Getting to the city centre

TIP: There’s an app that is really helpful when planning a journey in Prague called “Pubtran”. It is available for Android & iOS.
An alternative is the “IDOS” app it’s also available for Android & iOS.
Or you can use Google Maps. It usually works well too.

Travelling from the airport

The airport is divided into two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Flights from the Schengen countries arrive at Terminal 2, others on Terminal 1. The taxi and public transport stops are in front of both terminals.

Please check out the video from Honest Guide guys below where it is very well explained how you can get from the Vaclav Havel airport.

Public transport (from 32 CZK/1.25€)

The cheapest option to get to Prague city centre is by using regular public transport which is very cost-effective. The bus station is right in front of Terminal 2 (Exit D). A ticket valid for 90 minutes costs 1.25€ (32 CZK) and you can use it for the bus, tram or subway. Just take the bus 119 to Nadrazi Veleslavin where you must transfer to subway line A (green) and you can continue to downtown (Mustek) or any other station. The bus goes every 6 minutes and operates from 4:23 AM to 23:42 PM (last bus) on all days including the weekend. Alternatively, you can take bus number 100 which goes to Zlicin (yellow subway line B) or bus number 191 which goes to Andel.

Airport Shuttle Transfer (~290 CZK/11.50€)

A good compromise between a cheap public transport and a private car may be a shuttle transfer (it’s actually an 8-passenger car, not a bus). It costs only about €11.50 per person and will get you from the airport directly to your hotel or apartment.

Uber (~500 CZK/20€)

The other option is taking an Uber. Uber has been operating in Prague since 2014 and is now a reliable service which is more popular than a regular taxi. Uber drivers are usually waiting within a 5-minute distance of the airport, so the waiting times are really short. The cost is around 20€. The disadvantage compared to private pickup is you need to wait for your car and sometimes chase it in the parking lot. Also, the drivers’ quality varies and prices may go up during the rush hours.

Taxi (~625 CZK/25€)

The most expensive option is to take a taxi. They operate nonstop at guaranteed prices, based on the number of kilometres travelled. Always be aware that the maximum rate per kilometre is limited by the city of Prague to 28 CZK (1.10€) per kilometre, and the entry rate to 40 CZK (1.60€) for one ride. There are also scam taxi drivers that aim to rip you off so please be careful. Always ask the driver for a printed receipt – handwriting receipts are illegal.

Sales counters of taxi service providers are located at the Terminals 1 and 2 Arrival Halls. Boarding points are clearly marked in front of both Arrival Halls. Or you could just use an app to get yourself a ride.

Some taxi companies that are fair:

Travelling from the rail stations

Trains from Europe usually arrive at the Main station (“Hlavní nádraží”) or at the “Holešovice” railway station. Both stations are on the subway (“metro”) line C (the red one), so both the conference venue and hotels are easy to reach.

Travelling from the coach stations

Most international coaches arrive at the Florenc bus terminal. The terminal is connected to both the subway (“metro”) line C  (the red one) and subway (“metro”) line B  (the yellow one), so both the conference venue and conference hotel are easy to reach.

Getting to the venue

The venue is located directly at “Malostranské náměstí”. To enter use this door:

Public transport

TIP: There’s an app that is really helpful when planning a journey in Prague called “Pubtran”. It is available for Android & iOS.
An alternative is the “IDOS” app it’s also available for Android & iOS.
Or you can use Google Maps. It usually works well too.

The cheapest and usually the fastest way how to travel across Prague is public transport. The conference venue is located in the historical city centre, in the area called Lesser Town (“Malá Strana”), so it could be a nice walk from your hotel if it is somewhere nearby (e.g. from the Old Town or from “Hradčany”). Prague has good public transport with nice and fast subway (“metro”) network (subway map). The tram stop “Malostranské náměstí” of lines 12, 15, 20, 22 and 23 is right in front of the faculty building.

You can also take Metro line A (the green one) to the station “Malostranská” and then either go one stop by a tram (lines 12, 20, 22, 23) to the stop “Malostranské náměstí” or walk there through lovely “Valdštejnská” street (approx. 10 minutes).

Uber

The other option is taking an Uber. Uber has been operating in Prague since 2014 and is now a reliable service which is more popular than a regular taxi. It is also a bit cheaper than a taxi.

Taxi

Always be aware that the maximum rate per kilometre is limited by the city of Prague to 28 CZK (€1.10) per kilometre, and the entry rate to 40 CZK (€1.60) for one ride. There are also scam taxi drivers that aim to rip you off so please be careful. Always ask the driver for a printed receipt – handwriting receipts are illegal.

Some taxi companies that are fair: