Organizational information about meeting in Opava
Our contacts: Ludek Richter - phone +420 604 267 486, Vladi Plesnik - phone +420 603 415 635
FAKTUM OPAVA - Adult education centre
Address: Masarska 473/15, Opava
The meeting will take place in the heart of the city, in the education centre FAKTUM Opava.
Accommodation in Opava
Hotel Iberia - https://en.hoteliberia.cz/
Apartments Studio 58 - https://www.58.cz/
All these 3 hotels are less than 10 minutes walk from the meeting venue.
Are you going to travel by plane?
The nearest airport is Ostrava. Good options are also airports in Prague and Katowice or Krakow in Poland.
Ostrava airport to Opava: You can order taxi. https://www.taxiostravajih.cz/taxi-letiste-mosnov/ - Price 35 - 45 EUR.
Katowice or Krakow airport to Opava: There is a shuttle bus, bus or train to Opava or Ostrava. Connections are available on leoexpress.com, flixbus.cz, idos.cz, or studentagency.cz.
Prague airport to Opava: From Prague airport, you have to go to the main train station "Praha Hlavni Nadrazi". It takes 35-60 minutes, it depends on traffic. There is a direct bus - Airport Express bus (the bus stop is in front of the arrival hall of Terminal 1. You can buy tickets at the airport or by the driver for 60 CZK.) Or you can combine the bus and metro. If you prefer a taxi, the cheapest option for a taxi in Prague is BOLT or UBER. Price is half compared with ordinary taxi companies. From the main station "Praha Hlavni Nadrazi" search for a connection to station "Ostrava Svinov". And there are many trains from Ostrava Svinov to Opava. There are some direct trains from Prague to Opava too. You can find them on idos.cz. Train from Prague to Opava goes about 3,5 hours.
If you want, let me know your flight details, and I will suggest you the best option or help you to share transport with other colleagues.
Are you going to travel by car?
In the Czech Republic, you will need to buy highway vignette to use the highways. 10-day vignette costs 310 CZK (about 12 EUR). You can buy it in the kiosk when you cross the border or in any petrol station.
Are you going to travel by train?
If you travel by train search for Ostrava Svinov station. From this station, there is a perfect connection to Opava. You can find the connection on idos.cz.
Practical info about currency: Czech currency is the Czech Crown - CZK. 1 EUR = about 25.50 CZK. If you need to change money do not do it at the airport or in the hotels. Their exchange rates are not good. You can pay easily with a credit card almost everywhere.