Prague represents the bohemian in a myriad of ways, from the quirky art viewing and shopping opportunities speckling the city to the cultural landmarks of historic Bohemia. While you can certainly spend days exploring the nooks and crannies of this fascinating and multifaceted city, make the most of your vacation by also discovering the beautiful Czech countryside. Book your rental car today!
Tourist season in Prague spans the summer months, when the weather comfortably stays around room temperature. If you want to avoid the crowds and tourist prices, however, spring and fall are also beautiful times of year to explore the city.
Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic, a language very similar to Slovak, which is also widely spoken. Younger generations are speaking increasingly more English and older generations still understand Russian, though they may be disinterested in speaking it.
Prague is in the Central European Time Zone, UTC+1.
The currency is the Czech crown or koruna. Avoid currency exchange around tourist areas; instead you’ll find the best exchange rates around the train station or at banks, such as Česká spořitelna.
Automobile hire is available in 5 locations throughout Prague, including Václav Havel Airport Prague, downtown Prague, and at the central railway station.
Some excellent road trips from Prague include the medieval towns Cesky Krumlov (170 km southward) and Kutná Hora (80 km eastward), the castles at Karlštejn (40 km to the southeast) and Konopiště (47 km southward), and the colorful city of Karlovy Vary (126 km westward), where a dip in the hot springs is highly recommended!
As a Schengen country, the Czech Republic accepts visitors from many countries around the world visa-free for up to 90 days. Double check entry requirements for your nationality before you depart, as you may be required to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.
The highways to and from Prague, while perhaps not in the best condition, are fairly free of traffic, but this easy going changes dramatically once you get to the city. If you’re staying outside the city center, take advantage of park and ride parking lots to avoid the hassles of driving and parking downtown.
Automobile hire in Prague typically starts at around $11 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Prague:
Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.
There is very little seasonal variation in price in Prague. Instead, you can get the best prices by booking your rental car at Václav Havel Airport Prague, where agencies such as Firefly, Green Motion, and Dvorák Rent a Car offer unbeatable prices. For about $3 more a day, you can also book rental cars at cheap prices at the downtown and central railway station locations.
You can also save more than $1 a day by extending your rental period to over a week.