There are several options how to get to Karviná. The closest airports you can use for arrival in Czechia are: Ostrava (OSR), Brno (BRQ), Pardubice (PED) or Prague (PRG). Václav Havel Airport Prague operates two terminals. Terminal 1 is designated for departures and arrivals to countries outside of the Schengen Area while Terminal 2 handles departures to the Schengen Area member states. Another option is to arrive in international airports of our neighboring countries, such as Katowice (KTW), Krakow (KRK), Bratislava (BTS) or Wien (VIE).
If arriving to Prague Airport, we recommend using the Airport Express (AE) bus operated by the Czech Railways (České dráhy - ČD). The AE bus line operates daily at regular 30-minute intervals and the ride takes about 45 mins. In the direction of the Prague main train station (Praha hlavní nádraží or Praha hl.n.), this connection can be used from 5:30 a.m. until 8:53 p.m. The line is served mostly by low-floor buses providing easy boarding and sufficient space for stowing luggage. It is possible to purchase PID (Prague Integrated Transport) tickets intended for the AE line at ČD ticket counters at the airport, from the driver of an AE bus or at DPP (Prague Public Transit Company) sales points for CZK 100. In case you are a holder of an ISIC card and you are below 26 years old, you can get a student discount. If your flight to Prague arrives later than 6:00 p.m., we recommend making a hotel reservation for the night in Prague and taking a train to Karviná on the next day. You can look for accommodation e.g. at www.booking.com.
When searching for train and bus connections to Karviná, whether it is from Prague or one of our neighboring countries, use the IDOS timetables. We recommend downloading IDOS app to your phone, as you will use it on daily bases. In IDOS, you can search for long-distance trains, buses and even public city transport connections. It is also possible to buy train tickets inside the app. In case you are a holder of an ISIC card and you are below 26 years old, you can get a student discount.
From the main train station in Karviná (which is also a bus station), it is just about 1.7 km, a 20-min walk or a 5-min bus ride to the student dormitory (address: Na Vyhlídce 1079, Karviná 735 06). A single bus ride will cost you CZK 15. A bus ticket can be bought from the driver, in cash (have Czech coins prepared) or by card. Buses no. 512, 513 and 518 will take you from the train station (bus stop "Fryštát, aut. nádr.") to the dormitory (bus stop "Nové Město, U Bažantnice"). You can use an IDOS app to seach for any bus connection or public transport. You can also take a taxi for about CZK 60. Taxis are usually waiting in front of the train station. The main faculty building (address: Univerzitní náměstí 1934/3, 733 40 Karviná; bus stop "Fryštát, univerzita") is located 2 km from the train station, which is about a 25-min walk or a 10-min bus ride (Buses no. 512, 514, 519, 520).