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Quite sadly

corrupt taxi drivers in Prague are one of the biggest problems commonly encountered by all visitors to Prague.

Tourist spots

Don't even think about getting into a taxi that is parked in front of the train station or at a tourist spots. They are waiting for unsuspecting tourists and are known to charge rates several times higher.

Locals

We hate them as much as you do! Czechs hate taxi drivers as much as they despise the police.

Another tip

If you feel that taxi driver will rip you off purposely make a show of writing down taxi registration no. for example to your mobile - you’re a lot less likely to be ripped off.

Call taxi

Be smart and order a taxi by phone from one of these reliable and courteous taxi companies.

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Prague taxi fare rip off

Picked a cab driver from the area near the castle despite the warnings not to do so. Taxi from our hotel in Old Town to the castle had been 140 CZK (7 dollars or so). The much shorter trip to Kampa Island from the castle resulted in an 800 CZK fare! Hubby gave him 400 CZK and the cabbie began to scream and shake his fist at us. He was still screaming that he would call the police as we got out of the car. Husband told him we would be delighted to talk to the police. And, lo and behold, the police happened by during this heated exchange. He sped off when he saw them, but the experience was a bit unnerving to say the least! Expensive lesson learned!

Have you been victim of Prague Taxi drivers? Share your story with us. Email: editor@praguetaxi.co.uk

AAA Taxi vehiclePrague Taxi safety tips

Here are some tips that might save you nightmares and a few hundred crowns:

• Don't get into a taxi that is parked in front of the train station or at a tourist site. These are waiting for unsuspecting tourists and are known to charge rates several times higher than they should be.

• If you need to catch a taxi on the street, make sure it is a real, registered taxi. The yellow roof lamp must be permanently installed and must say TAXI in black letters on both sides. The company name, license number and rates should be printed on both front doors.

• Try to find out beforehand how much your ride should cost. If you're stopping a taxi on the street, you can ask the driver before getting in and even pay in advance if the amount sounds reasonable. If you're ordering a taxi by phone (always a good idea), you can get a price estimate from the dispatcher.

• Once in the car, make sure that the rate on the taximeter corresponds to the price list posted in the car. If it doesn't, bring it to the driver's attention or have him stop the car and get off.

• You have the right to request a printed receipt from the driver. If he refuses to give it to you, you can refuse to pay the fare.

We having reports from many tourists that Prague Taxi drivers are happy when they can accept foreign currency. Not because they need it but it is a chance for them to rip you off. So be aware and keep in mind that 1 Pound is not same like 1 CZK .. It seems that many taxi drivers there don't want to know exchange rates.