Getting to Kutná Hora
Kutná Hora is in Central Bohemia, about 70km east of Prague. Kutná Hora is well connected to the capital by bus and train and the main international train line from Prague to Slovakia and Poland passes through nearby Kolín (10km away).
A lot of travellers visit Kutná Hora as a daytrip, returning to the capital in the evening. This is a pity, because there’s too much to see in one day and the town is lovely at night when the hordes of daytrippers have gone home. Accommodation and meals are much cheaper in Kutná Hora and there are quite a few atmospheric little pubs to retreat to when you tire of the floodlit monuments and romantic lamplit lanes.
From Prague, Kutná Hora is well served by both bus and train.
Trains arrive at Kutná Hora main station (Kutná Hora hl.n.), which is a ten minute walk from the famous ‘bone-church’ in the outer suburb of Sedlec. Fast trains cover the 70-odd kilometres in around an hour, but slow trains take twice as long. The price is the same for both, so choose the R, IC or EC fast trains where possible. There are several direct trains each day and many more connections if you are willing to change at Kolín.
Buses arrive at the main bus station, which is a short walk from the centre of Kutná Hora, but a long walk from the ‘bone church’. From Prague’s Florenc or Černý Most bus stations, it takes 1hr 15min -1hr 30 to Kutná Hora and the prices are similar to the trains.
From Olomouc, (199km) it’s best to take an express train as far as Kolín and switch there to a local train for the last ten minutes into Kutná Hora. The whole trip will take about 2hrs 30mins, including the change of trains at Kolín.
From Telč, the 128km train trip takes a little over 3 hours, with changes at either Jihlava or Kostelec U Jihlavy and Havličkův Brod.
From Karlovy Vary (210Km-3.5hrs), and Český Krumlov (200km as the crow flies, 250km via Prague-4.5hrs) the most convenient connections involve travelling to Prague and taking a bus or train from there as described above.
In Kutná Hora there are two train stations.
Main station (Kutná Hora hl.n.) is in the outer suburb of Sedlec, a short walk from the bone church. If you’re staying overnight in Kutná Hora and have heavy bags, it’s probably best to buy your ticket right through to Kutná Hora Město (town centre) station, which is a short walk from the old town and is especially convenient if you’re staying at hotel U Kata. Probably you’ll need to get out at main station and change to one of the single carriage diesel trains that ferry people into the town centre (Město) station.
Another option is to take a town bus from main station into the centre. It will be about a ten minute ride and you should get off at U Divadla (Theatre) or the bus station which is likely to be the final stop. The 10Kč tickets can be bought from the driver.
And of course there are always Taxis.
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