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How to get to Prague, Pilsen, Hradec Králové

Prague



All international flights arrive at Václav Havel Airport Prague, located approximately 20 km of the city centre. You can get into the city centre either by a city bus + metro (to reach the city centre of Prague, we recommend bus No. 119 and 100 since they are the fastest ones; bus stops Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are located just in front of the “Arrivals” building. Tickets can be obtained by the info stand in the arrival hall and ticket machines at the bus stops; timetables are available at http://www.dpp.cz/en/ and bus stops) or by catching a taxi or using the airport minibus shuttle service.


How to get from the airport to the city center

  • Taxi

This is undoubtedly the most comfortable way to travel, but also the most expensive. Prices for a taxi journey from the airport into town range from CZK 250-1200, depending on your destination. https://www.prg.aero/en/taxi


  • Public transport

Option 1 - Take city bus No. 119 to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (green line A) and travel further by metro (underground) to the city centre (station Můstek).


Option 2 - Take city bus No. 100 from the airport to Zličín metro station (yellow line B) and travel on by metro. You can change to the green line A in Můstek metro station, which serves both A (green) and B (yellow) lines.


Arriving by train or bus

Most international trains arrive either at Prague Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) or at Holešovice Railway Station (Nádraží Holešovice). Both stations are interconnected with metro (red line C) stations of the same names.

International buses usually arrive at Florenc Bus Terminal (metro lines B and C), Nádraží Holešovice bus station (red line C) or at the bus station Želivského (green line A).



Pilsen



The Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň is located in Plzeň (Pilsen), the largest city in West Bohemia and the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. Plzeň lies 78 km southwest of Prague (and its international airport), and about 80 km from the German border. The easiest way to get to Plzeň is from Prague. The bus connection (from Florenc or Zličín metro station) takes 60-70 min.; train (from Hlavní nádraží or Smíchovské nádraží, both interconnected with metro stations of the same name) about 90 min.


If you arrive by air, get to Hlavní nádraží train station or Florenc Bus Terminal and continue to Plzeň by train/bus. There is also a frequent bus connection to Plzeň from Zličín Bus Terminal (final stop of city bus No. 100 from the airport).


How to get from the airport

  • Take a taxi to the city centre of Prague or Florenc Bus Terminal

This is undoubtedly the most comfortable way to travel, but also the most expensive. Prices for a taxi journey from the airport into town range from CZK 250-1050, depending on your precise destination. Depending on your further connection, instruct the taxi driver to take you to Prague Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) or Florenc Bus Terminal or Zličín Bus Terminal. https://www.prg.aero/en/taxi


  • Use public transport to the city centre of Prague, Florenc Bus Terminal or Zličín Bus Terminal

Connection to Prague Main Train Station or Florenc Bus Terminal

Take city bus No. 119 to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (green line A) and travel further by metro (underground) to Prague Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) or Florenc Bus Terminal. Tickets are available from many newsstands and tobacconists, ticket offices in the metro, and from automatic machines in the metro and at selected bus and tram stops. Single tickets cost from CZK 24 to CZK 32. The CZK 32 ticket is valid for 90 minutes of unlimited travel. You may change between trams, buses, the metro and trains (in area of Prague) as you wish. You do not need to have a new ticket, regardless of how many times you change, until the time period runs out. Use a CZK 32 ticket to get from the airport to Hlavní nádraží or Florenc Bus Terminal. After boarding a bus, tram, or upon entering the metro, tickets must be date-stamped in order to make them valid. Prague city transport tickets or passes are not valid on speed trains in Prague!


