Your big day has come, you are travelling to Prague! Let us accompany you on your first day in Prague through your first day duties, like getting to your accommodation, checking in at the dormitory etc. 

First of all, let's recheck the travel documents you will need, in addition to your tickets:

  • Passport/National ID Card
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Face masks (depending on the airline)

Regarding Covid-19 requirements, there aren’t any travel restrictions for entering the Czech Republic at the moment. In case of any change, we will inform all our exchange students via email. Up-to-date information can also be found here.

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Public transportation lets you easily reach your new home from the airport or station. The main train and bus stations are straight in the city centre, from the airport it takes approx. half an hour to reach Prague's centre. You will need a 40 CZK ticket, which is valid for 90 min and allows you to combine different means of transport (metro+bus+tram). Tickets can be bought at the yellow ticket machines at selected bus/tram stops and can be paid by credit card.

How to reach your accommodation:

  • From the airport: take either Bus No. 119 to metro station Nádraží Veleslavín and then the metro - green line, or Bus No. 100 to metro station Zličín and then the metro - yellow line.
  • From the train station Hlavní Nádraží: You are in the city centre, at the metro station Hlavní Nádraží (red line). Take the most suitable metro or tram to your accommodation.
  • From the bus station Prague Florenc: You are in the city centre, at the metro station Florenc (red and yellow line). Take the most suitable metro or tram to your accommodation.

You can also take one of the taxis waiting outside the terminal or book it via apps like UBER, BOLT, etc. (recommended).

For more information about Prague public transport, click here.

Check in at Charles University dormitory

To check in at Charles University dormitories, you will need: 

  • Your passport or ID card
  • Your accommodation voucher
  • One photograph 
  • A receipt of the deposit payment

If you arrive when the dormitory accommodation office is closed do not worry, the reception is open 24/7. You will be accommodated for the night and registered the following day.

For more information about accommodation, click here.

First day grocery shopping

Tired after the long travel, you just need something to eat and let's call it a day? Find the closest shops to your accommodation:

  • Dormitory Hostivař: supermarket Albert, 700 m (there is also a restaurant in the complex).
  • Dormitory 17.listopaduthere is a grocery inside the dorm, but it can be already closed if you arrive late. Within the dormitory's proximity there are no shops - the closest supermarket is Lidl in the shopping centre Stromovka (3,5 km).
  • Dormitory Hvězda: supermarket Billa,700 m.
  • Dormitory Komenského: grocery Žábka (200 m), supermarket Tesco Express (metro station Hradčanská).
  • Prague city centreBilla, Albert, Kaufland, Tesco, Penny Market.

Any questions about your arrival?

If you have any questions about early/late arrivals, arrival certificates or similar, check our FAQs section here.