Car hire in Prague
On this page you’ll find useful tips and advice on hiring a car in Prague. Generally, it’s quite easy to rent a car in Prague. Unlike in some other countries (e.g. Spain), the rental car companies here won’t try to cheat you and make money using dirty tricks. Furthermore, you’ll find it easy to communicate in English. Driving in Prague, however, can be a little tricky as there are a lot of trams and one-way streets. Because of this, it’s a good idea to plan your route in advance!
Our car rental offices in Prague
- Prague train station: It is very convenient to pick your rental car up at the railway station upon arrival by train. There are two car rental offices with a large number of rental cars inside the station house. Getting from the station to the different districts in Prague and even out to surrounding areas is also smooth and easy.
- Central Prague: Slightly north of the train station you’ll find the most central parts of Prague town, as well as several car rental offices. One of the offices is within walking distance from the Rudolfinum, on Eliski Krasnohorskie, in the oldest parts of Prague. East of this, you’ll find three more offices on the major Revolucní Street.
- Southern Prague: Car rental is also available south of the city centre as another office is located adjacent to the larger road 5. Kvetna. From this office, you can easily get out of Prague and on to other cities and locations in the area.
Car rental at Prague airport
Most people choose to hire a car upon arrival at Prague airport. Finding the car rental centre in the airport where all major companies are represented is very easy. All the receptions are located on the ground floor. The rental cars are parked in a multi-storey car park named Pc. You’ll find Pc across the road from terminal 1 and by an access balcony from terminal 2, see images below.
What to do in Prague
Czechia has tons to offer as far as excursions go. Using Prague as a starting point, you can visit countless fantastic spots with a hired car. Below we’ll mention three of our favourites,nnnk.
Just over 80 miles west of Prague lies the stunning forest region of Slavkovský les. Here you’ll find several enjoyable footpaths and even a botanical garden. The area is mountainous and really takes your breath away. There are distinct communities in Slavkovský les and it is possible to drive in some areas, which makes for routes that offer gorgeous views of the nature.
The historic and beautiful town of Príbram is just a short drive south of Prague. Other than having a lovely city centre, Príbram is also home to the well-known pilgrimage site and monastery Svatá Hora. This monastery has gorgeous architecture and pieces of art. Furthermore, the oldest parts of Príbram has many exciting sights, and there is a museum dedicated to the town’s mines.
One-and-a-half-hour drive north of Prague is the attractive town of Liberec. One of the largest towns in Czechia, Liberec is home to the country’s oldest zoo and several exciting museums exhibiting technology. One of the town’s most famous landmarks is the tv tower Ješted Tower. This tower has a unique design and is reachable by cable car.