21st European Cosmic Ray Symposium in Košice, Slovakia

9 - 12 September 2008

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Košice is Slovakia's second largest city and the center of eastern Slovakia.

Travel to Košice

Košice can be easily reached from all over Europe by air, train, bus and car as well. The city center is at a distance of 20 minutes from Košice international airport. The train station and bus station are situated in the city center. The city is placed about 400 km from Bratislava and approx. 460 km from Vienna and could be easily reached by plane and direct IC train as well.

By air

Regularly scheduled flights come to international Kosice airport from Prague (4 times a day), Vienna (2 times a day) and Bratislava (4 times a day), operated by Czech Airlines, Slovak Airlines, Sky Europe, Austrian Airlines. During the summer season, number of charter flights reach many more regional airports. There is also possibility to fly to Budapest airport, which is approx. 290 km from Kosice city and easy accessible by direct IC train. Taxi is available in front of the arrival terminal at usual fare rate 10.- € to city center.

Online booking is available on following web links:

By train

Many of Europe’s busiest train routes pass through or very near Slovakia. It is especially simple to travel from neighbouring countries. There are also regular trains directly to and from key cities in Germany, Italy and Russia. Generally, the train fares are very low. The train network in Slovakia is well developed, and trains are the most comfortable way to travel. Check out the web site of Slovak Railways for a comprehensive train schedule available in english version. We would like to highlight the international IC train from Vienna and direct express train from Budapest and Krakow.

By bus

Most countries in Europe are connected with Slovak destinations by regular service, usually direct (Eurolines provides service from 21 European towns). www.eurolines.sk

By car

Slovakia is now in the process of connecting its key cities by express motorways, but this project will not be complete for few years. The roads of 1st class are generally in good condition and marked well.

Information about Košice at web:
- at Wikipedia
- Official city website

Information about Slovakia at web:
- at Wikipedia
- at Lonely Planet
- at CIA factbook
- Turistic information 1.
- Turistic information 2.

Visa information

Depending on the country you come from, you may need an ID card, a passport or even a visa in order to enter Slovakia. Participants travelling from countries requiring VISA to enter Slovakia, please contact ecrs2008@saske.sk for an invitation letter.

- visa information at official goverment page

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