Prague airport to Karlovo Namesti
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jun 2, 2012 9:40 AM Last Post By: craigmiller
May 15, 2012 1:31 AM
I'm flying to Prague next week with my wife and am wondering what is the best way to get to my hotel near Karlovo Namesti metro by public transport. We are due to land at 9.25pm.
It seems we can either get bus no.119 to metro at Dejvicka and then change line at Mustek OR get bus no.100 to Zlicin metro to avoid having to change lie. Either way I imagine we'll get by with a standard 90min ticket and one for bags.
We won't have much luggage just small backpacks so wonder which route would be quickest / easiest and how frequent buses are etc.?
Thanks in advance for your answers to this rather mundane question, Cris
May 15, 2012 5:03 AM
May 15, 2012 5:11 AM
May 15, 2012 5:38 AM
3the 119 route is definately quicker and the bus runs every 10 minutes or so but yes that bus can get very busy,I have used it several times and only once got a seat. the100 I think is only every 30 minutes .
One tip I would give you is to check with your accommodation as to which exit to take from Mustek as it is one of the largest in area of any metro station I have been in with several exits to different parts of the square, there is even a supermarket down there,I reckon some people never find their way out.
May 15, 2012 5:47 AM
4Forget what I have said ,I am getting Karolva namesti confused with Vaclav Namesti (Wenseslas Square) so the 100 bus then metro to Karlova namesti would be your best bet but even taking the 119 to mustek then changing to Karolvan Namesti might be quicker if you have just missed a 100 bus.
The other problwem you may have is getting tickets as the Kiosks close about 9.00pm , they say they are open till 10.pm but I have heard that is rare for them to do that.There are machines to buy tickets at but you need coins and you can buy tickets on the bus for a slightly higher fee but the driver sem loath to sell them and if you don't have small notes they will be unlikely to have change.
May 15, 2012 10:21 AM
May 15, 2012 1:37 PM
6I would agree if the 100 come first go for it the worst case senario would be a difference of 10-15 minutes.
I have used the 100 bus, the 119 bus and a variety of metros to various places in prague and have also used the Airport express bus a few times.
I am back in Prague in 10days time (Beer Festival) but am actually staying in Dejvicka so the 119 bus takes me to within 100 yard of my hotel.
May 28, 2012 3:33 AM
7In the event, plane landed on time at 9.25pm had passed through customs and collected bags and caught 9.52 bus 119. Ticket was 40crown on bus as booth in airport shut where would have been 32crowns. Arrived at hotel about an hour later which was 5min walk from Karlovo Namesti.
Returned to airport the other way taking metro to end of line B, Zlicin and then bus 100. It was Friday 6pm and took 50minutes - just missed a metro and a bus so if left hotel 2min earlier would have taken less!
All in all not much to choose from but I imagine the latter route is less affected by traffic as bus route is on outskirts ring road and more space on bus.
Jun 2, 2012 9:40 AM
8I used the 119 bus to Dejvicka on the 25th May took about 20 minutes from the airport, but my hotel was just 100 yards or so from the bus stop,
On my return yesterday i had left my bags at the lockers at the train station as i was meeting a friend for lunch,i took the AE bus to the airport (60kc) took exactly 40 minutes.
The area around Dejvicka is pretty badly affected by road works as is Ervopska the main airport road from there as they are building a new metro link to the airport.
pretty pleased it all worked out for you, the transport system in Prague is pretty good.
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