Prague Cards: Which One is Best?

Prague Cards

Would you like to visit many top attractions in Prague, take part in city tours and use public transport? Then a Prague Card is suitable for you!

On this website we present the three most important Prague Cards, with which you can use many tourist services in Prague free of charge. You can find the following information here:


The three best Prague Cards

There are three important City Cards for visitors to Prague, which we present and compare on this page. These are the official Prague Visitor Pass, the Prague CoolPass and the Prague All Inclusive Pass.

Here you can get a quick overview:

1. Prague Visitor Pass

Prague Visitor Pass

The Prague Visitor Pass is the official City Card of the city of Prague. You get the following services with the Visitor Pass:

  • Visit 60+ attractions free of charge
  • incl. Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Petrin Tower
  • incl. city tours, boat trip & tourist tram
  • Use public transport free of charge
  • incl. Airport Express Bus

The Prague Visitor Pass is valid for 48, 72 or 120 hours from activation. You can use the Visitor Pass digitally on your phone. There is also a free app with information on all attractions.

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Price: from 96,00 EUR


2. Prague CoolPass

The Prague CoolPass is not an official City Card of the city of Prague, but it is still an established product.

Until 2022, the CoolPass was still called "Prague Card", but was then renamed. Since then, the Prague Cool Pass has been a digital product - meaning you can use the pass digitally on your phone.

The following services are included in Cool Pass:

  • Visit 50+ attractions free of charge
  • incl. Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, National Museum
  • incl. city tour by bus & boat trips
  • Contains many museums
  • Additional discounts for attractions

Prague CoolPass is valid for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 consecutive calendar days from activation.

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Price: from 64,00 EUR


3 Prague All Inclusive Pass

The Prague All Inclusive is not an official City Card of the city of Prague, but a product of the company Go City. This company offers sightseeing passes all over the world.

It is a digital product that you can use on your phone immediately after purchase.

The following services are included in the All Inclusive Pass:

  • Visit 20+ attractions free of charge
  • incl. Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Madame Tussauds
  • incl. hop-on hop-off bus, boat trip & city tour
  • Contains some museums

The Prague All Inclusive is valid for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive calendar days from activation.

Price: from 59,00 EUR


Prague Cards: Top attractions

With all Prague Cards you can visit many top attractions and use tourist services free of charge. In some cases you will receive a discount.

Charles Bridge in Prague
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In the table below you will find many of Prague's top sights which are included in at least one Prague City Card:

AttractionVisitor PassCoolPassAll Inclusive
Prague CastleFree of chargeFree of chargeFree of charge
Jewish QuarterFree of chargeFree of chargeFree of charge
Petřín lookout towerFree of charge
Towers of the Charles BridgeFree of charge
City Hall incl. Astronomical ClockFree of charge
Powder TowerFree of charge
Gallery of SteelFree of charge
Charles Bridge MuseumFree of chargeFree of charge
National Museum of TechnologyFree of charge
DOX MuseumFree of charge
National MuseumFree of charge
Staropramen Visitor CentreFree of charge
Pilsner Urquell ExperienceFree of charge
Vyšehrad CathedralFree of chargeFree of charge
Prague TV Tower in ŽižkovFree of chargeFree of chargeFree of charge
Boat trip in Little VeniceFree of chargeFree of charge
Boat trip on the Vltava20% DiscountFree of chargeFree of charge
Guided tour of the old townFree of chargeFree of charge
City tour by busFree of charge
City tour with tourist tramFree of charge
Hop-on/hop-off busCZK 350 discountFree of charge

These are only the most important attractions and tourist services. In addition, you can visit other attractions free of charge or at a reduced rate.

A complete list of all attractions for Prague Visitor Pass you can find here.

A complete list of all attractions for Prague CoolPass you can find here.

A complete list of all attractions for the Prague All Inclusive Pass you can find here.


