Astronomický ústav AV ČR
Boční II 1401
141 00 Praha 4
Phone & fax
Tel: +420 226 258 420
Fax: +420 226 258 499
By car: Take the southbound highway D1 (Praha – Brno), exit Sporilov. Refer to a map below for the recommended way to take.
By plane: We are served by the Prague international airport. From the airport, public transport is very efficient and reliable (total travel time is 55 min). Buses are a good option. Tickets can be bought for CZK 32 (90min validity) at a kiosk inside the airport hall, from the ticket vending machine at the bus stop, or directly from a driver (with a surcharge), and must be validated in the bus. Take No. 119 to the bus terminal 'Nádraží Veleslavín'. Transfer to the subway route A. At 'Museum' station change to the route C and proceed in the direction 'Haje'. Get off at 'Roztyly'. From the subway exit, on your left, you will already see the building of the Institute: the one with a dome, behind the highway, between two large buildings of T-Mobile and OBI companies (10 min walking distance; refer to maps bellow for the plan of the way from metro to the Institute). Alternatively, you can take AirportExpress (AE) bus to get to 'Muzeum' and from there you continue by metro line C to 'Roztyly'. AE bus requires a special ticket to be bought from the driver for CZK 50.
A cab costs about CZK 800, depending on the traffic and other circumstances (always confirm the price in advance with the driver).
By train: From the Prague 'Main Railway Station' or 'Holesovice Railway Station' take the subway line C, direction towards 'Haje'. A ticket can be bought from kiosks at the entrance to the compulsory ticket area for CZK 32. Get off at the 'Roztyly' stop and you will already see the building of the Institute behind the highway on the left hand side between T-Mobile office building and OBI supermarket (10 min walking distance; refer to maps bellow for the plan of the way from metro to the Institute).
Also check the website of Prague Public Transit Company for tariff & fares, timetables and route planner, and Prague Information Service for the tourist information and news about ongoing exhibitions.
Plan of the walk from metro 'Roztyly' to the institute: