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Travel instruction

Travelling from Prague

The best way to reach the city of Olomouc is to take a direct train from the main railway station in Prague (“Hlavní nádraží”) to Olomouc. The journey from Prague takes about 2 hours 20 min, and the trains are frequent. You may purchase a ticket at the station (credit cards are accepted) or in advance online. A 2nd-class ticket costs about 250 CZK (ca 10 EUR). Please note that for some trains a seat reservation is compulsory.

If you arrive in Prague by plane, getting to the main railway station is easy: the “Airport Express” shuttle bus goes there directly every 30 minutes from both airport terminals. A ticket costs 60 CZK (ca 2.5 EUR). Of course, you may also take a taxi (ca 450 CZK). The same applies, of course, to the way back.

Travelling from Bratislava

The best way to reach the city of Olomouc is to take a train from the main railway station in Bratislava (“Hlavná stanica”) to Olomouc. The journey from Bratislava takes about 2 hours 30 min, and you have to change trains in Břeclav. You may purchase a ticket at the station (credit cards are accepted) or in advance online. A 2nd-class ticket costs around 200 CZK (ca 8 EUR). Please note that for some trains a seat reservation is compulsory.

Bus No. 61 links Bratislava Airport with the city centre in the direction from the Main Railway Station (Hlavná železničná stanica) and bus No. 96 in the direction from Petržalka, Prokofievova. Transport to the airport.

Travelling from Vienna

The best way to reach the city of Olomouc is to take a train from the Vienna airport train station to Olomouc. The journey from Vienna takes about 3 hours 30 min, and you have to change trains at the main railway station in Vienna and then Břeclav. You may purchase a ticket at the station (credit cards are accepted) or in advance online. A ticket costs around 48 EUR.

What might come in handy when visiting the Czech Republic

www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers

 

Travelling from Katowice


The best way to reach the city of Olomouc is to take a train from the Katowice train station to Olomouc. The journey from Katowice takes about 2 hours 30min, and you have to change trains at the Bohumín railway station. You may purchase a ticket at the station (credit cards are accepted) or in advance online. A ticket costs around 12 EUR. 

www.katowice-airport.com/en/index/index
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Travelling from Krakow


The best way to reach the city of Olomouc is to take a train from the Krakow train station to Olomouc. The journey from Krakow takes about 4 hours, and you have to change trains at the Bohumín railway station. You may purchase a ticket at the station (credit cards are accepted) or in advance online. A ticket costs around 15 EUR.
www.krakowairport.pl/en/
www.le.cz/i.php

 

Money

The Czech Republic is a standard civilised European country but we do not use the Euro. The local currency is the Czech crown (in Czech “koruna”), abbreviated to CZK or Kč. At present, the exchange rate is approximately 26.27 CZK/EUR and 23.46 CZK/USD.

Credit/debit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Maestro) are frequently accepted in hotels and larger shops throughout the country, and some shops might accept Euro. However, you should have some cash when travelling. Getting some cash from an ATM might be more convenient than using exchange offices (some of which may charge inconvenient exchange rates).

Weather

The conference takes place in summer, and the weather in this period is quite stable and warm. The temperatures should be around 28 °C. Check the weather forecast for possible summer storms with rain.

Electricity

We use a 230-V/50-Hz electricity network, and our sockets look like this. Make sure your appliances are compatible (or get a travel adapter)!

Emergency numbers

Emergency numbers If you need assistance from an ambulance or the police, call 112 from any phone (including your mobile phone while roaming). If you urgently need to get in touch with the conference organisers, call +420774493055.

Tips (in the pub)

The service is usually not included in the price in pubs or restaurants. If you are happy with the service, it is customary to round up your bill and tell the waiter the total sum you wish to pay. There is no fixed percentage expected but typically the tip is around 5-10% (examples: a bill of 165 CZK is rounded up to 180 CZK, 430 CZK to 450 CZK, etc.).