Varazdin is located about 80 kilometers from Zagreb (Croatia's capital) and about 90 kilometers from the Zagreb International Airport (Pleso). The Faculty of Organization and Informatics is situated in the Varazdin city centre, with the main entrance to the Faculty building facing the main square. The city map with the pinned Faculty location can be seen here .
The most convenient way of getting to Varazdin from the Pleso Airport is by taking an airport shuttle from Pleso to Zagreb and then taking a bus or train from Zagreb to Varazdin. If you intend to arrive to Varazdin by train or by bus, you will first have to make an arrangement for getting to Zagreb’s Main Bus or Train Station , from which you will continue your trip to Varazdin.
If you decide to take a train to Varazdin, upon arriving to the Main Bus Station in Zagreb, use city public transportation (tram) to reach the Main Train Station in Zagreb. Tram lines 2 or 6 (heading Črnomerec) will take you to the Main Train Station. The Train Station can also be reached on foot (a 20-minute walk).
Although a scenic train ride to Varazdin may provide you with a more picturesque travel experience, we would recommend choosing a bus, taxi or rent-a-car transportation options, which are less time-consuming.
Renting a car or taking a taxi are fairly more expensive alternatives to a bus or train ride to Varazdin.
Inside the Pleso Airport building you can find several rent-a-car service providers with all necessary information.
You can take a taxi from Pleso to Zagreb (about 20-30 EUR) or from Pleso to Varazdin (approximately 1 EUR/km). Various taxi services are available, including:
Our recommendation is to make a reservation using an online taxi booking form found on one of the above listed websites or by email using the addresses above. When booking a taxi you should provide information on your flight number and the arrival time.
Upon arriving to Varazdin by a bus or a train, you can take a taxi, that is located at the main bus station, to drive you to the hotel. You contact one of the local taxi drivers:
Vlado Jurinjak (+385 98 927 0002)
Lazar (+385 98 852 333)
Nebojša Đokić (+385 91 252 3615)
For getting around Varazdin during the Conference you will not need a taxi as you will probably be staying within a 10-minute walking distance from the Faculty of Organization and Informatics. However, if you need a taxi, the best option is to have your hotel or guesthouse reception reserve it for you.
Definitely the best way to move around Varazdin is on foot. The town is very pedestrian-friendly, starting from its human size where everything is within an easy reach. A large central area is car-free which makes it ideal for strolling around and enjoying in one of numerous café terraces.
One of the possibilities is cycling. Locals use this type of transportation very often. You can rent a bike and explore whole city and surrounding area (http://paintballvarazdin.com/rent-a-bike/).
Some useful information:
When looking for accommodation in Varazdin, you can select between several hotels, guesthouses and a hostel. To get detailed information and images on the belowmentioned accommodation options in the City of Varazdin and its surroundings, as well as the options not listed here, please follow respective links or check Booking.com .
Important: Conference delegates arrange their accommodation directly with the hotel. Please indicate in your e-mail that you are ISD2014 participant (booking code: ISD2014).ISD2014 Croatia
HOTEL TURIST ***
Address: Aleja kralja Zvonimira 1, 42000 Varazdin
Phone: +385 42 395 395
Fax: +385 42 215 028
Distance from the FOI: 6-minute walk
This refurbished three-star hotel located near the city centre of Varazdin offers delicious and varied menu that received HACCP and HALAL certificates in preparing and serving food and drink. Hotel Turist is the biggest hotel in Varazdin with more than one hundred rooms and several suites.
Double room (1/2) for two people (breakfast included): 60.- € per room per night
Double room (or 1/1) for one person (breakfast included): 41.- € per room per night
Tourist tax per day per person: 1.- €
HOTEL Varazdin ***
Address: Kolodvorska 19, 42000 Varazdin
Phone: +385 42 290 720
Fax: +385 42 201 915
Distance from the FOI: 10-minute walk
Hotel Varazdin is located near the railway station, close to the city centre. In this rather small hotel, you can choose to stay in one of its 27 modern and elegantly furnished rooms and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere. Rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with free high-speed Internet connection. The hotel also offers rich high-quality cuisine with selected wines from domestic and international vineyards.
Discout prices indicated below are applied if at least fifteen ISD2014 participants book a room.
Double room (1/2) for two people (breakfast included): 460,00 kn / 62,00 € per room per night
Double room (or 1/1) for one person (breakfast included): 280,00 kn / 38,00 € per room per night
Tourist tax per day per person: 7,00 kn / 1,00 €
HOTEL ISTRA ****
- no available rooms!
Address: Ivana Kukuljevića 6, 42 000 Varazdin, Croatia
Phone: +385 42 659 659
Fax: +385 42 659 660
Distance from the FOI: 2-minute walk
Situated in the centre of Varazdin, 100 meters from the main square, Hotel Istra features an on-site bar with a terrace and free Wi-Fi for all guests. Air-conditioning, satellite TV, a safe and a minibar are available in all rooms. Within walking distance guests can easily find various restaurants serving local and international cuisine. The hotel is situated in the peaceful surroundings of the pedestrian zone.
PANSION MALTAR (B&B) ***/****
Address: Prešernova 1, 42 000 Varazdin, Croatia
Phone: +385 42 311 100
Fax: +385 42 211 190
Distance from the FOI: 5-minute walk
Set in the centre of Varazdin, Maltar Guesthouse offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. Guests can relax in an on-site bar with a terrace. Three- or four-star standard can be enjoyed in all the 23 rooms with a cosy atmosphere. The guesthouse only serves breakfast, while the bar is opened from 6am to 11pm, offering a wide selection of drinks.
Double room (1/2) for two people (breakfast included): 65.- € per room per night
Double room (or 1/1) for one person (breakfast included): 40.- € per room per night
Address: Zagrebačka 34, 42 000 Varazdin, Croatia
Tel/Fax: +385 42 214 314,
Distance from the FOI: 10-minute walk
The restaurant and guesthouse Garestin is situated within a 10-minute walking distance of the city centre. The name “Garestin” was chosen as it was the first known name of the City of Varazdin. The guesthouse is situated in an old family house with a terrace providing a warm domestic atmosphere. Garestin is also well-known for its quality domestic and international cuisine. Air-conditioning, TV, telephone, minibar, Wi-Fi are available in all rooms.
Single room (1/1) for one person (breakfast included): 250 kn (approx. 33 €) per person per night
Double room (1/2) for two people (breakfast included): 400 kn (approx. 53 €) per room per night
Triple room (1/3) for three persons (breakfast included): 190 kn (approx. 25 €) per person per night
Tourist tax and insurance per day per person: 8 kn (approx. 1.1 €)
HOSTEL "STUDENTSKI DOM Varazdin" ***
Address: J. Merlića b.b., 42 000 Varazdin, Croatia
Phone: +385 42 332 910, 332 911
fax: +385 42 332 916, 332 920
Distance from the FOI: 10-minute walk
A part of the newly built Student Dormitory is also available as a hostel with several rooms. Each room is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, refrigerator, high-speed Internet connection and TV connection. The hostel does not serve any food, but it is equipped with kitchens in the self-catering area that can be used by guests.