The most common complaint from visitors to Prague tends to be about taxis. After decades of public ownership, all taxis are now privately owned, but there are so many unscrupulous drivers who are out to charge as much as they can get away with. To avoid unpleasant problems, we are giving you some advice. Preferably do not use taxis parked in front of railway stations or tourist areas (close to the Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square etc.) If you have to hail a taxi in the street, always make sure you ask for an approximate price beforehand or check the rates listed on the passenger door with the meter. We suggest you call the taxi by phone. Furthermore ask them to give you an indicative estimated price for your planned journey. AAA Radiotaxi, ProfiTaxi and Prague Airport Transfers are consistently the best companies. 


Prague taxi maximum prices (prices can be raised within a year) 


Ride in Prague – 28 CKZ/km

Boarding fee – 40 CZK

Waiting fee – 6 CZK/min (traffic jams etc.)


Taxi fares examples


Airport -> Centrum from 550 CZK to 700 CZK

Prague Centrum – > Prague Castle from 150 CZK to 350 CZK

Short 10-min City Centrum ride from 130 CZK up to 250 CZK


Tip: Use Prague Airport Transfers – your safe taxi in Prague!

Taxis in Prague

An unoccupied taxi has a lit-up sign and may be hailed on the street or hired from a taxi rank, but it is much more recommended and safer to order over the phone. Sadly, Prague still has some of the worst taxi drivers in the world when it comes to …

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Police Officers have Revealed False Taxi Drivers in the Centre

When checking taxi drivers in the centre of Prague in March 2011, police officers revealed five persons with forged documents. They were all handed over to the police on suspicion of committing forgery and fraudulent alteration of an official instrument. Police officers from the special TAXI group together with metropolitan …

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About Taxi Drivers from Czech Press

Taxis are theoretically relatively cheap. However, many Prague taxi drivers will attempt to overcharge, particularly at taxi ranks close to the tourist sights.   Complaints about Taxicab Drivers Another example of the situation being serious at Prague Ruzyně Airport is a case from November 2009 when an “illegal” cab driver …

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