How to get to Brno
- To the international Airport Brno-Tuřany regularly served by flights from London (Stansted) and München. From the airport, you can get to the city center (Hlavní nádraží station) by bus number E79 (or N89 at night) which departs from the airport every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes and costs 25 CZK.
- To Vienna International Airport (Schwechat), from which you can easily get to Brno by train with change at Vienna Hauptbahnhof, operated by ÖBB and České dráhy (Czech Rails). Planning your journey and buying the ticket online in advance would help you to avoid long waiting times and enable you to get a substantial discount. The journey will take about 2 hours. There is also a direct bus connection from the airport served by Regio Jet/Student Agency or by Leo Express. The journey from airport to Brno would take approximately 2,5 hours. Bus companies do not operate at night hours.
- To Václav Havel Airport Prague (Ruzyně), from which you can get to the city center by a public transporation (or taxi). The Airport express (EA, 60 CZK) shuttle bus will take you to the Prague Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží), from which the trains go every hour (during daytime) operated by České dráhy (Czech Rails), Regio Jet/Student Agency or Leo Express. There are also several bus lines between Prague and Brno (Regio Jet/Student Agency, Flixbus, Eurolines), usually from Florenc Coach Station. You can find suitable connection on IDOS webpage. The journey from airport to the city center takes approximately 35 minutes, the train or bus from Prague center to Brno takes 2,5 hours.
- Due to its position in between the Central Europen capitals (Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest), Brno has a great train connection to the wider region, with direct lines to Berlin, Dresden, Hamburk, Vienna, Budapest, Graz etc. The EuroNight Metropol and RailJet trains stop here. Plus the Central railway station (Hlavní nádraží) is located right next to the historic city centre. You can plan your connection via IDOS.
- Brno is connected to other cities by D1 (Prague to Ostrava) and D2 motorways (Bratislava). For using the motorway, you have to buy a vihnette (10 days for 310 CZK, available at petrol stations, Czech Post) and place it on the front window. There are several parkings around the city center, you can find the actual capacity on the BKOM page (in Czech only, look at "Volná parkovací místa").
Getting around Brno and accessing the Faculty of Social Studies
Faculty of Social Studies address: Joštova 10, Brno, 602 00, Czech Republic.
Public transport in Brno is provided by the South Moravian Integrated Public Transport System (IDS – JMK) and offers a wide variety of possibilities - trams, buses and trolley buses. Tickets are available at almost every station from the yellow ticket vending machines, at "Tabák" stores (same prices) or from a driver (more expensive, you can only pay with an exact amount of CZK). The nearest stations to the Faculty are Komenského náměstí (tram number 4) or Česká (tram number 4, 9, 12, 5, 6, 3, 11). The public transport in cheap, relatively comfy and very reliable. There are also several taxi points around the city center and a bike sharing system.
However, the city center is walking friendly and a pedestrian zone leads you comfortably from the Main Train Station, the most important transportation nod, almost directely to the Faculty building itself (at Joštova 10 street) via Masarykova street, Náměstí Svobody, Česká street and then left via Joštova street to its very end. The Faculty will be located on right, next to one of the most important Brno landmarks - the "Red Church". It will take about 15 minutes to get there.
For more information see GO TO BRNO or DPMB (Brno Transportation Company).
Internet access at the Faculty of Social Studies is provided by the Eduroam network. For those without an Eduroam account, a guest account will be created during the registration at the conference venue.
The faculty surroundings offer a wide variety of dining options. Whether you prefer to taste some traditional dishes with a generous portion of beef or pork and dumplings or you prefer a healthier lunch, vegetarian or vegan meals and international cuisine, you will find them easily. The page GO TO BRNO can help you with the selection. You can also consult Zomato, Foursquare and other apps for daily offers (“Denní menu”) that many places prepare during the lunch hours for lower prices (from 90 to 130,-CZK).