Directions and Local Transportation
Upon arrival at Prague Ruzyne Airport:
Patočka & HC Information Desk
The organisers offer you the assistance in Prague Ruzyne international airport at the Patočka & HCM Desk located at the exit from customs at Terminal North I. The Desk will be open on Sunday April 22, 2007, from 10:00 to 21:00.
For individual assistance or in a case of emergency, do not hesitate to contact the organizers - Action M Agency - at the number +420 602 762 267
Airport cabs (these are taxis that can only be found at the airport) operated by a private company are parked outside the arrival hall and are clearly marked with VISA signs on the sides. These will charge between 400 CZK and 900 CZK depending on what part of the city you travel to. As with other similar services there are good drivers and bad drivers and we would recommend this service only to people prepared to pay however much it may be for the transfer to the centre.
We recommend using the CEDAZ shuttle van which runs every 30 minutes from 06:00 to 21:00 between the airport and metro (DEJVICKA) for 90 CZK. It takes about 30 minutes and the van is comfortable. Tickets are available onboard. The CEDAZ company also provides door-to-door service for 1-4 persons for a fixed price of 480 CZK for one way into the city centre. The CEDAZ stand is located just in front of the Airport arrival hall. See more http://www.cedaz.cz/public-shuttle-bus-from-airport-to-prague-centre.php
CITY Transport Authority runs bus No. 119 (approx every 15 minutes from
|4:30 am to 11:30 pm) between the airport and metro station DEJVICKA, where the Diplomat hotel is located (119 - LETISTE RUZYNE (Ruzyne Airport BUS STOP) - U HANGARU - NA PADESATNIKU - SPRAVA LETIST (TERMINÁL JIH) - K LETISTI - DEDINA - DIVOKA SARKA - SIDLISTE CERVENY VRCH (back) - HOROMERICKA (forth) - DEJVICKA (Metro station) green line - it takes about 20 minutes).
Don't forget to buy a 20 CZK ticket from the news-stand or from the yellow machine at the airport. You should also buy and validate a 14 CZK ticket for any suitcase.
Public transportation in Prague
Public transportation - metro (subway), trams, and buses - is an excellent means of transport in Prague. It operates from 5 a.m. till midnight, and there are special night trams and buses. Tickets can be bought in yellow vending machines (in each metro station) or at news-stands for CZK 20. A ticket must be time-stamped upon boarding a bus or tram for the first time or at the entrance to the metro. A time-stamped ticket remains valid for the next 75 minutes. As long as the ticket is valid you can make as many transfers as you wish. A one-day card can be purchased for CZK 80, a three-day card for CZK 220 and a seven-day card for CZK 280.
For more information regarding tariffs, routes and timetables please visit http://www.dp-praha.cz/en