Drivers should take care and note that public transportation has the right of way at all times in Prague -- this includes both buses and trams. The trams will often be on your left and it is easy to miss them, so be extra careful and keep your eyes open. Also watch out for yellow grids that mark where pedestrians cross to catch the tram, since you may not block or stop within the gridded area when the tram is stopped.
Considering renting a car during your time in Prague? If your flight is landing at Prague Airport then you can simply head over to the airport’s rental counters to pick up your rental car. The rental car counters are located in the lobby of the airport’s main terminal.
Bikers are very common to see in the city, especially in the summer months. They often will take up much of their lane defensively so that cars won’t pass by them at high speeds. In general though, they are not much of a nuisance and, as long as you are paying attention to them, it will be easy enough to share the road.
Prague, like any major city in the world, experiences its fair share of rush hour traffic. Drivers can expect the morning rush hour to pick up at around 7:00 a.m. and last until 9:00 a.m., while in the afternoon it starts up at about 4:00 p.m. and finishes up sometime between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Some of the main roads to avoid during rush hour include Wilsonova in the downtown area and Belohorska in the western portion of the city.
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FAQs about renting a car in Prague
Some car rental companies in Prague which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Hertz and Sixt
On average a hire car in Prague costs C$ 27 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Prague is Budget (7.8, 170 reviews).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Prague. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Prague is C$ 6.72 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 81 and C$ 107, depending on the car size.
Standard (Audi A3 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Prague.
A Standard car rental in Prague costs C$ 39 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Prague costs C$ 35 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Prague costs C$ 36 per day, on average.
In Prague, cars are most frequently rented at NU Car Prague Airport (11 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Prague costs C$ 187 per week (C$ 27 per day).
On average a rental car in Prague costs C$ 799 per month (C$ 27 per day).
Smaller cars such as compacts, sedans, and coupes are by far your best option for car type in Prague. There are many small streets and narrow alleys throughout the city that can be quite difficult for larger cars such as SUVs or trucks to navigate, especially in the older and more historic parts of town. Also, parking can be a major issue for larger cars, as some of the streetside parking spaces can be quite tiny.
The speed limit in built-up areas is 50 km/h (31 mph) while outside of towns and cities it goes up to 90 km/h (56 mph). On motorways and highways the speed limit is usually around 130 km/h (81 mph).
On average, gas prices in Prague are just around 33 CZK ($1.44) per liter of gas, which in gallons is about 124.91 CZK ($5.47). This is a fairly decent price for gas in Europe compared to Frankfurt’s average cost of €5.87 ($6.68) and is just about equal to Sevilla’s average of €4.92 ($5.59).
Parking garages are one of the better options for drivers in Prague. Parking spots in the downtown area, especially in the central business district, fill up quickly during the work week, so garages are often your best bet for guaranteeing a parking spot. Streetside parking is still available, but it is limited in quantity during the peak business hours of the day.