The public transport works well in Hradec Králové. The time table can be found on If you commute daily it is recommended to have a City card which is possible to obtain at:

  • Dopravní podniky Hradec Králové, Pouchovská 153
  • Terminál hromadné dopravy, Nádražní
  • Turistické informační centrum Hradec Králové, Eliščino nábřeží 626

When applying for the city card it is necessary to have passport-sized photo (3,4 x 4,5 cm), to fill in personal data on the application form, 95,- CZK for the fees. When you are using the city card, the traveling is cheaper. Single basic fare with paper tickets costs 20,- CZK, with the city card 14.- CZK only.

It is as well possible to buy a ticket for certain period and the prices are as follows:

1-day transferable                    80,- CZK

Monthly transferable               650,- CZK

7-day basic                                 180,- CZK

Monthly basic                            480,- CZK

3-month basic                           1290,- CZK

7-day reduced                            90,- CZK

Monthly reduced                       230,- CZK

3-month reduced                      600,- CZK

Half year basic                           1950,- CZK

Yearly basic                                3700,- CZK

Falf-year reduced                      980,- CZK

12-month school fare            1480,- CZK

Yearly reduced                          1800,- CZK

Fare for night rotes costs         30,- CZK


Where to buy a ticket?

A tickets can be bought directly from the bus driver. The price is 30,- CZK. Therefore is better to buy a ticket in advance for 20,- CZK in tabacco shops, at terminál and at Dopravní podniky.

You can also buy a ticket via sms. The price is 25,- CZK and is valid 60 minutes in the first zone, 45 minutes in the second zone. For one journey you send just HK on 90230, for 24 hours ticket you send HK24 on 90230.


How to pay penalty

What to do when you do not have a ticket and you were checked by ticket inspector?

The current fine for a person travelling without a ticket is 1550,- CZK. This can be reduced to 500,- CZK if you pay on the spot. If you don´t have money with you, the inspector will give you a record of the transport inspection and you have to pay up to 3 working days. You can pay the fine at the Customer Service of Dopravní podnik, Pouchovská 153.  They are open from Monday to Friday from 7 am. to 4.30 pm. Another option how to pay the fine is to send money on the account number 656020201/0100. Be sure you placed the variable symbol. You find this symbol on the record you got from the inspector (číslo zápisu). If you do not pay up to 3 working days, you have to pay full amount of the fine and that is 1550,- CZK. The full amount must be as well paid in case you prove yourself with someone´s city card or with the fake one.

Do you have valid travel document but it just happened that you didn´t have it with you?

If the passenger does not have a travel document with him during the check and if he proves within 3 working days from the day of the check at the counter of the customer center DPmHK, a.s., Pouchovská 153, HK, that his document was valid at the time of the check, he will pay a surcharge of 50,- CZK. The provision does not apply to individual paper tickets.

In every case, a ticket inspector is obliged to give you a written record of your fine and payment confirmation with their signature. Make sure you don’t leave any debts unsettled – the city transport office claims fines even from abroad.

If you do not pay the fine on time, the transport company will hand over the matter to the law firm and your case might and up at the court.

Ticket inspector have an official badge. They might wear a uniform but they can be in plain-clothes too. If you have doubts about their authenticity, you can ask to see their ID card which has to have the same number as their badge. If you don’t want to pay on the spot and you’re not carrying your passport, ticket inspectors will call the police in order to confirm your identity.

It is possible to charge your town card (městská karta) at the Tourist information center, but unfortunately there is no possibility to pay a fine there.

There are few taxi companies operating in Hradec Králové. Usually the price does not differ sigificantly. Common prices are 100,- CZK up to 3 km, 150,- CZK up to 5 km and over 5 km the price is 30,- CZK per km.

English speaking taxi driver in Hradec Králové:

Taxi Maxi Hradec Králové – Tomáš Wallstein, phone +420 603 450 030

Michal Koza, phone +420 775 594 946

Taxi Sprint Hradec Králové s.r.o., phone +420 605 123 456.

There are few rentals in Hradec Králové. When hiring a car make sure that it is insured and check properly when taking over the car. If there are some demages, make sure that all is written down in the protocol. Otherwise it might happen that they will ask you to pay demages found when returning the car. To rent a car you just need to have valid driving licence. The prices for rent vary and depend on equipment and the category of the car.

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There are 3 ways to get from Prague to Hradec Králové –  by train, bus or car. The fastest way to get from Prague to Hradec Králové is to drive by car which takes over an hour.

