There are 7 buses (in summer , lless in winter) per day with Student Agency from Brno (Benešova opposit Grand Hotel near the train station) to Vienna (Lasalle Strasse / Praterstern), 200 CZK about € 8, and to Vienna Airport. Particular useful is the bus at 3 am when you use Brno Airport to get cheaply to Vienna and your plane is late. Online booking is a bit complicated inthe daytime there is a ticket counter, but you can get the ticket also from the driver.
There is also 1 bus per day with Blaguss / Eurolines from Vienna Lasalle strasse / Praterstern (€ 7,60) and Vienna Airport (about € 12,40) to Brno.
It is possible to travel all the way from London to Brno, without changing coaches, if you travel with BALKAN HORN. They provide a weekly service, departing from the Green Line station every Monday @ 19:00 - arriving next day at coach station Zvonarka @ 18:00 - returning from Brno every Saturday @ 09:00 - getting into London by 08:00 the next day, at the latest. If these times are inconvenient, then consider STUDENT BUS AGENCY, who depart London Green Line on a daily basis, direct to Prague, @ 11:30 - arriving the following day @ 06:30 at Florents, where the company provides regular connections onto Brno, departing @ 07:00. Services leave from outside Hotel Grand @ 14:30 so as to be in Florents by 05:00 - meaning only a half hour wait between connections, though being the Czech equivalent of our NATIONAL EXPRESS, there are other departures to Brno, if you wish to tarry awhile in Prague. However, the company, whose name must surely be 1 of the most inappropiate in the travel business, are more like the NATIONAL EXPRESS immortalised in the DIVINE COMEDY hit record, because they still have hostesses onboard to offer refreshments, newspapers & travel information. STUDENT BUS AGENCY are part of the LUFTHANSA group, & their ultra-modern fleet of vivid yellow coaches are aircraft like, with passengers seated higher up than in other such vehicles, on a separate deck to the drivers. Yet despite the luxury, their prices are much cheaper than EUROLINES, who cover the same itinerary, but much slower & in all ways inferior to the comfort & hospitality offered by their Czech-national competitor. STUDENT BUS AGENCY & BALKAN HORN have separate websites for reserving your seat, or otherwise if you want to buy a ticket, go to the agent that promotes both companies, situated just to the left of the main channel towards the coach stops, inside Colonnade Walk...
Brno's airport, recently modernised is about 7kms from Brno centre. Forget a taxi, there is a half hourly bus service from Turany to Brno hln (main station). The bus number is 76 and it takes about twenty minutes. You will need to buy a ticket (jizdenky) from a machine in the arrivals hall and will need small change. Fare I paid 25kc (3 zones). Buses are modern, but please validate the ticket by placing in the slot of the machines inside the bus. The machine prints details on the ticket. Failure to do this can result in a fine, if an inspector boards the bus. The final stop is the main railway station. To reach the station platforms and ticket office take the subway immediately in front of you, the town centre is a short away in the opposite direction from the station, just walk up the stairs to Janska street and turn left then right. Brno also has an excellent transport system of trams, trolleybuses and buses.
Student Agency's big yellow coaches run frequently and cheaply to a number of destinations around Europe, including - UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
Coach travel is always long winded and monotonous, but Student Agency at least try to provide some comfort for those hefty trips. The vehicles are air conditioned and have comfy leather seats; there is a stewardess who will occasionally offer you something to drink, and movies are played on the drop down screens, although these are more often than not in Czech.
Prices start at 950czk for trips as far afield as London, Paris or Rome, and tickets are cheaper if you book them 30 days in advance. Discounts for students are also available.
The coaches leave from the bus terminal outside the Grand Hotel on Benešova; they run fairly frequently, especially to closer destinations such as Prague, Vienna or Bratislava. The buses also run to internal cities such as Olomouc, Liberec, and Karlovy Vary.
There is a ticket office & booth at the bus station, but the people are far more helpful at their location on Namesti Svobody, easily identifiable by the huge yellow Student Agency banners hanging outside.
I found Brno to be compact enough to walk around easily, allowing you to see all the major sights without the need for public transport. The one journey you will need this for is travel to or from the aiport which is a few miles distant from the Centre, and this tip deals with that.
You are unlikely to arrive at night but if you do you will need night service 89 which goes to the train station, fare 22 CZK (0,70 GBP or 0,80 EUR) for adults and 11 CZK for children younger than 15 years. This service operates from 2300 hours to 0500 hours but be aware you may have to wait up to an hour for a departure.
At other times, you will need service 76 which departs every 30 minutes, same fare. This service also runs to the train station but makes an additional stop at the Bus Station. Journey times are approximately 20 minutes.
You will need to prepurchase your tickets and validate them on the bus. This is the case for all services.
You can reach Brno from Prague best by bus - Student Agency. It is simply wonderful, busses are brand-new with leather seats and nice ladies as guides during the trip. You get one drink for free, headset for listening to music channels or watching movies. They offer one of the cheapest prices.
Student Agency s.r.o. is a company, based in Brno but offers trips in whole Cz and even abroad.
There is also "autobus" (bus) going around and outside of Brno. Some are sooo lame and some are pretty hi-tech. Anyway their existence is kind of reduced, especially in the center, municipality is obviously thinking of the environment. Hah hah.
You can use "trolejbus" (trolley-bus), also called "trajfl". Well, this is such a funny vehicle making funny sounds! And if a trolley (or both of them) falls off the wires, especially in the middle of the crossroad... well, fun :)
When travelling to Brno / Brünn, leave your car outside the city and get in by public transportations !
Buses and trams go on a regular schedule until shortly after midnight and make a perfect means to explore Brno / Brünn.
Tickets are really cheap !!
I think I payed about 0,5 Euros into the town-centre - the busdrivers will sell the tickets !
Outside the city-centre you will find plenty of P&R - places and may park free of charge there ( and I stayed even there over night in my motorhome, without any kind of a problem )
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a map of Brno / Brünn by
On my picture : The cabbage-market in Brno
Travelling by bus is generally quicker than train within the Czech Republic.
In Brno the main bus station is Zvonarka. Situated out behind the main train station past Tesco (5/10min walk) just follow the walkway.
I used just go hear on a Saturday and Sunday and just had a look where the next buses were going to, quickly chose, bought a ticket and jumped aboard. It was my little way of getting to know the country, especially Moravia.
(the website listed is Czech - clicking on Jizdni Rady will get English/German timetable).
You have to try the bus system in the Czech Republic. It's very inexpensive, will get you to places that the train does not go, and is very well organized even if you don't speak the language (like me!). All the buses are numbered and they go to a well marked platform at this enormous station on the edge of town. You can ask inside with a slip of paper what number bus goes to your desired location. They run pretty frequently so most likely you will not have to wait long. It was 84 kr ($2.39) from Brno to Telc with buses at 6:00, 9:00, 10:00, 13:30, 16:30, and 16:30. It was about two hours and a lovely ride as well.