Some of the students of our courses have chosen to stay in the “Hvězda” dormitory. And for good reason! The dormitory is located in a cozy, green and fairly quiet neighborhood of Prague, not far from the city center and the Krystal study center.
For most of you, the travel to our Prague Study Centre will begin at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Czech currency – crowns is better to exchange at a small amount, only for necessary travel and minor expenses. You can do this in the departure zones both at the first and the second terminals, or to withdraw cash from the ATM:
Buy a ticket
If you go by public transport, you must first buy a ticket. In Prague, one ticket operates on all types of transport: bus, tram, metro, which is very convenient. Kiosks with information and tickets are close to the exit of the airport building. To get to “Krystal” you need to buy a ticket for 30 crowns, valid for 30 minutes. You can pay both in cash (crowns) or by card. Or you can buy a ticket at the yellow ticket machine right at the bus stop. Note that you may need to change bank notes to coins for the ticket machine:
From Airport to Krystal
When leaving the first terminal arriving zone, you need to go to the bus stop to take bus No. 191. The timetable is printed on the bus stand. The bus stop you need to go to is “Nad Markétou”. You can enter the bus by any door (front, middle or rear).
The bus stops also at the second terminal, therefore, coming from Schengen countries, you will get to the Hvězda dormitory from the “Terminál 2” bus stop.
Note that you have to stamp your ticket on the bus. The ticket is not valid unless you stamp it (yellow ticket machine):
Now, that you are on the bus, sit back and relax. Your destination stop is „Nad Markétou“. Travel time is 27 minutes according to the schedule. Each bus has a screen in the bus where you can follow the station names. Stations with the bell are „on demand“. It means if nobody press button to stop, the bus will go through the bus stop without stopping.
When you get off the bus stop “Nad Markétou”, you cross the road at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and on the right side you will see a light gray building with the sign “Hvězda”.
Registration at dormitory
If you arrive during office hours:
Monday 7:00 – 11:00, 12:45 – 18:00,
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:00 – 11:00, 12:45 – 15:00,
Friday 7:00 – 11:00,
then go directly to the registration office (registrační kancelář). The entrance to the registration office is in the courtyard of the building in front of which you are now standing.
Provide all the necessary documents, get the keys to the room and you can move in!
Registration for the course at Krystal center
Registration for study can be in person or on-line (if waiting for visa). You will find details in the newsletter. You will get to Krystal study centre by taking the metro. Walk from your dormitory to “Petřiny” metro station:
On the platform you will go from track №2 to “Nádraží Veleslavín” station. Only 1 stop.
When you get off at “Nadraží Veleslavín” stop, go towards escalaters. There will be two sets before you reach the metro lobby.
In the metro lobby turn right and take the stairs to “Evropská” street and “Knihovna UK”.
This is what you will see at your walk up to the street. The Krystal building is a five-minute walk, aprox. 300m, and can be seen from the metro station (should be behind you):
You will see the Krystal study centre in all its glory:
How to get to the education part of the study centre:
Walk down the hallway at the end of which it says AULA:
From the corridor of the educational part, where classes and information stands are located, there is a staircase to the third floor, on which, in addition to classes, there are offices of the administration of the educational center:
To the representative of the study part, you need to go to the left to the end of the corridor to office 337. The office of the accommodation representative 338 is located right next to it.
We are waiting for you and wish you success in your studies!