ECPR General Conference
University of Wrocław, Wrocław
4 - 7 September 2019










Interactive map showing Wrocław University and the surrounding area

Getting to the city by...


Wrocław airport, 10km west of the city centre, is served by carriers including Lufthansa, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Ryanair, Wizzair and Polish Airlines.

Getting to and from Wrocław airport (WRO)

  • Bus Number 106 runs from the airport to the main railway station every 20 minutes. It's great value at just 3 PLN / €0.70, and takes around 40 minutes
  • Car The airport is easily accessible via the S8 motorway
  • Taxi A taxi costs 50–60 PLN depending where you want to go in the city centre. Pick them up outside the arrivals hall and negotiate a price beforehand


The main railway station, Główny, is in the city centre and open 24/7. All the main Polish cities, along with other major central and eastern European destinations, can be reached within a few hours:

Kraków → Wrocław        3.5 hours
Warsaw → Wrocław        4 hours
Poznan → Wroc
ław         4 hours
Dresden → Wroc
ław       4 hours
Berlin → Wrocław          4 hours
Prague → Wroc
ław        5.5 hours

See trainline for more information about routes, stations, timetables and fares.


Wrocław is located next to the A4 motorway (E40), which links cities to the west and to Germany. The A8 (E67) connects Wrocław with the Czech Republic. The S8 expressway goes to Warsaw. Travellers can bypass Wrocław city centre by using the Wrocław Ring Road (A8).

Travel and health insurance

We highly recommend organising travel and/or health insurance prior to travelling. 

Citizens of the the EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland can apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which allows access to state-provided healthcare at a reduced cost, or sometimes for free. EHIC does not cover private medical health costs and is therefore not an alternative to travel insurance.

Visa information

Visas are the responsibility of the individual. Depending on the purpose of travel and your country of origin, different types of visas will apply. Enquire well in advance about entry regulations by consulting the nearest Polish embassy or consulate, or a HWF office in your home country. Find out more. Visa letters will only be supplied once we have received your registration fee in full. ECPR cannot offer any further advice on visas. 


Getting around the city

Find basic information on buses and trams below; more at MPK Wrocław.

Public transport tickets and passes


Buy tickets from vending machines near stops, or onboard buses and trams, by card only. Validate your ticket immediately after boarding a tram or bus. An adult standard ticket costs approximately 3 PLN (around €0.70).



60 daytime bus services run 05:00–23:00, numbered 100–149.

Fast buses are marked with letters and have higher fares.

Rush-hour buses are numbered 300.

10 night buses run 00:00–04:00, every 30 minutes, numbered 240–259.


Trams run 05:00–22:30 Monday–Friday and 06:00–22:00 at weekends, numbered 0–24.


NextBikes are available from 74 bike stations around the city centre. Press the ‘hire’ button and follow the instructions on the display. The first 20 minutes are free of charge, after which it costs 2 PLN for the first hour and 4 PLN for each hour thereafter. To return the bike, lock in a vacant space, press ‘Return’ and follow the instructions on the display. 


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