TO GET TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC / OLOMOUC
The easiest, fastest and the most comfortable way how to get
to the Czech Republic is by air connection to Prague International
Airport called Ruzyně. To travel to Olomouc (distance app. 270
km from Prague) you can decide to go by train from the main railway
station (Praha Hlavní nádraží) or by car (highway D1 via Brno).
You may find flying to Vienna more convenient perhaps. In such
case you also get to Olomouc (distance app. 200 km) by train,
by bus or by car (highway D1 via Brno).
The Highway Code in CR is basically the same as in other European countries.
However, the following basic instructions should be kept in mind:
Drive on the right side of the road, seat belts must be fastened both
in and outside town and villages, maximum speed for passenger vehicle
is 90 km/h, in towns and villages 50 km/h, and 130 km/h on motorways,
the appropriate special stick-on label can be bought at border crossings,
post offices or fuel stations, to drive under the influence of alcohol
conference participants whishing to have their transfer from the Airport
to Olomouc ensured by BIOTRANS, buses will be arranged at the Airport
to collect all interested registrants. There will be buses at the
Prague Airport and also the Vienna Airport. (Subject to a fare.)
You have to enrol for this service either during the payment procedure
or later on. You should also provide information regarding the date and
time of your arrival in Prague/Vienna.
the enrolment is 31.5.2003.
Czech Republic boasts a dense network of railway and bus lines. Many international
express trains pass through the country /Eurocity and Intercity are the
best categories/ connecting most major European cities with Prague, where
you get easy and suitable connection to Olomouc.
are many coach connections between Olomouc and other European countries.
More information about connections, timetables and fares (both domestic
and international) is available at railway, bus and coach stations and
terminals, as well as at travel agencies.
For train information
+ 420 2 2111 1122 (it is the number to the Main Railway Station
in Prague) or visit http://idos.datis.cdrail.cz/ConnForm.asp
(For bus and coach information dial:
+ 420 2 0900 149 044, + 420 0900 119041, + 420 2 2140 1666 (it is
the number to the Bus Station in Prague) or visit www.eurolines.cz
In Olomouc we
have an efficient and reliable public transport system (trams and buses)
operating until 1:00 a.m., seven days a week. Most hotels are located
within an easy-reach distance of the conference venue. All registered
conference participants will be provided with a free ticket for public
transport for the time of the conference.
FOR BIOTRANS’03 PARTICIPANTS ARRIVING TO PRAGUE AIRPORT RUZYNE FOR THOSE
WISHING TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM PRAGUE TO OLOMOUC
from Prague airport to Olomouc by public transport is quite cheap, easy
The best way is to use a train connection from Prague main station (Hlavni
nadrazi) to Olomouc. The trip takes about 3 hours and the trains go virtually
every hour [ fast
train timetable ].
The price is 441.- CZK (1st class) and 294.- CZK (2nd class), for EC trains
60.- CZK surcharge is required.
How to get from
airport to the train station:
Airport taxi – in front of the arrival hall. Fixed price Airport-Main
Station is 560.- CZK (20-25 minutes) – ask for the bill.
Airport shuttle mini-bus CEDAZ - in front of the arrival hall: group
of 1-4 persons to one address in the city-center fixed price 360.-
CZK; group of 5-8 persons price 720.- CZK (the price is for bus, not
per person) (ca 30 minutes)
Regular mini-bus CEDAZ - in front of the arrival hall – regular departures
daily from 6:00 till 21:00 every half an hour (6; 6:30; 7; etc.) –
stops at Dejvicka (Metro A) and Namesti Republiky (Metro B) – city
center (ca 30 minutes – but you have to walk to the Station ca 15
min) - fixed price 90,- CZK.
Bus No. 119 (in front of the arrival hall, first row of platforms,
right) ( timetable
before entering bus buy a ticket for 12 CZK (unlimited validity for
60 min in all transport system of Prague) in tobacco shop (airport)
or in the vending machine at the bus stop (coins required)
Go by bus to the endstation (ca 20 min) Dejvicka , change to Metro
A and go to the station Museum, here change to line C (direction Holesovice)
and go just one stop to Main Railway Station (max 20 min together).
watch you property, pickpockets in Prague are active as in all other cities.