Smolenice Castle is about 50 km from Bratislava. The organizers will provide transport for the conference participants by bus from Bratislava to Smolenice on the first day of the conference (Tuesday, May 7) and from Smolenice to Bratislava on the last day of the conference (Friday, May 10).

On Tuesday (May 7) you can catch the bus at the car park in front of the Istropolis building, Trnavske Mýto, at 1:00 p.m. and at the Central Bus Station Mlynské Nivy at 1:30 p.m.

There will be a transfer from Smolenice to Bratislava on Friday (May 10), leaving Smolenice after lunch at 1:30 p.m.
The expected arrival in Bratislava is 3:00 p.m.

Arriving by airplane

Bratislava (BTS)

Mainly low-cost airlines operate at Bratislava International Airport.

Transport from the airport

By bus

Bus no. 61 connects Bratislava Airport with the main railway station (Hlavna stanica). Get off the bus at Trnavské Mýto (travel time approximately 20 - 25 min). You can buy a bus ticket (2 zones, valid 30 min, price 0.90 € – use coins) in a ticket machine in the airport's Arrivals Hall.

By taxi

You can find taxis at the front of the airport. Please choose taxis which have the name of the company on them. Ask Istropolis, Trnavské Mýto (takes to go approx. 25 – 30 min).

Vienna (VIE)

It operates flights to and from all major European and international destinations. Vienna International Airport is about 60 km from Bratislava.

Transfer from Vienna Airport to Bratislava

Take a bus to Bratislava, AS (Main bus station). About three buses per hour operate between Vienna Airport and Bratislava. They are run by several bus companies, e. g. Slovak Lines, RegioJet and FlixBus.

The journey takes approx. 1 hour, the price is about 5.50 EUR.

Arriving by train

Bratislava is directly connected to Budapest – Keleti pályaudvar (160 km – approx. 2.25 h.), Prague - Praha hlavní nádraží (400 km - approx. 4 h.) and Wien Hauptbahnhof (70 km – approx. 1.20 h).

Arriving at Bratislava Main Station (Bratislava hlavná stanica) take trolleybus No. 201 or buses No. 61 and 74. You can buy a ticket from the ticket machines at the bus stops outside the main building (1 zone, valid 15 min, 0.70 EUR – use coins).

Get off at the 4th stop (stop Trnavské Mýto). It takes approx. 10 min. The bus to Smolenice will be waiting on the opposite side of the road in front of the building Istropolis (see the map on the top of this page).

Arriving by car

Smolenice Castle (GPS N: 48.514056 E: 17.432757) is about 50 kilometers from Bratislava.

Regardless you will arrive from South (Bratislava), North (Žilina, Trenčín), or East (Nitra), you have to reach junction "Trnava" (Highway D1/E75 crosses here Speedway R1/E58).
You can find your itinerary from junction Trnava to Smolenice Castle on Google maps.