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Walking Directions from Prague Main Train Station to the Marriot or Hilton Old Town

Could anyone assist with easy walking instructions from the Prague Main TRAIN STATION TO THE OLD TOWN marriott or Hilton? I am having trouble understanding the hotel and their web sites do not have directions. It is right by Metro Namesti Republic and the address is V Celnici 8 110. 00 Prague. I travel light and prefer to walk as I know I could take the metro as well but they say it is only a 10 minute walk but that is if you know the directions!!

Thank You

Kathy

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If you type in »Marriott Prague« on Google Maps, it shows you the location.
I always make a screen print from Google Maps or, when that's better, ViaMichelin, to find my way from the arrival point to the hotel. The situation on the ground often looks a little bit different, but at least I'm walking in the right direction, and sooner or later I'll find a street sign to help me further on.

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The Hilton's down on the river. You can take the C Metro (subway) one stop and it's about 2 blocks walk to the hotel.

The Marriot's a little closer, and you can walk there from the train station. The Old Town is pretty compact in size.

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919 posts

Kathy, you can use the directions feature on Google maps. When I tried to click the pedestrian symbol, it wouldn't give me walking time/mileage to the Hilton (which is odd), but the direction arrow still shows you what streets you can walk along. I can't tell from your post if you're familiar with using directions on Google maps, so here's a quick tutorial if you're not:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtXFWU4r9FQ

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Actually, the Hilton Prague Old Town and the Prague Marriott are across the street form each other on V Celnici. Walking distance from the Hlavni (main) station and next to the Masarykovo train station.

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4637 posts

With the station behind your back cross the park which locals call Sherwood Forest then cross Opletalova Street (ulice), continue on Jeruzalemska, on Senovazne namesti to the right. Streetcar tracks fork, you follow those slightly to the left through Dlazdena Street, cross Hybernska and continue on Havlickova. The first street to the left is V Celnici where both your hotels are. You can google hotel and print the map of the neighborhood. For me that's better then just directions.

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I would agree with Ilja, the Sherwood forest they refer to has been well cut back and it is just a narrow strip of park, but check the Google map, should take less than 10 minutes to walk.using the metro is easy enough but you would have to go to Florenc then change line to travel to Namesti Republicky and you would end up walking much the same distance in the underground.
don't know if this works but I have tried to do the route on google maps for you.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Hlavn%C3%AD+n%C3%A1dra%C5%BE%C3%AD,+Prague-Prague+1,+Czech+Republic/Prague+Marriott+Hotel,+V+Celnici,+Prague,+Czech+Republic/@50.0857926,14.4297772,16.35z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x470b9493ebed130f:0x1256ca8e8e03ba66!2m2!1d14.434138!2d50.083505!1m5!1m1!1s0x470b949532216855:0xb3a8b9e4c22bcc3!2m2!1d14.431196!2d50.0880492!3e2

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I want to thank each of you so much and for also providing a tutorial on google maps and actually mapping it for me. I live off my nav system off my phone but have not used google maps for walking but I am now.

We are either taking the DB train or express bus from Munich and from how I read the DB site, the bus also goes into the main train station.

Thank you so much!

KATHY

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It stops right outside the Old entrance to the station on Wilsonova . Do not attempt to cross this road it is crazy busy but just go into the station and down a couple of levels to the main entrance/exit.
BTW the old area of the station has been beautifully restored to it's former glory, a lovely introduction to Prague for you.I believe there is a new café opened up there too and will find out for myself when I am back in Prague on the 23rd of this month

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4637 posts

Not only crossing that road Unclegus mentioned is illegal; it's something like crossing freeway, you probably would not survive it.

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Ilja, I have actually seen folk crossing it with large suitcases, no way I would ever attempt it.

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434 posts

I thought I was smart and used my GPS on my iphone for the same walk.

Turned out the sun was shining and washed out he display so I couldn't see it and road/street noise cancelled out the voice commands. We made it, but I remember it being Abbott and Costello'ish.

Warren

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Thank you for the advice not to cross the freeway! And most important to appreciate the restoration of the train station.

Now I have to figure out if the DB express bus if we take it, arrives at the main train station.

Thanks again.

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Yes, DB express bus indeed arrives at Main Train Station in Prague.

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215 posts

I have just returned from my trip to Prague and the directions you provided from the train to Old Town Really worked. We did not cross the major highway which I agree, I would not have survived.

Both my sisters enjoyed reading the walking instructions on the train going to Prague and they said, We are NOT walking thru the Sherwood Forest and they imagined a real forest but when we arrived, we went downstairs thru the park and followed the directions and when the tram lines forked, I knew to go left thanks to all of you.

Thank you ALL and we arrived safe and semi sound!

Kathy

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glad it all went well for you .I remember the train station area from many years ago and it was a bit dodgy but since it been modernised and the whole area tidied up it is a quite pleasant area .You still see a few vagrants about but no different from any other train station throughout the world.