Getting to Brno
Brno is well-connected to several major railway lines; it is on a direct route from Vienna to Berlin and Warsaw to Vienna (with a change at Břeclav).
Brno benefits from its vicinity to the capital cities of the two neighboring countries - Austria and Slovakia. There is a direct bus line from Vienna Swechat Airport to Brno centre (Hotel Grand), with buses going in each direction almost every other hour. The buses leave from stand 2 in front of the airport and the journey takes only two hours. A single ticket costs about 17 EUR (or 390 CZK) one way, refreshments included. Check the current times and buy tickets online at https://bustickets.regiojet.com. Please note that the tickets should be bought in advance. The bus driver will also sell a ticket to you on the bus, but only as long as seats are still available. The driver can also change your ticket to an earlier or later connection (for a small fee).
We strongly recommend flying to Vienna.
Participants are actually discouraged from travelling to Brno via the main airport in the Czech Republic, i.e. Vaclav Havel airport in Prague, since the journey from there to Brno is more complicated and takes longer (about 3.5-4 hours). Should you wish to travel via Prague, you can buy a bus ticket with the RegioJet as well (https://bustickets.regiojet.com this entails a bus change at the main bus station in Prague).
When travelling out of the country via Prague, you might want to add some extra time in case of traffic jams on the way.
Getting to conference venue
Take tram No. 12 direction Technologický park and get off at Grohova (fourth stop, about 15 minutes).
Walk about 800 metres through the Vankovka shopping mall to the railway station and take the tram from there.
Walk about 200 metres (pedestrian underpass) to the railway station and take the tram No. 12 (direction Technologický park) from there.
Take bus No. 76 from the airport to its final stop next to the railway station; take the tram from there. The bus ride takes about 20 minutes and the bus departs from directly in front of the airport. The ticket costs 25 CZK and can be bought from a ticket machine inside the airport. You can also get the ticket from the bus driver (CZK or EUR) for a small surcharge (http://www.brno-airport.cz/en/parking-and-transport/public-transport/).
The public transportation in Brno is very efficient, with numerous bus, tram and trolleybuses serving the whole city and surroundings. There are two main points where lines connect: at the railway station in the south of the city centre and at Česká street in the north of the city centre, with trams lines going around the ring road. Upon entering the vehicle, you need to validate your ticket in one of the stamping machines onboard as soon as possible. The tickets are available from ticket machines or tobacconist kiosks throughout the city (20 CZK for 15 minutes; 25 CZK for 60 minutes https://www.dpmb.cz/en/jizdne).