By Bus -- From Athens, seven buses a day depart from the Stathmos Leoforia Peloponnisou, 100 Kifissou (tel. 210/512-4910; www.ktel.org), for the Sparta bus station on the east side of town at Lykourgou and Dafnou (tel. 27310/26-441). Buses run back and forth to Mistra frequently from the Sparta station. For general information on Athens-Peloponnese schedules and fares, call tel. 210/512-4910 or check www.ktel.org.
By Car -- From Athens, allow 5 hours; from Corinth, 3 hours; from Patras, 3 hours; from Tripolis, 2 hours. From Athens or Corinth, the new Corinth-Tripolis road is well worth taking for those not wishing to visit much en route.
It is usually possible to get visitor information in the Town Hall, on the main square (tel. 27310/26-517 or 27310/24-852); hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm. Ask whether the English-language pamphlet Laconia Traveller is available.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.