Travel and Accommodation

Corpus Historicus Conference Information

 The Venue

The conference will take place in the building of the Faculty of Philology, University of Silesia, located on the campus in Sosnowiec. The full address is:

Gen. S. Grota-Roweckiego 5

41-205 Sosnowiec

You can look it up on Maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/5h72ZvDWwRk.

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Sosnowiec is well-connected to other Polish cities, so getting here shouldn’t be a problem. The closest large city is Katowice, and we expect that many of our guests will arrive there first. Also, though Sosnowiec has several hotels (see below), we expect that some of you may find your accommodation in Katowice instead.

Travel Information

The following airports may be used to fly to Poland. All of them are well connected with major European airports (details on travel to and from them are provided below):

Flying to Warsaw (Warszawa)

Whether you fly to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) or Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI), your next step is to get to the city centre. From there, you’ll be able to take a train to both Sosnowiec and Katowice.

The best way to get from Warsaw Modlin Airport to the city centre is by bus. Get on at the airport (stop: Modlin Airport WMI) and get off at the stop Warsaw City Centre (Palace of Culture). Depending on the type of the bus, the ticket is between 9 and 33 PLN, and the travel takes between 40 and 60 minutes.

Bus times can be checked and tickets booked at https://www.modlinbus.com/en#buy-ticket.

From there, you’ll have to walk a short distance to the Warsaw Central Station (Warszawa Centralna). The walk is about 700 m / 9 minutes long:

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The best way to get from Warsaw Chopin Airport to the city centre is by train. Get on at the airport (station: Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina) and get off at Warsaw Central Station (station: Warszawa Centralna). The ticket is about 7 PLN and the journey takes about 20 minutes.

From Warsaw Central Station, you can get a direct train to both Sosnowiec (station: Sosnowiec Główny) and Katowice (station: Katowice). The journey times range from about 2,5 to 5 hours. The ticket prices range from around 60 to 150 PLN – the price depends on the type and class of the train you intend to take.

All train times can be checked at http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en/.

Some tickets may also be booked through this website. Otherwise, tickets can easily be bought from ticket machines and at ticket windows in the stations.

For how to get from Sosnowiec and Katowice stations to the conference venue, see below.

Flying to Cracow (Kraków)

The best way to get from the Kraków Airport to Katowice is by a direct coach (shuttle bus) from the airport to the main bus station in Katowice. Check times and book tickets at:

Tiger Express, http://www.tigerexpress.eu/en/. Get on at Kraków Airport and get off at Katowice (the main bus station). Note that since it’s only March, timetables for June/July may not be available just yet. Currently the journey takes 55 minutes, and the ticket costs 7,4 EUR.

Neobus, http://en.neobus.pl/rozklad-jazdy. Get on at Kraków Airport Balice and get off at Katowice D. A. ul. Skargi 19 (the main bus station). The journey takes one hour, and the ticket costs 22,5 PLN.

(Since this website’s booking system seems to be available only in Polish, here’s a glossary: Przystanek początkowy=from; przystanek końcowy=to; rodzaj biletu=ticket type; bilet w dwie strony=return ticket; bilet w jedną stronę= single ticket; data wyjazdu=departure date; data powrotu-return date).

There are also buses and trains you can take from Kraków city centre, rather than directly from the airport, to Katowice; let us know if you’d like us to assist you with planning this route instead.

For how to get from Katowice to the conference venue, see below.

Flying to Katowice

If you fly to Katowice, your next step will be to get to the city centre.

The best way to get there is by bus. The travel takes up to 50 minutes. The ticket is about 27 PLN. Depending on the place you intend to stay, you can get off at one of the following bus stops: Sosnowiec Milowice Skrzyżowanie, Katowice Strefa Kultury, Katowice Sokolska, or Katowice Dworzec PKP (Katowice train station).

You can check the bus times at: http://pkm.katowice.pl/lotnisko/rozklad-jazdy/lotnisko-katowice/.

