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Both trains and buses go daily to Český Šternberk, but it's not the easiest trip. (If you are willing to do an arranged tour with a company, that's certainly the simplest way to arrive.) Buses depart from Prague's southernmost bus station, Roztyly, which is about 15 minutes by metro from the city center on Line C (red line). There's an information office outside the metro station, and the bus platforms stretch to your left and down the hill. Purchase tickets (about 65 Kč) directly from the driver, and be prepared to change buses, usually in Benešov.
Trains leave from Hlavní nádraží and stop in many small towns on the way; you will have to change trains in Čerčany, about one hour out of Prague. Though the train ride is about 20 minutes longer than the trip by bus, it's a bit more scenic and easier to figure out. The trip takes about two hours. In summer you may be lucky enough to score a ride on an old-fashioned steam train. Ask at the main station for the parní vlak (steam train). If you're driving, take the D1 highway out of Prague (the main highway to Brno) and take the turnoff to Český Šternberk, following Route 111 to the castle, which perches over the highway. The drive takes just under an hour.
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