Travelling to Brno

Flight Transport to Brno

The closest international airports are Vienna (VIE), Prague (PRG), and Bratislava. Brno has a small airport with flights to London/Stansted and Milan/Bergamo.

Vienna International Airport

From the Vienna airport, you can take a train or a bus.

Train: you may take a train to Vienna Main Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) and take a train to Brno from there. For timetable and prices, you may consult or

Bus: There is a direct bus from the airport to Brno is by Student Agency bus, for which the online booking is possible at The buses go directly from the Vienna airport to the Brno city centre, and the trip takes 2,5 hours.

Václav Havel Airport Prague

For transport from Prague to Brno we recommend Student Agency bus (online booking possible on, where the bus stop is at Václav Havel Airport or at ÚAN Florenc. If you prefer the train journey you can visit, where can also you buy tickets.

For Transport from Prague Airport (Václav Havel Airport) to Prague City centre please visit

Brno Airport

This small airport is about 15km far from the city centre (in the opposite direction, it's 15 km to Austerlitz battlefield). To get to the city centre, you can use the bus number 76 (sometimes written E76) ( from Brno Airport to Brno Main Station (Hlavní nádraží). More expensive option is to take a taxi ( which collects passengers in front of the arrival hall and the payment options are credit card or EURO.

Transport in the Czech republic by BUS or TRAIN

To get timetables for trains and buses as well as local public transport in the Czech republic please visit See also timetables of Student Agency buses and Flix Bus.


Note that both conference venues are accessible from the city centre by foot (ok, Brno Observatory is on a small hill).

The local transport timetable is at

The public transport is provided by DPMB ( which maintains 12 tram lines, 13 trolley-bus lines and 37 bus lines. During the night, 11 bus lines are available. If you want to use public transport, buy tickets typically only for 100+101 zones: regular tickets are 20 CZK for 15 minutes (from Hlavni nadrazi to Namesti miru tram usually takes 12 minutes), or 25 CZK for 60 minutes. Or 33 CZK for 90 minutes, 156 CZK for 8 tours (each not longer 45 minutes); 90 CZK for 24 hours, 250 CZK for 5x24 hours.

There are two main tram hubs in the city centre (imagine accents are deleted from Czech names): (a) Hlavní nádraží (by the main railway station) and (b) Česká, both connected (by less than 15 minutes ride) by TRAM No 4 with one its final tram stop, called Náměstí míru (aka Kraví hora, in Masarykova čtvrt-quartier), from which you can easily access Brno Observatory and Planetarium by foot (it's on a little hill). Česká tram stop is the nearest stop for Hotel Continental; Hlavní nádraží stop is close to Grand Hotel.

brno main station to planetarium tram 4

For easy orientation on Brno, e.g. to find tram stops, use an excellent map system, an app version of the website for mobile phones exists too.

The easiest way how to BUY A TICKET is "beep and go" method, explained at Clearly, you must have a credit card and 'beep it' to the front of small orange machine by the tram (or bus, ...) door - both on entering and leaving.
[Alternatively, paper tickets can be bought e.g. on the main railway station, where you can buy it at any counter. Single journey tickets can also be bought from ticket automats (CZK coins only) at many stops, or in tobacco stores. Moreover, you may even get an SMS ticket, cf. You need to validate the single journey ticket in the yellow validation machine when you enter the tram (bus or trolleybus).]

Another option is a taxi. Prices are around 36 CZK per km + fixed sum of approx. 60 CZK per ride [prices are from 2024, City Taxi]. Recommended service is City Taxi (+420 542 321 321) (

Last update: 28/05/2024.