Prague Card incl. public transport

The city of Prague has a very good public transport system. Even as a visitor, you will find it easy to use the metro or tram. You can easily reach all attractions by metro or tram. In addition, there are numerous bus lines.

Prague Tram
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Only with the Prague Visitor Pass you can use public transport free of charge.

You can use the metro, all trams and buses with the Prague Visitor Pass. Before boarding a public transport vehicle, activate the pass in the app. If your ticket is checked, simply show your digital Visitor Pass.

If you are travelling to Prague by plane, you can also use the Airport Express Bus (AE) free of charge. This bus takes you quickly from the airport to the main train station in Prague.

The Prague Cool Pass and the All Inclusive Pass do not allow the use of public transport!

Here you can find maps for the metro, tram and bus networks in Prague.


Validity of the Prague Cards

The three Prague Cards differ in their validity.

Prague Visitor Pass: Once you have purchased the Visitor Pass, you can activate it at any time. You don't have to stick to the day you specify when you book. Activation takes place in the associated app. From activation, the pass is valid for 48, 72 or 120 hours.

As these are 24-hour units, you can also activate the pass in the afternoon and continue sightseeing the next morning. You are not bound to calendar days.

Prague Cool Pass: Once you have purchased the Prague Cool Pass, you can activate it at any time by showing your digital pass at the first participating attraction. You don't have to stick to the day you specify when you book. From activation, the pass is valid for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 days.

These are consecutive calendar days. You should definitely start sightseeing in the morning to take full advantage of the first day.

Prague All Inclusive Pass: Once you have purchased the Prague All Inclusive Pass, you can activate it immediately by showing your digital pass at the first participating attraction. You do not have to stick to the day you specify when booking. Once activated, the pass is valid for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 days.

These are consecutive calendar days. You should definitely start sightseeing in the morning to take full advantage of the first day.


How the Prague Cards work

You can use all Prag Cards digitally on your phone.

Prague Visitor Pass: After purchasing, you can decide whether you want to pick up a physical card at a tourist information office in Prague or whether you want to use the Visitor Pass on your phone.

Download the free Prague Visitor Pass app for digital use. This is available in the Apple and Google app stores. After downloading, you must register in the app. You can then import your Visitor Pass. Before you visit the first attraction or use public transport, you must activate the pass in the app.

The app contains lots of useful information about all participating attractions. Here you will find addresses, opening hours and an indication of exactly which services are included in the Visitor Pass.

Prague CoolPass: After purchase, you will receive an order number which you enter in the free Prague CoolPass app. The app is available in the Apple and Google app stores. With the order number you import your CoolPass into the app. As soon as you visit the first attraction, the pass is automatically activated.

Prague All Inclusive Pass: After purchase, you will receive an order number that you enter in the free Go City app. The app is available in the Apple and Google app stores. Use the order number to import your All Inclusive Pass into the app. As soon as you visit the first attraction, the pass is automatically activated.


Prague Card Prices

The prices depend on the validity of the respective City Cards. The longer a card is valid, the more it costs. For a validity of two days, the prices of the Visitor Pass and the CoolPass are almost identical. For a longer validity, the CoolPass is cheaper, but it includes fewer top attractions. In addition, the Visitor Pass allows you to use public transport free of charge for up to 120 hours.

Prague Visitor Pass

The following prices apply to persons aged 15 and over:

  • 96,00 EUR (48 hours)
  • 120,00 EUR (72 hours)
  • 155,00 EUR (120 hours)

For children up to 5 years, Visitor Pass is free of charge. Children between 6 and 14 years pay a reduced price. Pupils and students up to 25 years of age also receive a discount. This makes the Visitor Pass more suitable for families with young children up to the age of 5.

Prague CoolPass

The following prices apply to persons aged 16 and over:

  • 64,00 EUR (1 day)
  • 88,00 EUR (2 days)
  • 108,00 EUR (3 days)
  • 112,00 EUR (4 days)
  • 116,00 EUR (5 days)
  • 124,00 EUR (6 days)

Children and young people up to the age of 15 pay a reduced price. Pupils and students up to the age of 26 also receive a discount.

