Prague

Prague is a city of very high standards, offering both historical and modern congress venues, hotels, restau­rants and places of interest. When holding congresses in this beautiful city, we find that our clients are more than satisfied with the variety of excellent venues that provide a high standard of hospitality, with the overall costs being very competitive when compared to other European cities.

Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic situated on both banks of the Vltava river is a beautiful city with a rich history. Thanks to its location in the centre of Europe, Prague has always been an important crossroads of trade and culture. In the course of its thousand-year history, Prague has always been the political, cultural, and business centre of the country. Prague, often called “Golden” or “Hundred-spired”, belongs to the architecturally unique European towns, attractive for tourists from around the world. Visitors find themselves enjoying a living museum of European architecture from Romanesque time to the present. Prague has 1,200,000 inhabitants and stretches over approximately 500 square kilometres. The dominant feature of the city is Prague Castle, which houses the gothic St. Vitus’s Cathedral. The castle had been the seat of Czech kings since 1087, until 1918 when it became the seat of presidents of Czechoslovakia, and since 1993 it has been the seat of the president of the Czech Republic.

Features of Prague

  • Prague has a designated UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage area of more than 8 sq. km
  • More than 100 personalities famous world-wide have lived in Prague (e.g. King Charles IV, Rudolph II, J. A. Comenius, W. A. Mozart, Franz Kafka, A. Einstein, A. Pick, M. Curie-Sklodowski, etc.)
  • Over 100 theatres, concert halls, galleries, etc.
  • Over 10,000 local and international artists
  • All hotels are situated within 5 to 30 minutes from the city centre
  • Prague is a destination serviced by many airlines, with good ground connections

Public transport

Prague has a very efficient subway, tram and bus transportation system. On the new Prague underground, peak hours trains run every 1 or 2 minutes, and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes. The most recent information on Prague’s transportation system can be found on the official website: www.dpp.cz/en

Subway

The Prague Subway network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour: A – green colour (Depo Hostivař station – Dejvická station), B – yellow colour (Černý most station – Zličín station), C – red colour (Letňany station – Háje station), with transfers possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Můstek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C). Subway operates daily from 5 a.m. till midnight.

Trams

Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. till midnight. Night-time operation is from 00:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 59 with traffic intervals 30 minutes. The central transfer-station for night-time lines is Lazarská stop. Tram schedules are located at individual stops.

Buses

The daytime and night-time operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Night-time service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 515. Bus schedules are located at individual stops.

Find a connection at spojeni.dpp.cz

 

Prague City Transport Fares

Travelling by city transport is possible with a valid ticket only. Passen­gers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance. We are happy to inform you that upon registration you will receive a FREE public transport ticket valid during congress dates (24–28 August) for all means of public transport in Prague.

Fares

Standard ticket: 32 CZK (children 16 CZK)
Short-term ticket: 24 CZK (children 12 CZK)

The standard ticket is valid for 90 minutes and short-term ticket is valid for 30 minutes after marking.

One-day (24-hour) ticket: 110 CZK (children 55 CZK)
3-day (72-hour) ticket: 310 CZK (not available for children)

These tickets are valid for all the city transport facilities and allow transfers. On such a ticket, owner’s name and the date of birth have to be filled in. The ticket is valid from the moment of its marking. These tickets can be bought in the Information Centres of the Prague Information Service (PIS).

For more details visit www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague

Ticket Inspection

The validity of tickets can be checked by the ticket inspectors of Dopravní podnik (The Prague Public Transport Company) at any time during travel or stay in the Metro system. The ticket inspector is entitled to ask the passenger to produce his or her valid ticket, to confiscate invalid tickets, and to collect a penalty (1000 CZK, if paid at once 800 CZK) in case of travel without a valid ticket. In case of unpaid freight the inspector collects a penalty 50 CZK. To prove their identity, inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts.

Public Transport Maps

Airport

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague handles flights of most European carriers and also 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 and taxis. You can easily get to the city centre using one of the public buses. For the quickest transport to the city centre or the nearest metro station we advise using routes 119 and 100. Unfortunately there is no subway or train connection to the city. For details visit this link.

Taxi

When taking a taxi, make sure the taxi is equipped with a permanently installed yellow roof lamp with the TAXI sign in black letters. The registration number, company name and price list including the base rate, rate per kilometre and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors of the cab. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the meter in the cab. Customers are recommended to order a taxi with non-stop dispatching offices where the information on fares is available in advance.

Please use one of the recommended companies (operators speak English):
AAA Taxi (+420 14 0 14) or PROFI Taxi (+420 14 0 15) or TICK TACK Taxi (+420 14 222)
Boarding charge: approx. 30–40 CZK/1 drive
Journeys within the city: approx. 26–28 CZK/1 kilometer
Waiting time: approx. 4–6 CZK/1 minute