Travel to Prague

Prague’s location in the heart of Europe makes the city easily accessible to travellers from almost all countries. The maximum flying time from all major European cities is 2.5 hours. 52 airlines fly to 110 destinations in 42 countries from Václav Havel Airport Prague, which is one of the busiest in Central Europe. There are also low cost providers. The Airport has two Terminals, Terminal 1 and 2.

Prague has several train stations, but international trains are likely to arrive at the Main Railway Station (Hlavní Nádraží). There are also some international arrivals at Holešovice Station (Nádraží Holešovice). These stations are connected to the underground line C (red line) which leads directly to the Prague Congress Centre.

You can reach Prague by highway from all directions:

  • From the North – Highway E55
  • From the South – Highway E50
  • From the West – Highway E50
  • From the East – Highway E67

The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the North-South Prague City Expressway – follow the road signs for Kongresové centrum Praha.

A car park with almost 1,000 spaces is situated under the Prague Congress Centre and Vyšehrad Business Centre.

Short-term parking – small passenger vehicles (prices include VAT, as per March 2014)

Price  > Parking duration

  • 50 CZK > basic rate per 1 hour
  • 50 CZK > up to 10 hours – hourly rate
  • 500 CZK > for over 10 hours each 24 hours
  • 500 CZK > 24-hour parking permit with unlimited number of entries
  • 1 000 CZK > for 4 days following first 3 days at daily rate
  • 1 500 CZK > for maximum of up to 3 days over first week (7 days)
Prague Congress Centre parking facilities

Prague Congress Centre parking facilities

Prague has an advanced integrated public transport system with underground, tram and bus system. During the peak hours, underground trains run every 1 or 2 minutes, and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes. The metro in operation from 5 a.m. till midnight and there are also special night tram and bus services.

Maps, timetables, fares and route planning are available in English on the Prague Public Transport website www.dpp.cz/en/.

Fares (as per March 2014)

  • 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

Public Transport 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

Visit these sites for more information:

Metro map

Prague underground line C

Prague underground line C

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16th EFORT Congress 2015 Prague, CZ | 27-29 May
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Key dates

Abstract submission & registration open
15 September 2014
Abstract submission closed on
15 November 2014
Confirmation of abstract acceptance
16 January 2015
Early registration deadline
16 February 2015
Advanced programme available
01 March 2015
On-site rates apply
01 May 2015