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Getting Around

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.

Airport

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).

Public Transport
Please note
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.

For more information about Prague public transport go to http://www.dpp.cz/en/

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 children between 6 and 14 (inclusive) years of age.

24-hour pass: 110 CZK / 4.30 EUR
3-day pass (72 hours): 310 CZK / 12.20 EUR

Only properly validated tickets are valid
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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 kilometer 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
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.

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)

The one-day and three-day 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.

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