School location: K. Tomislava 33, Trpanj, Croatia
The school is located above the port, just before the elementary school, at 43.00823 North
Flights to Croatia
EasyJet flights to Split: (240 km)
from Amsterdam, Basel, Berlin, Bristol, Geneva, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Milan Malpensa, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rome Fiumicino
Austrian Airlines flies from Vienna every day, with many international connections.
Flights to Dubrovnik: (120 km)
EasyJet flies from Berlin (only on Saturdays), Geneva (only June 18, 19 and 21), Liverpool (June 15, 17, 20 and 22), London Gatwick (every day), London Stansted (June 15, 17, 19 and 22), Milan Malpensa (starts June 24).
Vueling flies from Barcelona (June 15, 18, 20 and 22).
Jet2 Air flies from Belfast (Sundays only), Edinburgh (Sundays only), Leeds (Sundays only) and Manchester (Thursdays and Sundays).
Jetair (Jetairfly.com) flies from Brussels (Mondays and Fridays).
Air Berlin flies from Munich and Stuttgart (arrive on the 15th and leave on the 20th).
Norwegian flies from Bergen (Tuesdays and Saturdays), Copenhagen (Sundays only), Oslo (Tuesdays and Saturdays), Stavanger (Sundays only), Stockholm (Sundays only), Trondheim (Saturdays only) and Warsaw (Fridays only).
Austrian Airlines flies from Vienna every day, with connections from Tokyo, New York, Florence and many more places.
British Airways flies from Gatwick, with many connections.
Ryanair flights to Zadar: (300 km)
from Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt Hahn, London Stansted, Oslo, Pisa, Stockholm Skavsta
Croatia airlines flights to Zagreb: (450 km)
There are connections from Zagreb to Split and Dubrovnik. They fly to Zagreb from 16 European countries.
Local Transport to Trpanj
Some cars will be arranged between the conference site and Dubrovnik, and parhaps also Split and Zadar. However if you are feeling adventuresome (many tourists buy tickets in English) you are encouraged to travel by public transport. In either case, it would be useful if you could send a cell phone number where you can send and receive text messages to help coordinate the trip. Phone calls while roaming in Croatia tend to cost about 2 euros/minute.
There are buses every hour or two between Dubrovnik and Split. These all stop in Ploce, from which you can take a ferry to Trpanj (described below.) There are also daily buses from Trieste to Ploce.
Warning: The bus between Dubrovnik and Ploce passes through Bosnia. If you need a visa to go to Bosnia and you fly into Dubrovnik I suggest that you take the bus directly to Trpanj (the bus for Orebic/Korcula/Vela Luka). According to the current timetable there is only one per day and it leaves around 3 PM. Otherwise we can pick you up by car in Dubrovnik.
Buses leave from Autobusni Kolodvor Dubrovnik (the central bus station in Dubrovnik) and similarly in Split. Timetables may be found at www.libertasdubrovnik.hr. The bus to Vela Luka I'd guess also stops in Trpanj.
The timetable for ferries from Ploce to Trpanj can be found at http://www.croatian-adriatic.eu/dalmatia/ferry-boats-central-dalmatia-guide.html. They leave at 7:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 3 PM and 5:30 PM and 8 PM, although some sites claim that the last ferry is at 6:30 PM, so it is recommended to arrive before 6:30 PM if possible. The ferry costs 30 kuna (4 euros) per person and 110 kuna (15 euros) per car and takes 1 hour. Have Kuna available for payment. If due to delays you are in Dubrovnik and will miss the last ferry, send me a text message at +39 340 874 6466 and I will try to get someone to drive down and pick you up. If enough participants wish to arrive in Dubrovnik in the evening, we will organize a car to drive them all up, the drive is under 2 hours. From Split/Zadar/Zagreb this may not be possible unless participants happen to be driving down in the evening, although if you can get a boat to Korcula then you can get a water taxi to Orebic and we will pick you up there. Please send me your travel arrangements or questions asking for advice as soon as possible.
You are encouraged to arrive by car, so that you may pick up participants at Zadar and Split on the way. Many tourists arrive by car. It is a short drive from anywhere in Europe. From western Europe, as you are arriving in Rijeka there will be a highway for Zagreb. Take this highway about 70 km. Then there will be a fork, choose the highway for Split. Continue along the highway, about 50 km past Split. Unless they finish it this year, you may then choose when you want to make your way to the coast. Follow the coast south to Ploce. Then you may take a car ferry to Trpanj, the schedule is as above. You need to pay for the car and for each additional passanger. Tickets in Ploce may be bought in a small office across the street from the port, next to a bar. Tickets are of order 30 euros for the whole thing, but you should pay in Kuna. It is about a 2 minute drive uphill from the port in Trpanj to the school, it is on the left just before the elementary school. If you are fast, you can make it in 6 hours from Trieste or 20 hours from Brussels.