Venue and Travel

Banská Bystrica

The city of Banská Bystrica is located in Central Slovakia. Banská Bystrica is the most important historical, cultural and economic centre of the Central Slovakia. It is a seat of administration of the Banská Bystrica Region, one of 8 regions of the Slovak Republic. The first written reference about the city is from the year 1255.

Banská Bystrica is situated at the river Hron in the Zvolenská Lowland, close to the Kremnické Vrchy (Kremnické Mountains), Veľká Fatra (Big Fatra) and Nízke Tatry (Low Tatras). While Banská Bystrica’s prosperity used to be derived from copper mining in the distant past, the most important sectors of the local economy are now tourism, timber, and mechanical industry. The municipal strategy of economic development envisages Banská Bystrica as a regional centre of tourism, services, administration, and entrepreneurship.

In the city´s surroundings, there are some other historical monuments, worth to see: a wooden church in Hronsek village, a mansion in Dolná Mičiná, a castle in Slovenská Ľupča and unique sacral monuments in Čerín and Poniky village. A mountain village Špania dolina, a jewel of folk architecture, reminds mining past of „copper Bystrica“.

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Author: Tatiana Petríková

Conference Venue

The conference is held at the Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, situated close to the city centre. The faculty is reachable by walking, by public bus (n. 34) or by taxi.


How to get there

By car

    Expressway R1 from Bratislava
    E50, E77 from Košice
    E77 from Budapest
    first class roadway 59, E77 or E50 and E75 from Poland

By public transport

By bus

All possible connection by bus you can find here: The ticket you should buy at the bus station or at the bus driver. From the bus station to your accommodation you can walk, use the public transport or taxi.

By train

All possible connection by train you can find here:
The ticket you should buy in the train station.
From the train station to your accommodation you can walk, use the public transport or taxi.

The ticket price for bus or train depends on the travel distance.
The average price of ticket (by bus as well as train) from Bratislava to Banská Bystrica is 10 Euro.

By taxi

By plane

  • To M. R. Štefánik Airport, Bratislava

You will need to get from airport to Bratislava railway or bus station, at first. At the Bratislava airport, you can take the bus no. 61 to the central railway station (it takes 25 minutes and you will need to buy a 0.90 Euro ticket for the public transportation (you can buy it at the bus stop from the vending machine). There is no direct line from the airport to the central bus station. Then you will continue to Banská Bystrica by bus or train.

The suitable connection you can find here:

  • To Vienna international Airport, Schwechat, Austria

The airport in Vienna (Schwechat) is located only 60 km from Bratislava and there is a regular bus service from Schwechat to Bratislava. The journey takes 1 hour and takes you directly to the main bus station in Bratislava.

The next connection from Bratislava to Banská Bystrica you can find here: