (which is the street parallel to the station), right behind a flight of stairs going over the main street.

To get straight to the University of Bielsko-Biała you should use the Piastowska Dworzec bus stop:

  • you can take the 24 bus and get off at the last stop right at the gates of the University
  • you can also take the 10 bus get off at the Bystrzańska bus stop, from which it’s a couple minutes’ walk from the University (see the map below).

The public bus ticket is 3 PLN (~0,71 EUR). There’s a self-service ticket machine at the bus stop; or the driver can sell you the ticket for 4 PLN. To all the hotels that we have listed you can get either by taxi or by public bus.

How to get from the train station to the Piastowska bus stop:

 

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How to get from the Bystrzańska bus stop to the University: 

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Finally, here’s a map of the campus itself. All sessions will take place in building L – the biggest one on the campus, you can’t miss it 🙂

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