Discover Olomouc!

Useful locations for conference goers can be found on this map

Getting from the Airport to Olomouc

If you are arriving in Prague, take the AE “Airport express” bus from the terminal to the main train station.  You can buy your ticket inside the airport at the Bus Ticket counter, or pay in cash (Czech crowns) or by credit card (100 CZK) directly to the bus driver. 

You can also take a taxi. Taxis around Prague usually cost 600-800 CZK to get from the airport to the station.  Any taxi which is allowed to cue will be ok to take. Do not try to use Uber or other ride share services, they are not very common here and are not quite regulated. A taxi driver will always have a proper meter which they will turn on, and you can ask in advance whether they accept credit cards. Do not ride in a cab which does not have a working, legitimate meter. 

From the Vienna airport you can travel by train or bus. These often transfer in Brno or Breclav. Brno is possibly a more comfortable transfer point, but both are fine. Flix Bus and Student Agency have bus connections, or you can travel by Ceske Drahy (Czech Rails) or Regio Jet trains. 

Once you are in Olomouc you can take the tram or bus to your final destination. If your phone works, you can get a ticket via sms, or buy a traditional paper ticket at any of the kiosks or “TABAK/TRAFIKA” stands. Validate your ticket when you enter the tram or bus by inserting it into one of the yellow stamp machines found by the doors. Bus and tram schedules can be checked on IDOS (you cannot buy tickets on this site) .  You can also take a taxi, which will cue in front of the Olomouc train station by the post office (to the right as you exit the building). Taxis around Olomouc cost from 100-200 CZK. Any taxi which is cuing will be legitimate.  It is possible to buy a multi-day public transport ticket for Olomouc, but realistically all places around the center are a short walking distance and you will not likely need it unless you will be going far outside of the center. 



Many in-person events will place at the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Křížkovského 511/10, 771 80 Olomouc, Czech Republic. 

Due to the limited number of university dorms, the university cannot provide organized accommodation for participants. The city of Olomouc offers many small accommodation options:

“Student” prices can be found at Long Story Short or Poet’s Corner (do not book at an ‘ubytovna‘ – these are cheap, long-stay residences for temporary manual laborers).

Accommodation near the university can be found at Miss Sophie’s,  Arigone, or Hotel Palac. There are larger, traditional hotels around the city, and thanks to the good public transport, no matter where you book you will be no more than 20 minutes away from the conference venue. Air BnB is also possible throughout the city. 

You can find out more about our lovely city here! You can also read why the New York Times thinks it’s a great option to Prague

Travel to and from Olomouc can be managed:

By plane, from Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague, or Tuřany Airport in Brno, with a connecting bus or train to Olomouc. Vienna International Airport is also a reasonable option.  Popular airlines include: Czech Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian Air. Discount airlines include: Wizz Air, Easy Jet and Ryan Air. Palacky University has no affiliation with or endorsement for any particular form of transport, but encourages the selection of “green” options when possible. 

By train using Czech Railways, RegioJet, or Leo Express.

By bus through Student Agency, Flix Bus, or the local Czech bus lines (which can be found here- the webpage is in CZ but if you download the app you can change the language.)

It is possible to rent a car through various providers, though parking around Olomouc is very difficult and limited. Incorrect parking is enthusiastically punished by local law enforcement with boots and fines.