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Pobrezni 1, Prague
Czech Republic 186 00
Note that this is NOT the Hilton Prague Old Town, which is 1km away. The correct Hilton is located next to the river Vltava.
Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport, is located 10km (6 miles) west of the city center. Terminal 1 (T1) is for intercontinental flights including flights from the UK, North America, Near East, Africa, and Asia, Terminal 2 (T2) is for flights from EU countries, and Terminal 3 (T3) is for charter flights.
The official taxi service for Prague Airport is Uber Airport and there are a number of branded "Uber Airport" cars lined up outside the terminal just like taxis. There are two ways to book this (more details):
Prague also has a local competitor to Uber LiftAgo. Pricing is roughly same as taxi services.
It is not common to tip taxi drivers.
The most expensive way is the contractual taxi service svez.se airport transport operated by TICK TACK s.r.o. Contract taxi vehicles are available 24 hours a day right in front of the arrival halls of both terminals. You can also turn to the TAXI counters located in the terminal lobbies, where you can get information about the prices and other details. You can also learn more about the rides and fares from the TAXI dispatchers outside the halls at the taxi pick-up points.
Please note, there are multiple people offering "taxi" rides to anyone who gets off a plane. It is strongly recommended that you do not use any of these people and only use the other services listed on this page.
Public transportation is also available. There are two ways to get to the IETF meeting venue:
Florenc station is a five minutes walk from IETF 118 venue.
Additionally, there is a shared ride shuttle service Prague Airport Transfers. They take online bookings up to the day of travel. From the booking page it looks like the shared ride is roughly half the cost of a taxi. The same company will also book a private car for up to four people.
See also Public Transportation
The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech.
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Prague Public Transport - Bus, tram, and Metro. Single ticket (90 minutes), 1-day, 3-day, and 1-month passes available (children under 9 ride free with adult). Buy tickets from machines at most stops or use the PID Lítačka phone app for Android and iOS. Tickets are half price for people 60-64, over 65 are free. Have an ID to prove your age.
Many hotels are within walking distance of the Hilton. For those staying farther afield, the Florenc subway and tram stops are a block away.
Run alongside the Vltava?
On Tuesday, 7 November at 18:30 there is a special screening of “Never mind the Gig Work... Here's the Coffeebots” as an alcohol-free movie night. This picture was created by the c-atre collective drama of the c-base, Berlin, with involvement from members of the IETF Community. Soft drinks, popcorn and candy will be provided. Screening is in the Ballroom of the Prague Hilton, however if you are unable to attend in person, you may stream it via Meetecho. Check out the trailer on YouTube.
Bad Attitude Pecha Kucha on Wednesday, 8 November at 20:00
Come share your favorite stories, rants, or calls to action with your colleagues at IETF 118. If you have a topic about which you are passionate, you can give a Pecha Kucha.
What is a Pecha Kucha, you ask? A Pecha Kucha is a lightning-talk presentation format, originating in Japan, where a speaker presents 20 image-only slides that are each on the screen for 20 seconds and advance automatically. With each talk lasting for 6:40, it has the feature of forcing presentations -- good or bad -- to be focused and brief.
This is an unofficial event. Topics are encouraged to be IETF-related and satirical or controversial in some way, although not mean-spirited. Anyone can participate in this social event. Please contact email@example.com if you wish to participate.
Prague Alternativa Festival
Prague Theater Festival in german language
The official (cash) currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (koruna, with the international abbreviation CZK). More about the Koruna with images of the different bank notes. Euros are also widely accepted.
Crowns are worth about 4 euro cents or 5 US cents, roughly 25 to the euro or 22 to the dollar.
Electrical Plug and Voltage Information for the Czech Republic Plug Type C and E
There is an Albert market around the corner from the IETF 118 meeting venue:
Albert, Sokolovská 394/17, Praha 8 - Karlín
Billa, Sokolovská 14, Praha 8 - Karlín (open Mo-Fr: 6-23, Sa 7-23, Su 8-22)
There is also a Tesco Express 1.6km from the IETF 104 meeting venue:
Tesco Express, Havlíčkovo nám. Praha,
Prague is full of hotels, most of which are less expensive than the conference hotel. Here are a few close by:
Hotel Merkur, Tesnov 1162/9, Prague,, 11000. 500M walk through a park to the venue. Book on web site or lower rates often available from sites like Priceline.
Hotel Opera Tesnov 1743/13, 110 00, 500M walk through a park to the venue.
For assistance with arranging Private Dining in Prague, please utilize Prague Private Dining. From their Web site:
Prague Private Dining provides a free service that helps you find and book great restaurants. Simply select a restaurant and choose the room you like, or just tell us what you want and we will take care of the rest. Every reservation is personally handled and registration is not required.
Local etiquette on tipping in restaurants: 10% is normal to tip, and even when the bill says "Service is not included" it means "the TIP is not included," service is always included. If you were satisfied it is common to leave around 10% tip (rounding up to some nice number when paying) but if you weren't satisfied you don't have to leave anything. If you on the other thought that the service was exceptional nothing is stopping you from leaving more.
Tipping by credit card is considered somewhat undesirable, as some establishments will take part, if not all, of a credit card based tip "for the house" rather than passing it along to the server. If you are paying by a credit card, give the server a tip when s/he returns your paying slip, or if paying by cash just round up the bill as you are paying.
It is unnecessary to tip your Taxi driver. However, it is appropriate to round up the fair or add a few extra coins for exceptional service.
Costa Coffee - Florenc, Sokolovská 17, 186 00 Praha 3-Karlín
Kafe Karlín, Sokolovská 46/51, Karlín, 186 00 Praha 8
Kavárna CAFÉ, Karolinská 650/1, 186 00 Praha 8-Karlín
Ema Espresso. Na Florenci 3, 110 00 Prague 1 (beanhunter rated #2 in Prague. they do flat white)
Můj šálek kávy, Křižíkova 386/105, 186 00 Praha 8-Karlín. (beanhunter rated #1 in Prague. very good hipster menu, coffee is outstanding)