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If you add a Prague Excusion Pass to your Eurail Pass, does a trip within Prague use up a day of your pass?

If you add a Prague Excusion Pass to your Eurail Pass, does a trip within Prague use up a day of your pass?

Old Apr 13th, 2003, 04:07 PM
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If you add a Prague Excusion Pass to your Eurail Pass, does a trip within Prague use up a day of your pass?

I want to go from Prague to Dresden, Germany. I think the border town is Dicen. Does it use a day of my Eurail pass to travel the distance from Prague to Dicen? From there I just plan to buy 2nd class tickets to Dresden and not use the pass at all. Can anyone assure me one way or the other? Thank you for your help.
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Old Apr 13th, 2003, 05:00 PM
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I am reasonably certain that the trip from Prague to Dicen is covered by your Prague Excursion Pass and doesn't affect your Eurail Pass at all.
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Old Apr 13th, 2003, 07:50 PM
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Thank you Kristine. That's what I thought. Does anyone know if indeed Dicen is the border town from which I will buy a ticket to Dresden?
Thanks again.
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Old Apr 14th, 2003, 06:32 AM
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If you look on the DeutscheBahn website, it looks like Decin is the last stop in the Czech Republic. The border is actually at Sch�na(Gr) but there is no stop there. So you would probably want to buy (at the Prague train station) a ticket from Schona to Dresden, but buying one from Decin to Dresden would be fine also -- just a little overlap there. Do you know the Deutsche Bahn site? It is excellent for planning. The URL is http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/e
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If you haven't already bought the Prague Excursion Pass, you might pass on that pass. It is a little doubtful if it saves money (over the 2nd class prices). Of course, I think it is a 1st class pass so that may make it worthwhile. I always ride 2nd class trains in the Czech Republic, but they are not as good as second class trains in Western Europe. But it is a way to get closer to the people! Both literally and figuratively!
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Old Apr 14th, 2003, 07:41 AM
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Thanks Kristine. The reason I am buying the Prague Excursion pass is because I am taking the night train from Zurich into Prague. I am buying a first class compartment for my family. When I get to the border, I don't want to shift to the 2nd class section at 6:00 in the morning with all our stuff. The first class excursion pass, I assume, will just let us stay put the distance into Prague. Thanks for your help. I appreciate the info about Decin.
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