Asking directions

If you’re in a new town or city and you want to know where a place or building is, these are useful phrases for asking for directions.

Kde to je ? – Where is it?
Ako sa tam dostanem ? – How do I get there?
Potrebujem sa dostať do … – I need to get to ...
Prepáčte, kde je tu (najbližší) …. ? – Excuse me, where is the (nearest) … here ?
Ideme správne na … ? – Is this the right way to … ?
Malo by to byť niekde tu. – It should be somewhere here.
Ako ďaleko je to odtiaľto ? – How far from here is it ?
Môžete mi ukázať cestu do … ? – Can you show me the way to … ?
Môžete mi to ukázať na mape ? – Can you show it to me on the map?
Dá sa tam dostať autom ? – Can we get there by car?
Ako dlho to trvá peši ? – How long does it take on foot?
Dá sa tam dostať aj ináč ? – Is there any other way to get there?
Ako sa volá táto ulica ? – What is the name of this street?
Kde je najbližšia zastávka/stanica ? – Where is the nearest stop/station ?
Kde vystupujeme ? – Where do we get off ?
Ako sa volá zastávka, na ktorej máme vystúpiť ? – What is the name of the stop where I should get off?
Koľko je to odtiaľto zastávok ? – How many stops from here is it ?
Pôjdete štyri zastávky … – You will go four stops …
Kde mám prestúpiť ? – Where should I change buses / trams / trains?


Mark: Excuse me. Could you tell me how do I get to the library? It should be somewhere here.
Nancy: Yes, it’s that way. You go three blocks to Washington Street, then turn right. It’s on the corner, across from the bank.
Mark: Thanks! How far from here is it?
Nancy: If there is no traffic, about 10 minutes.
Mark: How many stops from here is it?
Nancy: You will go four stops.
Mark: Thanks! I’ve only been in town a few days, so I really don’t know my way around yet.
Nancy: Oh, I know how you feel. We moved here a year ago, and I still don’t know where everything is!