All Inclusive Pass

The following prices apply to persons aged 17 and over:

  • 59,00 EUR (1 day)
  • 84,00 EUR (2 days)
  • 104,00 EUR (3 days)
  • 119,00 EUR (4 days)
  • 129,00 EUR (5 days)

Children and young people up to the age of 16 pay a reduced price.


Which Prague Card is the best?

All Prague City Cards are pretty good products. However, we prefer the Prague Visitor Pass because this pass covers most of Prague's top attractions and also gives you free travel on public transport. Therefore, it is the most convenient Prague Pass.

We also like that the Visitor Pass is charged in 24-hour units. However, a variant with a validity of 96 hours is missing.

Digital use on the phone is convenient. However, you have to register in the app first.

The Prague Visitor Pass is quite expensive, but still offers good value for money.

Prague Visitor Pass

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Quality of the attractions
Public transport
Flexible validity
Digital use via app
Value for money

Conclusion

We recommend the Visitor Pass if you want to visit many top attractions and use public transport.

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Prague CoolPass

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Quality of the attractions
Additional discounts
Flexible validity
Digital use via app
Value for money

Conclusion

We recommend the Cool Pass if you visit many attractions and take boat trips and city tours.

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The Prague Cool Pass is also recommendable, but it is not quite as good as the Prague Visitor Pass. The choice of top attractions is not quite as good and you cannot use public transport. But if you don't use public transport anyway, the Prague Cool Pass is better suited for you.

We like the flexibility of one to six days, but these are calendar days and not 24-hour units. Digital use in the app is easy and convenient.

The Prague Cool Pass is also expensive, but slightly cheaper than the Visitor Pass. Value for money is also good.

Prague All Inclusive Pass - Rating

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Quality and number of attractions
Public transport or hop-on hop-off bus
Flexible validity
Easy to use on the phone
Value for money

Conclusion

We recommend the All Inclusive Pass if you want to use the hop-on hop-off bus and visit a few top attractions.

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FAQ about the Prague Cards

Is a Prague Card worth it?

Yes, a Prague Card can be worthwhile if you are in Prague for the first time and want to do a lot of sightseeing. Especially if you visit the top attractions, a Prague Card pays off. If you also want to use public transport regularly, the Prague Visitor Pass is particularly worthwhile.

All Prague Cards are convenient and you can save money when you visit many attractions.

Can I visit Prague Castle with a Prague Card?

Yes, all Prague Cards allow you to visit Prague Castle including St Vitus Cathedral, St George's Basilica and the Golden Lane free of charge. In some cases, you will receive a discount for climbing the tower of St Vitus Cathedral.

Do I get priority admission with a Prague Card?

Unfortunately not! The Prague Visitor Pass, the Prague CoolPass and the All Inclusive Pass do not give you priority entry. You must go to the box office of each attraction and pick up a free ticket.

How long are the Prague Cards valid?

The Prague Visitor Pass is valid for 48, 72 or 120 hours from activation.

Prague CoolPass is valid for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 consecutive calendar days from activation.

Prague All Inclusive Pass is valid for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive calendar days from activation.

Can I use public transport free of charge?

Yes, with the Prague Visitor Pass you can use the metro, trams and buses free of charge. The Airport Express Bus is also free with the Visitor Pass.

The Prague CoolPass and the All Inclusive Pass do not grant free travel on public transport.

Which Prague Card is suitable for families?

In principle, all Prague Cards are also suitable for families, as children pay a reduced price. From our point of view, the Prague Visitor Pass is the better City Card for families, as children up to the age of 5 receive a free card. You can also use public transport together.

Are there also City Cards for other cities?

Yes, of course! There are interesting City Cards for many cities, including, for example:

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