Unfortunately, this website is only available in Polish. If you’re using Google Chrome, you can translate it easily by right-clicking anywhere on the website and choosing “Translate to English” from the drop-down menu; the translation is good.

You can book tickets at: https://bilety.pkm.katowice.pl/index.php?lang=en.

Getting to the conference venue

You’ll find the conference venue in this location: https://goo.gl/maps/5h72ZvDWwRk.

If you’re arriving at the Sosnowiec train station (Sosnowiec Główny) or travelling from the Sosnowiec city centre, the best way to get to the conference venue is by Uber or taxi (the taxi rank is just outside the train station).

If you’re arriving at the Katowice train station, the best way to get to the conference venue is by Uber or taxi. The closest taxi ranks are to the right from the main entrance:

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If you’re arriving at the Katowice main bus station or travelling from Katowice city centre, you can get to the conference venue by Uber or taxi (taxi ranks are just around the corner from the bus station).

You can also take a public bus, numbers 807 or 40. Get on at Katowice Piotra Skargi (in front of the SuperSam shopping center) and get off at Pogoń Grota-Roweckiego (807) or Pogoń Orla (40). The journey takes about 20 minutes, and the ticket is 3,60 PLN. You can buy tickets from the ticket machines at the stop.

Check the bus times at:

http://rozklady.kzkgop.pl/index.php?co=rozklady&submenu=tabliczka&nr_linii=807&nr_przyst=1&id_trasy=19529 (no. 807)

http://rozklady.kzkgop.pl/index.php?co=rozklady&submenu=tabliczka&nr_linii=40&nr_przyst=1&id_trasy=19817 (no. 40)

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If you come on the no. 40 bus and get off at Pogoń Orla, the conference venue will be in front of you across the road.

If you come on the no. 807 and get off at Pogoń Grota-Roweckiego, you’ll need to walk 600 m / 7 minutes to the conference venue:

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Accommodation in Sosnowiec and Katowice

We have selected a number of places to stay in Sosnowiec and Katowice. Since we cannot guarantee that rooms will be available in the hotels of your choice, we suggest you make your reservations as soon as possible.

Accommodation in Sosnowiec

Hotel Centrum Sosnowiec***

http://www.hotelcentrumsosnowiec.pl/en/rooms

If you’re arriving at the Sosnowiec train station, the hotel is across the road; you’ll have to walk through the underpass.

Hotel Orion**

http://www.booking.com/hotel/pl/orion-sosnowiec.html

Boutique Hotel’s

http://www.hotels24.com.pl/en/objects/sosnowiec/index.html

Euphoria Residence

https://www.hotelscombined.pl/Hotel/Euphoria_Residence.htm?languageCode=EN&currencyCode=HOTELS

If you’re arriving by bus from the Katowice airport, get off at the Sosnowiec Milowice Skrzyżowanie stop and then take an Uber or taxi to get to any of the hotels in Sosnowiec.

Accommodation in Katowice

Hotel Monopol Katowice*****

http://www.monopolkatowice.hotel.com.pl/mono_ka_en/ROOMS_AND_APARTMENTS

Diament Hotels**** [several hotels to choose from]

http://www.hotelediament.pl/en/

Q Hotel Plus****

http://www.qhotels.pl/en/rooms-page-112411

Angelo by Vienna House Katowice****

https://www.viennahouse.com/en/angelo-katowice/the-hotel/overview.html

If you’re arriving from the Katowice airport, get off at the Sokolska bus stop

Novotel****

http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3377-novotel-katowice-centrum/index.shtml

If you’re arriving from the Katowice airport, get off at the Katowice Strefa Kultury bus stop

Ibis Budget

http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-6601-ibis-budget-katowice-centrum/index.shtml

If you’re arriving from the Katowice airport, get off at the Katowice Strefa Kultury bus stop

Note that apart from our suggestions, Katowice offers great many hotels and hostels for all budgets.

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