Calculate the price of a taxi in Prague here
Please fill in the pick up point and the destination of your trip. We will then calculate an estimate of the price of your Prague taxi. Since the price varies due to different travelling durations (heavy traffic, etc) we give you two prices: One where there is no stopping or slow driving at all, and one with 20% of the computed time being 'waiting'. This should give you a fair indication of the price and you will spot a thief with ease.
Example: Prague, Wenceclas Square
Example: Prague Old Square
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Exchange rate per July 2015: 100 Kč is roughly € 3.70, $ 4.00, or £ 2.60
About taxi's in Prague
Prague taxi's can be recognized by the permanently fixed yellow and black taxi sign on the roof. The rates and registration number must be posted on both front doors. These rates must correspond with the rates in the mandatory meter, and the driver's taxi identification should be visible from the passenger seats. The passenger is to be given a printed receipt. If there is no printed receipt, there is no obligation to pay.
Why use this site
For years, the behaviour of taxi drivers in Prague has tarnished the experience tourists had when visiting the city. "Prague was really nice, too bad we got ripped off in the taxi" was a commonly heard complaint.
In 2005, the mayor of Prague wanted to know if all these reports were true. Because drivers were smart enough not to scam the locals, the mayor dressed up "like an Italian". Flashy clothes, greasy hair, sunglasses and a goatee fooled drivers into thinking they had an unsuspecting tourist as their passenger.
The mayor, Pavel Bem, expected that there would be some overcharging, but was appalled from the extent it took place. Where a Czech would be charged the equivalent of 4-5 euro's, Mr Bem was now charged 26 euro's (£18, $35). He tried several trips and also noticed the price was doubled when he asked to pay in foreign currency instead of Czech crowns.
Legislature was passed to ban these practises. Unfortunately, this was only partly successful. There are still drivers who are willing to risk hefty fines and the possibility that they lose their license in order to make some money from unsuspecting travellers. Several mayors since Mr Bem have tried solving the problem, but none have succeeded, as you can see in the following series:
Be prepared. Calculate the fare and ask the driver for an estimate when you get in. This will protect you from costly surprises. Or better yet, order your taxi from one of the listed companies and have the dispatcher quote you a price.