Travel Information

Getting to Prague

By air

Václav Havel Airport Prague, formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport (IATA: PRG, ICAO: LKPR), is the international airport of Prague located about 17km from the city center.

Airport transfer:
Bus stops to Metro line A and B:
Terminal 1 - in front of the Arrival Hall
Terminal 2 - in front of the Arrival Hall
Airport Express: Prague Airport - Prague Central Station (Metro line C and connection to SC, EC, IC and EN trains) - 35 min.

By train

Prague has rail connections with cities throughout Europe. 4 rail terminals - Prague Central Station (Praha hlavní nádraží), Holešovice, Prague - Smíchov and Masarykovo nádraží connected with Metro lines B and C.

By car

Prague is a major crossroads for European East-West and North-South road traffic. Highways and motorways link Prague with all surrounding countries. On the motorway it now takes only two hours to reach the German borders.


Take a taxi

Prague has efficient 24-hour taxi services. Please take only official taxi services to avoid problems.

The following fares are applied:

  • Boarding fee (flag fall) - 40,00 CZK (€ 1.50)
  • 1 km - 28,00 CZK (€ 1.05)
  • 1 minute wait - 6 CZK / 1 min (€ 0.25)


Public transport

Free congress tickets for public transport are offered by the city of Prague to the participants of the conference. The tickets will be distributed together with badges at the beginning of the conference and will be valid during the whole congress period. Please note that the tickets can be offered only to registered participants of the congress, not to accompanying persons.

Fares for accompanying persons:

  • Basic fare - 32 CZK (€ 1.20) - ticket can be used for up to 90 minutes on all means of public transport
  • Tickets valid for only 30 minutes - 24 CZK (€ 0.90) on all means of public transport
  • Ticket valid for 1 day - 110 CZK (€ 4.10)
  • Ticket valid 3 days - 310 CZK (€ 11.50)
  • Airport express fare - 60 CZK (€ 2.25) for one-hour use of this line only

Tickets can be purchased:

  • At public transport counters in the arrival halls of Terminals 1 & 2 at the Airport (from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • From automatic ticket machines placed at bus stops and tram stops and at metro stations (cash required)
  • From bus drivers (cash required)
  • At newsstands

Visa information

The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Inhabitants of the EU require passports or other form of valid identification in order to enter the country. The same applies for the citizens of Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, who can move freely within the European Union.

Visitors from other countries must have passports valid for at least further six months after the date of arrival and in some cases visa. The list of countries whose citizens require a visa in order to visit the Czech Republic can be found here.

In 2007, the Czech Republic signed the Schengen agreement. Inhabitants of the Schengen countries can move freely within the Schengen area without having to go through border checkpoints. However, they still must have their passports or identification cards with them when travelling.


Touristic information

For touristic information, please see the Official tourist website of Prague.