Practical Information

Banking
Currency
Electricity
Time zone
City transport
Visas
Weather

Even though HB2017 Europe is still some time away, we believe that the earlier and better you are prepared, the more you will enjoy it as you will not be taken by surprise by any unusual situation.
Please use the links below to access practical information related to the conference.

If you feel that something is missing or have any suggestions about any other issues that should be included here, please do not hesitate to contact us using:

email hb2017@pollub.pl
twitter @Hb2017Europe

 

Banking

Cashpoints operate 24 hours a day and can be found near banks, rails stations, airports, supermarkets, town centres and other places popular with visitors.
There is also one cashpoint at the campus, conveniently located in the canteen building.

In Poland, the use of credit and debit cards is widely accepted, particularly in major towns and tourist attractions.

Please consult your bank or card issuer about the charges incurred when using your card abroad.

 

Currency

The currency of Poland is the Polish Zloty (PLN) with an exchange rate fluctuating between 4.3 and 4.5 for a Euro.
The currency code for Zloty is PLN and the currency symbol is .

All major foreign currencies can be exchanged for Polish Zloty at a bank or exchange office, identified by the name Kantor.
Banks are usually open from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and are closed on Saturdays.
Kantors are usually open from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and until 1 pm on Saturdays.
24-hour services are usually available in larger major tourist centres such as train stations, border crossings and airports.

 

Electricity

Electricity outlets in Poland are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: the “Type C” Europlug and the “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko and usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC.
If your appliance’s plug does not match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in.

 

Time zone

Central European Time Zone + Daylight Savings Time (CEST; UCTA/GMT + 2 hours).

 

City transport

Lublin Airport is situated approximately 18 km from LUT. As for the connection, there are plenty of options to choose from: 9 trains per day that will take you there in 15 minutes or a bus with a timetable adjusted to the flight schedule.

Hotels and conference venue are within walking distance, but you can also use public transport, city bikes or taxis.

The public transport in Lublin is very well organised, with a comprehensive network of trolleys, regular buses and city bikes.

Regular ticket allowing you to ride the whole route on one bus or trolley costs 3,20 PLN, which is less than 1 Euro, and it can be purchased in small shops near the bus stations called Kiosks and in the ticket machines at the bus stations or on some buses. The ticket has to be validated in the ticket machine inside the bus. Please be aware that travelling without a validated ticket is subject to a fine if you come across a ticket control.

City bikes are available on a 24/7 basis from the beginning of April until the end of November. To use a city bike you just need to register on the website (link available soon), pay the minimum 10 PLN of the initial fee (approximately 2,50 euro) and follow the instructions on the website.

For those who do not want to use public transport there is a wide variety of the local taxi services available at very reasonable prices – a journey from Lublin Airport to LUT will cost only 12 euros.

 

Visas

Please assure whether you will need a visa, besides a valid passport (or just an ID if you are from EU), to visit Poland. We provide invitation letters if required. Just contact us via e-mail: hb2017@pollub.pl

Weather

Poland’s climate is temperate with warm (sometimes very hot) summers. For July average daily maximum temperatures are around 30°C/86°F and minimum around 13°C/55°F.
Light- to mediumweight clothing is worn during warmer months, rainwear is also advisable, as rain falls throughout the year.