When we arrived at Prague airport taxi’s were charging very expensive prices to go to our hotel which was only 15 minutes away. The best way to get from the airport to your hotel is to take the bus or the metro. One taxi driver wanted to charge us 900 Czech coronas to take us to our hotel after we got off the metro as we didn’t know where to go. Then we got hold of a map and found out the hotel was a 3 minute walk from the metro station…. I am glad we didn’t take the taxi we would of been ripped off big time.
Prague Taxi Driver sometimes try to rip off tourists saying we charge extra for this and that. So make sure when taking a taxi from airport that you agreed total price no extra charge for anything …
Prague Taxi Safety Tips
• 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.