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Car hire driving information Czech Republic 

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

Driving Overview

General Information
Prague is a very popular tourist destination in Europe. Hire a car in Prague and discover also other parts of this beautiful country. We recommend that you drive on the motorways as they tend to be in better shape than the smaller roads. The Czech roads are being improved continuously.

To rent a car in Czech Republic, you must be at least 21 years old (age can vary by car category) and have held your driver's license for at least 1 year. For drivers under the age of 25 an additional young driver surcharge may apply locally. Some suppliers have a maximum age of 70. Seatbelts are mandatory and children up to age 12 must be seated in the back seat.

Speed Limits
Speed limits in the Czech Republic are:

  • Town and city: 50 km/h 
  • Open Roads: 90 km/h
  • Motorways: 130 km/h

Traffic restrictions
In The Czech Republic you drive on the right side of the road. Trams should be passed on the right side. Please note that dipped headlights must be used also during day time. In the Czech Republic the blood alcohol limit is zero, while driving. Never drink and drive!

Please note that Prague has very few petrol stations. In other cities the stations are located in the outskirts. On the motorway most stations are open 24 h.  

When travelling on any motorway in The Czech Republic you are compelled to display a motorway toll sticker (Vignette). When you rent a car in The Czech Republic with us at Auto Europe a free toll sticker is normally included in the rate. On your voucher you can read all the details.

In Prague you can park and pay using meters. Meters with a green stripe allows you to park maximum 6 hours. Machines with an orange stripe indicates that you may park for maximum 2 hours. If you wish to park for a longer time you can use parking garages.

Insurance Information

General Information
Car rental insurance varies widely, so please study the information below prior to making your booking. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car hire rates include Collision Damage coverage and Theft Protection for the vehicle. Rental limits potential vehicle damage or loss liability to an excess, which is stated on your voucher. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

Rental Restrictions

General Information
Most car categories can be driven within Western Europe, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Ireland. If you wish to drive abroad (outside The Czech Republic) you need to purchase additional coverage. Please note that you may not take your rental car on a ferry. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury car categories and on travel in certain countries. Please take a moment to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to book.

Restricted Countries
There are different rules applying so please let us know if you plan on taking your car outside of The Czech Republic. There are additional insurance fees that apply for these rentals. If you want to travel to Eastern Europe or cross any national border(s) with your rental car it is important that you please contact us on our toll free number 1800 943 075.

Domestic one-way rentals are available between certain locations, additional fees may apply. Fees also apply for international one-way rentals. Some vehicles are prohibited on international one way rentals.

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