Travel


Travel directions

You can reach Iasi:

  • By plane: Iaşi International Airport is located just outside the city limits, at about 15 km from the hotels and university campus. The airport is operated by:
    1. TAROM, please consult timetable at http://www.tarom.ro
    2. AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, please consult timetable at http://www.austrian.com
    3. BLUE AIR, please consult timetable at http://www.blueairweb.com/
    4. WIZZ AIR, please consult timetable at https://wizzair.com/

    Iaşi International Airport offers direct flights to the following destinations: Barcelona, Bologna, Bruxelles, Bucureşti, Istanbul, Koln, London (Luton), Milano, Munchen, Paris (Beauvais), Roma, Tel Aviv, Torino, Venice, Wien. For more info click here, or here.

    From the Iaşi International Airport, downtown hotels and the conference location can be reached within 30 minutes by car. We recommend you to use a taxi (a ride costs around 30 RON, i. e. 7 €). There are several taxi companies operating in Iaşi, such as Lux Taxi (http://www.luxtaxi.ro/), Euro Taxi (http://eurotaxiiasi.ro/), For You Taxi (http://foryoutaxi.ro/).
  • By train: Iaşi is connected by direct trains with the major cities in the country; for schedules please consult http://www.infofer.ro/.
  • By car: plan your trip using, for example, ViaMichelin.

About the city

Information about the city of Iaşi are available at http://www.turism-iasi.ro.

Iaşi is the most important historical, economic, and cultural center in Northeast Romania. The archaeological researches have discovered in this area traces of the ancient Culture of Cucuteni, flourishing about 5000 years ago.

The name of Iaşi is bound up with the classical period of the Romanian culture (XVIIIth and XIXth centuries), as well as with its so-called "golden period" (the first half of the XXth century). At the beginning of the 19th century, the first high education school in Romanian was established here. Many Romanian personalities lived, studied, worked and created in Iasi. In 1860 the prince Al.I.Cuza founded, in Iasi, the first university within Romania. Its headquarters (hosting the conference location), designed by the architect Louis Blanc, was inaugurated in 1897.

Nowadays the city is still well known as a major cultural city. It hosts several universities, as well as dramatic and opera theaters, a philharmonic, and several museums of national interest.