Parking Zones in Prague

parking_PDrivers in selected parts of Prague 5 and 6 are no longer able to park without a permit or temporary parking ticket. Free public parking in those popular areas for commuters from suburbs or towns further afield and visitors to Prague is not possible anymore. Although zones are regulated, free parking is still possible during weekends and outside of appointed, marked times on the parking signs. For example, Mon-Fri from 8am to 8pm, a parking fee is not charged.

Parking fees can be paid by coin-/card-operated machines or by virtual mobile application.

Extended Pay Parking Zones are aimed at bringing better protection to residents, as agreed between the City and its Districts. People coming into the city with a car are encouraged to use Park and Ride lots, or find parking in districts outside the centre and then use public transportation.

For Prague 5, mostly the area near the centre, including Smíchov, is covered. At the same time, the Prague 5 district introduced a speed limit of 30 kilometres per hour on some streets to improve safety.

Areas in Prague 6 included in paid parking include Bubeneč, Hradcany, Dejvice, Vokovice, Veleslavín, Břevnov and Střešovice.

 

Timeline

From 24 August, 2016, the operation of the paid parking zones in the municipal districts of Praha 5 and Praha 6 started.

On 1 September 2016, the paid parking zone in the municipal district of Praha 3 will be extended.

On 1 October 2016, the operation of the paid parking zone in the municipal district of Praha 8 will be started.

 

Resident parking (Blue Zone)

A blue zone, which is marked with a blue stripe on Prague roads (both signing and road marking), is intended for so-called resident parking. Only people with a valid parking permit may park in a blue zone with no limitation. A permit can be obtained by the operator/user of a vehicle on the basis of permanent residence in the area concerned, the ownership of property in the area concerned or the ownership of premises in the area concerned. The other drivers may park in a blue zone for not more than three hours and only on making payment via the Virtual Parking Meter (web application).

This information applies to the newly-established paid parking zones only. For the existing paid parking zones, there are no changes. For detailed information about these zones, please see the website of the municipal districts (Praha 1, Praha 2, Praha 3 and Praha 7).

 

Business Hours

The basic business hours of a parking zone are from 8:00 am to 20:00 pm, but they may vary depending on the requirements of individual localities and municipal districts. Parking in a blue zone outside the basic business hours is not regulated.

 

Parking Permit

Parking in a blue zone is possible on the basis of a parking permit, which may be obtained at issuing offices of the related municipal districts. The blue zones, newly established after 2015, which will be created in the areas of the municipal districts of Praha 3, Praha 5, Praha 6 and Praha 8 and later also in the other parts of Prague, will issue electronic parking permits.

Permits will be checked on the basis of the vehicle registration number using a monitoring system. This will result in the termination of the duty to have a parking permit behind the windscreen of the vehicle.

There is a novelty in some larger municipal districts (currently Praha 5 and Praha 8). This is so-called areas, which are smaller parts of districts and where a parking permit will be cheaper than a permit valid for the entire municipal district.

 

Parking Meters

You will not meet parking meters in the blue zones in the area of the capital city of Prague (either in the existing zones or the newly-established ones).

 

Virtual Parking Meter

The Virtual Parking Meter (VPM) application will enable drivers to make payment for short-term visitor parking, for up to three hours, without using a parking meter. In the newly established blue zones, the VPM will be the only payment option for drivers who need to stop in a blue zone for a short visit, business meeting or unloading or loading. In the existing blue zones (Praha 1, Praha 2, Praha 3 and Praha 7) you can only park for a short time using scratchcards.

 

Parking fees

The fees for resident and subscriber parking are set separately for every locality, considering the price zone and the number of parking permits issued for a user. For more detailed information about the prices, please see the price list on the information subpages of individual municipal districts.

 

Mixed parking (Violet Zone)

A violet zone, which is marked with a violet stripe on signing and completed with white road marking, is intended for so-called mixed parking. Only people with a valid parking permit may park in a violet zone with no limitation. A permit can be obtained by the operator/user of a vehicle on the basis of permanent residence in the area concerned, the ownership of property in the area concerned, or the ownership of premises in the area concerned. Other drivers may park in a violet zone for not more than 24 hours, and only on making payment using a parking meter or via the Virtual Parking Meter (web application).

 

Business Hours

The basic business hours of a parking zone are from 8:00 am to 20:00 pm, but they may vary depending on the requirements of individual localities and municipal districts. Parking in a violet zone outside the basic business hours is not regulated.

 

Parking Permit

Parking in a violet zone will be possible on the basis of a parking permit for a blue zone or on making payment using a parking meter or via the Virtual Parking Meter (web application).

