General Information - EAAS 2016

General Information

2016 EAAS Conference Venue 

 

The 2016 EAAS Conference will be hosted by Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania.  University Website: http://www.univ-ovidius.ro/ 

 

 

The conference opening, key-note lectures, and jazz concert take place at Mircea cel Batran Naval Academy (Str. Fulgerului No. 1, Constanta)
 
All the seminars/workshops/roundtables/shoptalks take place at Ovidius University Campus, Buildings A & B (Aleea Universitatii nr. 1)

 

We are delighted to welcome you to Constanta, a beautiful city on the Black Sea Coast and the second largest metropolitan area in Romania. You may reach Constanta directly, by arriving on Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport (there are flights from Istanbul, London, Milan) or through Bucharest. For either option the easiest way to reach your hotel is to book a shuttle transfer through Vega Travel (eaas2016@vegatravel.ro) prior to your travel.

However, if you decide to land on Henri Coanda International Airport (http://www.bucharestairports.ro/en), Bucharest (Otopeni), you have more options to get to Constanta:  

 

1. By shuttle van 

The shuttle transfer can be booked through Vega Travel. This type of transfer offers door-to-door rides from Henry Coanda Bucharest Airport to Constanta, at the destination address of your choice. To request a ride in an 8 person van or, if you prefer, a private transfer you need to send an email in English to eaas2016@vegatravel.ro. Do not forget to specify your landing information (date, hour, flight number) and your destination in Constanta (e.g. the name of the hotel). Please remember to send this email at least 72 hours before your arrival in Bucharest. You will receive a confirmation email in the next 24 hours with instructions regarding the meeting point where the van driver will collect you. (If you wish, you can make reservations for the return ride as well.) As a rule, the van driver carrying a cardboard sign EAAS 2016 waits for the prospective passengers in the international arrivals lounge, on your right near the exit, by the flower shop. The fare is 80 Lei (approx $20/€19) one way.  We recommend this door-to-door option as the most convenient.   

 

Very important!!!

Arrangements by shuttle van transfer through Vega Travelcan bebooked only by THURSDAY,  April 14.

Alternatively, you can make your own shuttle van transfer arrangements through the following bus companies:

 

 1. http://www.direct-aeroport.ro/en/

 

Departure

Henri-Coanda Otopeni Airport

Arrival

Constan?a
(Railway station)

Departure

Constan?a
(Railway station)

Arrival

Henri-Coanda Otopeni Airport

01:30
03:10
05:30
11:30
13:00
14:30
16:00
17:20
19:30
22:20

05:00
06:40
09:00
15:00
16:30
18:00
19:30
20:50
23:00
01:50

00:45
03:00
06:00
08:00
10:30
12:00
14:00
16:00
19:30
22:30

04:15
06:30
10:00
11:30
14:00
15:30
17:30
19:30
23:00
02:00

04:15
06:30
10:00
11:30
14:00
15:30
17:30
19:30
23:00
02:00

Price: 70 lei ( = 15euro)

The shuttle arrives at the railway station; from here you can a taxi to your hotel. Make sure you use one of the following taxi companies: City Taxi / Sageata; Romaris; General Taxi (they are all yellow cars).

 

 2.     http://kirvad.ro/

 

Shuttle van transfer with KIRVAD TOUR

Programul de transfer cu microbuzele KIRVAD TOUR
CONSTANTA - Henri-Coanda Otopeni Airport - CONSTANTA

CONSTANTA

OTOPENI

OTOPENI

CONSTANTA

Departure Constanta:

Arrival Otopeni:

Departure Otopeni:

Arrival Constanta:

00:30

04:00

01:30

04:30

03:00

06:30

03:15

06:45

05:30

09:00

05:45

09:15

06:30

10:00

08:00

11:30

07:30

11:00

10:30

14:00

08:30

12:00

12:30

16:00

10:00

13:30

13:30

17:00

11:30

15:00

15:00

18:30

13:30

17:00

16:15

19:45

15:00

18:30

17:30

21:00

16:30

20:00

19:00

22:30

19:00

22:30

20:30

00:00

N/A

N/A

21:30

01:00

20:30

00:00

22:30

02:00

22:30

02:00

23:45

03:15

 

Price: 70 lei ( = 15euro)

The shuttle arrives at KAUFLAND shopping centre; from here you can a taxi to your hotel. Make sure you use one of the following taxi companies: City Taxi / Sageata; Romaris; General Taxi (they are all yellow cars).

 

 

2. By train

Constanta is connected by railway with all Romanian cities. There are daily departures from Bucharest to Constanta (and return) all day, at different hours. The Romanian railway public company is CFR (http://www.cfr.ro/). You can buy the ticket online or at the railway station. A return ticket (Bucharest-Constan?a-Bucharest) costs about 120 Lei ($29/€28), a one-way ticket is half of this. The easiest way to get from Henry Coanda airport to Bucharest North Railway Station is by cab. You may expect to pay around 40 Lei (approx $10/€9) for the cab ride. We strongly recommend you have Romanian currency at hand. 

 

3. By car 

Reaching Constanta by car is the fastest way if you go on the A2 motorway which starts from Bucharest and ends at Constanta (the distance is 224 km, you can reach Constanta in 2 ½ hours). This is the most comfortable way to travel, but, if you choose this option, you will have to make your own arrangements. A cab from Bucharest to Constanta will charge you around $110/€100. There is also the option of renting a car. If you choose this option, please take into consideration that, besides the cost of the car, you will have to pay a 13 Lei toll (approx $4/€3) upon crossing the bridge over the Danube, at Fetesti.

4. By bus 

The bus terminus in Bucharest is close to Bucharest North Railway Station, (Str. Baldovin Pârcalabul Nr. 2, behind the Ministry of Transport); in Constan?a you will arrive in front of the railway station. Buses usually leave to and from Constan?a every 45 minutes and take 3 hours and 30 minutes to arrive (http://www.autogari.ro/Transport/Bucuresti-Constanta). Please use Romanian currency to pay the 60 Lei fare (approx $14/€13). Once you arrive in Constanta, the easiest way to get to your hotel is by cab. Expect to pay about 20 Lei (approx. $5/€5) for the cab ride to the hotel. Make sure that you choose one of the following cab companies: ‘Romaris’ (phone number: +40241 690000), ‘Sageata’ (phone number: +40241 638000), ‘General Taxi’ (phone number: +40241 617844). We strongly encourage you to use the recommended cab companies and avoid “eager” cab drivers who will approach you directly. 

 

Further advice:

 Please note that our cost specifications are based on the currency rate dollar/euro-lei at the date of posting this information. Fluctuations in the rate are likely to lead to changes in the transportation fares mentioned above. Upon making arrangements for travelling, please consider this aspect and allow for a reasonable margin. When travelling by car, bus or train, only payment in Romanian currency is accepted. You can exchange money upon arrival on the airport or at the railway station. There are a few ATMs and exchange offices. For exchange rates, see the official site of the National Bank of Romania (http://www.bnr.ro/Cursul-de-schimb-524.aspx or http://www.cursbnr.ro/).

 

TAXI COMPANIES IN CONSTAN?A

City Taxi / Sageata

+40-241-933

+40-241-988

+40-241-638000

+40-241-516000

 

Romaris 

+40-241-690000

+40-241-699299

+40-720-690000

+40-752-690000

 

General Taxi

 +40-241-953

+40-241-617844

+40-721-198909

 

 

 

For any further information, please contact the local organizing travel agency: eaas2016@vegatravel.ro