Getting from Florenc Bus Station to Old Town
Florenc station close to Prague city centre
The central long distance bus terminal Praha Florenc is located very close to the centre of Prague. It takes only 15-20 minutes walking to get to the very centre, Staromestske namesti (Old Town Square).
From Florenc to Old Town on foot
If you choose to walk from Florenc bus station to the city centre, first go the tram stop at Florenc (easily visible from the bus terminal entrance. There is a bank building with a big clock on top. From the tram stop, you just have to follow the tram tracks. First you have to cross under a highway (there is a McDonald’s right under the bridge) and then continue down the street with the tram tracks (the street’s name is Na Porici). Within 5 or 10 minutes from Florenc you should pass by the shopping centre Bila Labut (White Swan), an old city house with a swan logo on top. Next you will pass hotels Harmony or Imperial.
Namesti Republiky and Powder Gate
After about 10 minutes you come to a bigger shopping centre Palladium and a large square, Namesti Republiky (Square of the Republic). There you will see the beautiful Municipal House and the old Powder Gate. Opposite to the Municipal House there is the seat of Czech National Bank (Ceska Narodni Banka). You can decide if you want to go down the broad boulevard slightly to the left, which is the most expensive shopping street Na Prikope, or go through the Powder Gate directly to one of the narrow old streets leading you to the Old Town Square after a few minutes.
From Florenc to Old Town by metro
If your time is too scarce or you just want to save the energy for the Old Town itself, you can quickly get from Florenc bus station to Old Town with the underground. From the two metro lines at Florenc choose B (yellow; the deeper one) and go in the direction to Zlicin or Smichovske Nadrazi (NOT to Cerny Most). The metro ticket can be purchased at the entrance to the metro station in the counter or in a yellow machine. One way costs CZK 26 (about 1 euro).
Take the yellow metro line to the very next stop, Namesti Republiky (see above), or the one after, Mustek. At Mustek, which is located at the bottom of Wenceslas Square, you can get off and continue the last few hundred metres to the Old Town Square on foot (the old streets are very beautiful), or you can switch to metro line A (green) and go one stop to Staromestska (Old Town Station) and get off directly at the Old Town Square.
Taking taxi from Florenc to Old Town
Taxi is another kind of transferring from Florenc bus station to Old Town Square. Unfortunately, given the central location of both places, their proximity, and good mass transit coverage, it can often be the slowest option (in case of a traffic jam), besides being the most expensive one by far.