Car Hire at Prague Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Explore the vibrant capital of Bohemia on your own time and schedule when you hire a car at Prague Airport. Having your own car gives you the opportunity to get out and see the Czech countryside, dotted with forbidding pine forests, soaring mountains, and sparkling lakes.
Where to hire a car at Prague Airport
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt offer car rental from Prague Airport, as do local companies Rent Plus, Dvorak Rent a Car, and Czechocar.
Petrol stations near Prague Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a Shell petrol station on the road into the airport.
Driving around Prague Airport
The airport links directly onto a major motorway. Make sure you’re comfortable with your rental car before leaving the airport, and make sure you know which direction you need to drive in. It makes it easier if you choose a car hire package that includes a sat-nav system: less stress and more time to enjoy your trip.
Getting to your destination
The capital of the Czech Republic is a huge city packed with beautiful buildings, vibrant bars, and excellent cultural attractions. Check out our seven favourite things to do in Prague.
It takes about half an hour to drive to Prague from the airport. The roads in Prague are often quite congested, so it’s a good idea to leave your rental car in Park & Ride when you venture into the city. If you do bring your car into town you can choose between pay and display bays and car parks. Large surface car parks can be found beside The State Opera, the train station, and on Narodni Trida Avenue. There are also some large multi-storey car parks, notably at the National Theatre and at the Rudolfinum. When you search for hotels in Prague make sure to check the ‘car parking’ box.
The capital of Moravia has fantastic coffee shops, excellent wine bars, and a thriving arts and music scene.
If you can’t find cheap flights to Brno you can fly to Prague instead. It takes just over two hours to drive to the city from Prague Airport. The city centre is pedestrian only but there are some car parks where you can leave your vehicle. The Vankovka shopping centre offers free parking on weekends. Large car parks charge around CZK 100 (about £2.68) for a full day of parking, but it really depends on how close to the centre you want to park.
The home of Pilsner beer and the capital of West Bohemia has an appropriately lively nightlife.
Plzen is about an hour’s drive from Prague Airport. There’s a 24 hour multi-storey car park on Truhlářská Street, to the north of the city centre. Prices are CZK 10 (about 28p) per hour during the day, and CZK 5 (about 14p) per hour overnight.
Prices subject to change