Ústí nad Labem

Ústí nad Labem is the second largest city in North Bohemia and main city of Ústí nad Labem Ragion. This industrial city may not be one of the prettiest cities in the Czech Republic, but it is a good starting point for hiking and trips in attractive countryside.


Ústí nad Labem is situated along the banks of the Elbe, just 20 kilometers from the Czech-German border. In fact the "nad Labem" part of its name is Czech for "on the Elbe". The "Usti"means the river mouth. Its former German name Aussig is still sometimes used by Germans but may not necessarily be understood by Czechs. With a population of more than 90,000, Ústí nad Labem is the seventh most populous city in the Czech Republic.

Get in

Usti sits along the main road and rail connections between the Czech Republic and Saxony and is thus easily reachable for a day trip from Prague and Dresden alike.

By train

This may be the best and fastest option, depending on which type of train you take. It takes between 1h10min and 2h from Prague main train station to Usti nad Labem. The Dresden-Prague Eurocity also stops in Usti nad Labem and further goes to Berlin and Budapest respectively.

By bus

From Florenc bus station in Prague, it takes 1h15min. by bus.

By car

the road connection between Prague and Usti nad Labem is mostly highway (D8 connecting Prague with Saxony) and it takes approximately 1h.

By plane

The closest international airports are in Prague (IATA: PRG) and Dresden (IATA: DRS) with the former having a wider selection of connections.

Get around

18 bus and 13 trolleybus lines can get you almost anywhere in the city.


Střekov Castle upon the Elbe river






Go next


Elbe Valley in Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

The area surrounding Usti nad Labem is good for hiking. Landscape is beautiful, with sandstone rock formations, Elbe river, mountains of volcanic origin, forests, hills and fields.

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