Prague Card..Is it worth it?

Old Nov 26th, 2008, 06:30 PM
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Prague Card..Is it worth it?

Has anyone used the Prague card for sightseeing? It seems like a good deal for a first-timer, but am wondering if anyone out there has used it. What did you think? Worth the $?
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Old Nov 26th, 2008, 11:53 PM
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if you are going to be there for a week or so it may be worth it,but not by much.I travel to Prague quite often and have never used this card,from what i can gather there are several of the more popular places that do not accept it.
Have a look at this explaination.
http://www.livingprague.com/praguecard.htm
BTW this website is a very very useful tool for someone new to Prague. The website is run by an expat who has lived in Prague for many years
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Old Nov 27th, 2008, 01:16 AM
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It's like Venicecard that entitles you to rides to public transportation + entrances to museums (+ use of public wc in the case of venice). And from what I read on the different forums, more people seem to find it not worth. I have been to Venice and Prague roughly 10 times each in the recent past (each time a stay of 4 - 5 days) but, like unclegus, have never bought one myself. Usually I buy 24 - 72 hr pass for public transportations (tram, bus & metro in Prague) and pay the entrance to the museum each time. I don't go to that many museums at each trip so that's fine with me.
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Old Nov 27th, 2008, 01:45 AM
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an interesting thing about the transport tickets in Prgaue is that it is more expensive for a 3 day pass than it is for 3 x 24hr passes.
The transport authority put the prices up about a year ago.

A 7 day pass used to cost 280 czk a 5 day pass now cost 500czk. ( the 7 day opass is no loger available)I think this is purely aimed at the tourist trade as the locals all use monthly passes.
http://www.myczechrepublic.com/pragu...ets_fares.html
this gives details.
the transport system in Prague is very good and ticket covers you fro buses trams and metro system.
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Yes, I thought the price increase was outrageous (especially when you know the older prices).

3-day/72hr pass : CZK 330
1-day/24hr pass : CZK 100 x 3 > 300

Above is what unclegus means. One detail, with 3-day pass you can take one child while you cannot with 1-day pass. I'm usually alone or with another adult so it's not an advatage at all. Seems only an excuse to me to justify the fact that 3-day pass is more expensive than 1-day x 3.
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