Practical information

Various practical information concerning your stay in Prague are summarized below.


The organizers will negotiate special prices for the conference participants in several hotels of various qualities for the main period of 24. - 29. June 2018, with possible extension according to the hotel capacities. Details will be provided later.

Passports and visas

All visitors entering the Czech Republic must have a valid passport (citizens of the Schengen countries can use their standard ID card instead). Citizens of some countries are required to have an entrance visa. Please consult the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic to inquire about visa issues (relevant information can be found here and here).

Public transportation in Prague

Public transportation system in Prague consists of metro (subway), trams, buses, a couple of ferries and the Petřín funicular. Short-term tickets with four different periods of validity are available:

  • 30 minutes - 24 CZK
  • 90 minutes - 32 CZK
  • 24 hours - 110 CZK
  • 72 hours - 310 CZK
All tickets are transfer tickets. This means that you are allowed to change between different lines or different kinds of transport. A ticket must be validated in one of the yellow validators (at the entrance to metro stations, on board of trams or buses) when you start your journey. You can buy tickets in ticket machines at metro stations, public transport information centres, most tobacconists, some supermarkets, at the airport or at railway stations etc.

The public transport is quite reliable and safe - safe to the extent as any capital city may be but certainly not safer. Beware of pickpockets! They are operating in the most frequent places such as the Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), the Main Railway Station (Hlavní nádraží) and the metro stations and metro trains in the city centre. Always try not to be alone when using the public transportation system at night.

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