Address and General Information
Address: Slezská 981/57
Closest tram stop: Perunova
Closest metro station: Jiriho z Podebrad
Do not take a taxi in Prague.
The bigger share of taxi drivers in Prague are EVIL. Read here about taxis in Prague. (Uber and other apps are fine).
Use the currency converter before you go to the exchange.
It will be floating +-5% around this but not more. Ask how much you get before handing over any money. Do not exchange to Ukrainian currency on the street :/
Public Transport: Arriving from Central Transport Hubs
Arriving from the Airport
Taxi from the Airport
Time: 35 min.
Distance: 18 km
Price: 450 – 600 CZK
ticktack.cz – approx. 550 CZK – the nicest taxis – the company’s success recipe is “no fraud” and very nice cars. Order them from home before you fly to Prague, specify your flight number and they will wait for you in the arrivals hall with a name sign, no extra charge for flight delays, you can pay by card in the taxi and the driver speaks English. I’ll happily book this for you
Liftago app – this is the most common local app for regular taxis. I recommend that one above Uber. Has the same features, drivers apply to your journey and you can pick as by car and rating. Links: App Store|Google Play
Uber app – Gets you to the apartment for about 350-650 CZK depending on surcharge. It works but takes a little longer than ticktack.cz and cars vary if yo
Arrival by Car
Read this article for more details about driving in Prague
Buy a motorway vignette (only possible to buy online)
Never Park in Blue Zones
Blue parking zones are exclusive for local residents and companies. Parking there for more than 15 minutes will get you a fine
Never Stop in Disabled Parking Zones
- Area around the apartment is mostly blue zones
- A small part of the street is marked white
- White zone: 35 CZK/hour|100 CZK/night|Free on holidays and weekends
Paid Parking Spaces
- Mr. Parkit – one of the most convenient options, operated 24/7, flexible rates (100 – 600 CZK/day)
- Vltavska Parking – the cheapest option 3 km. away from the city centre. Easily reachable by tram, 600 CZK/week, paid in advance in cash
- Palladium Parking Garage – expensive, but close to the centre and secure. 750 CZK/day
- Hilton Parking in the Old Town – expensive and close to the centre. Covered and secure. 750 CZK/day
Paid Parking Spaces: Map
Click on a map marker (P) to see the prices
Park & Ride
- City initiative to lighten the traffic in the city centre
- Available on most non-central metro stations
- See more info on this link
Where not to Park
- Blue zones: your car has a high chance of getting towed for parking in any blue zone. They are reserved for companies with offices in the area and people leaving in the nearby buildings.
- Places not marked for parking: parking in any area that has no parking labeling will get you a wheel clamp. You will find a receipt on your windshield with a phone number written on it; call the officer on the number provided and he will remove the clamp. There is no fixed price for removing a clamp, only minimal and maximal amount. Police officers often don’t speak English.
- Car break-ins take the biggest share of property-related crimes in Prague
- Don’t leave your bag in the car
- Make it obvious that there is nothing to steal from the car:
- Put non-valuable items visibly behind the windshield
- Open all compartments, glove boxes, etc.
Car Theft: High Risk
- German made cars priced at 30.000+ EUR and new Skoda models have the highest risk of being stolen
- Cars owned by locals (in contrast to tourist cars) always have a third-party alarm system in addition to the pre-installed one. Thieves prefer tourist cars for obvious reasons.
- If your car falls into the high-risk category, only use protected parking. Better safe than sorry.