6-8 April 2020
ELI Beamlines
UTC timezone
16th DDFIW

To/from the Clarion Congress Hotel (SPIE venue)

The organizers will provide a bus service that will bring people from the Clarion Congress Hotel to ELI Beamlines in the morning and drop them back in the evening. Details of the bus service will be updated here in mid March.

Recommended Taxi Services

  • Uber
  • AAA Radiotaxi - tel. 140 14 or 222 333 222, www.aaa-taxi.cz
  • City Taxi - tel. 257 257 257, www.citytaxi.cz
  • Profi Taxi - tel. 140 35 or 2 61 31 41 51, www.profitaxi.cz
  • Prague airport transfers, https://www.prague-airport-transfers.co.uk/ (only for pre booked transfers to/from airport)

A price from the airport to the city centre can be about 600 - 800 CZK.

To/from the Prague Airport

1. Airport Express - Bus from Prague airport to the Main railway station (City Center): 60 CZK (~2 EUR). The bus line AE operates:

- daily from 5 a.m. till 10 p.m.
- in a regular interval of 30 minutes
- luggage are free of charge
- tickets at the driver, duration to the city center, 30-40 minutes, depends on the traffic.

2. Taxi: price around 700 CZK (28 EUR), recommended taxi services and contacts find above.

3. Bus: #119 to the final station “Nádraží Veleslavín” and then by Subway (Metro, green line A) - through ticket (90 minutes) 32 CZK (1 EUR) per person

Prague Public Transportationa and Tickets

Google maps usually provides good directions for using public transport.

The Prague public transport system uses two types of tickets:

Regular tickets can be used on any type of public transportation and allows transfers between lines (subway to subway, tram to tram, etc.) and types of transport (subway to tram, tram to bus, etc.)
Adults: 24 CZK (Kc) for 30 minutes
Adults: 32 CZK (Kc) for 90 minutes

Tickets are sold through yellow ticket vending machines (also in English, coins only), at ticket offices located at some metro stations, at a Tabák/Trafika, at some newsstands, and at tourist information centers. A ticket must be punched at the entrance to the metro station and on the tram/bus to mark the start of the validation period. 90 minutes tickets available also via SMS by sending the text message "DPT32" to the number 902 06 26)

Short-term (tourist) passes
24-hour pass: 110 CZK
3-day pass (72 hours): 310 CZK

The Prague Metro (Subway)
The metro lines currently are:
Line A (Green) - running east to west from Depo Hostivař to Nemocnice Motol
Line B (Yellow) - running east to west from Černý most to Zličín
Line C (Red) - running north to south from Letňany to Háje

Transfer Stations
There are three transfer stations in the city center where two lines intersect:
Můstek (lower end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and B
Muzeum (upper end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and C
Florenc (main bus station) - lines B and C

In the Metro Station
Trains run from 5 a.m. till midnight in 2-3 min. intervals during peak hours and in 4-10 min. intervals in the off hours. The time elapsed from the moment when the previous train left the station can be seen on the clock at the head of the tracks.

Subway Announcements
Once on the train, the following announcements can be heard:
Name of the station where the train is currently stopped, e.g. "Můstek"
Warning: "Ukončete prosím výstup a nástup, dveře se zavírají." (Please finish exiting and boarding the train, the doors are closing.)
Name of the following station (e.g. Muzeum): "Příští stanice: Muzeum" (Next station: Muzeum), followed, if applicable, by "Přestup na linku A/B/C." (Transfer to line A/B/C)

Trams (tramvaje) cover a large area of the city (with 500 km of tracks) and are used by some 300 million people a year. Daytime trams run from 4:30 a.m. till midnight in 8 - 10 minute intervals (8 - 15 minutes on weekends). Night trams (numbers 51 - 58) run from 00:30 a.m. till 4:30 a.m. in 40 minute intervals.