Parking (Prague)

– What regards parking in Prague, the latest tendency is to rid Prague of cars and pollution, so more and more measures are taken to prevent parking in the city.
– Most convenient and safe parking is in guarded parking lots or parking garages.
– Use the P+R (Park and Ride) system: park your car on the outskirts of Prague and then continue to the city center by metro. See lower for details.

P+R Parking Lots

– Suggest „park and ride” by the city transport (underground – Metro).
– Thereby, the parking problems in the city center can be avoided.
– Some of these parking lots are guarded, and the fee is 20 CZK for the whole time of parking (make sure you have coins for the automatic ticket machine).
– The users of parking who do not have a season ticket are obliged to buy a ticket for city public transport.
– You can use the car park for a maximum of 12 hours. If you leave the car in the car park until the next day, you will pay 100 Kč extra.
– The parking is practicable from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. on the following day (termination of the operation time of metro).
The parking lots P + R is situated near the following
Metro stations:
– A-line: station Depo Hostivar, Skalka I and II
– B-line: station Zlicín I and II
– B-line: station Nové Butovice I and II
– B-line: station Palmovka I and II
– B-line: station Rajská Zahrada
– B-line: station Cerny Most I and II
– C-line: station Ládví
– C-line: station Letňany
– C-line: station Nádrazí Holesovice
– C-line: station Opatov
– C-line: station Chodov

Parking Zones in the City Center
– The city has installed street parking meters marked with a blue “P” in required zones; they issue slips that you place inside your car on the dashboard, so they’re visible through the windshield. These usually run from 40Kc to 80Kc per hour for up to 4 hours.
– Should you venture to drive to the city center, be aware of the different parking zones:

The Orange Zone
– Maximum parking time is 3 hours after paying via the virtual parking clock web app or using the parking ticket machine. The city of Prague is divided into three price sectors, which determine the cost of parking. (Map of the price sectors)
– Equipped with coin-operated parking meters for coins of Kc 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, or 50.

The Purple Zone
– Owners of a valid parking permit may use the purple zone without limitations. Others may use it for a maximum of 24 hours and only after paying via the virtual parking clock web app or using the parking ticket machine. The city of Prague is divided into three price sectors, which determine the cost of parking. (Map of the price sectors)
– Equipped with coin-operated parking meters for coins of Kc 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, or 50.
The Blue Zone
– Long-term parking zone is designed exclusively for local residents or companies based in this district.
– Only vehicles with a parking card can park there.
Parking Fines
– Fines for illegal parking can be stiff, but worse is “Denver Boots,” which immobilize cars until a fine is paid.
– If you find your car booted, call the number on the ticket, tell them where you are, wait for the clamp removers, and pay them 500Kc or more, depending on your violation.

Public Parking Garages in the city center
(usually cost from 45 crowns per hour, 300 – 600 CZK a day)
– Praha 1, namesti Jana Palacha
– Praha 1, Ostrovni (the National Theater)
– Praha 1, nam. Republiky 8 (Kotva department store)
– Praha 1, V Celnici 7 (Hotel Hilton Prague Old Town)
– Praha 1, V Celnici 10 (Millenium Plaza)
– Praha 1, namesti Curieovych 5 (InterContinental Hotel)
– Praha 1, Opletalova 9 (near Wenceslas Square)
– Praha 1, Wilsonova (Main Railway Station)
– Praha 1, nám. Republiky 1 (Palladium)
– Praha 2, Václavská 18
– Praha 2, Wilsonova 77 (near State Opera)
– Praha 2, Vinohradska 151 (Flora)
– Praha 3, Taboritska 23 (Olsanka Hotel)
– Praha 3, Vinohradska 157 (Don Giovanni Hotel)
– Praha 4, Roztylská 19 (Centrum Chodov)
– Praha 4, Milevska (Corinthia Panorama Hotel)
– Praha 4, 5. kvetna 65 (Congress Centre)
– Praha 5, Kartouzská (OC Nový Smíchov)
– Praha 5, Bozdechova (Zlaty Andel)
– Praha 6, Studentská 2 (Metro Station Dejvicka)

Selected Watched Car Parks (City Center)
– Praha 1, Wilsonova (the Main Railway Station)
– Praha 1, Alsovo nábrezí
– Praha 1, Na Florenci
– Praha 1, Malostranské námestí

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