Prague Bag Storage
People staying in a hotel will often have access to a luggage room but people checking out early from apartments or day trippers to the city may want to dump their bags/bikes for the day or longer so here are a few ways you can do that. Note the terms “per commenced day” which normally applies to left luggage offices and “per 24 hour period” which usually applies to lockers. I’ll keep updated as necessary but as of January 2019 the following is correct.
Take the list below as a fair set of Prague bag storage restrictions for leaving luggage (Cubesave allows the electronic stuff as it provides a USB charging port) but note that a luggage office will be stricter than a locker if you know what I mean.
Each of the below will have strict terms and conditions about what they allow and what are insurance claim criteria but, in general you CANNOT store: animals/birds/reptiles, firearms, flammable/corrosive/toxic/dirty/wet content, food and other rapidly perishable objects, things that may damage other luggage/facilities/staff, anything with a total value of more than CZK15,000. In addition, a luggage office usually only accepts a secured bag.
Prague Airport baggage storage is in the Terminal Two departure hall (that’s upstairs). It’s a NON-STOP office and the maximum storage time is 30 days. Contents are x-rayed. The price is CZK120 “per commenced calendar day” per piece of large luggage. By that they mean its CZK120 until 0000 of the following day at which point you add another CZK120 etc. You pay on depositing. They accept credit cards. Ideal if you are transiting and have a chance to run into the city.
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Prague České Dráhy (Railway Stations) – General Search Advice
I’m going to detail the Prague Main Train Station below but the terms and conditions for storing luggage at any CD railway station can be found at https://www.cd.cz/en/dalsi-sluzby/sluzby-ve-stanici/-27961/. Basically for lockers it’s max 24 hours, locker cleared after 24 hours, contents destroyed after 40 days. Note that Masarykovo Train Station offers the day/week/month option. If you want to check if a certain station has a Left Luggage Office, opening times or lockers etc then start at https://www.cd.cz/en/stanice/ and enter the required station name. You must have the correct spelling and select the required station from the suggested dropdown list i.e. we don’t call it “Prague Main Station”, we call it “Hlavni Nadrazi”. On the right of each station detail page you’ll find the facilities listed.
Prague Main Train Station – Left Luggage Office
You’ll find the Luggage Office option here is on the SOUTH side of the station in the passage going to the platforms. It’s open 0600 to 2300. You can also store bikes here so long as they are wrapped and it’s charged at the large luggage rate. Pricing for Prague bag storage is based on size and volume but you pay up front for the required time. Small luggage i.e. carry-on is CZK60 per commenced day, suitcase and large luggage/backpack/bike is CZK100 per day. They give a 30% discount if 10 or more people are leaving luggage.
Prague Main Train Station – Lockers
The station locker area is on the NORTH side of the station at the bottom of the escalators. It maintains regular station hours i.e. no access between 0030 and 0330. Most of the lockers require change and there are change machines which accept CZK100 and CZK200 notes. On the far right of the lockers you’ll find “Row J”. The “J” lockers can be paid by card, just follow the instructions and be absolutely sure you enter the correct locker number. Maximum storage time is 24 hours i.e. 24 hours from the time you turn the key. If you open the locker again you’ll need to pay again. This is a physical key system so if you lose the key you will 1) have ID, 2) need to describe EXACTLY what is in the locker and 3) pay CZK500 extra. Lockers are emptied after 24 hours and contents destroyed after 40 days. It’s a good option for Prague bag storage if you are arriving/leaving from the station and need late night or early morning access.
100Kc per 24 hour period. This gets you a suitcase sized locker suitable for two suitcases no more than 70cm high and 90cm long.
100Kc per 24 hour period. This gets you more of a regular “sports” locker which is quite tall at 1.7m but not deep which makes them suitable for skis/snowboards etc.
120Kc per 24 hour period. These lockers have the largest volume with capacity for two suitcases plus other soft bags.
Prague Main Train Station – Cubesave
Cubesave has two big yellow boxes by the park entry level. Actually it’s lots of boxes depending on the size that you want but as far as Prague bag storage is concerned it’s more aimed at carry-on sized bags. It has a bike storage option but in this case I think it’s better/cheaper to use the Luggage Office for bikes. It maintains regular station hours i.e. no access between 0030 and 0330. The maximum storage time can be 60 hours but their pricing is designed around either a 6 hour period or a 24 hour period.
For example, if you are storing carry-on luggage then it’s CZK60 for 6 hours or CZK125 for 24 hours. Suitcase luggage is CZK100 for 6 hours and CZK150 for 24 hours. Time starts from the moment you close the door. Note that they will charge the same amount extra if you go over the time and you have to pay before the system will open the door.
Three advantages here, 1) you can pay by credit card, 2) it has a USB charging port so it accepts laptops etc and 3) you can return and open the locker to get something without needing to pay for more time if you use the “Repeat” function before you open it. One disadvantage is that the system works on a PIN access code which is displayed on the screen but also can be sent to your email/phone so make sure you have access. If you have not collected your item within 60 hours of time expiration then the locker will be emptied. To get your stuff back it costs CZK500 PLUS CZK400 per commenced 24 hour period. After 7 days your luggage can be disposed of or “donated” to charity.
Local details at www.cubesave.cz
Prague Masarykovo Train Station
Masarykovo has the standard carry-on bag size lockers opposite the ticket desks for CZK60 per day. The Masarykovo Left Luggage Office is next to platform 7 (on the other side of the “Policie” office). It specifies anything up to 15Kg can be left per commenced day for CZK50 but unusually for Prague bag storage options it also offers a weekly rate (CZK160) and monthly rate (CZK350) and this includes bikes. Anything over 15Kg can only be left for a day. The only issue you may have is that it’s an external office which is only open 0630 to 1750 (lunch 1200-1230) and you need to either ring the bell or call a number to get in. If you are using the lockers then bring enough change because there is no change machine here.
Prague Florenc Bus Station
HALA 1 storage. Hala 1 or H1 is the new part with the ticket offices and restaurants etc. It opens on regular bus timetable hours i.e. 5am to midnight.
HALA 2 storage. Hala 2 or H2 is the old building which connects to Krizikova street. It opens 6am to 10pm.
These are Prague bag storage options mainly for bus travellers but it’s only one metro stop from the main train station. These are both luggage offices and accept pretty much anything but they have some rules i.e. bikes must be clean and “wrapped/covered”, skis must be in a bag. They do not accept dirty or unsecured luggage, electronic devices or anything with a value greater than CZK15,000. Price is the same whatever you leave i.e. CZK70 per commenced day i.e. if you go past midnight you add another CZK70.
Local details at www.florenc.cz
Bagbnb works on providing you with Prague bag storage options in a secure location but closer to the centre of the city than the train/bus stations. It will probably be a local business of some kind (what they call an Angel). The rate is fixed at 5 Euros (CZK125) for any luggage size or weight (wrapped bikes included) per commenced day, so if you go past 2359 that’s another 5 Euros. Two big advantages here are 1) you can book it in advance and 2) it will be close to where you want it to be. Disadvantages? well, once booked you don’t get your money back if you cancel, maybe a perceived bag security risk (insurance up to 500 Euros) but mainly it’s knowing what time your “Angel” closes so you don’t arrive and find you can’t get your stuff.
Local details at www.bagbnb.com