Travelling Instructions

to Plzen (Pilsen) close to PRAGUE, Czech Republic


Health and travelling insurance

It is strongly recommended to arrange all insurance needed as the health care is not free of charge.

Visa

You might need visa to visit Czech Republic - we are part of the European Union and Schengen Zone. In some cases you might need also visa to return to your original country if you do not held a passport of the original country. Please, check the visa needed at least two months before your departure. In the case that you will need a letter of acceptance for the conference consider 14 - 21 days for producing it and air mail delivery [make sure that your postal address in the WSCG registration database is correct; you need to proceed registration first]. A Letter of your paper acceptance can be issued after the reviewing process is closed.
The FORMAL LETTER of INVITATION cannot be issued due to many reasons and it takes a very long time - up to 3 months.

In the case of any doubt contact immediately Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and/or selected Embassy of the Czech Republic [use SEARCH: EMBASSY].

Custom information

PLEASE, contact http://www.cs.mfcr.cz for details. Generally it is recommended to declare your financial means if you carry more than 350 000 CZK, approx. 14 000 EUR. No problems have been reported by attendees so far.

Travelling by public transport

Train, couches and bus connections with schedules
http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz

Electricity plug-in

We use standard European 240 V 50Hz. The WA9 standard grounded plug-in are compatible, you can also use ungrounded one for your notebook.

Meals at the Prague Airport

How to reach Plzen (Pilsen)

If you travel by air to the Prague - Vaclav Havel Airport Prague
(there is no direct coach to Plzen from the Prague Airport, but fast connection via Zlicin bus station):

(Check new airliners to Prague)

Please, check StudentAgency site at https://jizdenky.studentagency.cz/ for details. Please, count with at least with 30 mins. to reach the Praha-Zlicin station from the Prague airport (20 mins. journey).
It is highly recommended to buy your coach ticket in advance (via WEB http://www.studentagency.eu) or directly at the Prague airport
(Terminal 1 [arrivals outside of the Shengen zone & U.K.] - ground floor, 5 mins. from the Terminal 2 [Shengen zone arrivals except of U.K.] ). A ticket costs 100 CZK - 4 EUR approx.

At the ZLICIN station -the coaches top is on the left hand side if you stand back to the underground station
(on the same side where the stop for the Airport No.1 bus stop is - just go 40 m further). Student Agence busses are YELLOW.

Other possibilities

Warning: please, do not take any non-official taxi as taxi drivers will try to get as much as possible from you. Try to avoid taxi at all, drivers do have "turbo" and they will ask higher payment - Prague is "well known" because of that.

 

How to get to your hotel from the both Plzen Train Station and Central Bus Station

Primavera Hotel and Congress Centre is about 20-25 mins. from the Central Bus Station or 10-15 mins. from the Plzen Train Station.

YOU CAN BUY 24 hours ticket for all public transport for 70 CZK - READ instructions carefully - you have to write down date and hour for validation.
ALSO
You can buy tickets from a bus/tram/trolleybus driver - 20-25CZK)

 

From the Central Bus Station (you will need 3 tickets in total)

From the Plzen Train Station (you will need two tickets) and for continuation if you arrived to the Central Bus Station

On the way back from Plzen - take a coach to Prague to the Zlicin station and then a bus No.100 - you can reach the airport within 90 mins. (from Plzen city) + 2 hours waiting at the airport is recommended.

BUY THE coach TICKET to Prague in advance on your arrival (There is a small ticketing shop at the Coach station) - buses are often fully booked in a morning!
At the Zlicin station you have to buy a ticket 24 CZK to reach the airport.

How to get from the Primavera hotel to the City center and back

If you travel by coach from your place:

If you travel by train from your place:

If you travel by car from your place:

  • Plzen (Pilsen) is on the road from
  • Please, consult the Plzen city map for details.
  • Please, lock your car properly whenever you leave it. Do not leave any valuable things
    (camera, radio, briefcase, passport etc.) inside or hide them properly at least.
  • Please, note that we have 0-0 alcohol allowed,
    50 km/h in villages and towns, 90 km/h on ordinary roads, 130 km/h on motorways.
  • Please, note that some roads and motorway might become slippery due to weather condition in a very sort time during a winter.
  • This schedule should be valid during the WSCG 2014 conference days (Monday - Friday)

    Praha, ÚAN Florenc

     

     

    23:00

    06:00

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    Praha, Zličín

     

     

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    07:00

    07:30

    08:00

    09:00

    10:00

    11:00

    12:00

    13:00

    Plzeň, CAN

     

     

    00:20

    07:30

    08:00

    08:30

    09:00

    10:00

    11:00

    12:00

    13:00

    14:00

     

    Praha, Zličín

     

     

    13:30

    14:00

    14:30

    15:00

    15:30

    16:00

    16:30

    17:00

    17:30

    18:00

    Plzeň, CAN

     

     

    14:30

    15:00

    15:30

    16:00

    16:30

    17:00

    17:30

    18:00

    18:30

    19:00

     

    Praha, Zličín

     

     

    18:30

    19:00

    20:00

    21:00

    16:30

    17:30

    18:30

    Plzeň, CAN

     

     

    19:30

    20:00

    21:00

    22:00

    17:30

    18:30

    19:30

     


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