A permit and payment will be checked on the basis of the vehicle registration number using a monitoring system. This will result in the termination of the duty to have a parking permit or a parking meter ticket behind the windscreen of the vehicle.

 

Parking Meters

A parking meter will indicate information about a parking fee and the method of entering parking terms. A parking ticket issued by a parking meter will indicate the following data: area, date of payment, validity until, parking terms ID, registration number and fee for parking the vehicle. Instructions for use for a parking meter.

 

Virtual Parking Meter

The Virtual Parking Meter (VPM) application will enable drivers to make payments for short-term parking, for up to 24 hours, without using a parking meter.

 

Parking Fees

The resident and subscriber parking fees are set separately for every locality, considering the price zone and the number of parking permits issued for a user. For more detailed information about the prices, please see the price list on the information subpages of individual municipal districts.

 

Visitor parking (Orange Zone)

An orange zone, which is marked with an orange stripe on signing and completed with white road marking, is intended for so-called short-term parking. Any drivers may park in an orange zone for not more than three hours and only on making payment using a parking meter or via the Virtual Parking Meter (web application).

The information applies to the newly-established paid parking zones only. For the existing paid parking zones, there are no changes. For detailed information about these zones, please see the website of the municipal districts (Praha 1, Praha 2, Praha 3 and Praha 7).

 

Business Hours

The basic business hours of a parking zone are from 8:00 am to 20:00 pm, but they may vary depending on the requirements of individual localities and municipal districts. Parking in an orange zone outside the basic business hours is not regulated.

 

Parking Permit

Parking in an orange zone will be possible on making payment using a parking meter or via the Virtual Parking Meter (web application).

Payment will be checked on the basis of the vehicle registration number using a monitoring system. This will result in the termination of the duty to have a parking permit or a parking meter ticket behind the windscreen of the vehicle.

 

Parking Meters

A parking meter will indicate information about a parking fee and the method of entering parking terms. A parking ticket issued by a parking meter will indicate the following data: area, date of payment, validity until, parking terms ID, registration number and fee for parking the vehicle.

 

Virtual Parking Meter

The Virtual Parking Meter (VPM) application will enable drivers to pay for short-term parking, for up to three hours, without using a parking meter.

 

Parking Fees

The new paid parking zone system is developed so that it is possible to adjust dynamically the parking fees (e.g. according to the time when the areas concerned are occupied most). The specific rates and areas will be discussed and approved by the Council of the capital city of Prague.

 

P+R Parking (Green Zone for Alternative Parking of Visitors to Prague)

In addition to a resident parking blue zone, a mixed parking violet zone and a visitor parking orange zone, there are also other alternatives in Prague which enable easy parking. In addition to commercial parking areas, they particularly include the P+R car parks for parking on the outskirts of the city with good links to municipal public transport. They will be used especially by drivers who are not from Prague, and drive to the metropolis using their own car, but who will travel using Prague Integrated Transport in Prague.

It must be emphasized that a “green” paid parking zone within the meaning of marked parking places is not included in the new concept. However, other alternative options must also be taken into account within the Prague Integrated Transport and traffic management in place in the metropolis. For these purposes, the parking regime marked in green has been created.

 

Special P+R Car Parks

Special Park + Ride car parks, which are situated on the outskirts of Prague in close proximity to public transport. They are designed to be used in conjunction with public transport. Currently, P+R car parks are situated near the Prague Metro in Skalka I, Skalka II, Zličín I, Zličín II, Nové Butovice, Opatov, Chodov, Ládví, Letňany, Rajská zahrada, Černý Most I, Černý Most II, Nádraží Holešovice and Depo Hostivař. Other P+R car parks – Radotín and Běchovice – are linked to train connections. For more information about the possibilities of using car parks, please see the website of TSK Praha.

 

Short-term Stop K+R Places

Short-term stop K+R (Kiss + Ride) places are situated near some Prague Metro and railway stations. They are used to get out and in by people transported by a car driver to or from a municipal public transport station. But they are not used for long-term parking (see Ropid).

Commercial Guarded Parking Areas and Garage Parking Places

Commercial guarded parking areas and garage parking places are usually situated in the vicinity of major roads, near municipal public transport stations, or in connection with Prague shopping centres and localities where high utilization rate is expected (for example, near the Václav Havel Airport Prague). Parking there is possible for a fee and according to specific rules, which are set by the related commercial entity. Some commercial car parks offer the possibility of booking a place in advance. For information about commercial car parks, please see the Prague commercial car park map.