PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO THE VENUE- bus stop Vestec, BIOCEV - bus 326 (170m)
- bus stop Vestec, Safina - bus 332,335,337,339 (750 m, walk about 9 minutes, see the map)
Buses go from the Metro C line (red line) station "Budějovická" or "Opatov"
The Prague public transport mobile app can be download at www.dpp.cz/en/mobile-apps
Important information: Since the venue is located outside Prague, you need to purchase a single (32 CZK) or one-day ticket (110 CZK) for Prague and buy an extra ticket in the bus (332, 335, 337, 339 or 326) or you can purchase one-day ticket (160 CZK) for Prague + zone 1-4 which is valid for the whole destination.
FROM HOTEL OCCIDENTAL TO THE VENUE
Majority of the participants will stay in hotel Occidental in Prague. Buses will be arranged to take the delegates to the venue and back to the hotel at the end of the day. Those, who will not stay in this hotel and wish to be taken by us to the venue should make their way to the hotel, where they can join the bus. Time of departures for the individual days of the conference will be given later.
TRAVEL TO PRAGUE
Thanks to its location in the heart of Europe, Prague is easily accessible from all the major European airports. The Vaclav Havel Airport Prague is one of the busiest in Central Europe. It offers visitors of Prague a direct connection to around 130 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. For more information please visit www.prg.aero/en. You can also reach Prague by car, bus or train.
HOW TO GET FROM PRAGUE AIRPORT TO THE VENUE
It is quite complicated to reach the destination by public transport.
The trip takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. If you decide to get there by public transport, probably the most convenient is to take bus 119 from Terminal 1 or 2 to the metro station 'Nádraží Veleslavín' on the metro A line (green line). From there, take the A line to the metro station 'Muzeum', change to Metro C (red line) and get off at the metro station “Budějovická”, from where you take bus 332, 335, 337 or 339 to the bus stop Vestec, Safina. Then walk for 9 minutes to the venue (see the map of Public Transport to the Venue). Use a single ride ticket for five zone for (Czk 40). Alternatively, use CZK 160 24 hour ticket for Prague and outlying zones, or the 24 hour (72 hour) ticket for Prague and pay CZK 12 to the driver on the 3xx bus. You will need fairly exact change to pay on the bus, they will not take higher denomination banknotes or cards. You can also buy the CZK 12 ticket at the airport in advance, avoiding the hassle of paying to the driver on the 3xx bus. ATTENTION: ALL TICKETS (EVEN THE 24 H AND 3 DAY TICKETS ON THE FIRST USE) NEED TO BE VALIDATED IN ONE OF THE YELLOW/ORANGE MACHINES ON THE BUS, TRAM, OR WHEN ENTERING METRO.
In case you decide to use public transport to get to the venue from the airport you can find the information or buy tickets at the public transport info centers at the airport:
Public transport info centers at Prague Airport
The info centers are located in the arrival halls of both terminals and are open daily from 7:00 to 21:00. They offer, free of charge, all the relevant information on the operation of public transport in Prague, its routes, timetables and fares. In addition to this information, they offer in particular:
- single-trip and short-term tickets valid for twenty-four hours or for one day (a ticket costs 110 CZK for the Prague area or 160 CZK (extended to zone 1-4), or three days (a ticket costs 310 CZK for Prague)
- timetables for trams and buses (from any stop)
- a map of Prague with its public transport network.
It is reasonable to use taxis from the airport.
Official taxi transport from Prague Airport: FIX Taxi and Taxi Praha
We recommend using FIX Taxi or Taxi Praha, which are the official taxi companies operating at the airport. You can find taxis in front of the arrivals halls of both terminals. The fare from the airport to the conference venue/ hotels could be expected to be around 600 CZK (a higher fare is possible depending on the current traffic situation). Of course, you can also use Uber.
HOW TO GET FROM THE MAIN RAILWAY STATION TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE
From the main railway station "Hlavní nádraží" take the Metro line C (red line) to the Metro stop „Budějovická“ and then bus n.332, 335, 337 or 339 to bus stop „Vestec, Safina“. From there it is walking distance (750 m – 9 minutes) to the venue.
HOW TO GET FROM PRAGUE AIRPORT TO HOTEL OCCIDENTAL
take bus 119 from Terminal 1 or 2 to the metro station "Nádraží Veleslavín" on the Metro A line (green line). From there, take the A line to the metro station "Muzeum", change to Metro C (red line) and get off at the metro station "Budějovická", walk for about 10 min, or take bus 118, 121 or 170 one stop to "Krčská". CZK32 tickets, or any of the above mentioned 24 hour or 72 hour tickets are good for the journey.
In general, public transport within Prague is cheap and efficient. It is a bit more complicated to get to the venue, as described above. We expect that most delegates will be staying in the Hotel Occidental to make the transport from and to the venue straightforward.
HOW TO GET FROM THE MAIN RAILWAY STATION TO HOTEL OCCIDENTAL (its previous name is Barcelo, as shown on the map above)
From main railway station “Hlavní nádraží”, go to metro C (red line) and get out at metro stop “Budějovická”, walk for about 10 min.