Accommodation/Travel
 

 

Conference Venue

The 2nd International Proficiency Testing Conference 2009 will be held in the Rectoral Assembly Hall of the Lucian Blaga University - Faculty of Letters and Arts, Victoriei Blvd., no. 5-7, Sibiu, Romania (see the grey circle on the map).

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How to get to the conference

Getting to Sibiu

Sibiu is well served in terms of transport and infrastructure, although the road traffic is congested because of the lack of a city bypass.

Air

Sibiu International Airport Location Sibiu has an international airport with direct connections to Germany and Austria as well as to other Romanian cities. The airport is one of the most modern in Romania and the runway will be able to receive all types of commercial aircraft, including the Airbus A380, from 2008.

Direct flights from Sibiu:
Munich (Lufthansa, Tarom)
Vienna (Austrian Airlines)
Bucharest, Târgu Mureş (Tarom)
Timişoara (Carpatair)
Stuttgart (Blue Air)
Koln (Blue Air)

The official website of the Sibiu International Airport can be found here (www.sibiuairport.ro).

Road

Sibiu is an important node in the European road network, being on two different European routes (E68 and E81). At a national level, Sibiu is located on three different main national roads, DN1, DN7 and DN14.

Sibiu is also an important hub for the international bus links with the biggest passenger transporter in Romania, Atlassib, based here. Transport companies are also providing coach connections from Sibiu to a large number of locations in Romania.

Rail

Sibiu is situated on the CFR-Romanian Railways Main Line 200 (Brasov - Făgăraş - Sibiu - Simeria - Arad - Romanian Western Border) and on Line 206 (Sibiu - Mediaş).

The city is served by three rail stations: the Main Station, the Little Station (Gara Micǎ) and Sibiu Turnişor. It has an important diesel-powered locomotives depot and a freight terminal.

Numerous InterCity trains (nicknamed Blue Arrows) connect Sibiu to other major cities in Romania: Cluj-Napoca, Braşov, Craiova, Timişoara and Bucharest.

Internal

Tursib is the city's transport system and operates one tramway line to Răşinari, 5 trolleybus lines and about 25 bus lines.

Taxi companies are very strong in Sibiu with about 2000 taxis operating. The fares are the same for every company: 1.5 lei/km and 1 leu starting price. The city council regulations are very strict and impose the yellow colour for all taxis (as well as for all buses).

 

Getting from Bucharest to Sibiu

By train

To get to Sibiu by train, you'll need to proceed through a number of steps:

Transport from the 'Henri Coanda' International Airport (Otopeni), Bucharest to the City Centre
By Bus Expres No. 783 (approx 40 min.). The bus stops in the following stations:

  • The 'Henri Coanda' International Airport, in front of the ARRIVALS /DEPARTURES Terminal
  • The BANEASA Airport
  • Piata Presei libere
  • Piata Victoriei
  • Piata Romana
  • Piata Universitatii
  • Piata Unirii, etc.

Bus fare: Two prepaid tickets on magnetic cards of 7.0 lei. The cards can be purchased from a kiosk in front of the ARRIVALS Terminal; open daily 06:00-20:30.
Bus schedule: Monday-Friday 5:30-23:40 (at every 15 min); Saturday, Sunday, and Legal Holidays 5:30-23:30 (at every 30 min).

Transport from the Bucharest City Centre to the 'Gara de Nord' Railway Station By Underground-Metroul Bucuresti
The Bucharest underground connects Piata Victoriei, Piata Romana, Piata Universitatii, and Piata Unirii to the 'Gara de Nord' railway station. Take the underground from the station Piata Victoriei to the station 'Gara de Nord'. Underground fare: Two prepaid tickets on magnetic cards of 2.2 lei, or ten prepaid tickets per 8 lei.

Transport from the 'Gara de Nord' railway station to Sibiu
Take the train from the 'Gara de Nord' railway station in Bucharest to Sibiu -a six hours' journey. Please take note that the railway station for departure to Sibiu is 'Bucuresti Nord'. First class fare: A one way ticket is about 95 lei.
The official website of the 'Romanian Railways' can be found here www.cfr.ro.

Transport from the Sibiu railway station to the Conference Venue
To get from the Sibiu railway station to the Conference venue see How to get to the conference.

