Travel Information

To get to Brno from anywhere in Europe, you can use regular train or coach connection. (You can search for the connection e.g. at Czech Railways, Buses). We recommend you to use airplane connection. International flights to Brno are not offered, so it is better to travel by airplane to Prague (Praha-Ruzyne airport). Brno can be reached in three different ways:


An alternative is to fly to Vienna (Wien-Schwechat airport) and then continue to Brno by coach or train. The airplane connection to Prague or Vienna is provided by all major airline companies, e.g. CSA (Czech Airlines) or Austrian Airlines. Take an airport coach to railway station Banhoff Mitte (about 70ATS), then continue by train (about 700CZK) or bus (about 300CZK). The direct coach connection to Brno is twice a day only. If you use a train, you most probably will have to change at least once. In our opinion, the travel via Prague enables you to reach Brno easier and faster and offers you more alternatives.

Local Transport in Brno

You can take a bus or a tram. The best solution is the tram number 1 from the Main Railway Station ("Hlavni adrazi"), direction ECEROVA, the target tram station is "Pristaviste" (Port). It is about 300 meters distance from the SANTON hotel. The "Pristaviste" station is 17th station excluding "Hlavni nadrazi" station.

There are no conductors in buses and trams. Tickets must be purchased in advance and validated by passangers upon entry. A one way ticket costs 12CZK in Brno and may be purchased in selected newspaper/tobacco shops and ticket machines.
You can use taxi as well. Usual prices are about 20CZK per km. It's a good idea to agree on a price with a driver before committing to the ride, and be sure that the meter is running while you are in the taxi. As in many big cities, cab drivers sometimes prey on foreigners who are unfamiliar with the language or currency.

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Address of conference venue (and accomodation) is:


HOTEL SANTON
PRISTAVNI 38, 635 00 BRNO
PHONE (+420 5) 46221536, FAX (+420 5) 46210004

For more information about Brno see these pages.