A car hire in the Czech Republic is the ultimate way to see this intriguing country. Since its founding in 1954, Auto Europe has been providing high quality car rental services. Choose us for your next holiday in the Czech Republic and enjoy the freedom car hire gives you.
Nestled in the heart of Central Europe, the Czech Republic is a country with a rich history. Although it has become an official country only in 1993, its beginnings date back to the 9th century. During its past, it was a part of different empires and occupied by other nations. Due to the historic turmoil, the Czech Republic is now a culturally rich country known for splendid castles.
There are a few things to remember when driving your car hire in the Czech Republic. Unlike in the UK, driving is done on the right-hand side of the road. There are paid motorways that link the most important cities in the country. There is zero alcohol tolerance for drivers in the Czech Republic. Additionally, remember to have the dipped headlights on at all times when driving. In built-up areas, the speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) and on the motorways, don't drive faster than 130 km/h (75 mph). Petrol stations are very common along the motorways, country roads, and in the cities and towns. Credit cards are accepted at most petrol stations. Pay a visit to our driving information page to learn more about local road regulations.
The Czech Republic is one hour ahead of the UK. Although time change does not occur on the same date every year, Daylight Saving Time it is observed at the end of March and Standard Time begins at the end of October.
Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic and a minority language in Slovakia. Czech and Slovak are mutually intelligible. We have put together a few useful expressions in Czech which may come in handy during your travels.
Hello - Ahoj
Thank you - Dekuju
Yes - Ano
No - Ne
Hello, Good afternoon - Dobrý den
Good bye - Nashledanou
Where is the toilet? - Kde je toaleta?
How much is it? - Kolik to stojí?
Please - Prosím
Where is a bank? - Kde je banka?
Where is a cash machine? - Kde je bankomat?
Petrol station - benzínová stanice, benzínka
Motorway - dálnice
Electrical sockets in the Czech Republic supply electricity at 220 to 240 volts. The socket type is "Type C" Europlug, the "Type E" and "Type F" Schuko. If you are bringing your electrical appliances from the UK, you are going to need an adaptor.
British citizens do not need a visa to enter the Czech Republic. However, your passport needs to be valid for the duration of your stay. The address of the British Embassy in Prague is:
British Embassy Prague
118 00, Prague
Telephone: +420 257 40 2111
In order to drive a car in the Czech Republic you must be minimum 18 years old. To hire a car, however, suppliers require that drivers are at least 21. Young drivers, under 25, are required to pay a local "young driver fee" that varies by rental company and car category.
Vignettes - motorway stickers are available at most petrol stations. There is a choice between a ten day, one month and one year vignette.