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Arriving in Prague by Train or Bus

All international trains arrive either at Praha Hlavní Nádraží main train station (including the overnight train from London, via Brussels and Cologne) or at Praha Holešovice. Both are located on Line C of the metro and are served by several tramlines. The main train station is located only a few minutes from Prague’s city centre. At both stations you can find money exchange facilities (do not exchange money there unless you wish to pay 10% commission), ATMs, a 24-hour left luggage office and a tourist information desk. You are also able to book accommodation through some agencies there. The train station had a shameful reputation: many homeless people and people with a ‘criminal history’ did hang around there. Although Prague’s train stations are not extra dangerous, just be careful, as pickpockets operate here. Remember, in summer the international trains tend to be full and you should book your seat at least a few weeks ahead.

Train Infoline: 24-hour information on train connections to Prague. Tel: (+420) 221 111 122.

Tip: Pre-book a reputable taxi from the train station to your hotel and avoid an unpleasant experience as many dishonest cabbies are located around train stations. 

Prague hlavni nadrazi

Major railway stations in Prague

  • Main (Wilson) railway station Prague 2, Wilsonova str. (Metro station Hlavní nádraží, line C) just shor walk from Wenceslas Sq.
  • Prague – Holešovice Prague 7, Partyzánská (Metro station Nádraží Holešovice, line C)
  • Masaryk railway station Prague 1, Hybernské (Metro station Nam. Republiky, line B)
  • Smíchov railway station Prague 5, Nádražní (Metro station Smíchovské nádraží, line B)


If you are arriving by bus 

you’re most likely to end your journey at the main bus terminal, Praha Florenc. This bus terminal is about 15 minutes walk from the city centre, situated on the eastern edge of the New Town; it is easily accessible by tube (yellow Line B and red Line C) and trams. The bus terminal also has a left luggage facility, some exchange offices and an information desk. The major railway stations may be reached from here in about 5 minutes on foot.

Bus Infoline: 24-hour information on bus connections to Prague. Tel: 900 144 444 (14 CZK/min).


praha florenc bus station

Coaches to/from the UK

Generally, taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel across Europe. Prague has regular connections from/to major European cities several times a week.

Kingscourt Express: (Coach services between London and Prague.)
Student Agency: www.studentagency.cz
Eurolines offering comfortable and reliable coach services between the UK (London) and the Czech Republic, stopping also in Nurnberg and Heidelberg. Eurolines coaches depart from London Victoria. Coach services from Prague to any European city. www.bei.cz, www.GOBYCOACH.com
Bohemia lines: www.bohemianlines.cz

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  1. “Eurolines offering comfortable & reliable coach services between the UK & the Czech Rep.” ?
    I KNOW the opposite – on 17/02/2012 I had seat booked on EUROLINES service from Prague>LVCS – in Nurnberg, coach filled to capacity & driver ordered me to leave my chosen seat for preference to German passengers – he placed me beside an aggressive, unco-operative passenger who paid me a racist insult & placed his legs over remaining side of double seat, in full view of driver – therefore I had to travel from Germany to UK (13 HOURS) UNSEATED & so unable to sleep, receiving insulting comments from the Czech – “comfortable”? It was sheer torture – worst coach journey of my life, & EUROLINES have never replied to my many complaints – i.e: this company are ‘cowboys’ with racist staff who prefer German/Czech passengers only…

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