Traveling to Konopiště Open
Getting to Benešov is quite easy thanks to its proximity to Prague.
Arriving by plane
The closest airport is Václav Havel Airport in Prague (PRG), which is a destination of many international airlines. If you travel from inside the EU you will arrive to Terminal 2, if outside the EU you’ll find yourself in Terminal 1 upon arrival… A private jet will take you to Terminal 3. Terminals 1 and 2 are attached to each other with a 5-minute walking distance between them.
Tip: The prizes of all services (food, sim cards, atm, etc.) at the airport are much higher compared to the rest of Czech Republic.
Transfer from the Airport to Konopiště Open tournament centre and back
You can choose between three options when you’re travelling between the tournament venue and airport.
1. Taxi. If you don’t feel like driving we recommend you to use Tick Tack taxi. It’s the fastest way to get to Benešov. They use quality vehicles and you can order your ride online. The address of the tournament centre is “Konopiště 22”. Don’t forget to mention your flight number when booking your ride as they can adjust their pick up time in case your flight is delayed. The price is about 1800 CZK (~72€) for the whole car so we recommend you to share the ride with someone. Please note that the maximum number of passengers is three. Tick Tack taxi accepts most common credit & debit cards as a payment method as well as cash.
2. Public transportation. No rails go to the airport, which means that the only option to travel between the airport and Prague city center is the bus. The best way is to take the Airport express (AE) bus to main train station and continuing by train to Benešov. The bus stops are right in front of both terminals. The bus goes every 30 minutes and the ride takes about 33 minutes. Basic fare is 60 CZK (~2,4€), kids aged 6-15y travel at half the prize. Cash is the only payment method on busses.
Trains from Prague to Benešov (closest town) go every half an hour during the day. You can find your connections here. It is possible to change the language between cz/en/de if you scroll down the page little bit. You are looking for a ride from “Praha hl.n.” to “Benešov”. When you arrive to Benešov you can use a local taxi to get to the tournament centre or to your accommodation. We’ll get the contact info of local taxis a bit closer to the event.
3. Car rental. Budget offers special deals for the participants of both events. They are located right at the airport so you can pick up your car as you arrive and return it as you depart. You can reserve your car here. Don’t forget to use promo code DISCGOLF2018 to get those discounted rates – even if you are not paying in advance.
E.g. a Skoda Octavia Combi for six days (May 9-15) with a GPS navigation device and full insurance will set you back approx. 330 €. Check the Budget website for full range of available cars.
Directions to Konopiště
The distance from Prague Airport to tournament centre is 68 km and luckily mostly on highway. All rental cars should have the stamp for unlimited usage of highways on the front window. If not you should buy some stamps at the nearest gas station.
Both events are held in the gorgeous Konopiště castle park about 3 km from the Benešov town center. The closest grocery stores and train station are located in the town center. The Konopiště castle park hosts the Hotel Nova Myslivna where the tournament center is located.
Special rates are available for the players and visitors of the Konopiště Open. You need to make your booking through the our accomodation agency to get them.
Contact for booking: Michaela Cafourkova | email@example.com
Hotels selection & prices (1 night per person in double bed room, breakfast incl.):
Hotel Nová Myslivna – 48 €
Hotel Benica – 44 €
Hotel Atlas – 33 €
Hotel S-centrum – 36 € – 40 €
Fitcentrum Pulse – 40 €
Hotel Týnec – 30 €
Park Hotel Český Šternberk – 34 €
Camping Area – new! – We added the campsite option for romantic people. It will be situated just next to the tournament centre. Pricing is quite simple: 5€ per person/night, 5€ per tent/night and 10 € per caravan/night.