You can fly to Novosibirsk via Moscow by Aerofiot, S7, UTair or Ural Airlines. There are direct flights to Novosibirsk airport Tolmachevo from Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Prague, Thessaloniki, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Tokyo, Seoul, Hongkong, Shanghai, Beijing or Bangkok. The Conference Organizing Committee provides a free transfer between the Novosibirsk airport Tolmachevo and Akademgorodok.
Transportation from Tolmachevo Airport
Upon your arrival in Novosibirsk, you are to be met by an Organizing Committee member with a PSI 2019 badge and poster. If by some reason the Organizing Committee fails to meet you, please contact the local organizers by telephone at +7 383 330 73 52.
If you take a taxi, make sure you use only the authorized taxi companies – we would recommend the Grand-Auto company.
The counter of taxi order is located to the right side of the domestic flights arrivals block. The price (Tolmachevo airport - Akademgorodok) is fixed at about 20 EU. Don’t overpay the driver!
Special fees will be provided for the conference participants by the Zolotaya Dolina (Golden Valley) hotel. There will be a booking option upon registration on the conference website.
The Conference will take place at Novosibirsk State University which is within 3 minutes walk from the hotel.
Approximate accommodation rates are given below:
Suite (2 rooms) is appr. EU 96 ($110) per night;
Semi-Suite room is appr. EU 60 ($70) per night;
Single room is appr. EU 20 ($24) per night;
Double room is appr. EU 46 ($52) per night (EU 23 ($26) per person).
Please note that the rates are subject to change according to currency exchange rates that can be found at the website of The Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
Currency and Banking
Euro, US dollars and Russian roubles can be obtained from ATMs with Visa, EuroCard/MasterCard, Maestro Cirrus and other popular credit cards. ATMs can be found in many places - in the hotel, House of Scientists, Post Office (near the hotel), supermarkets, etc.
The conference will be held in Akademgorodok, a picturesque town near Ob’ Lake, 30 km south from Novosibirsk, the largest city of Siberia. This quiet place with its beautiful nature and pure air is sure to foster scientific activity and creativity of the conference participants.
Weather and Nature
The end of June in Novosibirsk is generally warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures in the range of 25-30 C. Akademgorodok is flanked by a large sand beach – a good place for getting suntan, playing volleyball and swimming. Forests and parks are great for hiking and jogging.
Map of Akademgorodok
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Novosibirsk local time is +7 GMT, +4 Moscow Time.
Mosquitoes are a minor nuisance; ticks, however, although few, pose a considerable danger of fevers and viral encephalitis – be careful during forest walks and check your clothes thoroughly afterwards. If bitten by a tick, do not remove it, and tell an Organizing Committee member immediately! You can find a life-sized image of a tick in your participant’s map. Walking along wide gravel paths and on roads is safe.
220V, 50Hz, two pin round plugs.
Local Emergency Station: 03 from city phone, 103 or 030 from mobile phone