Jihlava, Gate of Holy Mother

Jihlava is in Bohemian-Moravian Highlands.


Jihlava ("Iglau" in German) is a city at the border between Bohemia and Moravia. Once a royal mining town, nowadays with a population over 50,000 inhabitants it is the administrative center of the Vysocina region.

Get in

By bus

From Prague

There is a straightforward connection between Praha and Jihlava. Several companies operate the route, and the departures are frequent (1-2 per hour). The journey takes around 1:45 hours. The Student Agency operates buses with free tea, Wi-Fi and power on board for 150Kč.

From Brno

Similarly, direct connection between Jihlava and Brno are frequent and the trip takes about 1:15 hour. The connections can be found and tickets booked in advance at jizdnirady.cz

By car

Jihlava is situated along the Czech oldest motorways D1, approximately 130 km SE from Praha and 90 km NW from Brno. For Jihlava take the exit at 112 km.

By train

It is possible to take a train to get to Jihlava. However, it is not an easy option when traveling from Praha. The journey takes 2.5–3 hours and it is necessary to change trains. When arriving to Jihlava from Brno no changing is necessary and the journey takes some 2 hours. The connections can be found at jizdnirady.cz.

Get around

The central part of the city is small enough to be walked around on foot comfortably. There is however a good system of public transport by buses and trolleybuses. While the main bus terminal is located close to the city center, travelers arriving to Jihlava by train usually end up at the train main station, which is 2.5 km away from the city center and connected to the center by several bus (#4) and trolleybus (# A, B, B1) lines.


Underground corridor under Jihlava old town
Shopping center Prior at Masaryk square




When in Jihlava, try local beer ('pivo'):

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