EKAW 2006 - 15th International Conference on
Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
Managing Knowledge in a World of Networks

2nd-6th October 2006 - Podebrady (near Prague), Czech Republic

Travel to EKAW in Podebrady

Travel instructions

As a popular tourist destination, Prague is well connected to European countries. There are direct flights to Prague International Airport - Ruzyně (PRG) from most capitals in Europe and from some overseas countries like U.S.A. and Canada. The national airlines are Czech Airlines (CSA) which are a member of SkyTeam. Many low-fare airlines have flights to Prague, e.g. SmartWings operate from Prague.
International trains are usually going to Holešovice station (Nádraží Holešovice) or to Main Station (Hlavní nádraží) which are both well integrated in the public transport system. There are Metro (underground/subway) stops directly accessible from the lobby of train stations (Metro red line C).

Travel documents

Czech Republic is a member of the European Union so all EU citizens can travel to Prague with an ID card. Citizen of non EU countries will require a valid passport and citizens of some overseas (Canada) and Eastern European (Russia) countries may require visa, so please check with your foreign department prior the journey.


The conference organisers do not provide health insurance. Please check that your health insurance is valid abroad, or arrange the temporary travel insurance before you leave.

Types of tickets for public transport in Prague

Transfer tickets (20 CZK)

Tickets for three fare zones can be used 75 minutes from validation. On working days from 08.00 PM to 05.00 am and on Saturdays and Sundays round the clock such tickets can be used 90 minutes from validation.

Non-transfer tickets (14 CZK)

apply to trams and buses 20 minutes allowing no change. On the Metro such tickets are valid for the distance of 5 stations from the station of validation (not including the station of validation) allowing to change between the lines A,B,C, but no longer than 30 minutes. These tickets do not apply to night routes and funicular railway.

Where to get tickets for public transport in Prague

Ticket vending machines

Ticket vending machines are installed at all Metro stations and at surface transport stops and are designed to buy single tickets.

Ticket offices at Metro stations

Ticket offices at Metro stations offer a full assortment of tickets and are designed particularly to sell season tickets and tickets with optional commencement of validity period.


Selected newsagents in the territory of the City of Prague sell single and season tickets except for valuable coupons for students from 15 to 26 years and tickets with optional commencement of validity period.

How to Reach Podebrady town from Prague

Bus and Train Time tables

(please look at time tables, in the concrete at http://www.jizdnirady.cz/ConnForm.asp?tt=b&cl=E5 – section “connections” – “From”: Praha or Prague, “To”: Poděbrady or Podebrady, fill in “date” and “time” you need and confirm “departure”)

By Bus

Prague – Bus Terminal Florenc – Podebrady
(for example direction Hradec Kralove or Destne v Orlickych horach)

By Train

Prague – The Main Railway Station – Podebrady
(for example in direction Kolin or Hradec Kralove)

By car

Prague – highway E65 in direction Hradec Kralove – E67 – road 329 – road 611 - Podebrady
click to see the map

last updated on July 21st, 2006, Jan Nemrava