VENUE & TRAVEL
 

The Orle Hotel
 
The Conference Centre in Orle Hotel
80-680 Gdańsk-Sobieszewo
Lazurowa 8

The Orle Hotel is situated on the Sobieszewo Island, close to the beach, just a 100 m from the Baltic Sea. The location and surroundings of the hotel are perfect for holidays beside the sea as well as for professional activities in natural settings. The hotel is only 15 km from the centre of Gdańsk, near the main E-7 road (20 minutes by car or by city bus no. 112). In addition, the southern ring road around Gdańsk provides a convenient connection to the A1 highway and the Gdańsk Lech Walesa Airport. For more details about the Orle Hotel and the Conference Centre, see the following link or presentation.



GETTING IN/OUT GDAŃSK

BY PLANE. Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is located 15km from Gdańsk city center with flights to many cities in Europe. The airport is well-communicated with the city center of Gdańsk and Gdynia (taxis, buses, shuttles, car-hire options). The airport is served by Star Alliance airlines: LOT, Lufthansa, and SAS, each of which operates flights to their hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw, Copenhagen, and other airports. Budget airlines serve destinations in Germany, the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. It is also possible to fly to Frederic Chopin Airport and connect to a domestic flight to Gdańsk. For more information, see the airport website.

BY TRAIN. Polish Railways (PKP) provide fast direct connections from Gdańsk to all major Polish cities. For example, estimated travel time from/to Warsaw is around 3h. If you arrive by night and don't know your way around the city, taking a taxi to the place you stay would be the best option.

BY CAR. Travel time by car is 3-4h from Warsaw and 6h from Berlin. 

BY FERRY. Two ferry connections operate to Sweden: every other day, Polferries has a ferry between Gdańsk and Nynashamn near Stockholm, and Stena Line operates three ferries a day between Gdynia (25km from Sopot) and Karlskrona.

GETTING IN/OUT GDAŃSK-SOBIESZEWO

BY URBAN BUS. TBA

BY OUR BUS (twice on Monday July 1 and Friday July 5, 2019). TBA

There is a secure CAR PARKING in front of the Orle Hotel (12 PLN/day per car).

GETTING AROUND

Gdańsk has a well-developed BUS NETWORK (including night buses), with time-tables and maps available online. In addition, regular commuter trains connect Gdansk, Sopot, and Gdynia (every 7 minutes in the rush hour). Use jakdojade.pl to find connections within the metropolitan area.

There is a BIKE RENTAL at the Orle Hotel.

Official TAXIS are clearly marked and reasonably priced, usually displaying a five-digit phone number. To avoid being overcharged, make sure to have cash in PLN ready. The taxi driver is required to give you a printed receipt and is expected to give you exact change. Tipping is not required; rounding up the fare to the nearest multiple of 5 PLN would be considered more than sufficient.

Several CAR HIRE options are available at Gdansk Airport.

CURRENCY

The currency in Poland is PLN – Polish Zloty (rough exchange rates: 1 EUR = 4.30 PLN, 1 USD = 3.77 PLN). All major credit cards are widely accepted, though some small businesses and taxis will take cash payments, only. There are one or two ATM-s located in the arrival hall of Gdansk airport, and plenty throughout the city center. You can also find several money changing boutiques in the downtown area which offer reasonable exchange rates (please avoid money-changers at the airport). When using a foreign credit card, the card terminal or ATM may offer you the possibility of payment directly in your currency (EUR, GBP, USD). You will usually be slightly better off turning down the offer, and going for the currency conversion offered by your home bank.