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How to get to Brno

There are regular flights between Brno airport and London Stansted, Barcelona, Moscow and Prague. Some airlines provide their own bus connection from Vienna airport or Prague airport to Brno.

There is a regular bus and train connection between Brno and Vienna or Prague, too. Generally, Vienna is closer to Brno; the travel time is shorter while there are more buses and trains operating between Brno and Prague. So, your final decision will probably depend on your travel schedule.

Car drivers can arrive to Brno via highway D1/E50/E65 (from Prague), highway D2/E65 (from Bratislava), or road 52/E461 from Vienna. If you go to Hotel Garni, use Exit 190 (route from Prague and from Vienna). Note that the entrance of the halls of residence, where the hotel is located, is from Lipová St. (the first turn on the right, see a map), cars can be parked in the area of the halls of residence. If you go to Hotel International, use Exit 194 if you are coming from Prague or follow road 52 to the downtown if you are coming from Vienna). The hotel is located at Husova St (see a map).

Arrival points in Brno

  1. the main railway station Hlavní nádraží
  2. the main bus station Zvonařka
  3. the bus terminal at Grand Hotel
  4. the airport Brno-Tuřany

Taxi vs. public transport

There are taxi stands at all arrival points. The fare is approx. 150 CZK (5 EUR) from the first three arrival points and less than 400 CZK (15 EUR) from the local airport. It is advised to ask for the exchange rate in advance if you wish to pay in foreign currency (including euro).

The public transportation is cheaper but you need to get a regular 2-zone 60-min ticket; price is 15.00 CZK, approx. 0.50 EUR (but the coin-op machines only accept the Czech currency). Note that you will obtain five tickets at the registration upon your arrival to the hotel, which you can use for the transfer to the congress center and back to the hotel.

How to get to the Garni Hotel

Based on the place you arrive to, follow the instructions below:

  1. from the arrival point 1 (the main railway station Hlavní nádraží) - the red route in the map: There is the intersection of the city public transport in front of the railway station Hlavní nádraží. Take tram No. 1, direction Bystrc and get off at the 7th stop Lipová. Note that Lipová is a request stop after 8 p.m., i.e., you must push a button to ask the driver to stop. Cross the street and walk to the Garni hotel as shown in the map. For your information – the 4th stop is Mendelovo náměstí, where the Mendel Museum/Abbey is situated.
  2. from the arrival point 2 (the bus railway station Zvonařka): Walk to the intersection of the city public transport in front of the railway station Hlavní nádraží (approx. 10 min). The most convenient way is to walk through the second floor of the shopping mall Vaňkovka (open from 7 p.m. untill 10 p.m.), across a bridge and under the railway station (the blue route in the map). Then follow the red route described for the arrival point 1.
  3. from the arrival point 3 (the bus terminal at Grand Hotel): Walk along the Benešova St. to the intersection of the city public transport in front of the railway station Hlavní nádraží (approx. 5 min, the green route in the map) and follow the red route described for the arrival point 1.
  4. from the arrival point 4 (the airport Brno-Tuřany): Take the bus No. 76 (we recommend to use the regular 3-zone 90-min ticket for 21.00 CZK) direction Hlavní nádraží and follow the red route described for the arrival point 1.

Night traffic

During the night time (between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.), the only service, apart from a taxi,  is a night bus No. 97 (direction Jírovcova), departing from Hlavní nádraží at 11.00 p.m., 11.30, 0.00, 0.30 a.m.,1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00, 4,30 and 5.00. It is necessary to get off at the 4th stop Mendelovo náměstí, walk along Hlinky St. and turn into Vinařská St - the 2nd turn on the right.

How to get to the Hotel International

Based on the place you arrive to, follow the instructions below:

  1. from the arrival point 1 (the main railway station Hlavní nádraží) - the red route in the map: There is the intersection of the city public transport in front of the railway station Hlavní nádraží. Take tram No. 12, direction Červinkova, or tram No. 12, direction Královo pole - technické muzeum. Get off at the 2nd stop Šilingrovo náměstí and walk along the Husova St.
  2. from the arrival point 2 (the bus railway station Zvonařka): Walk across a bridge to Dornych St. and take tram No. 12, direction Červinkova. Get off at the 4th stop Šilingrovo náměstí and walk along the Husova St (the blue route in the map).
  3. from the arrival point 3 (the bus terminal at Grand Hotel): Walk along the Benešova St. to the intersection of the city public transport in front of the railway station Hlavní nádraží (approx. 5 min, the green route in the map) and follow the red route described for the arrival point 1.
  4. from the arrival point 4 (the airport Brno-Tuřany): Take the bus No. 76 (we recommend to use the regular 3-zone 90-min ticket for 21.00 CZK) direction Hlavní nádraží and follow the red route described for the arrival point 1.

How to get to the Congress Center

The meeting will be organized at the Conference Center of the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Komenského náměstí 2 (see a map).

From the hotel Garni take the tram No. 1 from the stop Lipová direction Řečkovice (red route in the map) and get off at the third stop Mendlovo náměstí (however, the distance between the hotel and Mendlovo náměstí is only a short walk Hlinky St.) At Mendlovo náměstí take the tram No. 5 direction Štefánikova čtvrť or the tram No. 6 or 7 direction Královo pole and get off at the stop Česká. Then you walk back towards Komenskáho Sq. and Husova St. (green route in the map) The Congress Centre is just opposite to a red brick church.

Hotel International is in the same street as the Congress Centre, only on the opposite side - follow Husova St. towards a red brick church at Komenského Sq. (blue route in the map).

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