It is recommended to use only the services of carriers whose details are listed below. You will reach your destination safely and reliably, in tried and tested cars that guarantee quality. Be aware that Prague taxi drivers have quite a bad reputation for overcharging tourists. If you take a taxi without pre-booking or with a non-reputed company, it is advisable to negotiate a price or at least get a price estimate before you get in. There have been a significant number of reports about airport taxi rip-offs by touts outside the airport terminal.
Recommended Airport Taxi companies:
A popular private transport service at a fixed price, with one price for all Prague hotels. For groups of up to four passengers you will have to pay 550 CZK, or 780 CZK for up to eight passengers. You should pre-book this service online. English-speaking drivers. If you are visiting Prague for the first time they offer excellent free walking tours, free printed guidebooks and maps. Credit cards accepted. Prague Airport Transfers is one of the most reputable transfer companies in Prague.
These cab stands are located directly in front of the arrival halls at Terminal 1 – exit D, and at Terminal 2 – exit E. The company provides a taxi service at guaranteed tariff prices (start fee 40 CZK plus 28 CKZ per kilometre, plus 6 CZK per minute of waiting or traffic) based on number of kilometres travelled.
You can easily recognise them as they are all yellow and use mostly Czech-made cars – Skoda Superb or VW Passat. We should also mention that 111-Radiocab Taxi was formerly known as Airport Cars or Fix Cars, a company that had a bad reputation in the press for reckless driving in the city centre using silver VW Passat cars.
Pay attention to the 47% discount signs for your return trip. Passengers are often disappointed to find that, on taking a taxi from this company off the street, that the offer is only valid when calling their dispatch centre.
Information on pricing is available from the taxi booking counters located in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 arrival halls. Tel.: +420 220 113 892, +420 220 117 078, email@example.com
These cab stands are located directly in front of the arrival halls at Terminal 1 – exit D, and at Terminal 2 – exit E. AAA RadioTaxi operate a service at guaranteed tariff prices (start fee 40 CZK plus 28 CKZ per kilometre, plus 6 CZK per minute of waiting or traffic) based on number of kilometres travelled.
You can easily recognise them because they are all yellow and use mostly Czech-made cars – Skoda Superb or VW Passat (reasonably good vehicles). Generally most of their drivers speak at least some English. Tourist rip-offs are very rarely reported as this is one of the most reputable taxi companies in Prague.
Nevertheless, be careful when reading leaflets advertising their taxi fares as they may advertise certain destinations very close to the airport and it is very easy to be misled into believing the price to the city is 160 CZK, when in fact it is more. Further misunderstandings may arise when passengers see boards advertising a 47% discount for the return trip. This discount for your return trip is not in fact discount but rather regular rates when calling their dispatch centre, and the discount is valid only for bookings made via the call centre.
Information on pricing is available from the taxi booking counters located in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 arrival halls. Phone: 14014, +420 222 333 222; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taxi Price Guide
If you are not travelling with Prague Airport Transfers at a fixed-price tariff, the final price depends on the distance and traffic, thus making it difficult to estimate exactly how much you will pay. Prices range from 150 CZK if you are going just to an airport hotel located a few kilometres from the terminal to 1200 CZK if you travel to the farthest end of Prague (assuming there could be traffic). If the taxi has to wait in the traffic or at lights, you will be charged 6 CZK per minute. The standard price to the city centre is around 600 CZK and you shouldn’t pay more than 700 CZK. If you are asked for more than 700 CZK, this should raise a red flag that something is wrong.