Ostrava Transportation

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    How to get to Ostrava by train

    by Zajem Updated May 4, 2011

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    There are a lots of directions how you can get to or around Ostrava by train.

    Two main international directions to Ostrava:

    West - East

    1. Prague - Olomouc - Ostrava - Karvina - Cadca (SK) - Zilina (SK) - Kosice (SK)

    Lenght Praha (Prague) - Olomouc - Ostrava - 358 km.

    Nord - South

    2. Warsaw (PL) - Ostrava (CZ) - Breclav (CZ) - Vienna (AT)

    Lenght:
    1) Ostrava - Warsaw (PL) - 349 km.
    2) Ostrava - Vienna (AT) - 281 km
    3) Ostrava - Brno - 172 km

    Related links - railways of:
    Austria: OeBB
    Germany: DB
    Poland: PKP
    Slovakia: ZSR

    There are many price reductions.
    1) Customer fare (In-Card)
    2) Return jorney reduction
    3) Group reductuion
    4) SONE+
    5) CD Kilometer Bank (KMB)

    Only people, who ARE European citizens and ARE NOT citizens of Czech Republic, can also use InterRailPass for Czech Republic. The InterRail Czech Republic Pass is available for 3, 4, 6 or 8 days within a period of one month.

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    Will you come flying to Ostrava?

    by Zajem Updated Feb 10, 2013

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    Ostrava has got the international airport by the village of Mosnov, 25 km /16 miles SW from Ostrava.

    On December 14th,2006, the Ostrava airport got its new name Leos Janacek Ostrava Airport and you can enjoy the new terminals where all the flights are checked in at since December 19th the same year.

    The map is here.

    There are five domestic flights situated to / from the capital of the Czech Republic - Prague ran by CSA. The flight takes one hour to get there.
    There's also a route to (and back from) Vienna, Austria. Also four regular flights per day.

    Low cost airlines operate the flights to
    Burgas (Bulgaria),
    Girona and Palma de Mallorca in Spain,
    Preveza, Rhodes and Samos in Greece.

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    Related links:
    International Airport Prague
    Airport Brno-Turany

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    To Ostrava by car

    by Zajem Updated Jun 1, 2010

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    On border of Ostrava and Rychvald

    After deciding to go to Ostrava by car and choosing "your" car in many car rentals in Prague use the highway D1 - Prague - Brno - Vyskov - then take the speedway R46 Vyskov - Prostejov - (Olomouc). Before you arrive in Olomouc, follow the direction Ostrava.
    There new pieces of highway to Ostrava are being built and the entire part Vyskov - Ostrava D1 was finnished and given to use in 2010.
    I don't know if you use this highway, because it can happen you will leave the highway for visiting towns around. :-)

    Car rentals companies at the Ostrava airport:

    Europcar: link
    Hertz: link
    National Car Rental: link
    Zeman Car: link

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    Public transport in Ostrava

    by Zajem Updated Feb 10, 2013

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    Trams, troleys and buses in Ostrava

    The trasport net is quite huge one and you can easily travel by trolleys, busses and trams inside of the city. You also can get to other vilages laying out of Ostrava by the city traffic and also by traffic operated by other companies as CSAD.

    Town of Ostrava will offers you these types of tickets:
    15 mins, 60 mins and 24 hous.
    I mostly use tickets for 15 and 60 mins. You can get them in ticket vendors in the citycenter and at newsstands, too.
    The price of 15-min ticket is 16.00 Kc (reduced price - 8.00 Kc) and 60-min ticket costs 26.00 Kc (reduced price - 13.00 Kc).
    Both types of ticket are valid for the zone "Ostrava XXL" (zones No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25). This is the city of Ostrava and contiguous towns and villages.

    You can get 24-hour ticket for 75.00 Kc (reduced price - 37.00 Kc - children 6-15-year old), too, which is valid only for the zones 1, 2, 3, 4 in the city of Ostrava on all its lines of ODIS (Intergated transport system of Ostrava).

    While the public holidays and in the weekends, 5 people can travel for the only one 24-hour ticket, but only 2 of them can be 16-year and more older. During summer months, July and August, 24-hour ticket is useable also Monday-Friday. You can buy a 24-hour group ticket for 5 adults for 180.00 Kc, too.

    A bus/tram driver will only sell you a 60-minute ticket for an additional price.

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    Trams

    by cheekymarieh Written May 21, 2006

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    Trams, buses and trolleybuses are plentiful around the city and run regularly to the city centre for the main railways station. To use the trams you really need to purchase tickets in advance from either a machine or one of the many kiosks around the city. They are also available from the Tourist Information office. Tickets cover either: 15 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes and the price increases accordingly. The same tickets can be used on all forms of public transport within the city.

    When you enter the vehicle make sure you validate your ticket in the machine.

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    Ostrava Central Station

    by cheekymarieh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Czech Railway

    The station is located in Nádražní Street, Moravian Ostrava. To reach the city centre you can take a tram or trolleybus.

