Pilsen Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Pilsen

Pilsen is the gateway to the Czech region of Bohemia. The nearest airport is Václav Havel Airport Prague, approximately 90 kilometers away. From the airport, buses take you to Prague Central Station, where you can transfer to another bus headed for Pilsen. You can also reach Pilsen by train, but this involves getting a bus from the airport to Prague train station and transferring twice. The fastest option is booking a rental car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Prague airport. You can also rent a car in Pilsen from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch near Borsky Park.

What to do and see in Pilsen

Some of the city’s most notable landmarks include St Bartholomew’s Cathedral, Pilsen Gate, the water tower and the city’s town hall. All these are easily explored on foot, as they’re located in or around Republic Square.

From Republic Square, several streets sprawl in a grid layout, forming Pilsen’s Old Town. The area is home to several art galleries and museums, such as the Museum of West Bohemia and Patton Memorial Museum, a must-see for those interested in WWII history.

The city’s reputation for brewing good-quality beer has remained intact from the 13th century to this day and has become one of the main reasons why many tourists choose to visit Pilsen. Guided tours of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, its cellars and bottling facilities can be booked online for further insight.

Visitors who appreciate Pilsen’s famous lagers can also take a tour of the Gambrinus brewery and spend time exploring the vast underground cellar and tunnel network called Historical Underground, used by local families centuries ago to brew beer.

If you’re planning a family trip to Pilsen, you can’t go wrong with a day out at Dino Park, a dinosaur-themed amusement park located a few kilometers north of downtown. In the same area, you’ll find Pilsen’s Zoo and the Botanical Gardens. Don’t forget to set aside some time to visit the city’s planetarium and science museum at Techmania Science Center, which offers interactive learning experiences that will delight the whole family. Other child-friendly suggestions include Jirina Havlova Doll Exhibition and interactive displays at the Puppet Museum.

You’ll find a great selection of steak houses, fine dining restaurants, coffee shops and bistros between Republic Square and Mestsky Park in the Old Town. And this being Pilsen, you won’t have to walk far to find an eatery that has an extensive beer-sampling menu. In addition, the city’s shopping malls all have food courts. The most popular shopping venue in town is Pilsen Plaza Mall.

Annual events related to Pilsen’s beer include Pilsen Fest and Sun in a Glass. Other popular events include Pilsen Busking Fest, Summer Baroque Festival and the Christmas market in Republic Square. It's worth checking dates and details before planning to attend such events.

Driving in Pilsen

Although winters are relatively mild in Pilsen, you can come across poor weather and heavy snowfall on the road from Prague Airport. Across the country, vehicles must have snow tires between November 1st and March 31st to help make driving safer if ice or compacted snow is present or in the forecast. You may be given an on-the-spot fine if your vehicle isn’t adequately equipped, but if you rent a car or van in Pilsen with a reputable company like Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the required tires will be mounted by default.

Although brewery hopping is one of the main attractions in Pilsen, motorists visiting Pilsen should be aware of the Czech Republic’s strict stance toward drunk driving. Driving under the influence of alcohol is not permitted at all. Police are often on the roads checking for this type of violation, especially around the time of Pilsen’s beer festivals.

Speed limits are in line with those in other European countries. The maximum speed on freeways is 130 km/h. On expressways and other non-urban roads, it is 90 km/h. In urban areas, speed limits are set to 50 km/h but can be lower in certain parts of the Old Town to account for high pedestrian counts. Fines for speeding are often issued on the spot, though they may be waived if you're not going more than 20 km/h above the allowed speed.

Most freeways and expressways are toll roads like the D5 going to and from Prague Airport. The Czech Republic uses an electronic toll pass (vignette) system to collect toll payments. The toll pass is available for purchase from gas stations and post offices, and most tourists buy the 10-day pass. Note that you don’t have to display it on the windshield since vehicle plates are automatically checked against active toll pass records at regular intervals. Penalties for driving without a toll pass apply, and their cost can reach hundreds of euro.

When driving in central Pilsen, be aware that on some streets, you’ll have to share the road with trams, which always have priority. Paid parking is available in three parking garages or as paid street parking. Free street parking is very limited in downtown Pilsen, especially on weekdays. Parking rates vary depending on which zone you’re in, with Zone A (Old Town) being the priciest.
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Car and van rental in Czechia with Enterprise

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Car rental in Pilsen

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Pilsen

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Pilsen, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.