Prague International Airport handles flights of most European carriers and as well as flights overseas. It is located 30-45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There is a good connection between the airport and city center 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.
Currency & Banking
Czech crown (CZK, Kc) is the official currency of the Czech Republic. Exchange of foreign currency is available at Prague international Airport and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices. International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site.
You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank at www.cnb.cz
The Czech Republic uses a 220 volt, 50 Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.
All foreign visitors to the Czech Republic must possess a passport valid for at least the next three months. Participants requiring a visa should apply in advance to consular offices of the Czech Republic in their countries in order to avoid delay when travelling to the conference.
Important telephone numbers
150: Fire Brigade
155: Emergency Medical Service
156: Prague Police
112: General Emergency for Europe
The organisers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the conference.
The Czech Republic is on Central European Time (UTC+1:00). From April to October, it is Central European Summer Time (UTC+2:00).
Transportation in Prague
Prague has a good public transport system, which includes 3 metro lines, trams and buses. Prague's Metro system is quite new and efficient. During peak hours trains run every 1 or 2 minutes and off peak at least every 10 minutes. Passengers need a valid ticket to travel by the city public transport system. The ticket must be stamped as soon as you get on a bus or tram, or enter the transport area (in the case of a metro station). Tickets can be purchased in automatic machines at each metro station, at surface transport stops or at news stands. Please note that you need to mark the ticket when you enter the metro / tram / bus for the first time.
24 CZK (valid for up to 30 minutes, transferable)
32 CZK (valid for up to 90 minutes, transferable)
1 day pass - 110 CZK
3 day pass - 310 CZK
You can find public city transport routes, ticket prices and timetables at http://www.dpp.cz
The temperatures in August/September range from 20 to 25 °C. You can find the current weather conditions at www.weather.com