How to Get to the Symposium Site
Iasi airport is situated about 10km from conference site. There are up to five daily flights from/to Bucharest, operated by Romanian TAROM, as well as daily flights, except Saturdays from/to Vienna, operated by Austrian Airlines. Other external flights, to various locations in Italy (Roma, Bologna and Torino) and Great Britain (London) are assured by Romanian TAROM.
For information regarding the timetables and prices please visit the official airport website.
From the Iasi airport you can take a taxi; currently they charge around 1.9 RON/km. The cost up to the University should be about 18 RON (5 Euros).
There are five trains a day from Bucharest to Iasi. The journey takes about seven hours and the prices close 100-200 RON (up to 50 EUR). A link to the official site of "Romanian Railways" is here .
The main railway station is marked on the map. You can take a taxi, the cost up to the University should be about 6 RON. Walking (uphill) to the symposium site would take about 20 minutes.
The distance between Bucharest and Iasi is about 400 km. The speed limit outside the city is 90 km/h, and 50 km/h inside.
Bus, tram, trolley bus
The price of a ticket is 2 RON.
Current daytime rate is 2.5 RON/km. Some extra charges may apply for night transportation.
Other useful info
At the conference time the average temperature is 16oC, with an average minima of 11oC during the night and an average maxima of 20oC during the day. There is a 35% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day. The sun rises at 6.55 a.m and sets at 7.15 p.m.
Eastern European Time (Summer: UTC+3).
The local currency is Romanian Lei (RON). The approximate exchange rate is about 1 EUR = 4.5 RON and 1 USD = 4,0 RON (you can consult every day the current exchange rates on the National Bank of Romania Internet site) . For various transactions and money exchange, we recommend you to contact only authorized institutions, such as banks or exchange offices. Opening hours for Banks: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm, closed on Sundays. VISA and Travelers Checks are accepted at most banks. Cash-dispensing ATMs accept Visa, MasterCard and plenty of other plastic. Credit cards are accepted in most of hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.
Electricity is supplied at: 220 volts / 50 Hz.
During the conference computers with Internet access as well as wireless connection will be available at the Conference Centre. You may also use commercial Internet Café’s at a rate of about 2 RON/hour.
For emergencies (health or security) call 112.