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Public Transport

PLEASE NOTE: All registered participants will recieve Free PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKET (recieved on-site at the Registration Desk and valid within the dates of the Congress).

Free PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKET is valid for unlimited free travel on the metro, trams and buses within the city limits for the 5 days of the Congress September 3–7, 2017, inclusive. Delegates will need to have the ticket with them when using the public transportation.

Prague has a very sophisticated subway, tram and bus transport system. The Prague underground is quite new and efficient. At peak times, trains run every 2 or 3 minutes, and during off-peak hours at least every 8–10 minutes.

You can find more information about Prague public transport on the webpages www.dpp.cz

Short-term passes (unlimited travel within ticket validity)

Most visitors find travel passes cost effective and hassle free. If you use public transport more than a few times a day, definitely go for one. Also 3 and 5 day passes allow free transport for a child aged between 6 and 14 (inclusive).

  • Basic fare – 32 CZK (€ 1.32) – ticket can be used for up to 90 minutes on all means of public transport
  • Tickets valid for only 30 minutes – 24 CZK (€ 1.00) on all means of public transport
  • Ticket valid for 1 day – 110 CZK (€4.5)
  • Ticket valid 3 days – 310 CZK (€ 12.8)
  • Airport express fare – 50 CZK (€ 2.07) for one-hour use of this line only

Only properly validated tickets are valid.

From the airport

The distance from the Václav Havel Airport Prague is 19,5 kilometres (12 miles) and 28 Airlines provide 150–200 international arrivals daily. A taxi ride from the airport to the Prague Congress Centre will take approximately 30–45 minutes and costs about 25 EUR. You can also travel by public transport. Go by bus No. 119 to the underground station “Nádraží Veleslavín” and carry on to the station “Museum”. Then change to line C and go to the station “Vyšehrad”. The PCC is just next to this station. You will need to buy a ticket for CZK 32 for this journey.

From the railway station

Transport from Main Railway Station by taxi takes about 15 min. (6.5 km/ 4 miles).

Transport from Holešovice Railway Station by taxi takes about 15 min. (6 km/ 3.7 miles)

From the city centre

There is a north-south highway just in front of the PCC and the PCC itself is very easily accessible by taking the underground to “Vyšehrad” station, metro line “C”.

Airport

Václav Havel Airport Prague handles flights of most European carriers and also some overseas flights. It is located 30–45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There is a good connection between the airport and city centre by public transport buses and taxis.

Unfortunately there is no subway or train connection to the city from the airport. You should buy a ticket before travelling and these can be found at the arrival hall, at ticket machines or at the newsagents (if arriving late and all shops are closed buy a ticket from the driver but large banknotes are not accepted).