How to Get There
At the Airport
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague handles flights from within Europe and from overseas. It is located 30 – 45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There are good connections between the airport and the city centre by public transport – buses and taxis.
Airport Information – Nonstop Phone Line
Tel: +420 220 111 888
SITA: PRGCZ7X, PRVCZ7X
There are number of transport options on offer from the airport. We recommend using Public Transport from the airport to the city centre or to Prague Congress Centre. The ticket fare is 32 CZK (1.2 EUR) which covers a 90 minutes including transfers between bus line and metro line.
A nice description is available on this video from Janek - Czech youtuber and Prague Honest Guide:
Public Transport from/to the Prague Airport
Bus stops are situated in front of the arrival hall of Terminal 1 and 2.
Bus 119: Prague Airport – Nadrazi Veleslavin (metro line A) – 15 min - Recommended option for city centre and Prague Congress Centre
Bus 100: Prague Airport – Zlicin (metro line B) – 18 min
Bus 179: Prague Airport – Nové Butovice (metro line B) – 45 min
Airport Express Bus: Prague Airport – Prague Main Train Station (metro line C) – 35 min (exclusive fare rate)
You can find more info about all kinds of transportation from/to the Vaclav Havel Prague Airport below.
Public Transport Ticket Sale
All ICUD participants with a week registration will obtain a free weekly pass for Prague’s public transport. Tickets are provided during conference registration. Therefore, only buy a single ticket for transfer from the airport (or main station) to the Congress Centre or your hotel.
Public transport counters in arrival halls of Terminals 1 & 2 are available from 7am to 10pm.
Ticket machines are placed at bus stops or at the arrival terminals (cash or credit card)
From a bus driver (cash required – not a recommended option)
Click here to see detailed information on public transport fares.
An airport shuttle service can be ordered via the website or on 800 870 888
How to get to the Venue
By Metro (subway)
Prague has a sophisticated underground, tram and bus transportation system. During peak hours, trains run every 1 or 2 minutes and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes. The metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated by colour: A - green colour (Depo Hostivar station - Motol station), B - yellow colour (Cerny Most station - Zlicin station), C - red colour (Letnany - Haje station), with transfers possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Mustek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C).
The Prague Congress Centre is right next to the Vysehrad Metro Station (line C).
From the Vaclav Havel Airport: bus 119 to Nadrazi Veleslavin - metro line A (direction Depo Hostivar) to Muzeum station - transfer to line C direction Haje to Vysehrad station (2 stops)
IMPORTANT: DUE TO RECONSTRUCTIONS AT "MUZEUM" STATION FOR TRANSFER FROM A TO C LINE IT IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL TO "NAMESTI MIRU" STATION, TAKE THE TRAIN IN OPOSITE DIRECTION BACK TO "MUZEUM" STATION AND THAN TRANSFER TO C LINE
From Prague main station: metro C line direction Haje to Vysehrad station (4 stops)
From Florenc bus terminal: metro C line direction Haje to Vysehrad station (5 stops)
For more information about Prague public transportation visit the website.
The nearest tram stop is Svatoplukova. It is in Nusle, directly underneath Nusle Bridge (Nuselsky Most). Tram numbers 7, 18 and 24 stop here. After getting off the tram walk under the railway line and up the steps through the park straight to the Prague Congress Centre which you will be able to see above you.
Daily tram operation is from 4:30a.m. to 24:00a.m. Night-time operation is from 00:30a.m. to 4:30a.m. and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 58 with traffic intervals of 30 minutes. The central transfer-station for night-time lines is Lazarska stop. Complete am schedules are located at individual stops or online.
When taking a taxi, make sure the taxi is equipped with a permanently installed yellow roof lamp with the TAXI sign in black letters. The registration number, company name and price list including the base rate, rate per kilometre and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors of the cab. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the meter in the cab. Customers are recommended to order a taxi with non-stop dispatching offices where the information on fares is available in advance.
The most comfortable option is to use one of many taxi services mobile applications. Czech app "Liftago" connects several taxi providers in one application. Install and use it as it is safe and reliable.
In the city centre taxis are easy to hail from the street but we strongly recommend that you use hotel taxis or obtain taxis by phone through the radio taxi service e.g. AAA (+ 420 14 014), City Taxi (+420 257 257 257) or Speed Cars (+420 224 234 234).
Boarding charge: approximately 40 CZK.
Journeys within the city: approximately 28 CZK/ 1 kilometre. Do not board the taxi without finding out if there is a fixed rate.
Uber works properly in Prague, you can use your account to transfer to the congress venue or other places around Prague..
Participants arriving by car are advised to use the underground parking space available. Parking fees are not included in the registration fee.
Bike Sharing and Rental
You can explore Prague in an exciting way connected with a heathy life style. You can either enjoy sightseeing in the city centre or relaxing along the Vltava river.
Many of us use the community bike sharing service Rekola www.rekola.cz. Install the mobile app, create your account, validate your credit card, find the pink bike and use it. Very easy. The fare is 32 CZK for 60 minutes ride or 320 for 15 rides.
Or use some bike rentals options include: