Travel Information

How to get to the PCC

By air: Václav Havel Airport Prague
Fifty-eight airlines fly to 121 destinations in 43 countries from the Václav Havel Airport Prague, one of the busiest airports in Central Europe. Every year, 11 million passengers pass through its gates. It takes about a 30 minutes' drive from/ to the city centre.

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Further information...

Airport transfer:
Bus stops to Metro line A and B:

  • Terminal 1 and 2 - in front of the arrival halls
  • Airport Express: Prague Airport - Prague Central Station
    (Metro line C and connection to SC, EC, IC and EN trains) - 35 min
  • Shuttle buses to the city center: cedaz.cz

Taxi
Contact counters of taxi operators are located at the arriving hall of Terminal 1 and 2. Departure points are displayed in front of arriving halls.
Please be advised that it is recommended to use official taxi services only
1 km  - 28.00 CZK ($ 1.15)
1 minute wait  -  6 CZK / 1 min ($ 0.25)

To get to the Congress Center takes around 30 mins, cost are between $22.00 - $25.00.

For further information, please visit: http://www.prg.aero/en/


By train:

Prague has three international railway stations and a bus station, all connected to the metro.
The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the Vyšehrad station on Line C of the Prague underground railway network, providing convenient access by public transport from the city’s airport and all major rail and bus stations.   

Maps, timetables, fares and route planning are available in English on the Prague Public Transport website www.dpp.cz/en/

For further information, please visit:
Czech Railways (ČD), https://www.cd.cz/en/default.htm


By car:

An extensive motorway network links Prague to other major European destinations. The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the North-South Prague City Expressway – follow the road signs for Kongresové centrum Praha.

GPS: 50.062112,14.428886

Parking:
A car park with almost 1,000 spaces is situated under the Prague Congress Centre and Vyšehrad Business Centre.

Price* Parking duration
50 CZK basic rate per 1 hour
50 CZK up to 10 hours - hourly rate
500 CZK for over 10 hours each 24 hours
500 CZK 24-hour parking permit with unlimited number of entries
1,000 CZK for 4 days following first 3 days at daily rate
1,500 CZK for maximum of up to 3 days over first week (7 days)

*Prices include VAT

For further information, please visit: Parking at the PCC

Visa Application

A list of countries whose citizens require a visa in order to visit the Czech Republic can be found here.
Please make sure to check with your local embassy or travel agent when preparing for your trip if a visa is required from your home country to enter the Czech Republic.

Please note that it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his / her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications.

It is recommended to apply for a visa at least 3 months in advance of the Congress.

Security & Health

Whenever you are traveling abroad, you should be careful to avoid certain risks:

Bring copies of your passport
: If your passport gets stolen or lost you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship.

Leave a copy of your passport: For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well.

Register with your local embassy: If there is a problem in the country, this will make it easier for your government to contact you and get you to safety.

Check-in with your insurance carrier: Ask your medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, and you want to add extra coverage, consider supplemental insurance.

Remember safe general practices: When carrying photo and video equipment, always carry inside a small bag. Never leave your belongings unattended, and avoid walking around alone at night.

Local Currency: Look up the monetary conversion before you go. Make sure you do your math before you travel to get a sense of where the conversion rate is at. You can use a site such as www.xe.com.

Avoid carrying a lot of cash, but always have some local cash. Most places accept credit cards, but make sure you have access to some local currency for things like shuttles or buses.

Call your bank or credit card provider: Sometimes banks think that fraud may be occurring if transactions are suddenly happening, and they will turn off your card as a security measure. Contact them before you leave to let them know you’ll be out of the country.