How to get to Brno:
Vienna International Airport situated in the capital of neighbouring Austria
Bratislava Airport situated in the capital of neighbouring Slovakia
Václav Havel Airport Prague in the capital of the Czech Republic
Brno Tuřany Airport situated a short distance from the city centre and the conference venue
VIENNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT to Brno
There is a direct bus from Vienna International Airport to Brno AN u hotelu Grand (bus station at the hotel Grand) run by Regiojet, the timetable and other details are available HERE. The journey time is 3 hours.
Trains to Brno depart from the Hauptbahnhof train station in Vienna (Wien Hbf). Take a train from Vienna International Airport to Hauptbahnhof (trains run very frequently) and then change for a train to Brno – Dolní nádraží (Brno – Lower station), the timetable is available HERE. Journey time is 2.5 hours, trains depart every hour.
BRATISLAVA AIRPORT to Brno
There are trains and buses running from Bratislava city centre to Brno. You will find information about how to get to the city centre from the airport using public transport or taxis HERE.
by train (recommended)
Trains depart from the Main Station (Bratislava hlavná stanica, Bratislava hl. st.) to Brno – Dolní nádraží (Brno – Lower station), journey time is about 1.5 hours, timetable is available HERE.
We recommend taking the train to Brno as it is an easier and more reliable option. There is a bus service between Bratislava and Brno but the main bus station is currently being rebuilt and a temporary bus station serves the line to Brno and is not as easily accessible as the train station.
VÁCLAV HAVEL AIRPORT PRAGUE to Brno
There are trains and buses running from Prague city centre to Brno. Public transport is available from the airport to the city centre, for trains you will need to travel to Prague Main Station (Praha hlavní nádraží or Praha, hl.n.) and for buses to Florenc bus station. Options for public transport can be found HERE. We recommend the Airport Express bus as it offers a direct connection, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the Main Station. If you plan to take a taxi from the airport to the train station, please make sure that you use one of the taxi services that have a set price and that you agree the price in advance, you will find out more about taxis HERE.
by train (recommended)
Train from Prague Main Station (Praha hlavní nádraží, Praha hl.n.) to Brno Dolní nádraží (Brno – Lower station). Trains run approximately every 45 minutes, timetable is available HERE. The journey lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours depending on the type of train.
We recommend taking the train as the bus connection is less reliable due to roadworks, traffic jams etc. on the motorway.
Most buses for Brno leave from Prague Florenc bus station, timetable is available HERE. The best connection is for Brno AN U hotelu Grand (bus station at the hotel Grand), alternatively you can take a bus to bus station Zvonařka. Buses run every 30 minutes, journey time should be 2.5 hours but is usually longer. Information about how to get to Florenc bus station can be found HERE.
BRNO TUŘANY AIRPORT to Brno city centre
Public transport is reliable, buses run every half an hour from the airport to the city centre, take bus E76 (or N89 between 11pm and 5am) to the terminal Main station (Hlavní nádraží), the journey takes about 20 minutes. If you prefer to take a taxi, City Taxi have a stand outside the arrivals hall, you can also book them online HERE.
Moving around Brno
Brno city centre is compact and easy to navigate on foot, you can check distances using GoogleMaps, for example.
by public transport
There is one set of tickets for all public transport – trams, buses and trolley buses. Tickets can be bought from yellow coin operated ticket machines that are situated at most stops. In order to purchase a ticket, you need to have change in Czech crowns. Only the ticket machines at the Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) and on Malinovsky Square (Malinovského náměstí) accept credit cards. We recommend buying more tickets in advance to be able to use them during your time in Brno.
The main ticket options are
- 15-minute ticket for 20 CZK
- 60-minute ticket for 25 CZK
- One-day ticket for 90 CZK
- Five-day ticket for 250 CZK
More ticket options can be found HERE.
More info about using ticket machines can be found HERE. When you board the vehicle, you need to validate your ticket as soon as possible in one of the yellow machines on board.
The timetable of the Brno public transport is available HERE, more info about the Brno transport system can be found HERE.
There are lots of taxi ranks in the city centre or you can hail a taxi on the street. We recommend City Taxi or Top1TaxiBrno and Uber is also available in the city. Prices are around CZK 30 per kilometer.
City Taxi (+420 542 321 321); Top1TaxiBrno (+420 844 110 110)
Brno is quite famous for its growing bike-sharing platform. Bike sharing is a lot cheaper than renting a bike – approximately around 1 EUR per hour. There are lots of bike points all around the city where you can borrow a bike. The biggest operators are Rekola and Velonet. We recommend that you download the operators’ mobile apps and visit their website for further information.
Brno Lower station – Brno Main train station
Brno’s Main train station (Brno hlavní nádraží) is situated in the very heart of the city but it is closed for renovation until at least the end of 2019. Trains arrive and depart from Brno Lower station (Dolní nádraží), which is only a short bus ride away from the city centre. To get to the city centre you need to take bus no. 61 or a taxi/Uber. The bus takes you to the Main train station (Hlavní nádraží) where you can change for a tram to take you to the conference venue or to your hotel. Please remember to purchase a ticket before boarding public transport and to validate your ticket when on board. Alternatively, you can walk from the Main train station (Hlavní nádraží), it takes about 20 minutes to reach the conference venue on foot.
If you arrive by bus, the preferred bus station AN u hotelu Grand (bus station at the hotel Grand) is next to the Main train station (Hlavní nádraží) and you can take tram n. 4 / walk from there to the conference venue.
How to get to the conference venue – Faculty of Social Studies
Address: Joštova 218/10
The easiest way how to get to the conference is to take a tram number 4 and get to the Komenského náměstí stop (right in front of the faculty building). Please note that the ticket must be marked immediately after entering the bus and is valid for the entire journey.
The timetable of the public transport is available HERE. If you plan to walk, you can use GoogleMaps for directions.