Jičín – Basic Information
Jičín is a small town in Hradec Kralove region in the Czech Republic, located about 75 km north-east of Prague and 30 km east of Mlada Boleslav. It is at the south-eastern end of popular tourist region Cesky Raj (Czech Paradise or Bohemian Paradise), known for rock formations, old castles and ruins, and other natural and historical sights. The sandstone rocks Prachovske Skaly start almost immediately at the north-western end Jičín.
The population of Jičín is about 16 thousand. The town is the capital of Jičín District. The Cidlina River flows through Jičín.
The name is pronounced like yi-cheen.
Getting to Jičín
Alhough Jičín itself is quite small, several main roads meet here.
- From Prague and most locations in the west and south-west of the Czech Republic, take the R10 motorway to Mlada Boleslav and then road number 16 to Jičín. Alternatively, take the D11 motorway to Podebrady and then road number 32.
- From Liberec, take road number 35.
- From Krkonose mountains and Turnov, take road number 16.
- From Hradec Kralove and most locations in the eastern half of the Czech Republic, take road number 35.
There are frequent bus services between Jičín and nearby towns. Buses from Prague to Jičín leave mostly from Černý Most bus station and reach Jičín in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
There is also a train station in Jičín, although the town is outside main long-distance rail routes. You can get to Jičín by local trains from Nymburk, Hradec Kralove, or Turnov.
There is also a small airport in Jičín, but it is mostly for sport flying and not for public passenger traffic.
The postal code of Jičín is 506 01.