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.


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.

Prague links

Prague Hotel Taxis

Beware of risk locations

Cab drivers from the company EuroTaxi are notorious. The City Hall writes on their website that even guests at the Hilton Hotel have problems with them! There have been laws against them for a few years now, but they are still around.

There are also rogue taxis with a diagonal black and white AAA logo (as opposed to the horizontal black/yellow legitimate AAA logo) that are operating in central Prague. They are ripping off customers, charging over 6 times the correct price. A recent guest of ours was threatened with violence when he disputed the price. A friend was also conned by the same firm, with taxis waiting by the Old Town Square.

Spread the word about these taxis. Do not use them! Even some reputable hotels use dishonest drivers, especially from the infamous company, EuroTaxi. Avoid them at all costs!

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