The public transport infrastructure consists of an intensely used integrated transport system of Prague Metro (its length is 59 km with 57 stations in total), Prague Tram System (including the “nostalgic tram” no. 91), buses, the Petřín funicular to Petřín Hill, and six ferrit. Prague has one of the highest rates of public transport usage in the world with 1.2 billion passenger journeys per annum.
Welcome to Václav Havel Airport Prague. This airport handles flights of most European carriers and also some overseas flights. It is located 30-45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There is a good connection between the airport and city centre by public transport buses and taxis
Unfortunately there is no subway or train connection to the city from the airport. You should buy a ticket before travelling and these can be found at the arrival hall, at ticket machines or at the newsagents (if arriving late and all shops are closed buy a ticket from the driver but large banknotes are not accepted).
All registered participants will receive Free PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKET (received on-site at the registration desk and will be valid within the dates of the congress).
Prague has a very sophisticated subway, tram and bus transport system. The Prague underground is quite new and efficient. At peak times, trains run every 2 or 3 minutes, and during off-peak hours at least every 8-10 minutes.
You can find more information about Prague public transport on the web pages www.dpp.cz.
Short-term passes (unlimited travel within ticket validity).
Most visitors find travel passes cost effective and hassle free. If you use public transport more than a few times a day, definitely go for one. Also 3 and 5 day passes allow free transport for a child aged between 6 and 14 (inclusive).
24-hour pass: 110 CZK / 4.30 EUR
3-day pass (72 hours): 310 CZK / 12.20 EUR
Only properly validated tickets are valid.
For more information about Prague Public transport visit www.dpp.cz.
How to Reach the Prague Congress Centre
The Prague Congress Centre can be easily reached by metro line C (red line) to the station “Vyšehrad”, the PCC is located just in front of the metro station. Tickets can be purchased in automatic machines at each metro station or at newsstands. The ticket costs 32 Czech crowns (approx. 1.25 EURO) and is valid for 90 minutes. Please note that you need to mark the ticket when you enter the metro/tram/bus for the first time.
From the Airport
The distance from the Václav Havel Airport Prague is 15 kilometers. A taxi ride from the airport to the Prague Congress Centre will take approximately 30–45 minutes and costs about 25-30 EUR. You can also travel by public transport. Take the bus No. 119 towards “Nádraží Veleslavín” (METRO station). Leave the bus at the end stop and change for the METRO green line “A” the direction towards “Depo Hostivař”. You will go 7 stops to the station “Muzeum”. Change there for the METRO red line C and go to the station “Vyšehrad”. The PCC is just next to this station. All participants of the congress will receive FREE TICKET PUBLIC TRANSPORT once registering at PCC, however you will need to buy a ticket for CZK 32 for this first journey from the airport.
From the city centre
There is a north-south highway just in front of the PCC and the PCC itself is very easily accessible by taking the underground to “Vyšehrad” station, metro line “C”.
Access to Prague Congress Centre for disabled participants
The vestibule and platform from the direction of the city-center (Háje-bound) has barrier-free access.
Because of the station´s structural design with separate platforms, to get to the city center we recommend using the subway train from the wheelchair-accessible Háje-bound platform and going to the next station, Pražského povstání, where the island platform allows for an easy transfer to trains going to the city center (Ládví, Letňany-bound). For a barrier-free exit at Vyšehrad station from the direction of Háje, we recommend going to I. P. Pavlova station and using the island platform to transfer to a Háje-bound train.
Get off from Metro and take the right onto the platform down and then to the left into the park. The park passes straight, you pass the stairs to your left to the congress center and you go straight to the ramp leading up to the congress center. As you drive up, continue straight ahead towards the metro station. Approximately 10m in front of the stairs to the metro, turn right up the ramp and then right around the congress center. You are now at your destination, all accesses to the congress center are barrier-free, as well as the entire interior of the Congress Center.