Getting to Terezín
We are absolutely sure that the best way to see Terezin (LT) it's a self-guided daytrip from Prague.
10 buses each morning make the trip in a little under an hour. Most buses leave from the main bus station Florenc (platform #7) ((Metro line C Nadrazi Holesovice)), and at the time of writing they were departing from stands 16 and 17. The cost is about 80 crowns per person one way
Buses from Prague passing a bastion of the small fortress and then stop beside a huge carpark. This is the place to get off if you plan to begin your sightseeing at the small fortress and prison museum
At the end of the day is a reverse of what you did in the morning. Buses run a couple of times every hour until about 5pm. It will give you plenty of time to see everything in Terezin.
You can catch the bus either on the main central square (see picture#5) of the large fortress or at the huge carpark near the small fortress.
For bus timetable see link:
- Historical Travel
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Change of bus station
The last time I went to Terezin, 6 years ago I went by car, this time I decided to go by bus. Guide books etc tell you the bus goes from the Florenc Bus Station; this no longer appears to be correct. The bus now leaves from the Nádraží Holešovice Bus Station. I caught the bus at 10am from stand 7. This was where I discovered that if you pre-purchase a ticket you get priority in boarding the bus and therefore obtain a seat. I had to stand for most of the journey and only when I sat down for the last 5 minutes of the journey did I noticed that a women, who was also standing, was pregnant. Most of the people who were seated were young students who had not given a second thought of giving up their seats to the woman. I was just about to give up the seat that had been given to me when the bus arrived in Terezin. The first place the bus stops is at the small fort and the second stop is the main town. Its probably easier to get off at the small fort and have completed the tour walk to the main fort where the return bus can be caught opposite the tourist information office, which also has the departure times posted on the door. I caught the return bus at 3.35pm but if you want to visit all the museums and the small fort plus walk around the various buildings and sites you may need more time. The fare costs 75CZK each way. If you want a pre-booked ticket, they can be obtained from the Florenc Bus Station but you have to agree which bus times you are going to take. Or you can just turn up and pay the bus driver hoping 30 or 40 students are not on the same journey.
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Access to Terezin
There are basically two ways to get to Terezin, each with advantages and disadvantages. The prime factor is the time it should require to adequately cover the sites - I estimate 6-7 hours. Unfortunately, each of the two access mechanisms gives you only 5 or at the most 6.
Public bus - departs from the Florenc bus stop adjacent the metro station, takes an hour. The advantages - cheap, allows you to spend as much time as you want in the Ghetto Museum. Disadvantages - the walk to the crematorium is long and there are no facilities, rest or eating, along the way or at the crematorium site. Second, the busses are infrequent - if you miss one, and particularly the last one in mid to late afternoon, you have big trouble.
Guided tour - easy to do. Advantages - gets you to the crematorium and back and forth to Prague with no hassles. Comfortable mini-van. Disadvantages - costs more, gives you only 1 hour 15 minutes to see the ghetto museum, the 2 films, the exhibits, and get to the toilets.
The Small Town Terezin...
This was the shady spot where the bus from Prague dropped me off. It's 1 hour from Prague; Departed from Florenc Bus Station.
It was early morning & either people had not waken up yet or the town itself was lack in development. To me it made no different...It's a breath of morning fresh air arriving in Terezin !
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Terezin is about 50 miles outside Prague and you can get a bus from Florenc bus station in Prague. I think the return ticket was about 100 Czech kroner at the time
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