How to get to Plzen
Plzen (Pilsen) is located in the West of the Czech republic. It's the fourth biggest city in the Czech republic.
Travelling by CAR
If you are traveling by car, you can go from Praha (Prague - 100 km East from Plzen) on highway "D5". When you are going from Germany (border crossing Rozvadov - 80 km West from Plzen), you can go also on highway "D5" from opposite direction. Quite a good road is also from Ceske Budejovice.
Travelling by AIRPLANE
Some players will travel by airplane. It means that they land in Prague, airport Ruzyne. Than you have to go to Plzen. There are two possibilities - by bus or by train. I recommend travel by bus.
Travelling from Prague by BUS
There are many buses going from Prague to Plzen. They are leaving every 15 minutes. The bus station in Prague is called Florenc. You can go there by metro (you have to buy ticket for 12 Kc, you can use the same one ticket for bus No. 119 and metro - it stands good for time interval) or by taxi (it isn't cheap - 500 CZK ?).
If you want to go by the metro from airport, you have first go by bus No. 119 to station Dejvicka (it's the end station of this bus, it takes 20 minutes). In the station Dejvicka there is metro, route A. You have to go by metro 4 stations (6 minutes) to station Mustek. Then you have to change for metro, route B, direction Cerny Most. By route B you have to go for 2 stations (3 minutes) to station Florenc. There is bus station, buses to Plzen are leaving from platform near the entrance to metro (there are signs and on the bus there is a big writing PLZEN). The travel by bus to Plzen takes 90 minutes, the cost is 80 CZK.
In Plzen you get out in the Central Bus Station. It's on the map at left side (let me say behind the left margin of the map, but very close). When you go out from the building of the bus station you have to go left. Than you go still straight on (the street Husova) till you see Hotel Slovan, it takes about 5 minutes.
You can find bus timetable on Internet in English or in German. You have to write PRAHA and PLZEN to fields for start and destination place. Attention - this timetable shows buses and also trains.
Travelling by train
It is also possible to travel by train from Prague to Plzen. The main rail station in Prague is called Hlavni nadrazi. You can get to rail station by metro also from station Dejvicka. You must go to station Muzeum and than change for route C, direction Nadrazi Holesovice and go one more station with this route. The travel by train takes about 100 minutes. The cost of this travel is 150 CZK.
You can find train timetable on Internet in English or in German. You have to write PRAHA and PLZEN to fields for start and destination place. Attention - this timetable shows buses and also trains.
The map helps you with getting to Pallova street where the tournament is held. You can go on your foot, it's the best way (about 5 minutes) or by taxi.
|Currency exchange rate|
for Kc (Czech crown)
|1 USD||27 CZK|
|1 CHF||22 CZK|
|1 EUR||33 CZK|
I hope that this information helps you with getting to Plzen. In the case of any questions, please, ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org.