How to reach Ostrava
The capital of North Moravia and Silesia is not difficult to reach. While making your travel arrangements, you can find the following recommendations useful.
To Ostrava – Mosnov, Leos Janacek International Airport (OSR)
The flight duration from the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague Ruzyne to Ostrava-Mosnov Airport is approximately 45 – 60 min (the distance covered is app. 400 km ).
More information about the airport: http://www.airport-ostrava.cz/en/page-timetable/
To Katowice (Poland) – Pyrzowice Airport (KTW)
Katowice (Pyrzowice) Airport (KTW) is situated about 125 km from Ostrava with an approximately travel time of 1 hour (by bus) to Ostrava. The whole way is newly-made modern highway.
More information about Katowice Airport: https://www.katowice-airport.com/
To Krakow (Poland) – Balice Airport (KRK)
Krakow Airport is situated about 160 km from Ostrava with an approximately travel time of 1,5 hour (by bus) to Ostrava. The whole way is newly-made modern highway.
More information about Krakow Airport: http://www.krakowairport.pl
To Prague – Ruzyne, Vaclav Havel International Airport
(followed by train)
From the Prague, Vaclav Havel Airport you can take the direct bus AE to the Prague Main Railway Station “Praha Hlavni nadrazi” (the journey takes about 30 to 50 min., bus is departing every 20 to 30 min.).
You can also take Bus No 119 (departing every 5 to 10 minutes) to Dejvicka station and then underground – A Line – to the Museum station, there change to the C Line to the “Hlavni nadrazi” station (takes about 50 min.).
Or you can take Bus No 100 to Zlicin station (departing every quarter hour at working time or every half an hour on the evenings and weekends), then underground – B Line – to the Florenc station, there change to the C Line to the “Hlavni nadrazi” station (takes about 55 min.). Then take a train from Prague to Ostrava – Svinov.
From Prague Hlavni nadrazi
The 400 km distance is covered in 3 to 4 hours.
There are more than 30 direct trains a day from Prague to Ostrava.
Except of many trains to other destinations in Silesia, Poland and Slovakia via Ostrava there are currently 3 companies providing regular service between Prague and Ostrava (5 to 10 times per day per company) with limited amount of stops on the journey and using very comfortable and modern trains.
Train tickets are cheap (varied between CZK 130 and 700).
All the information about the train connections: http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlakyautobusymhdvse/spojeni/
The fastest connection is provided by
SC Pendolino http://www.cd.cz/pendolino/en/pendolino.html – 3 hours 4 minutes
IC RegioJet – https://www.studentagency.eu/en/
LEO Express – http://www.le.cz/index.php
- From Prague
The journey from Prague takes about 4 hours (motorway D1 to Ostrava via Brno and Olomouc).
- From Vienna
The journey from Vienna takes about 3 hours 30 minutes (motorway D1 via Brno and Olomouc)