The Czech Republic (also known as Czechia) is an inland state in Central Europe that has borders with Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. The capital city of the Czech Republic is Prague, and its second largest city is Brno. The Czech Republic is part of the European Union and the Schengen Area. It is one of the safest destinations in the world with a low crime rate.

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Population: 10.51 million

Time zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Language: Czech (communicating in English is not generally a problem in the service sector).

Currency: Czech Crown (CZK)
1 EUR ≈ 25 CZK
1 USD ≈ 20.5 CZK

It is possible to pay by card in most places in the Czech Republic. You can exchange money at banks or exchange offices which are widely available in the city. It is also possible to pay in Euros in many shops, restaurants and businesses.

Weather – November: The weather in the Czech Republic is generally autumnal and rather cold, as it is in most Central European countries. Temperatures range from 0 to 10 degrees Celsius, but occasional frosts are to be expected. There is an increased probability of rain at this time, though sunny days are no exception, and the first snow appears in some places.


Brno is extremely close to three big cities accessible by public transport – Prague, Vienna and Bratislava.


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There are four international airports near Brno from which you can easily get direct connections to Brno:

Brno (Brno Tuřany Airport)

Prague (Václav Havel Airport)

Vienna (Wien-Schwechat Airport)

Bratislava (M. R. Štefánik Airport)

Trains and buses

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The Czech Republic has one of the densest railway networks in Europe. It is possible to travel to Brno direct by train from a number of big cities at reasonable prices. The destination railway station is Brno Main Railway Station which is located in the city centre. Bus connections often use Brno Central Bus Station or Hotel GRAND as their destination. Both are located in the city centre near the train station.


Anticipated journey time by train and bus:

Prague – Brno: 2.5 – 3 hours
Vienna – Brno: 1.5 – 2 hours
Bratislava – Brno: 1.5 – 2 hours
Budapest – Brno: 4 – 4.5 hours

2 h 30 min

The best connections are provided by the carriers:

České dráhy (Czech Rail)

Information for the disabled

The airports in Prague, Brno, Bratislava and Vienna are barrier-free. The railways stations in Prague and Brno are also barrier-free. An accessibility ramp is provided on request for train travel. Contact the carrier direct for more information when traveling by bus. Most public transport in Prague and Brno is wheelchair accessible.



You can find more information on the CzechTourism webpages.