Be aware that driving in the Czech Republic can be dangerous due to poorly repaired roads, lack of safe infrastructure and poor or inadequate signage. Before you set off on a road trip, study the maps carefully so you have an idea in mind on where you are going. If the weather is poor, take it easy.
Every person driving a motor vehicle in the Czech Republic has to carry either a Czech national driver’s license or an international driver’s license accepted in the Czech Republic . National driver’s licenses issued by provinces of Canada are not accepted in the Czech Republic .
When driving in the Czech Republic remember that you have to drive on the right- hand side of the road . All passengers and occupants must use seat belts.
There are motorways or main roads leading to Prague from every major border crossing. The journey from the border to Prague takes usually (traffic depending) approx. 2-3 hours. Traffic rules and regulations don’t differ much from those in other European countries.
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
To really see Prague, it’s best to visit for four to five days . That will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture.
In Prague , a great number of native citizens speak English at least a bit. And at the tourist hotspots, restaurants in the centre, hotels, and gift shops, knowledge of the English language is taken for granted. On the other hand, do not expect much English from the Czech police officers or bus drivers.
No, you do not need to rent a car in Prague ; in fact, you should NOT rent a car in Prague . When we visited Prague , we stayed in a hotel near Old Town Square, and walked everywhere. All of the adjoining countries are easy to get to by train or car .
Almost always, in countries where one drives on the right – hand side of the road, the cars are built so that the driver sits on the left – hand side of the car. List of all left – & right – driving countries around the world.
|Country / state / territory||drive (s) on the||left / right|
|Czechia (Czech Republic)||drives on the||right|
As most people are right-handed, the driver would sit to the right of the seat so his whip hand was free. Traffic congestion in 18th century London led to a law being passed to make all traffic on London Bridge keep to the left in order to reduce collisions.
There are 163 countries and territories that drive on the right side of the road, while 76 of them drive on the left . Many of the countries that drive on the left — making up about 30% of the world’s population — are former British colonies, including ones in Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, and Oceania.
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive . It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.
OVERALL RISK : LOW. The location score shows that Prague is a very safe city, and most visitors to the Czech Republic experience no difficulties. Pickpocketing is an issue in Prague, and not only for tourists. The usual precautions like keeping an eye on your wallet and securing your bags are necessary.
In the Czech Republic , the average household net-adjusted disposable income per capita is USD 21 453 a year, lower than the OECD average of USD 33 604 a year. But there is a considerable gap between the richest and poorest – the top 20% of the population earn nearly four times as much as the bottom 20%.