• Košice - main street
  • Košice Dóm sv. Alžbety
  • tokaj_1_corr
  • tokaj_2_corr
  • hdr_up_corr
  • hdr_up_2_corr
  • hdr_up_3_corr
  • jelsovy potok_corr
  • talc_Gemerska Poloma_corr
  • Nizny Hrabovec
Košice is well connected with all parts of Slovakia, and also with other countries. The town has extensive railway and bus connections, and an international airport with daily flights from/to London, Vienna and Prague.
 
By air
Košice international airport
is served by Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines and low-cost airline Wizzair. For more information visit www.airportkosice.sk.
Regular bus service (bus No. 23, once per hour) operates between the airport and the downtown: Airport/ Letisko - Staničné námestie (railway station). The trip takes approximately 20 minutes and cost 0.6 EUR (ticket for 30 minutes). Taxi service is provided by CTC Taxi, the official provider of the TAXI services at the airport. They offer an airport-downtown ride for 10 EUR.
 
Alternatively you can fly to Bratislava, Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria) or Cracow (Poland) international airports.

Budapest Airport (260 km): shuttle bus to Košice (3.5 hours) opperating five times daily, price 39 EUR single ticket, 70 EUR return ticket. It is necessary to make reservation in advance (Airtrans or Cassoviaexpres).

Direct train connections between Budapest-Keleti train station and Košice are available, twice daily (3.5 hours).
From Cracow airport (250 km) a shuttle bus operates by Airtrans or bus connection from Cracow - bus station to Košice operates twice daily (5.5 hours).
 
By train
Train connections from
Vienna, Bratislava - six daily, 5 hours
Budapest - twice daily, 3.5 hours
Prague - five daily, 8-9 hours
will bring you to the Košice city centre.
 
By bus
Long-distance busses run from Bratislava, Mlynské Nivy, to Košice, app. six daily, 7-8 hours.
For international bus connections please check e.g. EUROLINES, Student Agency, EUROBUS.
 
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
We encourage and welcome all participants to attend the MECC 2016. However, it is important to note that citizens from some countries need visa to enter EU. These must apply for a visa before travelling. Please check conditions at appropriate Slovak consulate serving your country when and how you can apply for a visa. If any help is needed, please contact us.
 
INSURANCE
The organisers do not accept any liability or responsibility for death, illness or injury to persons or for the loss of, or damage of property or for any financial loss of any person attending the Conference. Participants should make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.
 
CURRENCY
The official currency in the Slovak Republic is the EURO (). Exchange offices and ATMs can be found at the airport, in many places around Košice centre. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and most shops.
 
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
112 - General emergency
155 - Medical ambulance service
 
ELECTRICITY and WATER
plug type E 200Plugs for 220 V in the Slovak Republic have three round contacts - one is a hole, for earth (ground) and two are pins - CEE 7/5, French type E.
The tap water is generally drinkable everywhere, unless specified otherwise.