Travel Information

The ECMA Congress 2022 will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center. The hotel is located approximately 19 km from Kraków John Paul II International Airport (Balice).

ECMA does not arrange transfers from the airport to the congress location. The hotel does not have an airport shuttle so we advise delegates to take a taxi.

Address Congress Hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center
ul. Dabska 5
31572 Krakow


Practical information on Krakow, Poland

  • Do I need a visa for Poland?
    EU citizens can travel for as long as they like in Poland without a visa. Poland is in the European Schengen Area, which allows citizens of many countries to enter without a visa for up to 90 days. As a general rule of thumb, you should have at least six months left until your passport expires. However, you should check the governmental travel rules of your home country, leaving plenty of time before you travel.

  • What language do they speak in Poland?
    Polish is the official language, however English is widely (and fluently) spoken in central Kraków.

  • What time zone is Krakow in?
    Poland observes CET (Central European Time / UTC +1) from late September to late March and CEST (Central European Summer Time / UTC +2) from late March to late September – the precise dates change each year.

  • What electrical plugs are used in Krakow?
    Poland uses the same 230V / 50Hz 'type E' plug as much of Europe. These have two round pins.

  • What is the weather like in September in Krakow?
    In September, Krakow generally has highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C.

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