Local & travel info

Arrival Information

Most 6ECM participants will arrive to Main Railway Station (Kraków Głowny) or John Paul II Airport in Kraków (Balice).

How to get from A to B

How to get:
- from the airport to the city centre and selected hotels
- from the Main Railway Station (Dworzec Główny) to the selected hotels and to public transport facilities and taxi stops
- from the Auditorium Maximum (the Congress venue, ul. Krupnicza 33) from selected hotels

Please also read Public transport in Kraków if you are planning to use public transport.

Public transport in Kraków

Important information on Kraków transportation system zones and tickets.


Kraków – a pearl of Polish art and cultural heritage, a great scientific centre and – in the same time – a modern, dynamically growing city, invites international mathematical community to take part in the 6th European Congress of Mathematics on 2–7th July 2012. The Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland established in 1364 and the Polish Mathematical Society founded in Kraków more than 90 years ago, co-organizers of the Congress, would like to welcome cordially all of you. A unique intellectual atmosphere, historical tradition, the beauty of the old architecture, combined with the strong scientific basis formed by numerous university level schools and research institutes, the highest quality technical facilities of the University Auditorium Maximum - the venue of the Congress - offer rare in such a scale opportunities and the best conditions for successful work of the Congress, as well as many occasions for relaxing after  scientific debates.

Jagiellonian University (UJ)

The Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364 by King Casimir III the Great, is not only the oldest university in Poland and the second oldest in the Central Europe, but also one of the world's oldest continuously operating universities.
Being considered one of the best universities in Poland, the Jagiellonian University enjoys great popularity among young people. Over 50 thousand students study here at 15 faculties ranging from Philosophy through Medicine, Law and Administration to Mathematics and Computer Science.

Travelling to Kraków

The city is easily accessible by air as well as by car and by train. There is a convenient access from: Berlin (695 km), Prague (530 km), Vienna (445 km), Bratislava (400 km), Budapest (410 km), Zagreb (750 km), Belgrade (800 km), Bucharest (1030 km), Kiev (860 km), Lvov/Lviv (377 km), Minsk (795 km), Vilnius (780 km), Warszawa/Warsaw (295 km).

Border-crossing formalities

Poland is a member of The European Union and belogns to the Schengen area.

Money & prices

The zloty (zł, PLN) is the Polish currency unit. One zloty is divided into 100 groszy (1 zł = 100 gr).


Several rooms for the period of the Congress will be booked for the participants in hotels and dormitories (of different possible standards) in a convenient distance from the Congress venue. The reservation of those rooms will start in February 2012 through the Congress registration website.