Travelling around Prague

Prague has a very efficient integrated Metro/tram/bus system and the easiest way to get around is to buy a three-day ticket (330 CZK) or a five-day ticket (500 CZK), allowing you to go anywhere in Prague. These tickets are available at the airport and at some of the bigger Metro stations (e.g. I. P. Pavlova) and have to be stamped the first time you use them in the little yellow machines in the stations and on the trams and buses.

A map of the Metro system can be found here. The nearest stop to the conference venue is Můstek on Lines A and B.

A (rather more complicated) map of the tram and bus system can be found here.

Note that the Metro stops running at around midnight. The tram/bus system continues to run, but with a reduced service. The night routes can be found here.

Prague is a beautiful city and very pleasant to walk around, particularly the Old Town. Maps will be provided in the conference pack, but there is quite a good one online here - you'll need to zoom in to read the street names though.

Getting to Prague

By plane:

Most of you will probably arrive at the airport (Ruzyně). From there, you can take a bus to Dejvická (Metro line A, bus no. 119), Zličín (Metro line B, bus no. 100) or Nové Butovice (Metro line B, bus no. 179), or just get in a taxi. Buses and taxis leave from right outside the terminal buildings.

By train:

Prague has several large train stations serving major European routes - e.g. Hlavní Nádraží and Nádraží Holešovice, both of which are on Metro line C.

By car:

If you wish to drive to Prague, you can find a roadmap here - the drive between Dresden and Prague is certainly quite pleasant.