Getting to Brno
Brno has just small airport (Brno-BRQ) with three regular flights from (and to) Prague per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). Nearest international airports are in Vienna (130km) and Prague (200km). There are good train/bus connections to Brno from both airports. Czech Airlines offers shuttle service from Prague airport to Brno city terminal (Brno-ZDN). Ask your travel agent for this option when buying your plane ticket.
The main north-south railway line in Central Europe passes through Brno, which means that it is easily accessible by train from most points on the continent. The journey from Prague by fast train takes three and half hours; EC trains (recommended) shorten the journey to 2 hours 45 minutes. There are about a dozen trains between Prague and Brno every day, some leaving from the Main Railway Station and others from the station in Prague Holesovice.
Vienna is even closer than Prague, only 1 hour 40 minutes away. Four EC trains daily (from Wien Sudbahnhof) link the two cities.
Many cities in Europe, and most of its major cities, have direct coach links with Brno. These may not be available every day, but they are convenient, and ticket prices are very low.
Brno is situated at the meeting point of motorways Dl (Prague-Brno) and D2 (Brno-Bratislava). Both are part of the trans-European road system, which links France with the Ukraine (E50) and Scandinavia with the Balkans (E65). Other major roads lead northeast to Poland and the Baltic states and south to Austria and Italy. Brno is about 120 minutes drive from Vienna or 150 minutes drive from Prague. Use exit 190 when leaving motorway from Prague.
There is a covered car park in hotel Slovan near hotel Continental (about 170 meters). Entry is at the end of Mezirka street (see the map of conference location and map with marked access from Vienna and Prague).
Maps and other links
Reaching the conference site and hotels Druzba and Continental
You can go directly to hotel and register for the conference afterwards. In case you prefer to take a taxi follow this link. Alternatively, you can use public transport (see also information about tickets):
From railway station
The Brno main railway station is called "Brno Hlavni nadrazi". To reach the conference site (Faculty of Informatics, Botanicka 68a) use the tram line 1 in direction "Reckovice" and leave on fifth stop "Hrncirska". To reach the university hotel Druzba (Kounicova 50), you can use bus line A12 in direction "(Kralovo Pole) Technicke muzeum" or "Kolejni" and leave on the seventh stop "Klusackova". At night you can use the bus line 93 in direction "Oresin" instead of bus line A12. To reach the hotel Continental you can use the same bus lines and leave on the third stop "Ceska". Important points can be found on map of conference location.
From bus stations
There are two bus stations in Brno: "Grand hotel" and "Zvonarka". The first one is located near the railway station. The second one is located about 500 meters from railway station (over footbridge to TESCO store and through underpass).
You can use bus line 76 to reach the railway station from the airport.