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DIS 2005



We recommend to reach Štrbské Pleso through the closest international airport in Košice (~120 km). There are regular daily flights from Prague, Vienna and Bratislava. The relatively small Košice airport is served by three airline companies :

Czech Airlines
Austrian Airlines

All three airlines use the low capacity aircrafts, therefore the very early reservation / booking is highly recommended ! Here is the list of the flights to/from Košice around DIS 2004 workshop. To get the best price we recommend to contact directly Czech Airline office in your country. For your information : the return ticket price for flight from Hamburg is 390 Euro + airport tax.

We will hire few busses/minivans/cars from Košice airport to Štrbské Pleso and later back. The price for :

- bus with 48 seats=380 Euro one way,
- minibus with 20 seats=220 Euro one way,
- minibus with 12 seats=150 Euro one way,
- car with 3 seats=30 Euro one way,

will be shared by the participants using this transport facility and will be paid during the on-site registration. Participants traveling by plane to Košice and planning to use the conference bus are kindly asked to specify this request in the Registration form.

Important note : If you would like to use the conference bus and didn't yet inform the organizers, please send the e-mail with your flight number and arrival time to as soon as possible. Information concerning your departure with flight number will be also very much acknowledged.

Schedule of the conference shuttles Košice Airport -> Štrbské Pleso
 Date  Bus will be
at the airport 
 Bus will pick-up
the flights 
TypeNumber of users
 Monday - April 12 at 12:1512:10-13:55Minibus with 12 seats5
 Monday - April 12 at 23:1023:05-23:15Minibus with 12 seats4
 Tuesday - April 13 at 12:1512:10-14:30Bus with 48 seats42
 Tuesday - April 13 at 14:0012:10-14:30Bus with 48 seats43
 Tuesday - April 13 at 19:5015:55-19:50Minibus with 20 seats19
 Tuesday - April 13 at 23:1023:05-23:20Minibus with 20 seats+Car23
 Wednesday - April 14 at 14:3014:30Minibus with 12 seats11
 Thursday - April 15 at 14:3014:30Car1
 Thursday - April 15 at 19:5019:50Car1
 Thursday - April 15 at 23:1023:05Car1

Busses/cars will have DIS 2004 logo attached on the wind-screens and will be parked in the relatively small parking lot of Košice Airport.

Schedule of the conference shuttles Štrbské Pleso -> Košice Old Town / Airport
 Date  Bus will be
at hotel Patria 
For flights from
Košice airport at
TypeNumber of users
 Thursday - April 15 at 10:3014:40Car1
 Friday - April 16 at 9:3015:05Minivan7
 Saturday - April 17 at 10:3014:40Minivan6
 Sunday - April 18 at 4:308:00Car3
 Sunday - April 18 at 10:0014:00-14:50Minibus with 20 seats18
 Sunday - April 18 at 12:0016:10-16:20Minibus with 12 seats9
 Sunday - April 18 at 17:0005:40 on 19.4.Minibus for 12 seats9
 Monday - April 19 at 10:3014:40-15:05Bus with 48 seats35
 Monday - April 19 at 10:3014:40-15:05Bus with 48 seats34

Note : for international flights the airline companies serving Košice Airport require check in not later than 90 minutes before the flight departure.

The participants can reach Štrbské Pleso also by train. There are regular direct train connections from Košice, Bratislava, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. You can reach Štrbské Pleso either through Poprad (29 km) using Tatra Electric Railways, or from Štrba (5 km) using the cog wheel railway. All three hotels are within walking distance (~1 km) from the train station.

You can use numerous route planners to select your car route to Štrbské Pleso, e.g.: , , , or Note : for the use of highways you need a vignette (toll sticker), which must be attached on the wind-screen of your car. For 15 days the price is 150 Slovak crowns.

Private cars can be parked in the hotel's parking lots, the fee is from 4 Euro up to 10 Euro per day.

In Slovakia the official currency is Euro. To exchange some money after arrival to Košice airport (e.g. for taxi / train) we can recommend the small exchange office located directly in customs area, which is open before/after each flight arrival/departure. In addition you can find ATM of ČSOB bank just at the exit of Košice airport building. In Košice train station you will find the exchange office open in working days 06:30-14:00, 14:30-21:30 and on Saturday and Sunday 06:30-12:30, 13:00-18:30.

Please take into account: 15.9.2012 - Saturday is public holiday in Slovakia