FROM THE AIR
When taking a cab from the airport, the trip will take around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic. If you like to plan ahead, we recommend using our Transport Service (1-3 people for 550 CZK total, 4-8 people for 880 CZK total).We are reliable, friendly and you always pay a set price. If you decide to take a taxi onceyou land were suggest taking AAA Radiotaxi with “AAA” written on the side. The journey to Miss Sophie’s from the airport costs around 650 CZK, and is counted by a meter. As a precaution, it is best to ask the driver, prior to leaving the airport, to charge the meter and give you a receipt. Tell the driver Sophie’s Hostel address: Melounova 2, Praha 2.
If you are the adventurous type and prefer to tackle Prague’s amazing (and quite simple) public transport, take bus 119 from the airport terminal to Nadrazi Veleslavin metro station. From here, take the green metro line to Muzeum metro station. At Muzeum, change to the red metro line and go one stop to I. P. Pavlova. When you get off the escalators at I. P. Pavlova, take the first left exit to the street. Go straight down the street, cross one intersection (at Sokolská street) and continue along Katerinska street. Pass Cross Cafe on your right and Ibis Hotel on your left. Take the first right onto a small quiet street called Melounova. We are immediately on your right side!!
The entire journey by public transport should take around 50 minutes. If traveling by public transport you will need to buy a 32 CZK ticket (90 minutes) per person and a 16 CZK ticket if you have large bags (70cm x 40cm x 25cm). Make sure you stamp your ticket on the bus from the airport.
FROM THE GROUND
We do not recommend taking a cab from train or bus stations, as this is where dishonest drivers tend to wait for unsuspecting tourists.
Prague’s public transport system is easy to navigate, so it’s best to use the metro to get to Sophie’s Hostel. You will need an 24 CZK (30 minute) ticket per person if you are coming from the train stations (Hlavní Nádraži, Nádraži Holešvice) or the bus station (Florenc). If you are traveling with large bags, you should also have a 16 CZK ticket per piece of “over-sized” luggage.
From the Main Train Station (Hlavní Nádraži)
Take Metro C (red line) in direction Haje, 2 stops to I.P. Pavlova. Then follow directions below…
From Holesovice Train Station (Nádraži Holešovice)
Take Metro C (red line) in direction Haje, 5 stops to I.P. Pavlova. Then follow directions below…
From Florenc Bus Station (ÚAN Florenc)
Take Metro C (red line) in direction Haje, 3 stops to I.P. Pavlova. Then follow directions below…
From I.P. Pavlova
From the Metro platform up the escalator, take the first left exit up the stairs to street level. Go straight, cross the street Sokolská and follow Katerinska street. Cross Cafe will be on your right and Ibis Hotel will eventually be on your left. Take the first right into the small Melounova Street and find Sophie’s Hostel immediately on your right.
Also, as in many large cities, it is not advisable to exchange currency at the train stations – it’s better to use an ATM or bank.
For more information, including specifics about Prague’s public transportation, parking and taxis, view our Location and Transportation Tips page.