By Taxi/ Rent a Car

If you'd rather take a taxicab or rent a car, look for further information at www.otp-airport.ro (Airport access) for Bucharest or  www.sibiu.ro/turism/ro/transport.php for Sibiu or Aerotravel Lufthansa City Center at www.aerotravel.ro/Rent a car.

By car

On the Bucharest-Sibiu highway, Sibiu is 320 kilometres far from Bucharest. The speed limit outside cities is of 90 km/h, and inside cities is of 50 km/h.

 

Accommodation in Sibiu

A list of four hotels in Sinaia is provided below. They are reserved by the travel company Aerotravel Lufthansa City Center for all the conference participants. Reservations should be made by filling in the Hotel Reservation Form. Please note that EUR/lei parity is continuously changing. The prices are only for your information and they will be in the final version starting with January, 2009.

 

 

IBIS HOTEL ****

Room Type

Price/ day

lei

euro

Single room

201

56

Double room

237

66

 

RAMADA HOTEL ****

Room Type

Price/ day

lei

euro

Single room

-

97

Double room

-

118

 

 

SILVA HOTEL ***

Room Type

Price/ day

lei

euro

Single room

190

53

Double room

245

68

 

 

PARC HOTEL ***

Room Type

Price/ day

lei

euro

Single room

200

56

Double room

250

70

For aditional hotel reservation except the conference days, please contact Aerotravel Lufthansa City Center.

Other useful information

Weather:

In September the weather is fine with a few scattered showers (the average rain days is 4). The average temperature is of 200C.

Time Zone:

Eastern European Time (Romanian time +2 GMT).

Currency:

The local currency is Romanian Lei. On 17th September 2008, the exchange rates were 1 EUR = 3.6388 lei and 1 US$ = 2.5606 lei. For various transactions and money exchange, we strongly recommend that you contact only authorized institutions, such as banks or exchange offices. Foreign exchange facilities are available at the Sibiu International Airport and the 'Henri Coanda' International Airport (Otopeni), in the railway stations, and in most hotels in Bucharest and Sibiu. Bank opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed on weekends. Visitors are advised to bring cash with them, or to exchange some money when entering the country. Credit cards (VISA, MasterCard) and Traveller's Cheques are accepted by most banks.

Language:

Whilst Romanian (a Latin family language) is spoken throughout Romania, you will easily find English speakers. Most of the hotel and restaurant staff speaks English.

Electricity:

Electricity is supplied at 220 volts / 50 Hz.

Internet Access:

Throughout the conference, computers with Internet access will be available at the Rectoral Assembly Hall. They are especially reserved for participants to read and send e-mails, view conference-related information, or other websites. Access to the Internet is also available from the hotel. You may also find Internet Cafe parlours where you can pay for access on the Internet, and set informal gatherings.

Emergency/Medical:

In case of health emergency call 112.

Emergency/Police:

112.

 

Social events

On the 19th September 2009, a one-day visit to the Sighisoara city will be organized.

 

Contact

E-mail: contact@pt-conf.ro

Dr. Eng. Graziela Guslicov, CEPROCIM S.A., Blvd. Preciziei, no. 6, sector 6,
    postal code 062203, Bucharest, telephone : + 40/21 318.88.93 Ext. 121
Dr. Eng. Mariana Coarna , CEPROCIM S.A., Blvd. Preciziei, no. 6, sector 6,
    postal code 062203, Bucharest, telephone: +40/21 318.88.93 Ext. 160
Dip. Eng. Cristina Vlad, CEPROCIM S.A., Blvd. Preciziei, no. 6, sector 6,
    postal code 062203, Bucharest, telephone: +40/21 318.88.93 Ext. 149
Dip. Geol. Nicoleta Vlad, CEPROCIM S.A., Blvd. Preciziei, no. 6, sector 6,
    postal code 062203, Bucharest, telephone: +40/21 318.88.93 Ext. 191

E-mail: textile@ulbsibiu.ro

Dr. Eng. Diana Coman, "Lucian Blaga" University, "Herman Oberth" Engineering Faculty,
    Emil Cioran Street, no. 4, postal code 550025,Sibiu, telephone : + 40/269 21.32.27
Dr. Eng. Cristian Matran, "Lucian Blaga" University, "Herman Oberth" Engineering Faculty,
    Emil Cioran Street, no. 4, postal code 550025, Sibiu, telephone : + 40/269 21.32.27