P+R Parking in Prague
Park and Ride advantages
The network of Park and Ride parking places in Prague saves you a lot of nerves and time when you travel to the centre of Prague. In most cases it is much faster to leave your car outside the centre and transfer to the centre by metro or other means of public transport. Besides avoiding the frequent traffic jams, you also don’t need to undergo the difficulty of finding a parking place in some central locations.
P+R Locations in Prague
Arriving from Brno, Bratislava, Vienna, Ceske Budejovice (highway D1): Opatov, Chodov (both on metro line C),
Arriving from Strakonice, Pisek (highway R4): Radotin (train and bus lines)
Arriving from Munich, Nurnberg, Plzen, or Karlovy Vary (highways D5 and R6): Zlicin I and II, Nove Butovice (all on metro line B)
Arriving from Berlin, Dresden, Teplice (highway D8): Letnany, Ladvi, Nadrazi Holesovice (all on metro line C),
Arriving from Wroclaw, Hradec Kralove, or Liberec (highways D11 and R10): Cerny Most I and II, Rajska Zahrada, Palmovka (all on metro line B), Depo Hostivar, Skalka I and II (all on metro line A), Bechovice (train and bus lines)
Here you can see the map of Prague P+R locations.
Prague Park and Ride prices and rules
The idea behind the P+R parking is that you buy the public transport ticket together with your parking ticket. By doing this you get a favourable price. The parking fee for the day is CZK 10 (about EUR 0.30). In order to be able to use the P+R parking place, you must also buy a public transport ticket. The only exception is if you hold a long-term (monthly, quarterly, or annual) pass for travelling with Prague public transport – in this case you don’t need to buy the public transport tickets.
You must place the parking ticket on a visible place inside your car. You keep the public transport ticket with you.
Public transport tickets
At a P+R you can buy a special public transport ticket for two ways (to and from the centre) for CZK 40. Unlike other Prague public transport tickets it has two areas for validation. You validate (time-stamp) one of them at the metro entrance on the way to the centre and you validate the other one on your way back. For each of the two ways the ticket is valid for 60 minutes after validation (90 minutes on weekends).
If you plan to travel more, you can buy the daily pass, which has a special reduced price of CZK 80 in the P+R parking place. This ticket is valid for unlimited transfers within the Prague city (P+0) zone the whole day until the P+R closes at 1 am.
Note that these reduced public transport fares apply only to the driver (1 person for each car). The other passengers can purchase public transport tickets for regular prices at the parking place.
Picking up your car
Keep your public transport ticket with you until you leave the P+R parking place. It will be checked upon your departure.
Note that P+R facilities close at around 1 am after the metro stops operating and then you will not be able to pick up your car until early morning (P+R parking places open at 4 am). If you leave your car at a P+R overnight, you will have to pay a fee of CZK 100.