#NGSchool2018 will take place in Lublin - the largest city in southeastern Poland, with breathtaking Old Town baring amazing historic architecture and thriving cultural scene. The workshops, lectures and hackathon will be held at the Medical University of Lublin at Chodźki Street. We will have access to four fully equipped laboratories which will allow us to carry out the experiments in parallel. For computational analysis we will secure a dedicated cluster and provide access to high speed internet connection.

How to get there?

 

By car

Google MapsThere are some free parking place around Dormitory buildings.

Please, consider sharing the trip with other participants departing from the same city, to limit environmental impact of your trip (and meet new people on the way;) ).

By air

It is best to use the airports next to Warsaw or Świdnik (a small town very close to Lublin). Unfortunately, the Lublin airport is quite small and only serves a few air connections. If you choose this connection, check how to get to Lublin.
Much more air connections are available from Warsaw Modlin airport (WMI) or Warsaw Chopin airport (also known as Okęcie airport). To get to Lublin, the most convenient is to use Contbus. Tickets can be purchased online. It is worth buying a ticket in advance. Another option is to use almost every other bus connection to Warsaw (you can check public transport at JakDojadę.pl) and then use the train directly to Lublin.

By train

Lublin is 3h by train from Warsaw Central railway station (Warszawa Centralna). Tickets (~€10) can be purchased on the website of the railway operator.

 

Communication inside the city.

Workshops and accommodation are located around Chodźki Street. You can get there by public transport or by taxi (or on foot if you are ready for an adventure!).
Depending on the mode of transport, you will find yourself in Lublin either at the Bus Station (PKS) or at the Main Railway Station (PKP).

Main Railway Station (PKP)

Public transport:
The best connection is bus line 154 (bus using electric traction), which leaves from the bus stop just before entering the station. All departures are listed on the LED board next to the stop.
Get off at the stop called Chodźki - szpital (03), which is the last stop on the loop.

Taxi:
The price depends on the day, time of day and company. Nonetheless, the price for dormitories at Chodźki street will be from PLN 19 to PLN 28.

Bus Station (PKS)

Public transport:
The best connection are bus lines: 160 and 156 (bus using electric traction) from the bus stop at Probostwo street, which is located in close proximity to the station.
All departures are listed on the LED board next to the stop.
Get off at the stop called Chodźki - szpital (03), which is the last stop on the loop.

Taxi:
The price depends on the day, time of day and company. Nonetheless, the price for dorms at Chodźki street will be around PLN 16.

Notice:
If you are a student up to the age of 26 and you have an ISIC (International Student Identity Card), you can take advantage of 50% discount in public transport (a normal ticket costs PLN 3.20).
The purchase of a ticket is possible with ticket machines (also available in buses), some stores and the bus driver (the least recommended option).

 

Finding right bus connection

Unfortunately, google maps don't cover public communication within Lublin. There is couple of applications, that will help you with finding right bus connection:

moovit - very good app (available on google play and app store) for non-polish speaking people,

jakdojade (google play) and mobilempk (google play) - only in polish.

 

Accommodation

All participants will be hosted at student dorms no. 1 to 4 belonging to UMLub (Doktor Witolda Chodźki 11). All dorms are 5-10 minutes walking from our venue.

Note, the dorms will provide bedsheets, but please take your own towel and shower gel.

 

Tourist information

Complete map of all important places.

google maps

In case you get lost

Most Poles speak at least some English. The nearest passing person will certainly help you.

 

Healthcare insurance

The Polish health service is based primarily on a a general health insurance system. If you are an EU national who is holding a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or an E-111 form, you are able to receive free public health care.
If you are an international student from a non-EU country, you should buy insurance before your trip to Poland.
Detailed information is available at International Health Insurance.