On the Train
Brno is a significant rail junction located on the Balkan to Budapest to Prague to Berlin to Scandinavia railway journey. Brno is also a stop for all of the Euro-city trains. Frequent direct Eurocity trains from Brno to Vienna take 1¾ hours and arrive at Vienna’s Südbahnhof. The journey from Brno to Prague is 256 km (3½ hours), from Brno to Vienna 155 km, from Brno to Bratislava 132 km (2 hours), from Brno to Berlin 566 km and from Brno to Wroclaw 312 km. The central train station is situated in Brno’s centre, a short stroll from the historical centre. You can look for train connections at this website: www.idos.cz.
Flying to Brno
Brno-Tuřany is the name of Brno’s own international Airport, and this is frequently serviced by flights travelling from Stansted in London, Gerona in Barcelona and Vnukovo in Moscow. Domestic flight options also provide a route to Prague (but is operated via airline bus connection). To reach Brno’s Central bus and train station, it’s best to utilize the bus that leaves the airport each quarter of an hour or take a taxi, costing you around 300 CZK. For further info, go to the website: www.brno-airport.cz
Travelling in a Car
Brno is reachable from the D1 highway out of Prague (210 km) or from the D2 highway from Bratislava (137 km). If you plan to rent a car, Avis (www.avis.cz) has an office at Hotel International and the airport.
Travelling in a Bus
There are lots of bus services that travel to Brno, for example, the Student Agency. Most popular Student Agency buses to Prague leave from Benešova outside their ticket booths opposite the Grandhotel. One way fare to Prague is 210 CZK. Brno’s got a great link with Prague, the buses show up at 30-minute intervals, and the journey takes 2½ hours. The Bus timetables can be viewed at the website: http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz
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