Car rentals in Prague: All you need to know
A Prague car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Prague. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Prague?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Prague. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Prague.
What rental companies have outlets in Prague?
In Prague, we have 5 rental companies to decide from, like Thrifty. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Prague?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Prague||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family getaways where you need the extra room||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Prague?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Prague is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the exact charge is before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Prague?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CZE.Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Prague?
If you plan to explore all that Prague offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Prague. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What is Prague famous for?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Prague has around 11 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Dancing House
- National Theatre (NÃ¡rodnÃ divadlo)
- Prague Astronomical Clock
- St. Vitus Cathedral (ChrÃ¡m svatÃ©ho VÃta)
Lucky for you, you'll be able to drive to the one you want or see them all.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Prague vacation, check a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Prague rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.