Welcome to Prague - a city where time ticks slower while you are strolling through the old town streets. Although the very centre of the city is best to see on foot, a car hire in Prague will enable you to see more distant attractions like Petrin Tower or even visit other cities such as Brno. Thanks to Auto Europe's large selection of car categories and cooperation with local and international rental suppliers, you are sure to receive a great deal on your car rental in Prague. Additionally, you can choose to pick up your car from Prague Airport or downtown, as well as have a luxury car delivered to a desired location.
Travelling by car hire in Prague is fairly easy once you know where you are heading. There are two ring roads in the city, the Inner Ring Road ("MO") that circles the centre, and the Outer Ring Road ("R1"), where the motorways and major roads leading to Prague meet. In the city centre, pay attention to one-way streets and give way to busses and trams. More information on local traffic regulations can be found in our Czech driving guide.
On-street parking is paid in Prague and parking metres accept coins. Avoid parking your car in blue zones that are restricted for the residents only. Orange zones indicate a maximum 2-hour parking time between 8 am and 6 pm. Green zones are for a maximum 6 hours parking time between 8 am and 6 pm. Outside of these times, parking is unlimited. Pay extra attention to other sign-posted restrictions, otherwise, if parked in a wrong place, your car will be towed away. Paid or restricted parking zones are in force in districts Prague 1, 2, 3, and 7. An alternative to city centre parking are the Park and Ride facilities located throughout Prague.
Thanks to its central location in Europe, Prague is a popular weekend destination, just like other cities in the region, Vienna or Krakow. Prague enjoys warm wet summers with an average high temperature of 24 °C. Winters, however, are quite cold with temperatures reaching below 0 °C degrees; there can be snowfall from November to March.
Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Formerly known as Prague Ruzyne International Airport, Prague Airport is the largest air base in Czech Republic and a hub for Czech Airlines. It is located 6 miles to the west of the city centre.
Phone number: +420 220 111 888
In the old town part of Prague, public transport consists of the underground and trams. Buses operate outside this part of the city. There is one common ticket system for all means of transport; there are time tickets as well as daily or 3 days ones.
The underground is called Metro in Prague and is the most popular transport system in the city. There are 3 Metro lines: Line A (green), Line B (yellow), and Line C (red). The Metro operates from 4-5 am till midnight.
Taking a tram is a good idea for sightseeing. There are 22 daytime lines (in service from 4:30 am till 1 am) and 9 night-time ones (running from midnight till 5-6 am). The historical line, number 91, operates on the weekends from April to October.
Bus lines provide connections to the Metro stations and, therefore, operate earlier than the underground.