EVOLVE International Conference

EVOLVE 2015 June 18-24
Iasi, Romania



How to get to Iasi

Iasi is easily reachable by air, by train, by bus or by car. Citizens of many countries, including all EU countries and the US, do not need a visa for a short visit to Romania. 


Arriving by plane:

Iasi International Airport (IAS) is relatively close to the city center, at a distance of around 7 km from the venue of the EVOLVE 2015 and the hotels around it. The airport is connected by direct flights to the the following cities: Bucharest, London, Rome, Tel Aviv, Turin, Bologna, Milano Bergamo, Vienna. The airlines operating these flights are TAROM, for most of them, and Austrian Airlines, for Vienna. Another major airport close by is the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport, (OTP). The duration of a land transfer from this airport to Iasi is around 7 hours.  

If arriving from another country, bear in mind that there are no currency exchange outlets at Iaşi airport. The local currency is Romanian Lei (RON). There is an ATM outside the building. Since taxi drivers usually accept RON, not euro or other currencies, you will need to be able to withdraw money from this ATM or arrive in Iasi with RON. Many exchange offices close to the city center offer good rates for Euro or US Dollar.


Arriving by train:

Iasi is connected directly by Railway to Bucharest, Suceava, Cluj-Napoca, Alba-Iulia and Timisoara. Other destinations are available in Romania, with change of trains on the main routes stated above. The train station is 5 minutes away by car from the venue of the EVOLVE. 


Rent a car:

Iasi is situated on the European Road E85, connecting the city to Bucharest, which is situated at around a distance of 400 km. 



Accommodation may be provided at Gaudeamus Student Hostel: 130 RON single room (single occupancy, breakfeast included), 175 RON double room (double occupancy, breakfeast included) 

Booking at Gaudeamus should be made by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , no later than May 30, in order to allow the order to be processed.

Details about Gaudeamus Student Hostel 

Traian Hotel
Unirea Hotel 


Other information:

The Romanian Railway Company (CFR) operates service between Iasi and almost all of Romania's main cities and tourist areas. Your final destination for EVOLVE 2015 is Iasi Train Station (Gara de Nord Iasi). For departures from /to Bucharest please type and select Bucuresti Nord. 

The Iasi train station is situated within 10-15 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by car (taxi) from the city center.




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