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Car rental in Prague

Hello, we are flying into Prague and and plan on renting a car and driving to Austria and Slovenia, then returning the car and doing Prague. Could anyone recommend a rental company. Will there be any problems taking the car to a different country? I will be using an international drivers license.

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Checkout Autoeurope.com, a New England based travel consolidator.

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You will need to purchase Austrian and Slovenian vignettes for the car just before entering those countries, and attaching them properly to the windshield. They are usually sold at gas stations near the borders. Czech vignette will already be on a car rented there.

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This is a common question so let me put my advice on here. In the past I've used Czechocar http://carrental.czechocar.com/carrental-pricelist/ but as with all rentals make note of the following: 1) More days you rent, better the overall daily rate, 2) Plan your mileage as if you can stay within 100Km per day you can get a 15% better rate, 3) Check the excess on the insurance as Czechocar uses the standard 10% CDW and accidental damage excess. By buying extra insurance you avoid that chance but again it's priced per day, 4) Late book a car and you've got a good chance of an upgrade if your selected class is not available. Also look for where you can return the car as often the airport return carries a premium. One final check, on the CZ motorway sticker just make sure that the registration of the car matches the one on the back of the sticker otherwise if the police stop you, you can be fined.

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Jason
How was your experience with that rental company? Buying full cover is a safe option or basic cover is fine.Do they provide motorway sticker or we need to buy that too?With full cover and GPS the total price significantly jump almost similar to Sixit rate.
As you used this company what do you suggest of renting from them or other known companies.I don't want any fuss later which most people reported with most companies.Travelling aboard I always use public transport but this time want a bit of flexibility and squeeze few more things in my limited stay in Prague that can be done with a good rental deal.

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Hi Emerald. I rented last year to cover a 7 day period when my car was off the road. I took an economy car on limited mileage. All Czechocar vehicles have the motorway sticker for Czech. They offered to deliver to the house for a charge but I elected to collect at their Kongress Centre office. The economy car did not have GPS and in any case I didn't need it. I took the full insurance because by taking a limited mileage deal I offset the extra cost but it's worth it especially if you are parking in a city or large town. I get the impression that many drivers here still think insurance is paid by the state. When you check the car make sure you look for front/rear bumper scrapes, especially look for a dented front number plate. Overall I had no trouble picking up or using the car. One problem returning it was the original pickup location was closed and I had to return to another site. Apart from that I've pointed people in this direction for years and apart from one dodgy Skoda Octavia about 10 years ago I've not heard anything bad.

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I followed RS recommendation and reserve a car through a US company (National). We ended up getting the car from Europacar which they seemed to be in partnership. They idea is that if you have to submit/argue a claim if might be easier to deal with the US company.

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I was thinking of renting a car from Prague to CK so unlimited mileage and GPS is needed. I have booked return bus tickets.Just wondering if get a good deal so can do some scenic drives around CK.
I have Budget car rental in Prague main train station.They give unlimited mileage but no GPS.There is no mention of how much a GPS cost.
Apparently their quote is very reasonable without any extras.
Actually the cover confuses me,go with the basic or get full? are full windscreen and tyres still not covered?
If anyone used them share their experience and what they opted with .I know in any case take all the possible precautions by noticing and taking photo of every scratch or existing conditions before taking and returning car.
Still which cover to go with stops me to rent a car aboard so far.