Slovakia's second largest city, Kosice, is also one of the oldest towns in Slovakia.
It is situated in the eastern part of the country and lies at the place where the river Hornad emerges from its picturesque wooded valley and flows into an extensive plain.
Kosice are characterized by its historic flair and the numerous cultural sights. Yet, Kosice is a modern and vibrant city with short walking distances and cutting edge industrial sector.
Find more about our beautiful city at the official webpages: http://www.visitkosice.eu/en
Kosice international airport (KSC) is located 8 km from city center. It has direct and connecting flights operated by Austrian Airlines (Vienna), Czech Airlines (Bratislava, Kiew, Prague), Lot Polish Airlines (Warsaw), Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) and Wizz Air (Bristol, London - Luton, Sheffield - Doncaster).
The TAXI service is provided in front of arrival terminal. The ride to the hotel costs about 15 - 20 EUR.
Kosice city public transport company operates regular bus service No.23 which connects the Kosice Airport with the downtown. The ride from the airport to the downtown takes about 20 minutes and you can check the timetable here: http://imhd.sk/ke/schedule-timetable/route-line/23
To get to the conference venue, hotel Yasmin, you have to transfer at the stop "Namestie osloboditelov" and take bus No. 71, 72. Leave the bus at stop "Mlynska basta" (3 stops, hotel is behind the bus stop). Tickets can be at vending machines at the airport.
Kosice main train station is located in near the downtown. To get to the conference venue Hotel Yasmin, take the bus No. 16, 27 or 29 and leave the bus at the stop "Mlynska basta" (3 stops, hotel is behind the bus stop).
Kosice can be reached also from Budapest airport followed by 3 hours ride in shuttle minibus (33-50 EUR per person).
Citizens of the EU do not need a visa to enter Slovakia as we are a member of EU and Schengen area countries.
If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel: https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/consular_info/visa
Currency in Slovakia is EURO.
Eating and drinking
Tap water is drinkable. Hotel Yasmin is located close to several restaurants, coffee shops and food outlets 5 minutes from city center on foot.
Slovak electrical standards are 50Hz, 230 volts. Check here, if you need power plug adapter. http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/slovakia/
Dial 112 for police, fire and ambulance.