Have you ever been to a place where the spirit of the industrial past creates an unforgettable atmosphere? Visit Ostrava, an exciting city full of unique and active industrial heritage. The historic industrial complexes were revitalized and transformed into new leisure, entertainment, and educational zones like Dolni Vitkovice and Landek Park. There is no other place where you can visit a castle whose whole structure sank 16 meters into the ground because of coal mining. This is the case of the Silesian Ostrava Castle, which is today reconstructed and opened to the public. Look at the green city from the highest City Hall Viewing Tower in the Czech Republic. 




Travelling by plane

The best connection to Ostrava from abroad is available via:

Travelling by train

The City of Ostrava has two main train stations, “Ostrava hlavni nadrazi" and “Ostrava-Svinov”. High-speed and international trains stop at both.

  • From Prague – Direct high-speed trains connect Prague (Main Station/Hlavni nadrazi) with Ostrava (Ostrava-Svinov Station and Main Station/Ostrava Hlavni nadrazi); the travel takes about 3 hours.
  • From Vienna

EuroCity trains connect Vienna with Ostrava; the travel takes about 3 hours.

  • From Katowice

EuroCity trains connect Katowice with Ostrava; the travel takes about 2 hours.

  • From Krakow

EuroCity trains connect Krakow with Ostrava; the travel takes about 4 hours.

  • From Warsaw

EuroCity trains connect Warsaw with Ostrava; the travel takes about 4½ hours.

Travelling by bus

The central bus station in Ostrava is Ostrava UAN. You can also check the web pages:

Travelling by car

The road map can be found here. Remember to buy a motorway vignette when crossing the border with the Czech Republic.

Public transport

Ostrava offers a vast public transport network: buses, trams, and trolleybuses. You can pay the public transport fare simply by attaching your bank card when you board the vehicle.

The other option is to use taxi companies. We recommend the following TAXIs: CCT Taxi, City Taxi Ostrava, or CB Taxi Ostrava.


Public transport

There are two tram stations called “VSB-TUO“ and “Hlavni trida“. Trams No. 5, 7, 8, and 17 stop there.

There is also the “VSB-TUO“ bus station where buses No. 47 and 75 stop, and the “Poruba U Nemocnice“ bus station where buses No. 20, 47, 54, 58, and 75 stop.

The “Studentska“and “Studentske koleje” bus stations, closest to IT4Innovations, are serviced by buses No. 20, 37, and 54.


Studentska 6231/1b, Ostrava, Czech Republic



Book your accommodation via email or a website link. We recommend the following hotels for you:

Hotel Garni ***

The hotel is within the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava campus and is part of the student dormitories.                                                  Hotel address: Studentska 1770, 708 00 Ostrava
Email: hotel@vsb.cz                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Stracena accommodation

Hotel Address: Pavlouskova 24, 708 00 Ostrava-Poruba                                                                                                                                                Email: info@ubytovanistracena.cz                                                                                                                                                                                        Map

Sareza Hotel ***

Hotel address: Ckalovova 18/6144, 708 00 Ostrava
Email: hotel@sareza.cz                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Penzion Start Ostrava***

Hotel address: Slavíkova 6055/14; 708 00 Ostrava – Poruba                                                                                                                                        Email: recepce@penzion-startostrava.cz                                                                                                                                                                            Map

Harmony Club Hotel Ostrava ***

Hotel address: 28. rijna 170, 709 00 Ostrava
Email: recepce.ov@harmonyclub.cz

Imperial Hotel Ostrava ****

Hotel address: Tyrsova 1250, 702 00 Ostrava
Email: reservations.iho@cpihotels.com                                                                                                                                                                              Map

Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava****

Hotel address: Zkracena 2703, 700 30 Ostrava
Email: reservations.ccho@clarion-hotels.cz                                                                                                                                                                     

Mercure Ostrava Center Hotel ****

Hotel address: Ceskobratrska 18/1742, 702 00 Ostrava
Email: H7051@accor.com