Łódź is the third-largest city in Poland, located in the very center of the country, which makes it reachable via several different ways.
There are three airports in close proximity to Łódź.
Lodz Airport – there is a small airport just outside the city center of Łódź, however the flight schedule is very limited and it is restricted to following destinations: London Stansted, East Midlands (Nottingham), Dublin, Athens and Munich. However, if you have the opportunity to travel to that airport, then you can easily reach the conference venue by public city transport.
Warsaw Chopin Airport – it is one of the largest hub in Central Europe, serving most of the major international airlines including low-cost airlines like Norwegian or Wizzair.
The easiest way to travel to Łódź is by direct shuttle bus Modlin Bus/OK Bus. The trip from the airport to Łódź Kaliska station takes about 2 hours. When you get out from the customs zone, you should follow the violet line on the floor, which will guide you to the bus station. The tickets are available on the website (https://www.modlinbus.pl/, https://www.okbus.pl) and it is usually below 10 euros one-way per person. It is also possible to buy the tickets from the driver, however it is more expensive and it depends on the availability, so we recommend to buy it in advance online.
Another way to get to Łódź is by train. To reach the train station, which is located right inside the arrivals terminal, you should follow the green line on the floor, after leaving the customs zone. Then you should look for the train to Warszawa Zachodnia station, where you can interchange to train going to Łódź Fabryczna station. To get full itinerary and to buy the tickets, we recommend the website (http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en), where you can look for the timetable of the connection between ‘Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina’ to ‘Łódź Fabryczna’ station.
Warsaw Modlin Airport – it is the second airport in the proximity of Warsaw, which serves as the Ryanair hub, so if you flying with Ryanair there is high chance you will end up at Warsaw Modlin.
Again, the easiest way to travel to Łódź is by direct shuttle bus Modlin Bus/OK Bus. The trip from the airport to Łódź Kaliska station takes about 3 hours. The bus station is located just outside of the arrivals terminal. The tickets are available on the website (https://www.modlinbus.pl/, https://www.okbus.pl) and it is usually below 10 euros one-way per person.
Another possibility is taking the train, however it is rather complicated due to several interchanges. Still, if you want to explore that option, to get full itinerary and to buy the tickets, we recommend the website (http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en), where you can look for the timetable of the connection between ‘Modlin Lotnisko’ to ‘Łódź Fabryczna’ station.
If you are prefer to travel by bus, there are numerous connections leading to Łódź. They are all provided by PolskiBus and other companies. There are many direct or one-interchange connections from Germany, France, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and more. Buses reach “Łódź Fabryczna” or “Łódź Kaliska” stations. Tickets and timetables are only available online (http://www.polskibus.com/en/index.htm, https://www.e-podroznik.pl, https://www.goeuro.com) and ticket prices are usually very affordable.
Łódź is a city with best highway communication in Poland. The city is connected through network of highways or express roads with Berlin, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Zagreb and more. Near the suggested Student Hostel you can find big open parking space that should be free during the conference time.