Official Prague Taxi Fares


How much is a taxi fare in Prague?

Listing of maximum prices for taxi services in the district of the capital city of Prague

Prices for ordinary cars

A ride in the district of the capital city of Prague 36 CZK (1.45 EUR) per km

Boarding fee 60 CZK (2.40 EUR)

Standing and waiting time fee 7 CZK per 1 minute (0.28 EUR)

Prices for electric cars

A ride in the district of the capital city of Prague 39 CZK (1.55 EUR) per km

Boarding fee 70 CZK (2.80 EUR)

Standing and waiting time fee 7 CZK per 1 minute (0.28 EUR)

The maximum prices are valid for all vehicles offering taxi services in the district of Prague. The price for waiting includes waiting in a traffic jam (slow traffic) as well as waiting at the customer’s request. Fares outside of Prague are not limited and most taxi companies charge prices from 20 CZK to 30 CZK per km.

These prices are valid from 1st Feb 2020.

How much does a taxi cost in Prague?

The price of a taxi in Prague depends on the chosen taxi company fares, if they apply maximum pricing or not, if they have a waiting fee in traffic, and the route which the driver chooses. For example, the 16-kilometer taxi ride from the airport applies the maximum rate, using the shortest and slowest route would be calculated as 60 CZK starting fee, plus 16 x 36 CZK per km, and average waiting fee of 10 minutes during traffic and at red lights as 10 x 7 CZK, totaling 706 CZK.

Prague taxi fare examples

Prague Airport to city centre: from 500 CZK to 1000 CZK. Price from the airport highly depends on the traffic conditions and on the route the driver chooses.

Prague train station to Prague city centre hotel: around 300 CZK

Prague city centre hotel to Prague Castle: approx. 300 CZK

10 min or 2km city centre ride: approx. 150 CZK

Long distance taxi fare examples

Prague City to Karlovy Vary: approx. 3400 CZK

Prague City to Brno: approx. 5000 CZK

Prague City – Český Krumlov: approx. 4400 CZK


Who sets the taxi fares for Prague?

Taxi tariffs in the Czech Republic are officially set by local municipal authorities for each district. The taxi tariff for Prague was last set in February 2020 and published in the official tariff ordinance. It is binding for all taxis and taxi companies within the compulsory driving area and may not be exceeded or undercut. This is ensured by officially calibrated taximeters installed in the taxis.


Warning for customers

Although the number of dishonest drivers has slightly fallen recently, taxi rip-offs remain an occasional problem, especially among drivers who congregate in tourist areas.

Especially beware that some taxi drivers at Old Town Square and at the train station say that they can charge passengers up to 99 CZK per km despite the regulated price being a maximum 36 CZK per km. We strongly advise you not to hire any taxis from the Old Town Square area.

Each taxi must be equipped with a permanently installed roof lamp with the TAXI sign. The registration number, company name and the price list including the basic rate, kilometre rate and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors of the taxi. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the taximeters in the taxi. Customers are recommended to order a taxi with reliable dispatching offices where the information on fares is available in advance. After the journey is completed, the driver is obliged to issue an orderly and fully filled receipt for the payment. The receipt must be issued by the taximeter printer.

How can you recognize an unscrupulous taxi driver?

  1. He does not respect the maximum charge of 36 CZK/km.
  2. He does not have or does not want to provide contact with the operator.
  3. He refuses to issue a receipt from the taximeter.
  4. He does not want to tell you his/her license registration number.

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