You don’t really need a car when sightseeing in Prague. The city centre is best covered on foot and public transport is excellent, which means that more distant attractions are within easy reach. But what if you do have a car and need somewhere to park?
All of our Bohemia apartments are located in Prague 1, so you’ll want to park your there too. Unfortunately, as you can imagine, finding a space is not easy in the city centre. Don’t be tempted to park in a non-designated area because your vehicle could be clamped or towed away. You should call the police (tel. 158) if this happens to you.
In terms of short-term parking, most streets in Prague 1 (the Old Town, part of the New Town, the Lesser Quarter and Prague Castle, Hradčany) are in colour “zones”, i.e. marked with blue, green, orange and grey. Certain streets, such as Old Town Square and Celetná, are pedestrianised and therefore parking is not permitted there.
Most of the streets in Prague 1, especially those around Old Town Square are in the blue zone – for residents only. In streets marked orange or green, parking up is permitted for up to 2 and 6 hours, respectively, according to tariffs. Grey zones are a mixture of resident-only and public parking. Zones are shown on maps, and meters are marked with a circle in the relevant colour.
As parking there are only a few streets in the orange, green or grey zones, you may want to consider other options including paid cark parks, which are located in the centre and beyond. Alternatively, if it is convenient, you could consider parking your vehicle at one of the “Park and Ride” (P+R) car parks by certain metro stations.