General Information

Conference admission and meals

Organizers of the conference fully cover for properly and timely registered participants these conference expenses:
•   Access to at all scientific sessions and poster area
•   Welcome drink at Zvolen castle, 3 × Coffee Break, 2 × Lunch and 1 × Dinner during the conference within its programme in the conference venue – hotel Dixon in Banská Bystrica
•    Name badge
•    Congress kit
•    Scientific programme
•    Proceedings of the conference
•    Accommodation for 2 nights (check-in 8 October 2018, check-out 10 October 2018)

The budget of the conference is covered by the national project Information and providing advice on improving the quality of the environment in Slovakia.
The project is cofinanced by Cohesion Fund of the EU under the Operational programme Quality of the Environment.

Accommodation

Accommodation expenses for 2 nights (check-in 8 October 2018, check-out 10 October 2018) are covered by the organizer of the conference.
Accommodation during the conference will be provided in the hotel DIXON ****, Svermova 32 in Banská Bystrica.
For further information about conference hotel and accommodation please contact our event agency staff: info@agency4academy.sk

Transport

Travel expenses are not covered by organizers. Transport to and from the conference venue is at conference participants’ own expense.

For further information about transport options please contact our event agency staff: info@agency4academy.sk

Arrival to Bratislava by plane
The Bratislava Airport is connected with Bratislava city centre by scheduled public transport. It takes approx. 40 minutes. The easiest way to reach the stop Hlavná stanica (Central Railway Station Bratislava) to take the bus No. 61 in front of the airport. From the Central Railway Station Bratislava you can travel to Banská Bystrica by train.
For more information, please, see: https://www.zsr.sk/pre-cestujucich/train-connections-elis/

Central Information Service Letisko M. R. Štefánika – Airport Bratislava, a. s. (BTS)
phone: +421 2 3303 3353
e-mail: info@bts.aero
www.bts.aero

Arrival to Vienna by plane
Due to excellent connection possibility and convenient distance the Vienna International Airport is often used while travelling to Bratislava. There are plenty of quick direct connections from Vienna Airport to the Bratislava Bus Station (Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy). Buses leave from the Vienna airport approx. every 30 minutes, the journey depending on traffic takes approx. 1 hour and the costs vary according to time and company (1 – 10 €). For more information, please visit websites of the companies:

Travelling from Vienna to Bratislava by train you will reach Bratislava Central Railway Station (Hlavná stanica). You can continue to Banská Bystrica by train, too – there is a direct connection between Bratislava and Banská Bystrica by train several times a day (approximately every 4 hours). 

For more information, please, see: https://www.zsr.sk/pre-cestujucich/train-connections-elis/

Public transport in Bratislava
Public transport in Bratislava is by buses, trolleybuses and trams. For more information about schedules, routes and journey planning, please visit https://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport or use the journey planner https://imhd.sk/ba/journey-planner.
Tickets may be bought at automatic machines situated next to the most of bus stops. The basic bus and trolleybus ticket costs 0.70 € and is valid for 15 minutes. For more information about other ticket types and prices, please visit: https://imhd.sk/ba/doc/en/14971/Ticket-Price-List-from-1st-Nov-2015

Taxi in Bratislava
To reach your destination in Bratislava there are many taxi services available. The prices, terms and conditions depend on the company. It is recommended that you call a taxi by phone, as it may reduce the price up to 50 %. Here are some licensed taxi companies:

How to get from Bratislava to Banská Bystrica by train
When you have a flight to Bratislava, we recommend to travel to Banská Bystrica by train. The easiest way to reach the stop Hlavná stanica (Central Railway Station Bratislava) is to take the bus No. 61 in front of the airport in Bratislava.

There is a direct connection between Bratislava and Banská Bystrica by train several times a day (approximately every 4 hours). You can buy your train tickets at the Central Railway Station Bratislava before your journey.
For more information, please, see: https://www.zsr.sk/pre-cestujucich/train-connections-elis/

How to get from Bratislava to Banská Bystrica by bus
When you have a flight to Vienna airport, we recommend to travel to Banská Bystrica by bus from Bratislava Bus Station (Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy). There are plenty of quick direct connections from Vienna Airport to the Bratislava Bus Station (Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy) – see above (Arrival to Vienna by plane). There are more bus transport providers between Bratislava and Banská Bystrica. We recommend these two more comfortable companies:

Transport in Banská Bystrica
Public transport in Banská Bystrica is provided by buses and trolleybuses. For more information about schedules, routes and journey planning, please visit https://imhd.sk/bb/schedules-timetables

The Train station Banská Bystrica is next to the Bus station Banská Bystrica (Terminal). When you arrive to Banská Bystrica by bus or by train, the best way to get to the hotel Dixon (conference venue) is to take a trolleybus Nr. 1. Its first stop Zeleznicna stanica is in front of the Train station Banská Bystrica. You have to get off at the station Plazove kupalisko just in front of the hotel Dixon.

We recommend that you only use licensed taxi companies, e. g.
ONE TAXI
VIP TAXI
FUN TAXI

Invitation letter and visa

Organizers do not give any visa assistance besides of an acceptance/invitation letter on the behalf of the Committees of the conference. The invitation letter will only be issued at the personal request of the on-line registered participant of the conference. The letter of invitation will be send preferentially by e-mail or by post. As the conference is free of charge, the organizers are not able to provide any other technical assistance for the visa process.

Useful information

International calls
International dial code for Slovakia is +421 or 00421; Banská Bystrica dial code is (0)48.

Important telephone numbers
Integrated emergency rescue system: 112
Emergency ambulance service: 155
Police: 158

For further important information please contact our event agency staff: info@agency4academy.sk

Information about Slovakia and the city of Banská Bystrica
For more information about tourist attractions in Slovakia and Banská Bystrica see the official websites 
http://www.sacr.sk/en/slovak-tourist-board/news/
http://eng.banskabystrica.sk/

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