Transportation and Venue Details

All the details on how to get to the venue, travel from the airport, and navigate around the city you can find in below section.

At the airport

Lech Wałęsa Airport in Gdańsk is not too big, making it easy to navigate. After arrival and collecting your baggage, you can go directly outside to take a taxi or head to the PKM train station. A train service connects the airport (Gdańsk Port Lotniczy – pronounced as “Port Lot-nee-chih”) with the city of Gdańsk (Gdańsk Główny – pronounced as “G’dahnsk Gwoov-nih”), although a change at Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz (V-zhehshch) may be required. To reach the platforms with ticket machines, take the escalator to the left as you leave the baggage hall. Tickets cost 5.50zł to Gdańsk. For checking train times, visit

Neptun Taxi is the official taxi firm and can be trusted. Look out for their cars with the 19686 logo on the side. Be suspicious if offered a lift by any car not bearing their logo. Approximate prices are quoted below but these will be more at night and from Saturday at 22:00 until Monday at 06:00. If you want to catch a bus (210 to Gdańsk and 110 to Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz) you will find the bus stops directly across the road as you leave the terminal.


A taxi from the rank in front of the terminal will cost you about 80zł (20€); Before getting into the taxi, ensure with the driver if card payment is accepted!.

Bolt / Uber / FreeNow is approximately 40-55zł (10-12€) from the airport to Gdańsk Old Town outside of peak periods.

The train departs from the platform nearest the terminal, although not all run directly to Gdańsk Główny, the main train station in Gdańsk. You will need to change at Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz (note the destination). The journey takes about 45 minutes and costs around 5.50zł (approximately  1,3€), with one ticket covering the entire journey!

The bus fare is 4.80zł (approximately 1.10€), and tickets can be purchased from the machine at the bus platform


If you are traveling from the airport to the venue (Gdańsk University of Technology), the fastest option is a taxi, which should cost around 60zł during the daytime (6:00am -10:00 pm).

Traveling to the hotel in old town Gdańsk taxi will be the fastest option. The 210 bus takes about 35 minutes, but it operates only once an hour on Sundays (at a quarter to the full hour), with the last bus departing at 23:05.  You should leave the bus at Hucisko stop (pronounced as “Hoo-chee-skoh”).  Train require changing at Gdansk-Wrzeszcz station and you my need to walk for the train station to the hotel.

If you’re staying in the Wrzeszcz district (pronounced as “V-zhehshch”), the fastest option is a taxi. However, the train is also a quick alternative, arriving at the Wrzeszcz train station, conveniently located in the center of the district.

Travelling by train

The city is connected to all major cities in Poland. Traveling from Warsaw to Gdańsk takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes by train. You can alight at Gdansk Główny if staying in the Old Town, or at Wrzeszcz if your hotel is located in that district.

The venue

Most of the symposium activities, including the ice breaking banquet on Sunday evening, opening ceremony on Monday morning  and technical sessions, will take place at Gdańsk University of Technology. The university is located in the heart of Gdańsk, at 11/12 Narutowicza Street.

By tram

To get to Gdańsk University of Technology from the Old Town, you can take tram number 6 or 11 heading towards Brętowo. The closest tram stop to the university is ‘Politechnika Gdańska,’  (pronounced as “Poh-lee-tehch-nee-kah G’dahn-skah”) which is just a short walk from the campus. Tram fares in Gdańsk typically cost 4.80zł for a single journey. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines located at tram stops. Remember to validate your ticket upon boarding the tram! On board, there are machines that allows you to pay for your tram ride with a credit card using the Fala system. However, please note that the Fala system is newly opened and may not function properly at all times. Another option is to install and use the application on the phone , which helps you select the best connection and purchase your tram ticket. One option of the app is (pronounced ‘yak doh-yah-deh’)

By car

Participants traveling by car may park at Fishera Street parking, located behind the boom barrier. Parking is free, and the barrier will be opened upon request or by using the password provided to the person in charge. The password for accessing the parking area is ‘Ice Symposium’. The parking is guarded between 6 AM and 5 PM. After 5 PM, the barriers are raised, and the area is only occasionally monitored by the university security.

By bike

Gdańsk boasts an extensive network of bike roads, making it easy and safe to explore the city by bicycle. MEVO bike rental is a convenient option for getting around Gdańsk. You can rent bikes from numerous stations throughout the city. Simply download the MEVO app, register, and follow the instructions to unlock a bike. Rates are affordable, and it’s an eco-friendly way to arrive to the venue location. MEVO bike rental provides both regular and electric bikes, giving you the flexibility to choose the type of bike that best suits your needs.


Sunday evening registration and ice-breaking banquet (June 9th)

Please enter the main building of Gdańsk University of Technology and go straight to the registration desk, which should be visible from the entrance. You will be given directions to the banquet, which will be held in the Hevelius Court.

Monday morning registration and opening session (June 10th)

Please enter the main building of Gdańsk University of Technology and go to the left to the stairs, then go up two levels. The elevator is also on the left, around the corner. You should go to level 3.