Hradec Kralove (Czechia), September 6-10, 2010

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How to get to Hradec Kralove?

By car

Hradec Kralove is connected by highway D11 to the capital city Prague from the west. The journey from there takes about an hour on average and is about 120 kms long. The maximum speed on Czech highways is limited to 130 kmph (80 mph). The drivers are obliged to pay a fee (250 CZK = 10 EUR for 10 days) for driving at highways in the Czech Republic. The vignettes can be bought at gas stations and other places and have to be put on the front window of the car before entering a highway. From Vienna, you can take the E 461 road through Brno and then in Svitavy switch for the E 442. The distance from Austrian capital to Hradec Kralove is about 275 km (170 miles). The shortest way from Bratislava is by taking the D2 highway to Brno, then E 461 and later E 442. It is 280 km far (175 miles) from Hradec Kralove. From Poland, take the E 67 road. The distance from Warsaw to Hradec Kralove is about 500 km (310 miles). You can park your car in the University campus, in front of the conference venue.

By bus or by train

You can find the connection at (for English version, click on the icon in the right - bottom corner). The bus terminal and the train main station are located next to each other.

By plane

Unfortunately, there is no international airport in Hradec Kralove, but you could use the airport in Prague (airport code: PRG), which is 150 km far. Prague has aerial connection with most metropolises all around the world, but mostly with European capital cities.
To get from the airport to the centre of Prague, you can get to the Metro station using one of public buses, we recommend you No.100 (Terminal North 1 - Terminal North 2 - ZLICIN, journey time 15 min) or No.119 (Terminal North 1 - Terminal North 2 - DEJVICKA, journey time 20 min). By metro you can continue to the main railway station called in Czech language "Hlavni nadrazi" (in the case that you use train to Hradec Kralove) or to the main bus station called "Florenc" (in the case that you use bus to Hradec Kralove). Prague Transit Company charges a fare of CZK 26 (= 1 EUR) for all journeys. Tickets can be bought from vending machines in the airport or in newspaper kiosks. Alternatively you can use the direct bus service Airport express form the airport to the train main station. The cost is 50 CZK ( = 2 EUR) and you can buy the ticket directly from the driver.

How to get from Hradec Kralove train station or bus terminal to conference venue and hotels?

In fact, most places of interest in Hradec can be reached by walking, however, public transport may be convenient. The railway and bus terminal are next to each other. Hradec Kralove Transit Company charges a fare of 14 CZK for all journeys. Tickets can be bought from vending machines in the railway station or in newspaper kiosks (or from the driver for 15 CZK). If you go from the railway station or bus terminal directly to the conference venue use trolleybus No.2 or bus No.16 and exit at the station "Zimni stadion". You can also use bus No. 9 or No. 28 to the stop "Heyrovskeho" or bus No. 24 to the stop "Fakultni nemocnice B".
The hotel Cernigov is directly opposite the railway station. Most of the recommended hotels are situated in (or very close to) the old town square. You can use the trolleybus No. 2 or No. 6 or bus No. 5, 11, 15, 16, 17 to get to "Adalbertinum" stop. To go to the Alessandria hotel, use trolleybus No.3 or 6 and exit at the "Alessandria" station.