Travel guide

Please, keep in mind that the official currency in the Czech Republic is Czech crown (1€ = 25 CZK).  Euros are occasionally accepted.

The Czech Republic is part of the European Union and the Schengen Area, therefore participants from EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and many other countries do not need Visa. Please, visit this website to see a complete list of countries that do not require it’s citizens to have a Visa.

How to get to Brno:

Brno is easily accessible from the international airports in Prague or Vienna.
Regular, direct bus and train lines connect Brno with Prague, Vienna. The most convenient connection can be searched here, tickets can be booked for instance via RegioJet or Czech Railways.
Brno airport currently secures only a few regular flights from London and Munich (more details here).

from Prague airport

  • use an Airport Express (AE) bus (60czk, runs every 30 mins), which takes you directly to the main train station, where you can take direct trains to Brno (travel time about 2,5h and the most convenient connections are with RegioJet company, but these should be better booked in advance, or Czech Railways with railjet or eurocity trains via Pardubice)
  • use direct RegioJet (yellow) buses, there is always a short stop at the main bus station in Prague (Florenc), where you have to transfer to another bus (we recommend booking this connection in advance, travel time about 2,5h)
  • use a public buses (119 – to Metro A „Nádraží Veleslavín, 100 – to Metro B „Zličín“) to the closest Metro station and transfer there either to the main train or bus stations to continue to Brno
  • note that there is ongoing reconstruction of the main highway connecting Prague and Brno and one shall count bus delays, threfore we recommend taking a train to Brno

from Vienna airport

  • use a local train to the Vienna main train station (Wien Hbf), where you can take direct trains to Brno (RegioJet or Czech Railway, travel time about 1,5h)
  • use a direct bus to Brno provided by RegioJet (we recommend booking it in advance, travel time about 2,5h)
Attention: Traffic closure of Brno main train station

There is an ongoing reconstruction of the Brno main train station therefore most of the trains are directed to some other stations in Brno depending on their direction.

Trains from Prague  and Vienna will stop at Brno – dolní nádraží station (trains from Prague will also stop at Brno-Židenice station, but don’t leave there). From Brno – dolní nádraží station you can take a public transport (bus number 61), which will take you to the city centre in front of the main train station. Your train ticket is valid for the trip from Brno – dolní nádraží to the main train station. If you need to continue with public transport somewhere else, you have to buy a public transport ticket.

Public transport in Brno:

Brno offers a very good network of public transport. You can search for a connection here or we recommend downloading a mobile app (Android / iOS) that combines trains, buses and public city transport.
The Workshop venue – the Masaryk University Campus is easily accessible by trolley bus line 25 from Mendel square (Mendlovo náměstí) or buses 40, 50 and 61 from the main train station. Your destination stop is either „Univerzitní Kampus“ or „Nemocnice Bohunice“, both located right near by the main University entrance to the building A22.

Each participant will get a public transport ticket for the entire duration of the Workshop at the registration.