You may wonder why we dedicate a post to taxis in Prague… well it’s just for you to avoid the occasional rip off that you may experience if you’re a tourist.
How to avoid the occasional bad experience
Well, it’s true, things have improved a lot, and you can already see the change at Prague airport. Now, when you get out of the airport, you can easily get the company “AAA taxi” or “111 taxi” which are efficient and reliable. All of their taxis use taxi meters, so at least you know you’re paying what you should. You can also use the “Airport taxi” services that will charge you a fixed fee, all fees being given before you get in the taxi. It will generally cost you between 500czk and 600czk, which is around 20-25 EUR.
Still in the centre, it can happen that you catch a taxi from a random company and sometimes drivers, when they see you’re a tourist, will charge you twice or three times more. So just make sure every time you get in a taxi, to check whether the taxi meter is on! If the driver argues that it is out of order, it is simply that they intend to charge you the “tourist price”.
Reliable taxi companies in Prague
In any case, if you use companies such as “AAA taxi”, “111 Taxi”, “Nejlevnější taxi”, “Profi Taxi” or “Kuryr”, you can sit back and relax – you’ll be all fine! And don’t worry, most of the taxi companies are reliable, but always better to be cautious!
Two last tips:
– if you’re really on a shoestring budget, pick “Nejlevnější taxi” which is the cheapest option in Prague. Their cars are pretty good and the service is of good quality.
– if you feel more comfortable having English speaking drivers, you’d rather go for “AAA taxi”, even though it is slightly more expensive.