CONFidence - (29-30.11 2010 Prague)
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Travel and Accommodation

Traveling to Prague

By plane

Ruzyne- Prague Airport is an international airport located on the northwest edge of Prague and around 17 km north of the city. All international flights arrives here. The journey from airport to city centre takes around 25 – 30 minutes, or around 50 minutes by public transport.

  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM AND TO PRAGUE AIRPORT

    • Getting to the city centrum:

      Prague public transport buses and the special Airport Express bus line offer a budget alternative for travelling from the airport to the city centre. For the quickest transport to the city centre or the nearest metro station (airport is not directly accessible by train or metro) we advise using bus routes no.119 and no.100.

      No.119 (Airport -> Metro A Dejvicka, intervals of 5 to 20 minutes, travel time 25 minutes)

      No.100 (Airport -> Metro B Zlicin, intervals of 15 to 30 minutes, travle time 18 minutes). Good choice if you are heading to the western part of the city.

      No.225 (Airport -> Metro B Stodulky, limited service, travel time 40minutes)

      No.179 (airport -> Metro B Nove Butovice, intervals of 12 to 30 mintes, travel time 40 minutes).


      Unfortunately there is no subway or train connection to the city. You should buy a ticket before travelling. You can do this in the arrival hall, at ticket machines, or at a newsagent (if arriving late and all shops are closed buy a ticket from the driver but note that large banknotes are not accepted). Tickets cost just 26 CZK (90p). If you take the No.119 bus (intervals of 5 to 20 minutes, journey time of 25 minutes) you should get off at the last stop called Dejvicka where you can transfer to underground line A. In just a few metro stops you will be in the city centre. When buying a 26 CZK ticket for public transport you will receive a transferable ticket allowing you to travel for a 75-minute period. Note that if you are carrying any large pieces of luggage i.e. a backpack or suitcase you will need to purchase an additional ½ price ticket. You can also take the No.100 bus which will take you from the airport to Zlicin – the underground station of the yellow line (B) that leads to the town centre (Mustek station).

      If travelling at night, catch the night bus No 510 (between midnight and 3.30) from Prague airport to the tram, heading for Divoka Sarka, then take tram No 51 to Dejvicka underground station or further to the city centre (Namesti Republiky or Wenceslas Square).

    • Airport to the train station by express bus:

      Airport Express Route – from Terminal North 1 –> Terminal North 2 –> Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) – journey time 30 minutes. We recommend using the Airport Express, which is timed to connect with arrivals and departures of all SC Pendolino, Eurocity and Intercity trains. A fare of CZK 45 is charged on this route. The fare also covers travel from Holešovice Station to Prague Central Station if the passenger then continues his journey on Czech Railways trains from Central Station. We advise using Airport Express only when travelling to a destination outside the centre of Prague.

  • Taxi from / to Prague Airport

    • Taxi from / to Prague Airport

      All this companies operate a 24-hour taxi transportation service to and from the Airport.

    • Prague Airport Transfers:

      One price for all Prague hotels. Pay 560 CZK for up to 4 passengers or 790 CZK for up to 8 passengers. You have to pre-book this service. English speaking drivers. If you are visiting Prague for the first time they offer a free walking tour. Credit cards accepted.

    • AAA Taxi:

      These cab-stands are located directly in front of the arrival halls at Terminal 1 – exit D, and at Terminal 2 – exit E. You can easily recognize them because they are all yellow and use Czech made cars – Skoda (reasonably good vehicles). As the price depends on the traffic we cannot say exactly how much you will pay. Prices range from 160 CZK (minimum charge) to 1050 CZK if you travel to the farthest end of Prague, plus if the taxi has to wait in the traffic or at lights, you will be charged 6 CZK for each minute. The usual price to the city centre is around 600 CZK and you shouldn’t pay more than 700 CZK. Generally most of their drivers do not speak English. Tourist rip-offs are rarely reported as this is one of the most reputable taxi companies in Prague. However, there have been some complaints concerning drivers who were rude or did not take the fastest way to the town etc. Rates: 28 per km, a 6 CZK waiting fee for each minute and a 40 CZK “starting rate” for each journey. Credit cards accepted (there might be a surcharge). Be careful when you read leaflets on their taxi fares as they “advertise” some destinations very close to the airport and it is very easy to be misled into believing the price to the city is 160 CZK (in fact it is more).

      Stand: Terminal 1, exit D and E

    • Airport Cars – Fix:

      Airport Cars – Passenger transport using VW Passat cars. The cars are easily recognized because they are all silver. This company charges a fixed price for travelling to the city, plus there might be a waiting charge depending on the zone you are going to. To the city centre it should cost around 650 CZK (500 CZK minimum charge). If you go to a more distant destination it can cost up to 980 CZK. When going to more than one destination there will be an extra charge of 25 CZK / per km plus a waiting fee of 5 CZK for each minute. During 10 yrs of exclusive operations at Prague Airport, they have gained quite a bad reputation in the press (Mafia Taxi). They are especially infamous for fast and reckless driving in the city centre and are definitely not recommended for older passengers or passengers with children. Credit cards accepted (there might be a surcharge).

      Stand: Terminal 1, exit D and E

      Taxi advice:

      Be aware that Prague taxi drivers may try to overcharge tourists. Save money and pre-book a reliable taxi transfer. If you take a taxi without pre-booking, we advise you to negotiate a price before you get in.


More information on:

http://www.pragueairport.co.uk/prague-airport.htm

 

By train

Czech Railways has one of the densest railway networks in Europe. It offers comfortable, fast and affordable transport throughout the Czech Republic directly to your travel destinations.

Prague has very good railway connections with major Czech cities and also with major cities in Europe.
Find the best connection for you here.

 

Accommodation

Wellness Hotel STEP****, operated by the company IC HOTELS a.s., disposes of 160 rooms – single rooms, double rooms, extra beds, apartments and handicap rooms. The rooms are equipped with own bathroom and hair dryer, WI-FI, satellite TV, telefone and mini bar. The apartments have extra safe and air condition.

Location – Prague 9: The centre is in the distance of 3 km. By foot approx 10 minutes from the Palmovka underground station or 3 minutes from the bus stop. Multifunctional Prague ARÉNA O2 is located in immediate vicinity of the hotel.

More information and reservations:

Tel.: +420 296 786 346
Mobile: +420 724 684 134
Fax: +420 296 786 130
kongres@hotelstep.cz

For the reservations – the guests can just fill the CONFIDENCE CONFERENCE in the subject of the mail and they will get the room with the special price 1100 Kc (about 44 EUR).

 

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Hackers’ Squad

During the 8th edition of CONFidence you have a unique oportunity to stay at the one of a kind Hackers’ Squad – the hostel where most of CONFidence participants will be staying, where hacking and beer never end! When making reservations at Hacker’s Squad simply say that you are a CONFidence participant.

Here are some details on Hackers’ Squad:
  • cheap accommodation
  • total capacity: 60 beds
  • internet connection (WiFi)
  • sauna
  • parking
  • non-stop reception desk
  • rooms of hotel type
  • sanitary facility on each floor

More information on: http://praha-levneubytovani.cz/prokopka/Levne-Ubytovani.aspx

 

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