Czech Republic

Czech Republic Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Czech Republic
Though technically in Eastern Europe, the standards of roads and driving are generally more akin to Western Europe. There is a zero-tolerance policy in the Czech Republic for drivers under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and vehicles must be driven with dipped headlights at all times.If you’re used to driving in a big city at home, even Prague shouldn’t prove overly challenging though you may want to get the rental company to drive you out of the centre if you find navigating a challenge.

Many travellers drive abroad in the Czech Republic as part of a bigger driving holiday across Europe. Driving distances and approximate times to surrounding countries are as follows-

Prague -Vienna – 295 km, estimated travel time, 3.5 hours

Prague -Berlin – 362 km, estimated travel time, 3 hours 45

Prague -Munich – 382 km, estimated travel time, 4 hours

Prague -Budapest – 529 km, estimated travel time, 5 hours

Prague -Krakow – 550 km, estimated travel time, 5.5 hours

Prague -Bratislava – 337 km, estimated travel time, 3.5 hours

Czech Republic Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, National,Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, have branches here. Also usually features on Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire and Web discount sites such as or Expedia.

Local rental companies include –

Czech Republic Self Driving Rules-
Most companies will allow you to take the car out of the country though there may be restrictions on taking high spec vehicles into some Eastern European countries, at least without a large cash deposit. One way international rental may be possible with the bigger companies for a fee.

1 comment

  1. Alice

    At the last visit to Prague i rented a car in the Runwell rent-a-car. It was Tucson, 4 WD. no limit, no hidden pays, insurance, and GPS in the cost. Conveniently, we returned the car at the airport.

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