How to get to the National Park Bohemian Switzerland from Prague?
Free download map for travellers with introductions (transport, attractions, restaurants,… ) in English made by Guide Ales.
- FAST and CHEAP – by train – the best way
Train ticket you can by online on Czech railway system, http://www.cd.cz/en or in cash box in every big train station (Praha hlavní nádraží), note: the train ticket is valid 24 hours, you can buy also return one or cheap group ticket
The fastest trains EC type (from Prague to Germany, usualy to city Dresden, or Berlin or Hamburg) get out of the train in town Decin. Or if you like to visit Saxon Switzerland get off in town Bad Schandau.
Next step from town Decin.
A) by BUS – Directly in front of the main railway station in Decin (bus station is situated 30m right), take a bus number 434, direction village Mezná (or during summer season also direction town Krásná Lípa, centre of National park ). The Bus 434 takes you 20 minutes and you can get off village Hrensko (bus stop Pravcicka: and then 1 hour by up walk to Pravcicka gate or Bus stop hotel Klepac 30 min walk to Edmunds gorges – boat) .
Or you can join also bus number 436, which will take you 30 minutes to village Jetrichovice (cozy Jetrichovice views).
Unfortunately, bus is not going very often, specialy during out of season. Generally every 2 hours. Look at schedule.
B) by TRAIN – You can get on to the passenger train direction to town Bad Schandau and get off village Schöna (Germany) and take advantage of cross-border ferry Schöna (DE) – Hrensko (CZ). Ferry is going whole year every 10 minute. Details of this circuit can be found at: http://www.euroregion-elbe-labe.eu/
The center of the National park, town Krasna Lipa you can also visit by train from Dečín. Train is going every hour.
C) Taxi – You can also take a taxi. It will be cost 500CZK till 1000CZK.
D) TRANSPORT WITH LOCAL GUIDE, Finally, you can contact me, local guide Ales and than I will help with transport from train station Decin to the National park Bohemian Switzerland by my car and organise tour for you. More detail here.
From Germany (Dresden, Berlin), you can use the same method to find transport to the National park Bohemian Switzerland
2. Possible by bus from Prague? Rather NO:(
Direct Bus Line from Prague (or another big czech city) to National park does not yet exist.
If you prefer the bus service. You have to go by bus close town: Decin, Rumburk, Varnsdorf or Novy Bor and then use other bus lines towards Krasna Lipa, Jetrichovice or Hřensko. More and bus schedule on http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/
3. Posibility by bike
Use the train for transport from Prague to Děčín and rent bike in Děčín (5 min by walk from train station there is shop Activepoint).
4. Posibility by your own car
From Prague use highway number D8 direction Ústí nad Labem and Dresden. Turn off from highway in Ustí nad Labem and continue direction town Děčín and Hřensko. In village Hřensko or Mezni Louka, there are a lot of parking places. Usually cost 120CZK per day. (Attention: during summer season are parking place quite full from 10am till 2pm). Not parking out of official parking, there is local police and give you penalty. There is free map of National park include parking place.
Published on: 21.11.2019 - Filed under: Blog