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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.
Taxis are available from Terminal 1 and 2. Fix Taxi and AAA RadioTaxi are the official taxi services from the airport. Both taxi services are at guaranteed tariff prices, according to the number of kilometres passed. Approximate fare for taxi: tariff 19,90 -23,90 CZK per km, the Hilton Prague is 10km from the airport, so the cost will be approximately between 420CZK and 460CZK (about $20 to $23 USD). Both taxi companies will take online reservations.
Public transportation is also available. There are two ways how to get to the IETF 99 Meeting venue:
Florenc station is a five minutes walk from IETF 99 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.
Arrival Coordination - for ease of taxi sharing from the airport.
Departure Coordination - for ease of taxi sharing back to the airport.
The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech.
Free Congress Tickets
At registration, each participant will receive a ticket entitling him or her to free public transportation (except for trains) in the zones P, 0 and B in the Prague area. These zones cover the capital including the airport. The ticket is valid from July 16, 2017 to July 21, 2017. In case of any inspection during using the public transport, it is necessary to show the ticket as well as the IETF badge. You can find all the information about Prague’s public transport on the official site.
The ticket does not need to be validated. Just show it if a ticket inspector asks to see it.
You can use this form to plan your route.
Here you can find all the practical information about taxi service in Prague.
Prague Funicular Railway. The Funicular runs from Lesser Town to the top of Petrin Hill. “On the side of the hill is a park and wooded area. And at its summit, set in landscaped gardens, is the Petrin Observation Tower, a mirror maze, a church and an observatory with a telescope open for public use. The funicular stops half way up Petrin for passengers that wish to dine at Nebozizek Restaurant to alight.”
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).
The IESG has decided to provide a meeting room at IETF 99 in Prague in order to facilitate the scheduling of conversational side-meetings. The room is available for first-come first-served signup online. The meeting room will hold approximately 30 people and will be configured with a U-shaped table. This experiment will replace AD approval for rooms for side-meetings for potential new topics.
Remote participation is available individually or from a Remote participation Hub.
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.
Prague Andy's Laundromat, Korunní 14/723, 120 00 Praha 2 - Vinohrady
I went because they advertised wash and fold service. I could pick it up four days later. I ended up doing my own laundry, two hours blown.
http://www.florentinum.cz/cs/jednotka.php?page=65 which is located inside http://www.florentinum.cz/en/lokalita/ceska-republika/. It was not self-serve. It was 250CZH for a bag of clothing.
Alza.cz is just across the river and has quick delivery option
Information from the IETF 93 Attendees List from 2015:
There is a Vodafone booth at the Terminal 2 Arrivals level. They sale prepaid cards and also wifi “hotspot” like devices. Vodafone hotspot rental and SIM information
Vodafone can also be found in the Palladium Shopping Center (about a ten minute walk from the IETF 99 Meeting Venue).
There is O2 shop next to Hilton hotel (in the hallway going thru the building across Hilton lower lobby entrance). The price is about 550 CZK for 3GB package or 800 CZK for 10GB package. O2 pricing page
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.
There is an Albert market around the corner from the IETF 99 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 99 meeting venue:
Tesco Express, Havlíčkovo nám. Praha,
On May 31, 2017 the law to ban smoking in all restaurants, bars, and pubs takes effect in Prague.
For help in finding restaurants to book dinners for larger groups:
Mgr. Simona Demmer
Owner Prague Private Dining
Prague Private Dining
poledni 50/15, 147 00, prague 4, czech republic
t: (+420) 728 292 962
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 (they do flat white)