Travel information

Travel information

Airports in Vienna and Prague are the nearest international airports with many trans-Atlantic or trans-continental flights.

Vienna airport has a direct coach connection to Brno (very comfortable, ca. 16 euro/ticket, platform no.2 in front of the airport entrance/arrival hall); tickets can be purchased on-line at https://www.regiojet.com/en (search fields: from: “Vienna – Schwechat Airport Busstation”; to: “Brno, AN u hotelu Grand”). Alternatively, it is possible to use a train (ca. 10-40 euro/ticket, depending on discounts available); however, we recommend the coach above due to current reconstruction of the railway hub Brno – hlavní nádraží.

There are 3 ways how to get from Prague and Brno to the conference site – hotel Skalsky Dvur near Nove Mesto na Morave:

1) shuttle bus from Prague – we will provide a free shuttle bus from Prague to the conference. In order to get to the hotel in a reasonable time for the ice-break party, the bus will leave from Prague ca. at 16:30 (we will wait for all expected participants).

The meeting point is the Main Railway Station, which has a direct bus connection from the Airport (CD Airport Express from the Terminal 1 – access map to the bus stop available here, price 60 CZK paid to the bus driver, ca. 40 minutes), and also is on the C-line of the subway (subway is marked “Metro”).

The meeting point will be the parking lot above the main hall (accessible by two elevators in the centre of the main hall), where also is the arrival stop of the Airport Express.

2) train to Zdar nad Sazavou (with full diacritics Žďár nad Sázavou) – if you are coming earlier/late, or just want to see the countryside on the way and relax in the hotel swimming pool before the ice-break party, there is an option of a direct train from Prague – Main Railway Station to Zdar nad Sazavou. The town of Zdar nad Sazavou is about 15 minutes drive from the conference site, so we can very easily pick you up at any time on June 22 or 23. Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/ (note the language options for English and German in the right bottom corner).

Important note for travellers via Brno: The railway hub “Brno-hlavní nádraží” experiences a major reconstruction this summer. The fast trains to Zdar nad Sazavou will be leaving from the railway station “Brno – Královo Pole” which is accessible by a tramway. Please, let us know if you are coming via Brno, we will tailor a detailed travel itinerary for you (or we will simply pick you up at the coach/train station in Brno with a car).

Fast trains from Prague to Žďár nad Sázavou:

Praha – main station (Praha – hlavní nádrazí) (fast trains only)

Praha
Zdar nad Sazavou
Thursday 22.6.
12:04
14:28
Thursday 22.6.
14:04
16:28
Thursday 22.6.
15:04
18:28
Thursday 22.6.
18:04
20:28
Friday 23.6.
6:04
8:28
Friday 23.6.
8:04
10:28

 

3) by car – The hotel Skalský Dvůr is ca. 2 hrs driving distance from Prague airport (Google maps), or ca. 1.5 hrs from Brno. The access road has changed due to a road reconstruction (see below).

It should be possible to find the hotel in usual GPS maps (exact address: Lísek 52, 593 01 Bystřice nad Pernštejnem). Printed road maps are available on all petrol stations.

The usual easy access is now slightly more complicated by a reconstruction of the main road south of the hotel; however, there are two alternate roads from W and E. Below are maps of the two detours, in high resolution for print:

Detour from West (through Nové Město na Moravě)
Detour from East (through Bystřice nad Pernštejnem)

Both detour roads are local roads only but in a good shape, and it will not be a problem to get to the hotel.


Travelling from the conference:

Participants who are not joining the post-conference field trip have an option to book one more night in the conference hotel and leave on Monday morning, together with the field-trip group. Alternatively, departure on Sunday will allow you spending a night at your in Prague/Brno/Vienna, and then easily catch your Monday morning flight.

To travel from the conference, we will provide transportation to the railway station Zdar nad Sazavou, where you can take one of the direct fast trains to Prague or Brno (or Vienna, with changing to other train/coach in Brno). Here is a list of relevant departures on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning:

Fast trains from Žďár nad Sázavou to Prague and Brno:

To Prague – main station (Praha – hlavní nádrazí) (fast trains only)

Zdar nad Sazavou
Prague
Sunday 25.6.
15:34
17:51
Sunday 25.6.
16:34
18:51
Sunday 25.6.
17:34
19:51
Sunday 25.6.
19:34
21:51
Monday 26.6.
6:34
8:52
Monday 26.6.
7:34
9:51
Monday 26.6.
9:34
11:51

 

To Brno – Královo Pole (fast trains only)

Important note for travellers via Brno: Please, let us know if you are leaving via Brno, we will tailor a detailed travel itinerary for you (or we will take you to the train/coach station in Brno with a car).

Zdar nad Sazavou
Brno
Sunday 25.6.
14:29
15:30
Sunday 25.6.
16:29
17:30
Sunday 25.6.
18:29
19:30
Sunday 25.6.
20:29
21:32
Monday 26.6.
5:29
6:36
Monday 26.6.
6:29
7:32
Monday 26.6.
8:29
9:30