Location and Transportation Tips
How do I get to Sophie’s Hostel from the airport, train stations, or bus stations?
How does public transportation work in Prague?
The basic principle is that tickets are purchased and validated with a time-stamp by punching them in the little yellow machines located on the tram or on the bus or before entering the metro. Tickets are time-based (30 minutes, 90 minutes, 24 hours) and can be purchased from the yellow machines in the metro or at some tram stops (coins only), from most newspaper and tobacco shops or at Sophie’s Hostel reception.
In buses, which mostly run in the less central parts of town, tickets can also be bought from the driver, though they are slightly more expensive. If you have a Czech mobile phone, you can buy a ticket via sms – see information at tram/metro stops.
The metro runs from 5am to midnight. Depending on the day and time, metros can be 3-9 minutes apart. Day trams also operate from 5am to midnight. From midnight to 5am, you can catch a night tram on most high-traffic tram routes, as well as night buses. Night trams (and only night trams) are numbered in the 50s (i.e., 51, 52, etc.) and the number is marked in a different colour on the schedules.
The most common ticket types are:
• 24 CZK (30 minutes, one mode of transportation)
• 32 CZK (90 minutes, multiple modes of transportation)
• 110 CZK (24 hour pass, unlimited use of public transportation)
Can you pick me up at the airport?
Sophie’s Hostel recommends our transport service which is offered at a fair rate. We are reliable, friendly and you always pay a set price (1-3 people for 550 CZK total, 4-8 people for 880 CZK total). To book please visit our Transport Service.
How is Prague for taking a taxi?
In general, taxis have a bad reputation in Prague due to dishonest drivers using various tricks to overcharge their passengers. The city has been trying to fight this problem by installing taxi stands and performing spot checks. The situation has improved, but it’s best to be careful by using an established and reputable company like AAA RadioTaxi or CityTaxi. They offer fair rates and the operators speak English. Call 14014 for AAA. Or try using our Transport Service
How close is Sophie’s Hostel to the main Prague attractions?
Close indeed! We are conveniently located just 5 minutes by foot from Vaclavske Namesti (Wenceslas Square) and the National Museum. Old Town Square is about a 15 minute walk away. From Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge is an additional 5 minute walk away.
Where is the closest parking garage to Sophie’s Hostel?
There is a secure 24 hour parking garage located within walking distance of Sophie’s Hostel. Parking spaces are available at a discounted rate of 500 CZK per day.The best thing would be for you to park in front of Sophie’s Hostel to drop off your things. At that time our receptionist can point out the parking garage for you.
Central Parking Prague
Karlovo náměstí 15, Praha 2
+420 725 395 877