Local Information

Other useful information:

How to get to Iasi by airplane:

Iasi airport (http://www.aeroport.ro/index.php/en/plecari/articol/destinations.html)

is situated about 6 km from conference site. There are up to five daily flights from/to Bucharest, operated by Romanian TAROM (a SkyTeam member). TAROM also connects Iasi with Roma, Torino, Bergamo, Tel Aviv, London Luton and Dublin, one to three times a week. Austrian Airlines connect Iasi with Vienna four times a week, while low cost Wizzair Company offer flights to Treviso and London Luton. 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 2 RON/km. The cost up to the Unirea Hotel should be less than 20 RON (5 Euros).

The organizers can arrange the transportation of conference participants to the hotel with an agreed company.

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 http://www.cfrcalatori.ro/ .

By car: The distance between Bucharest and Iasi is about 400 km (by Express way). The speed limit outside the city is 90 km/h, and 50 km/h inside.

Local Transportation

Bus, tram, trolley bus and Maxi Taxi

The price of a ticket is 2 RON.

Taxi: Current daytime rate is 1.9 RON/km. Some extra charges may apply for night transportation.

Weather

At the conference time the average temperature is 18°C, with an average minimum of 12°C during the night and an average maximum of 24°C 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.

Time Zone

Eastern European Time (Summer: UTC+3).

Currency

The local currency is Romanian Lei (RON). The approximate exchange rate is about 1 EUR = 4.5 RON and 1 USD = 3.8 RON

(you can consult every day the current exchange rates on the National Bank of Romania Internet site:

http://www.bnr.ro/Exchange-rates-1224.aspx ).

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, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 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

Electricity is supplied at 230 V / 50 Hz. The sockets take the standard continental European dual round-pronged plugs.

Internet Access

During the conference computers with Internet access as well as wireless connection will be available at the Conference Centre.

Emergency/Medical

For emergencies (health or security) call 112.