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  • Travel Information

    Bialystok is located about 200 km from Poland's capital city - Warsaw. Most convenient travel routes to Bialystok go via Warsaw, either by train (about 2.5 hrs), or by bus (about 3 hrs). There are two airports in Warsaw:

    • Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) is an international airport located approximately 10 km from Warsaw’s city centre.
    • Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI) is an international airport located approximately 40 km from Warsaw’s city centre, which is intended for low-cost carriers.
    From both the airports you can either take a long-distance direct bus to Bialystok, or go first to Warsaw's city centre and then continue your journey by train.

    From Warsaw to Bialystok by bus

    The long-distance bus terminal at the Chopin Airport is located in front of the south part of Terminal A, at the arrival level. The route from the Chopin Airport to Bialystok is served e.g. by these bus carriers:

    Long-distance bus tickets can be purchased online at the bus carriers' websites and, if there are free places on the bus, from bus drivers before departure. Without a purchased ticket, no place is guaranteed. The bus drivers accept payment only in cash in Polish złoty.

    From Warsaw to Bialystok by train

    You can get to Warsaw’s city centre from the airports using public transport or a taxi.

    The Chopin Airport and Warsaw’s city centre are connected by a fast and convenient railway. The train ride from the airport to the city centre (WARSZAWA CENTRALNA stop) takes around 25 minutes. From WARSZAWA CENTRALNA there are regular train connections to Bialystok. You may find full information at Polish State Railways website.

    Visa information

    Since 21st December 2007 Poland has been a part of the Schengen Area, a zone without controls on internal borders which comprises of 26 countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland). Third country nationals may enter Poland if they are in possession of a valid travel document and, if required, a visa. Detailed information on the border-crossing formalities and the list of countries whose nationals may enter Poland without a visa are available at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland. Conference participants requiring a visa are recommended to apply for it as early as possible at least a month prior to their planned departure to Poland.

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