The Smolenice castle (GPS: 48.513611, 17.432222) can be easily reached by car and one can use the parking places inside the castle walls.
However, most attendees come to ICCBIC by public transport via Vienna and Bratislava. In this case one can take advantage of dedicated buses from the ICCBIC Assembly Point in Bratislava (see further) heading directly to the castle. More details and recommendations regarding several alternatives follow.
One can reach Bratislava from Vienna by following ways:
In Bratislava we set up the ICCBIC Assembly Point at
FAKULTA CHEMICKEJ A POTRAVINÁRSKEJ TECHNOLÓGIE,
SLOVENSKÁ TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA,
812 37 Bratislava
GPS: 48.150201, 17.114280
|Sunday, 2 June 2024||8:00 – 19:00|
|Monday, 3 June 2024||6:00 – 7:00|
At the ICCBIC Assembly Point you can leave your luggage and have a little refreshment (coffee, snacks etc.).
All information on moving around the city can be found at IDS BK app available at Google Play and Apple Store. The easiest ways to get to the ICCBIC Assembly Point are as follows:
Fare tickets can be purchased
You need a 30-minute ticket (1.10 € in paper form, 0.97 € in IDS BK app) when coming from the Main Railway Station and from the Bus Station – Nivy. A 60-minute ticket is needed (3 zones variant, 1.60 € in paper form, 1.41 € in IDS BK app) when coming from the Bratislava Airport. The paper tickets are fully transferable, electronic tickets are transferable for one line change. More details on all ticket types, prices, and fare conditions can be found also at https://www.idsbk.sk/en/ticket-prices/ and https://imhd.sk/ba/doc/en/20709/20709
When walking in the city, keep in mind that the trams have always higher priority than pedestrians!!!
If travelling to on your own, keep in mind, that the regular bus makes stop in the centre of Smolenice village and the Smolenice castle must be reached by walk (about 20 minutes uphill, castle is well visible).
The easiest way to get directly to the Smolenice castle is by taking any of three dedicated buses. They are marked with the label "XXIX. ICCBIC" and depart from the ICCBIC Assembly Point as follows:
|BUS No. 1a||Departure on Sunday, 2 June 2024 at 15:00|
|BUS No. 1b||Departure on Sunday, 2 June 2024 at 17:30|
|BUS No. 2||Departure on Monday, 3 June 2024 at 7:00|
Smolenice village can be reached by a regular bus connection from the Bus Station - Nivy (operated by “SAD Trenčín“ or “Arriva“, final destination “Myjava”, or “Senica” or “Chtelnica”) departing as follows:
(departure - arrival)
|Monday – Friday
(departure - arrival)
|16:10 - 17:32 (platform 23)||07:22 - 08:38 (platform 23)|
|20:00 - 21:12 (platform 23)||10:10 - 11.21 (platform 23)|
|11:00 - 12:12 (platform 19)|
|14:45 - 16:15 (platform 22)|
The ticket (about 3 €) must be purchased from the bus driver. The time schedule can be subject of change, we recommend checking it on the following webpage: https://cp.hnonline.sk/en/bus/spojenie/
After the conference, two dedicated buses will be available to return from Smolenice castle to Bratislava (stops at the Bratislava Airport, Bus Station - Nivy, Bratislava Main Railway Station and at the ICCBIC Assembly Point).
|BUS No. 1a||Departure on Friday, 7 June 2024 at 8:00|
|BUS No. 1b||Departure on Friday, 7 June 2024 at 8:30|
The journey to Bratislava takes about one hour. Details about the bus stops in the city will be provided during the conference.