Travel to Prague
In the spring, you should start to make arrangements for your transportation to Prague. The summer is the most popular time for overseas travel, and you may have to shop around for the lowest airfare. If possible, try to arrive at Prague International Airport in the morning (check the calendar for specific dates).
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU TRY TO FLY IN GROUPS IF YOU CAN.
Residence Hall Check-In
Plan to arrive to Prague on Saturday morning. This is the first day you can check into the Kolej Komenského/Dormitory. Check-in generally begins around noon.
Address: Parléřova 682/6, Prague 6, Czech Republic
Phone: (011) 420-220-516-816 /812
Traveling to the Residence Hall from Prague Intl. Airport (Ruzyně Airport)
Ruzyně Airport is located northwest of the city, about 10 miles from the city center. The airport has no metro or train connection to the city center and is only served by buses and taxis.
There are several ways to get to the Kolej Komenského Residence Hall:
- You can take a cab from the airport to the Residence Hall. Most students last semester took a cab. The price is around 600 crowns ($30). Learn how to pronounce the name of the Residence Hall and street name as most cab drivers do not speak English.
- The recommended cab company is: http://www.aaataxi.cz/. Press the button that says “English” at the top right. Beware of illegal taxis; not many people speak English, and many people can only speak words rather than sentences. There is no standard price for taxi services, but drivers are required to display their prices, usually on the door. In taxis, insist the taxi driver puts the meter on or refuse the ride. Be sure that the meter is running while you are in the taxi. If you really want to take one without a meter, agree on a price before you enter the taxi.
- You can take the white van vehicles (they say Centrum on them) that will drop you off at the Dejvická Metro for 90 crowns. They are like a Super Shuttle. You can then take a bus to the dorm from the metro. (See instructions below.)
If you decide to take a bus from the Airport, note that you have to transfer buses. The cost will be around $2, but you will have to transfer buses with your luggage!
- Take bus no. 119 to Dejvická Metro.
- Change for bus 108,174,180, or 217 to Tram stop Hládkov.
- Walk up the hill about 300 meters.
- You will see a grey corner-building: Komenského Kolej.
Eurail Pass/Train Travel
If you plan to train travel while in Prague, be careful about the Eurail pass. The Czech Republic only honors specific Eurail passes and you may have to pay extra for your in-country transport.
To find out which Eurail passes are good in the Czech Republic, please visit the Eurail website for further information. For questions about Eurail in Prague, visit the international ticket office at Prague Liben station (Praha Liben). It is open daily from 6:00 am to 8:50 pm. See the Eurail Aid Offices for more aid offices in Europe.
Kolej Komenskeho is centrally located and convenient to public transportation. The residence hall is a 1960s Soviet-style dormitory.