Car hire in Prague
Car hire in Prague
Prague is famous around the world for being one of the most picturesque and historic cities anywhere in Europe. The capital of the Czech Republic is well-connected by motorway to the rest of the country and is known for its amazing architecture and wide range of cultural attractions.
What I need to know
Prague car hire customers will have plenty of options available to them, with a number of providers all operating in the city. If you're travelling via Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG), it's a good idea to compare care hire prices on our website - we can compare 1,500 car rental companies to find you the best rate.
Where to pick up my car
You won't have to travel far to find a Prague car rental outlet after arriving in the city, as there are offices located in close proximity to each other throughout the city centre. That means you'll be able to pick up your hire car and get off and running with a minimum of fuss.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Prague is known as the City of a Hundred Spires, so you'll be sure to want to check out the many historic buildings such as Prague Castle, the Old Town Hall and the Church of St Nicholas. Make sure not to miss the Charles Bridge or the winding lanes of the Jewish Quarter either.
Prague's central location means it is easy to drive to destinations such as the picturesque Karlstejn Castle, located less than an hour's drive away, as well as nearby cities such as Kladno. The Elbe river is also easily reachable from the capital, for those wishing to take a cruise on one of central Europe's major rivers.
Those willing to drive a bit further might wish to visit famous Czech spa towns like Karlovy Vary, Marianske Lazne and Frantiskovy Lazne, all of which can reached in around two hours. You can also take a cross-country trip to Ostrava in the north-east, which is the country's second-largest urban area.
Eating and drinking
Prague has enough high-class eateries to cater to all tastes, but one of the biggest attractions comes from its famous Czech pilsner beer. The country has the highest beer consumption per capita in the world, and you can find out why if you attend the Czech Beer Festival in Prague, held every May.
Things to do
The city's cultural attractions are nearly limitless, with more than ten major museums - including the National Museum and Jewish Museum in Prague - while the National Theatre and Estates Theatre are perfect for arts lovers. Depending on the time of year, you might also be able to catch events such as the Spring and Autumn International Music Festivals, or visit the highly-rated Prague Zoo.
Prague's inclusion in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites is testament to its splendour. Must-see sights include the Prague Castle - the largest ancient castle in the world, dating back to the ninth century - and Old Town Square with its astronomical clock. Also, make sure to take a stroll along the Charles Bridge, which is lined with statues of Catholic saints.