    From here, you can reach Prague and Warsaw in around 5 hours, Krakow in 4 hours, Katowice in 2hours and Bratislava in 4 hours. Czech trains are cheap but are a little on the slow side.

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    Public transport

    by swetluska Updated Jul 5, 2007

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    Ostrava is divided into four main zones:
    1 - centre
    2 - slezska Ostrava
    3 - Ostrava Zabreh
    4 - Ostrava Poruba
    In these zones the tickets are limited only by time, outside these zones the tickets are limited both by time and by number of zones you are going through.
    Tickets:
    15 minutes/1 zone
    45 minutes/2 zones
    60 minutes/3 zones
    90 minutes/4 zones
    105 minutes/5 zones
    120 minutes/6 zones
    From main railway station to the very centre it takes about 10 minutes (1 zone), from railway station Svinov to the centre about 15 minutes (1 zone).
    When travelling in Ostrava you can use bus, trolleybus or tram. It is cheaper to buy tickets in tobacco stores or in automatic machines then at the driver's.

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    Reaching the Janacek's airport by car

    by Zajem Updated Jun 13, 2010

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    The park at the Leos Janacek Airport

    There are two possibilties, how you can get by car from Ostrava to the airport or the opposite way.

    From Ostrava take the highway No. D1 the way to Olomouc and Brno and leave at the exit No. 342 near Studenka. Easy follow direction to Studenka, Mosnov and then the airport.

    Or go from Ostrava by road No. 58 the way Pribor and Novy Jicin and turn to the airport before comming to Mosnov.

    Today (June 12, 2010) I went both ways by highway D1 Ostrava to the airport and back by No. 58. Although I used the highway it took me a bit longer due to repairing works of the bridge on the II/464 road . This bridge is partly closed and the traffic is controlled by the traffic lights. The works should finish on October 31st, 2010. The map

    From Brno take the highway the way to Olomouc, Ostrava, change for speedway No. R46 at exit No. 230/1. Behind Olomouc continue by No. R35/D1. Leave the highway D1 at the exit No. 311 and follow the direction Novy Jicin, Pribor, Mosnov and the airport.

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    Bus connection between the city and the airport

    by Zajem Written Jun 13, 2010

    Bus timetables from the airport to Ostrava or back.

    Ostrava central bus station - airport - Novy Jicin and return - timetable
    Ostrava Hotel Palace - Ostrava central bus station - Ostrava airport - Mosnov SOM and return - timetable
    Ostrava central bus station - airport and return - timetable
    Vsetin bus station - airport - Ostrava central bus station and return - timetable

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    Parking places at the Leos Janacek airport

    by Zajem Updated Jun 14, 2010
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    As you can see in te pic, there are three areas (P1, P3, P4), where you can leave your car.

    Fee for using a parking:

    Short term parking P1 - first 15 minutes are free of charge
    first 1 hour - 40.00 CZK
    1 hour - 5 hurs - 40.00 CZK
    1 day - 300.00 CZK
    Every following day - 400.00 CZK
    Penalty for loosing your parking bill - 2000.00 CZK

    Long term parking P3 - 1 hour - 40.00 CZK
    1 day - 200.00 CZK
    1 week - 800.00 CZK
    2 weeks - 1 200.00 CZK
    Penalty for loosing your parking bill - 1 000.00 CZK

    P4 is free of charge

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    Smog situation

    by Zajem Updated Feb 27, 2011
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    There are some days, when you can use the public transport in the city for free and legal.
    Winter is the season for Ostrava, speaking about the main air pollution. You are informed by TV and radio and the main website of the city public transport, when smog situation announced is and the directorate of the city public transport gives free rides for passangers on the given days.

    When you don't use your long-term card but short-time tickets as 15-minute, 60-minute and 24-hour you will not mark your ticket in the machine on the board. Anyway, all machines on trams, busses and trolleys are blocked to do so. Valid only inside the city of Ostrava.

    Next, when the smog situation is announced for a given day, you will see these red cards with the "SMOG" title on them as my pic shows. It says: "SMOG. Don't mark your tickets ODIS in the tariff zones 1-4"

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    Finally a connection between London and Ostrava

    by Zajem Updated Feb 8, 2013

    Yesterday, on February 7th, it was announced in media, that the air low cost Co. Ryanair will start running the flights between London Stansted and Leos Janacek Airport Ostrava. The flights are bookable since February 8th and will run since June this year, 3times per week.
    From London Stansted to Ostrava on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The way back to London the same days.

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    Tram

    by Gili_S Written Nov 25, 2006

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    The local tram network will take you all over town quick and easy. It's working also very late at night or actually to the very hours in the morning.

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    Ostrava Airport

    by Gili_S Written Nov 25, 2006

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    You can fly from Prague or Vienna. The new airport terminal is under construction and soon it will be even nicer to fly here.

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    Airport

    by al.ladin Updated Jan 3, 2007

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    There is a small airport in Ostrava-Mosnov with regular connections to Prague.

    Address:
    Letiste Ostrava, a.s.
    Ostrava - Mosnov Airport
    742 51 Mosnov

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