There is a direct train departing from Praha Hlavni Nádraží and arriving at Hradec Králové Hlavní Nádraží. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 42m. Trains are operated by České dráhy,

If you travel frequently you might consider to buy In Karta that helps you to save on every journey a discount of up to 25, 50 or 100 %. More information about the card can be found here – In Karta – Adult 26 years and older | České dráhy (

The bus runs from Florenc station or from Černý most, metro/subway line B. From Černý most it takes by bus approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. A ticket can be bought directly at the bus driver or i tis possible to buy (and it is recommended to do so) a ticket online with,,

All buses and trains can be found on

The fastest and the most comfortable way how to get from Prague to Hradec Králové is to order the transport company:

Taxi Maxi Hradec Králové – Tomáš Wallstein, phone +420 603 450 030

Michal Koza, phone +420 775 594 946

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The price for such a service is around 3000,- CZK.

If you’re interested in registering a vehicle in the Czech Republic as a natural person, you have to have valid temporary or permanent residency. Legal person must have registered office in the Czech Republic. In order to register an imported vehicle you will have to show the original registration certificate.

New Car registration

To register a new car, you need the following documents:

  1. Car insurance – in the Czech Republic it’s mandatory to have insurance before getting behind the wheel. As your car won’t have any registration certificate or CZ plate numbers yet, it will be insured under a VIN code number. Be sure to notify the insurance provider with the plate number after registering the car.
  2. Confirmation of technical inspection – Even with completely brand new cars, all vehicles must undergo at least a basic technical inspection. You can do this through the dealer or with an independent service. The inspection must be no older than 30 days from the date of registration. After this, your next required inspection must be completed 5 years from the initial registration. Certificate of light inspection are not necessary if buying a new, electric vehicle.
  3. Registration certificate, COC (Certificate of conformity) lists, and inovices – Next, a dealership can arrange a registration certificate for the new car, or you can easily do this on your own. If the dealership does not provide registration, you’ll need either a sales contract or invoices to prove car ownership when registering. Also, be sure the dealership provides a certificate of conformity (CoC) list with your new vehicle. The CoC is like the birth certificate of your car, and it makes registration after sale easier for future owners. It is also required documentation for exporting the car to different countries.
  4. Czech residency permit – Finally, with any new car, you need a Czech residency permit even if you have an EU passport. If you do not have a Czech residency, you can register a car under your trade license or your company’s name. However, registering a car under a trade license or company makes it a business vehicle, and comes with several disadvantages


Used Czech Car Registration and Ownership Transfer

Registering a used vehicle in the Czech Republic follows a similar process to that above for new cars. You will however also need the original car certificates, as well as power of attorney from the seller.

Source: How to Register a Car in the Czech Republic | Pexpats

If you intend to stay and drive in the Czech Republic for more than 6 months and your driving licence wasn’t issued by an EU country, you must obtain a Czech driving licence. Regardless of your citizenship, if your driving licence was issued by an EU-member state, or if you are planning to stay in the Czech Republic for less than 6 months, you are free to use your foreign driving licence.

International Driving Permit for driving in the Czech Republic

It’s important to note that if the information in your driving licence is not stated in Latin alphabet (for example, it’s in Russian, Arabic, Thai etc.) or if it misses your photo, you may come across problems here. In such case I recommend you getting your licence officially translated or getting an International Driving Permit. You need to do this before you leave the country that issued your driving licence.

An International Driving Permit or a certified translation of your licence are required in Czech Republic alongside your foreign driving licence if the latter doesn’t provide the necessary information in letters that a Czech police officer could read. More information about exchanging or obtaining the Czech driving license can be found here – Czech driving licence for foreigners [explained + infographic] (

The agenda for the exchange of driver’s licenses falls under the jurisdiction of the Hradec Králové Municipality. Reservation for the appoitment can be done in advance – On-line rezervace – řidičské průkazy: Hradec Králové (

Address: Magistrát města Hradec Králové, Československé armády 408, 502 000   Hradec Králové.

Driving school in Hradec Králové providing services in English:

BK driving school

Mr. Břetislav Kuta

Komensého 266

500 03   Hradec Králové


BK Driving School (

Please note that this school is able to give you a driving training on vehicles with automatic transmission only. In order to obtain a driving license, you must complete 28 hours of driving and 10 hours of theoretical training. The cost of such a service is approximately 30 000,- CZK.