Getting a taxi in Prague is straightforward, right? Wrong. Tourists often make the mistake of hailing taxis outside major attractions, which can lead to overcharging. If you require a taxi during your stay in the Czech capital, follow the advice below to protect yourself and your wallet.
It’s always advisable to order your taxi from a reputable company such as AAA Taxi or Profitaxi rather than hailing one off the street. These well-known names have better reputations and are less likely to overcharge their customers than unregistered companies.
When you get into your cab, always check that the meter is set to zero. Also, only call a taxi when you’re ready – most drivers charge around 6CZK for every minute spent waiting.
For first-time visitors to Prague, it’s recommended that you avoid using taxis altogether. Trams, buses and the metro are more reliable means of transport, and most of Prague’s major attractions are within walking distance of one another anyway.