Guide to Driving In Czech Republic - Drive Safe in Czech Republic

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Czech Republic and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

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motorway speed limit

130 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

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drink and drive limit
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You drive in Czech Republic on the Right side  
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The currency in Czech Republic is CZK
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Czech Republic 1.20 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Czech Republic

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Czech Republic?

Driving in Czech Republic
Pocket guide to driving in Czech Republic
Profile:
Czech Republic
Prague
CZK
Driving in Czech Republic
SPEED: (kph)
50
90
130
Speed limit in Czech Republic
Holiday:
Rush hour in Czech Republic
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Czech Republic
FUEL:
1.20
1.17
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Czech Republic
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Czech Republic
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Czech Republic
DRINK:
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Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Czech Republic
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Czech Republic
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Czech Republic
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Czech Republic
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Czech Republic
Despite many internet forum rumours of the hazards of driving in the Czech Republic ranging from corrupt police officers to dangerous locals, much like driving abroad in most European countries it is safe to drive in the Czech Republic, however as before knowing the rules of the roads and being as prepared as possible is always wise and we hope the following provides all the information you’ll need to drive safely in the Czech Republic.

On the spot fines are commonplace in the Czech Republic and the police do perform random roadside stops to check that all your paperwork is in order. It would be reasonably to say that Czech Republic rental cars are often seen as a soft target so don’t be alarmed if you are pulled over / stopped at the roadside, particularly in and around Prague. Provided you have all the required documents (see below) and are driving within the law you should have no problem and will soon be on your way. If you have broken a driving law in the Czech Republic however, whether intentional or not you can expect an on the spot fine at best. You may have read that these are negotiable, however we recommend you exercise caution and remain polite, friendly and apologetic to escape the heaviest fines. That said, driving in the Czech Republic is a great way to explore beyond the major cities and see more that this wonderful country has to offer. Remember, driving is on the right in the Czech Republic, speed limits are strictly enforced and there is a zero alcohol tolerance, so be very careful if driving the day after a night out partying. Read the rest of our Driving Guide to Czech Republic below for all you need to know;

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes: national numbers used in Czech Republic: 158 for Police, 155 for Medical and 150 for Fire

Fuel Prices in Czech Republic by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

You may only park on the right hand side of the road, parallel with the kerb. Yellow lines indicate no parking. If the yellow lines are broken this implies certain restrictions apply, so read any signs carefully. 
If you are a disabled driver, you may display your blue badge and park in designated disabled parking spaces. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The Fire department can be reached on 150, Ambulance 155 and Police 158 ( Prague city police 156)

What to do in an emergency

If you are involved in a driving accident, try to move the car away from the main road if possible and call the police. You should wait for the police to arrive before leaving the scene of the accident.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Driving phrase in English Driving phrase in Czech
Hello Ajoj
Thank you Dekuji
Good bye Nashle
Help! Pomoc!

Czech Republic Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Czech Republic by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan, 2018 1.17 1.20
Dec, 2017 1.17 1.20
Nov, 2017 1.17 1.21
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Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Czech Republic and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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