The BoB 2023 Conference will take place on the campus of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU). The campus is located in the district of Suchdol, the northwest suburbs of Prague, reachable in approximately 20-30 minutes from the Prague centre. It is a quiet area surrounded by countryside with a few small protected areas nearby.
The modern green campus offers a concentration of all services and facilities in one place. There are six Faculties with classrooms and lecture halls, student dormitories, Menza (student dining hall), park, arboretum, restaurants and bars, parking, etc. All these facilities are within ten minutes’ walk of each other on the campus. Besides the student dormitories, there are three hotels in the immediate vicinity of the campus.
The conference will take place at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and in the Library. The conference dinner will be organised in the city centre. We are organising a few optional excursions for the conference attendants, buses to all of them will set off from the campus.
Directions from the Vaclav Havel Airport Prague to CZU Prague
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague is located 10 km west of the city centre. You can make your way from the Airport to our campus by city bus, airport shuttle, or taxi.
The city bus number 119, which brings passengers from the airport to Nádraží Veleslavín metro (underground) station is the cheapest option. The bus ticket costs only CZK 32 and is valid for 90 minutes (see details on a ticket), including any connecting public transport in Prague (buses, trams or metro). Do not forget to stamp the ticket inside the bus or other vehicles! The 119 bus ends at Nádraží Veleslavín metro station, travel time to Nádraží Veleslavín is about 17 minutes, with interval time 5 to 20 minutes (depending the hour). At Nádraží Veleslavín station, you get on a metro and travel two more stations until Dejvická metro station. Select the subway exit in the direction of the train travel (for better orientation = the side without escalators). After climbing the stairs, follow the signs to Suchdol (on the left). At Dejvická take a bus number 107 or 147 and travel to the bus stop Zemědělská univerzita. The stop is announced on the bus public address system and you can also read it on the digital display. This journey takes around 10 minutes. You can check the detailed video-guide on how to use the public transport by Honest guide here: https://youtu.be/57WeRN0Nrb4.
There are three more bus line options how everybody can get from the airport to the city centre. Bus 100 goes to Zličín (yellow line – line B), bus 191 goes to Na Knížecí/Anděl (yellow line – line B), and Airport Express goes to Hlavní nádraží (red line – line C). However, these buses go further from the university campus. Please see the travel fares of the Airport buses on the official website of the Prague transportation (https://www.dpp.cz/en/daytime-operation/)
Taxi is the most expensive though fast way of getting to our university. The price for the way from Airport to the congress venue should be about 350 - 400 CZK (Uber, Bolt, Liftago and other similar services are usually much cheaper, but their operation at the airport is limited). If you choose to travel from the Airport to our university by taxi, insist that the taxi driver travels via the town of Horoměřice (the fare is around 350 CZK). The other way is via Dejvická (Dejvice), it is much longer and costs about double!
Directions from railway stations to CZU Prague
Passengers travelling to Prague by train come to either of the two central railway stations: Wilsonovo - Hlavní nádraží (Wilson Main Railway Station) or Nádraží Holešovice (Holesovice Railway Station). Both are on line C (red line) of the metro system. The Wilson station is usually the terminus for trains arriving from the West or East (Paris, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Zurich, Warsaw...). Holešovice station is for trains coming from other directions (Berlin, Dresden, Wien, Budapest, Zagreb...).
You can get to Dejvická by going on the metro line C (red) to the Muzeum station and there you can transfer to the A line (green). Select the subway exit against the direction of the train travel (for better orientation = the side without escalators). After climbing the stairs, follow the signs to Suchdol (on the left). At Dejvická, you get on bus No. 107 or 147 and travel for 10 minutes to the bus stop Zemědělská univerzita.
Directions from bus station to CZU Prague
Passengers coming by long distance buses or coaches from any direction and any country, will mostly arrive at the Autobusové nádraží Florenc (Florenc Bus Station), which is next to the Florenc Metro (undeground) station, where two Metro lines (B = yellow line and C = red line) cross.
You can get to Dejvická (see above instructions) terminus by taking a very short trip on the B (yellow) line to Můstek station, where you change for A (green) line to Dejvická terminus. Select the subway exit against the direction of the train travel (for better orientation = the side without escalators). After climbing the stairs, follow the signs to Suchdol (on the left). At Dejvická you change for buses No. 107 or 147 and travel for ten minutes to the bus stop Zemědělská univerzita.
Phone app – Uber, Bolt, Liftago
You can use services of Uber, Bolt or Liftago via the app on your phone, in most of the cases it is much better than official taxi services. Uber and Bolt can still be driven by a driver without taxi licences, so they are usually cheaper than taxi available through the portal Liftago (which are much cheaper than taxi ordered by other ways). The price for one kilometer varies between 10 – 27 CZK and the price from the airport to our university should be around 300-400 CZK. However, the price of these services is determined by circumstances such as the choice of car, demand or the local traffic situation.
The maximum prices for taxi services in the district of the capital city of Prague:
• ride in the district of the capital city of Prague 27,90 - 35,90 CZK / 1 km
• boarding fee 40 CZK
• waiting 6 CZK / 1min
The maximum prices are valid for all the vehicles offering the taxi services in the district of the capital city of Prague. The price for waiting includes waiting in a traffic jam (slow traffic) as well as waiting on customer's request. Fare outside the district of the capital city of Prague is not limited.
Some general information on the Prague transport system (with related links) can be found here.