Connection to Zličín Bus Terminal

Take city bus No. 100 from the airport to Zličín Bus Terminal. The ticket will be CZK 24. From Zličín take a direct bus to Plzeň/Pilsen. Tickets are available on spot or online. https://www.studentagency.eu/en/



Arriving to Plzeň/Pilsen by train

International trains (EC, IC) arrive at two railway stations in Prague: Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) is situated in the centre of Prague and it is also one of the metro stations (red line C). There are several direct trains departing for Pilsen from this railway station every day. Holešovice Railway Station (Nádraží Holešovice) to which many trains from Germany arrive is linked with Hlavní nádraží and Florenc (= location of Florenc Bus Terminal) by red metro line C. Trains timetables are available here: https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/ (switch to English/German in the right upper corner, “Menu” button).


Arriving to Plzeň/Pilsen by bus

There are numerous buses linking Prague with Plzeň. Most of them depart from Zličín Bus Terminal. During the day, there is a bus departing from Zličín Bus Terminal to Plzeň Bus Terminal every 60 minutes. The journey takes approximately 1 hour. There are also several buses departing to Plzeň daily from Florenc Bus Terminal. https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/autobusy/spojeni/



Hradec Králové



Hradec Králové is the centre of Eastern Bohemia, historically the dowry town of Czech queens, which became a modern city with amazing architecture from many époques and friendly student atmosphere. It is also close to Czech highest mountains, Krkonoše (Giant Mountains). Hradec Králové is the seat of CU Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové. In most cases you will get to Hradec Králové via Prague.

Timetables: https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/ (switch to English/German in the right upper corner, “Menu” button).


If you arrive by air, get to Hlavní nádraží train station or Florenc Bus Terminal and continue to Hradec Králové by train/bus. There is also a bus connection to Hradec Králové from Černý Most metro station of the yellow line B.


How to get from the airport

  • Take a taxi to the city centre of Prague or Florenc Bus Terminal

This is undoubtedly the most comfortable way to travel, but also the most expensive. Prices for a taxi journey from the airport into town range from CZK 250 – CZK 1050, depending on your precise destination. Depending on your further connection, instruct the taxi driver to take you to Prague Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) or Florenc Bus Terminal. https://www.prg.aero/en/taxi


  • Use public transport to the city centre of Prague or Florenc Bus Terminal

Take city bus No. 119 to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (green line A) and travel further by metro (underground) to Prague Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) or Florenc Bus Terminal. Tickets are available from many newsstands and tobacconists, ticket offices in the metro, and from automatic machines in the metro and at selected bus and tram stops. Single tickets cost from CZK 24 to CZK 32. The CZK 32 ticket is valid for 90 minutes of unlimited travel. You may change between trams, buses, the metro and trains (in area of Prague) as you wish. You do not need to have a new ticket, regardless of how many times you change, until the time period runs out. Use a CZK 32 ticket to get from the airport to Hlavní nádraží or Florenc Bus Terminal or Černý Most. After boarding a bus, tram, or upon entering the metro, tickets must be date-stamped in order to make them valid. You will need a special ticket for larger luggage! More here: http://www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague/


Arriving to Hradec Králové by train

International trains (EC, IC) arrive at two railway stations in Prague: The Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) is situated in the centre of Prague and it is also one of the metro stations (red line C). There are several direct trains departing for Hradec Králové from this railway station every day. Holešovice Train Station (Nádraží Holešovice) to which many trains from Germany arrive is linked with Hlavní nádraží and Florenc (location of Florenc Bus Terminal) by red metro line C.


Arriving to Hradec Králové by bus or car

There are numerous buses linking Prague with Hradec Králové. Most of them depart from Florenc Bus Terminal (cross point between metro lines C and B) every 30 to 60 minutes. The journey takes less than 2 hours.

If driving a car, take the route No. E67 (D11) from Prague to Hradec Králové (approx. 90 minutes). Note that the speed limits are 50 km/h in urban areas, 130 km/h on a highway and 90 km/h elsewhere. Once in Hradec Králové, follow the signs to Brno and turn left at the first crossing with traffic lights after crossing the bridge over the Labe River; then turn right after 20 m and continue 150 m to reach the Faculty of Pharmacy (Akademika Heyrovského 1203/8). The Faculty of Medicine is at Šimkova 870.


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