Domestic Transportation in the Czech Republic

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Recommendation
There are many taxi operators in czech cities. But Prague's taxis belong to the most expensive taxi within european capital cities. And foreigners may pay much more than the normal price, if they don't take care. For these reasons, it is better to take a public transport (bus, subway, tram, rail etc). The subway in Prague (the only one in the Czech republic) operates more than 30 years and is still expanding.
Maps of Urban Networks
Prague's urban networks - Subway and Tram
Prague's urban networks - Subway and Bus
Urban Transport Agencies
Urban transport agency Prague
Praha Bike
Urban transport agency Brno
Urban transport agency Ostrava
Urban transport agency Plzen
Find an Itinerary
Finding an itinerary in Prague
National timetable information system
Taxi Companies
Citytaxi
Taxi Praha
Profi taxi
 

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:


Airport

Distance

Taxi

Bus

Train

Car Rental
Praha - Ruzyne (PRG) 16 km / 10 miles CZK 600-900 / 20-30 min CZK 45 / 30-35 min - Available
 

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

Recommendation
When travelling through the Czech Republic, it is recommanded to take trains or bus. Frequency as well as price conditions are very advantageous. During the night, for more security, it is better to take Eurocity or Intercity trains, with Policemen on board.
Czech Airlines propose also domestic flights between the main cities of the country.

For more information, visit the Idnes.cz, the national timetable information system.

Rail Companies
Czech railways
 

Airlines

Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Czech Airlines Major yes Yes
Ryanair low cost no No
EasyJet low cost no No
Smart Wings low cost no No

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 

Traveling By Yourself

Recommendation
Can be useful to travel in the country. The network of highways is growing each year, joining the biggest cities. Signalization is quite good.
But you should take care. Czech drivers do not care about traffic rules; they do not respect speed limits although they may obtain the significant penalties. In the biggest cities traffic jams occur regularly in the morning and in the late afternoon; in Prague it is during the whole day.
Driver's License
In the Czech Republic are recognized all driving licences within EU. In the case of non EU visitor, look at the advices of the Ministry of transport. Foreigners who spend more than 185 days per year in the Czech Republic must obtain a Czech driving license in addition to their own license. This is done by presenting the original license to the relevant local authority in one's place of residence.
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
18 years, usually 2 documents are needed (ID, or passport, and driving license). Minimum rental price is about 8 Euro per day.
Rental Agencies
Hertz
Autopujcovna Praha
Nova Car
Tolls or Taxes
When using highways a special vignette must be bought otherwise you risk big penalties. This vignette costs 1000 CZK (around 40 EURO) per year but there are also cheaper short term vignettes.
Road Maps
Roads and Motorways
Taxes Road
Other maps
Find an Itinerary
www.mapy.cz
Traffic Conditions Online
Zelenavlna.cz (only in czech)
Zakruta.cz (only in czech)
Parking Facilities
Czech Republic faces growth of car as well as other countries. In the cities there is a lack of parking places, so sometimes it is better to use an expensive parking house than loosing time to find a free parking.
 

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
18 Years
Side of the Road For Driving
Right side; Priority from the right at the crossings without any signs.
Speed Limits
130 km/h on highways, 90 km/h outside the city or village, 50 km/h in the city or village.
Safety Belts
Obligatory
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
0.00
National Roads Organizations
Ministry of transportation
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic
Central Automotoclub of the Czech republic (only in czech)

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