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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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What car to expect?

Be prepared for the possibility of riding in a not-so-well-kept vehicle. Not every taxi is a luxury car, as in any city in the world, but ours in particular was a death trap. I had no good seatbelt, and my door could not be opened from the inside. Not really a warning, but just to let you know what you could encounter. Also, it is good if you know another language other than English, preferably a European one. I was travelling with a German friend, and I am fluent in Spanish and competent in German. Just for my sake, to avoid the possibility of being taken advantage of by the taxi driver, I didn't speak a word of English, not even with the driver, and I switched between German and Spanish with my friend. (The driver spoke only a little German.) I also never mentioned it was my first time in Prague, and tried to act as unimpressed as possible (which was difficult in a city so beautiful!) when the driver was pointing out "points of interest." Yeah, I know it sounds extreme and paranoid, but when we got to the hotel, the clerk told us stories about how English native speakers were being charged in the neighbourhood of 45 Euros for what should be a MUCH cheaper trip. Also, if you have a metro pass, you may also want to consider taking the subway to the train station. It was a quick trip from our hotel to the station, not so much of a hassle, and, or course, the cheapest way.

Have you been overcharged by Prague taxi drivers? Share your story with us .. email us at editor@praguetaxi.co.uk

Your tips

If you can try to use reputable AAA TAXI or Profi Taxi.

Be sure you are taking a taxi from some reputable company. Usually they speak English and you are going to pay what is fair. Look at the taximeter and be sure they are charging the right tariff (number 1 is on the day and number 2 on nights) never pay if you notice the taximeter is on tariff 3. You can see the number on the top left in the taximeter. Never trust in Russian drivers, once I had to pay 800 CZK for one single ride inside the city (and he was trying to charge me 1000), you better take another cab.

One of many feedbacks about using taxi in Prague: I have very recently visited Prague and I feel that you have some of the worst taxi drivers in the world. When it comes to making up prices for journeys, we come to see your country not to get ripped off. Will warn everyone I know to be careful when getting taxis.. Avi Singh