How to get here
List of airports to Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie:
- Košice International Airport (Official point of entry)
- Bratislava International Airport
- Vienna International Airport
- Poprad-Tatry Airport
Košice International Airport
This is the closest international airport to Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie and the official point of entry. Distance and travel time to clusters:
- Košice – Štrbské Pleso: 153 km, 2h 10min
- Košice – Osrblie: 220 km, 2h 55min
- Košice – Štrbské Pleso – Osrblie: 236 km,3h 20min (For delegation who has athletes on both venues)
- From January 20th2015 the OC will organize a shuttle bus service from Košice to the clusters and vice versa for free.
Bratislava International Airport
This is another airport in Slovakia situated in the capital city. Distance and travel time to clusters:
- Bratislava – Osrblie: 252 km, 2h 45min
- Bratislava – Štrbské Pleso: 315 km, 3h 35min
Vienna International Airport
This is the largest airport situated in Austria which is bordered by Slovakia. Distance and travel time to clusters:
- Vienna – Osrblie: 314 km, 3h 10min
- Vienna – Štrbské Pleso: 377 km, 4h
This is the smallest airport situated near the Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie. Distance and travel time to clusters:
- Poprad-Tatry – Štrbské Pleso: 24 km, 24min
- Poprad-Tatry – Osrblie: 88 km, 1h 15min
Transport from/to Košice Airport
The official point of entry is Košice Airport. Starting with January 20th, the transport from and to Košice Airport will be arranged by the OC according to your Travel Schedule Form.
Transport from/to other airports
It is also possible to arrive to Slovakia from different airports.(It is also possible to arrive in Slovakia at different airports. ??) On request, the OC will organize your transfer from and to the airports listed above but the cost will be charged to the delegation.
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted outside the arrivals hall by our volunteer, who will help you and direct you to the buses which will take you directly to the cluster.
Map of Slovakian airports
Arriving in Štrbské Pleso or Osrblie by train is a convenient option as it avoids worrying about highway, traffic conditions or snow related issues in Winter. The points of entry by travelling by train are:
- Štrbské Pleso: Poprad-Tatry
- Osrblie: Brezno
From these stations, Štrbské Pleso/Osrblie 2015 WUOC will guarantee free of charge transfer to the cluster and vice versa. If you want find more information about train services and train timetables see the websites: www.slovakrail.sk, www.zsr.sk, www.cp.sk
Arrival procedure: Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our volunteer, who will help you and direct you to the buses which will take you directly to the cluster. Especially in this case it is important to inform the OC on the estimated time as well on the date of arrival.
Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie are also reachable by car. These clusters are situated in the north and central Slovakia. Štrbské Pleso is situated in High Tatras and can be reached by travelling via D1 highway Bratislava-Košice (European road E50). Also the D1 highway exit is Štrbské Pleso, from where you have to travel only 12 km to the cluster. Osrblie is situated just 85 km south of Štrbské Pleso, so there are similar options of travelling there. If you don’t want to travel via D1 Bratislava-Košice, you can travel via R1 Bratislava-Banská Bystrica and then via route 66 just 44 km to Osrblie.
Parking will be reserved for participants at hotels involved in the event.
IMPORTANT: During the winter, in case of bad weather conditions all cars should have snow tires or chains on board.
Delegations travelling by car, should arrive directly to the cluster and park outside the hotel of the Accreditation Centre. At the Accreditation Centre, the Delegations will go through the accreditation procedure.