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Karlovy Vary area, to rent a car or to use public transport?

Helsinki, Finland
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Karlovy Vary area, to rent a car or to use public transport?

I'm planning to stay in Karlovy Vary, but I'd also like to see Mariánské Lázně, Františkovy Lázně and other sights in the villages. I don't know if should rent a car or stick to public transport? Any pros and cons would be much appreciated. My hotel has parking services, that is not problem. Should I expect traffic jams in August? Are there frequent bus or train services between towns? Any other things to cencern myself with?

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Berkshire, United...
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for Prague, Bohemia
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1. Re: Karlovy Vary area, to rent a car or to use public transport?

https:/…

find connections on the above link, English bottom right.

Personally I would hire a car for a couple of days specially if your hotel allows parking. (free I hope)

Dorset, United...
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2. Re: Karlovy Vary area, to rent a car or to use public transport?

All the train and bus times can be found here. English version is available.

www.idos.cz

You can print off timetables and download their smartphone app too.

We stayed near Karlovy Vary. It's a lovely area. It has good public transport links.

Loket castle makes a good day out. Also the big market at Potůčky is worth a visit.

You should be able to get to most places by public transport.

Czech Republic
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for San Antonio, Lubbock, Prague
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3. Re: Karlovy Vary area, to rent a car or to use public transport?

Public transit is frequent, affordable and part of the adventure...

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