Rent a car in the Czech Republic: regulations and recommendations
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Your choice to place the next Activity holiday fell on a compact European Czech Republic? Rent a car, we can organize the best route to visit all the interesting sights and attractions as well as enjoy the courtesy and the high culture of the Czech driving road users. The same is required from you!
So, if you arrive to the Czech Republic on the plane, then it's best to find a rental car or pronájem auta (the Czech.) At the airport. Here are the offices of most car rental companies:
- RENT plus,
Each dealer offers a pre-booking service machines on the Internet. We recommend to use the "benefits of civilization", because renting a car immediately after arrival can cost more or all of the desired patterns are occupied.
Rental company at the airport can be arranged:
- At terminal. Maximum convenient to take a car immediately after landing – you do not have to look for an office, holding luggage. All of these companies offer to get the car inside the airport.
- Near the airport. The shuttle will take you to the rental office for free. Outside the terminal rental fees may be lower, but will be reduced and the range of models, as well as a list of additional services.
Choosing a car company and the tenant must be accompanied by careful familiarization with the terms of the lease, which are specified in the agreement: the fuel policy, the mileage allowed, additional paid items. In a special column be sure to include all the countries that are going to visit and the names of all those who will be driving. Otherwise, you violate the conditions of insurance.
Prices for rental cars: check on the Czech Republic
The cost of a few days rent four-wheel friend varies according to many factors. Most advantageous to book a car for a few months before the trip, based on the route of your trip. In principle, the Czech Republic does not stand out the high cost of rent, so even in the high season (July to September), you can find a good offer at a reasonable price.
|Category||For 3 days||7 days|
|Mini||35-105 euro||100-185 euro|
|Economy||36-140 euro||93-300 euro|
|Normal||47-105 euro||135-255 euro|
|Lux||180-500 euro||703-1370 euros|
|Versatile||47-130 euro||136-258 euro|
|SUV||250-480 euro||505-1060 euros|
|Van||90-190 euro||236-493 euro|
The minimum cost of renting a car in the Czech Republic for three days is only 35 euros! During this time you will be able to inspect at least half of the country. Of course, the price depends on the model chosen, and it is up to you.
To get the keys to the rental car, you will need to submit the original passport, driver's license of international standard and the guarantee, the amount of which varies from 200 to 500 euros. Copies of documents are retained by the lessor, and as collateral in case of early booking it may not be at all.
Hit the gas, what is allowed and what is prohibited
Terms of SDA in the Czech Republic are not much different from the rules in other CIS countries. The most obvious feature is a toll road, the movement of which is prohibited without special stickers. Buy a vignette or dalnicni-znamky (the Czech.) Available at petrol stations or checkpoints (cost for 10 days – about 11 euros). The beginning and the end of the toll road drivers warning sign "express road" with a small image of vignettes on a white background.
Behind the wheel is allowed to sit in the Czech Republic who are at least 18 years, and in the front seat – only passengers 12 years. The seat belt is mandatory for all passengers (front and rear). The tram can only go around to the right and be sure to include a passing light before driving throughout the year. It is strictly forbidden drunk driving.
Currently in the Czech Republic, the following speed limits:
- in settlements – 50 km / h;
- outside the settlements (unless otherwise indicated) – 90 km / h;
- on highways – 130 km / h;
Cars with trailers and trucks outside the settlements can reach speeds above 80 km / h.
The risk of violators of traffic rules in the Czech Republic?
The answer to the title question is simple – run the risk of the police to give their hard earned money on vacation! The main nuance fines in the Czech Republic is the right of the police to write a receipt and collect on the spot fines of up to 5,000 kroons (180 euros). Amounts larger paid into a bank account specified by minister order details. Keep it all comes from the Czech police flagrant violators. Among these drivers are considered drunk (maximum fine – 700 euros).
Not so long ago in the Czech Republic it introduced a system of penalty points. In addition to the fine for each offense the driver to accrue from 1 to 7 points, depending on the severity of the offense. When the total amount will reach 12 points, the foreigner will disappear right to control any vehicle in the Czech Republic for a year.
Financial expenses for the violation of traffic rules:
- speeding – from 40 to 360 euros;
- improper parking – 20 euros;
- of toll roads with an invalid or improperly attached vignette – from 200 euros;
- the absence of the dipped – 73 euros;
- transportation of a child under 12 years old in the front seat – 73 euros;
- traveling without a seat-belt use – 73 euros;
- talking on a cell phone – 37 euros.
Insurance of the rented car
In the Czech Republic, the following types of motor insurance:
- Mandatory or Povinné ručení intended to cover damage to third parties. Do not cover your expenses for the restoration of the car in case of accident.
- Emergency or KASKO insurance is also mandatory in the Czech Republic. Covers expenses of permanent or temporary owner of the car, caused in case of theft, vandalism, natural disasters, DPT and other emergencies.
There is also an insurance package called "additional insurance". This service is available on request and includes insurance glasses, luggage, drive, support and other assistance service.
Refueling and fuel: Czech nuances
In the Czech Republic you can fill with unleaded petrol with an octane natural numbers 91, 95 and 98, as well as diesel and gas nafta autoplyn. Find refills is quite simple – in the cities they are located at all entrances / exits and on the slopes – visible from afar.
Average fuel prices in the Czech Republic fluctuate in the next interval:
- 95 petrol – from 1.18 to 1.2 euros;
- 98 petrol – from 1.26 to 1.3 euros;
- diesel – from 1.15 to 1.7 euros.
As the country is allowed to carry up to ten liters of fuel in the canister.
Terms and cost of parking in the Czech Republic
We remind you that the amount of the fine for parking in the wrong place is 20 euros or more, therefore it is advisable not to break the following rules:
- Parking, stick to the right side of the roadway. One-way traffic are an exception to this rule.
- Along tramways parking is prohibited if the distance from the vehicle to the tracks is less than 3 meters.
- Park closer than 5 meters from the intersection, bus stops, or a pedestrian crossing is strictly prohibited.
In the big cities of the Czech Republic uses parking meters or parkovacími automaty, in which the payment is made in cash.
The general rules of parking in the towns of the Czech Republic read:
- Parking is free from 6 pm to 8 am on any day, unless otherwise specified;
- allowable parking time from 30 minutes to 6 hours;
- the cost depends on the location and parking ranges from 0.4 to 1.5 euros per hour;
- the cost of underground parking – from 2.2 euro per hour.
Separate parking rules are in Prague. All parking areas are divided by color:
- orange – 2 hour parking for the price to 1.5 euro / hour;
- Green – 6 hours parking for the price to 1.1 euro / hour;
- blue – only for residents and office machines.
In the capital, you can also leave the car at the parking lots of large shopping centers, hotels and some special areas Park & Ride near the end subway stations (the parking fee – 0.4 Euro / day, closing at 01:00).
The cost of economy class cars in some cities of the Czech Republic
Prague – 90 EUR per week