Taxi in Prague – Apps, Fares, Rates, Calculator, Tipping & Recommendations

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1. Intro to Prague Taxis

Getting a taxi in Prague is really easy, as there are many of them and most of the local drivers speak or understand basic English. However, some of them may try to rip you off with crazy rates, especially if you hail a cab on the street. In fact, there has been a whole video series about taxi drivers in Prague. But we have some great tips for you on how to get a good, safe, and cheap taxi ride in Prague.

HONEST TIP #1 For the transfer to/from the Prague Airport use Welcome Pickups private transfer for a price of regular taxi (€27).

HONEST TIP #2 If you are taking a taxi in the street, always agree on the final price first before getting in. Some drivers may even trick the meters.

HONEST TIP #3 In case of any trouble with the taxi driver (e.g. if you think you are paying way too much) call the emergency number 112 and explain your situation to the operator.

2. Average Rates/Fares of Prague Taxi

In general, taxis in Prague are really cheap compared to other popular cities in Europe. The rates for taxi rides in Prague are calculated using the fare per one kilometer + entry fee:

  • Average fare per one kilometer is 24 CZK ($0.90)
  • Standard entry fee is 40 CZK ($1.50)
HONEST TIP #4 Always be aware that the maximum rate per kilometer is limited by the city of Prague to 28 CZK ($1.10) per kilometer, and the entry rate to 40 CZK ($1.50) for one ride.

So, for example, the 17-kilometer taxi ride from Vaclav Havel Airport to downtown (Wenceslas Square) will cost around 450 CZK ($18.00).

3. Calculator – How Much Will I Pay for my Route?

Using our calculator below you can easily estimate how much you will pay for your ride in Prague.

4. Tipping – Should I Give a Tip to the Taxi Driver?

Tipping the driver really depends on how you feel. If the ride was smooth and the driver nice, then why not? The typical tip rate is 10% on top of the total cost. On the other hand, if you didn’t like the ride for any reason, don’t give a tip. It’s totally optional.

5. Credit Card – Can I Pay with my Visa or MasterCard?

In general, yes, most of the taxis nowadays have payment terminals accepting international credit/debit cards, especially the taxis you will find at the airport or train stations. If you have Revolut Card it will work as well. But, just to be sure, we recommend using one of the apps below.

6. Recommended Apps/Companies for Getting Taxi Rides in Prague

Welcome Pickups

Welcome Pickups are not a typical taxi company as they are focusing only on the airport and city-to-city transfers (i.e. Cesky Krumlov). But they should be your first choice when landing/leaving Prague. The private ride from the airport to your hotel will cost you €27 which is about the same price you would pay for a regular taxi. All benefits over a regular taxi or even Uber are in the table below.

 Welcome PickupsUberRegular Taxi
Driver✅ Professional with good EnglishSometimes very bad or no EnglishSometimes very bad or no English
Pickup✅ Pickup at the terminal exit with signRandom and sometimes outside of the airportIn front of the arrival hall
Waiting Time✅ Land and go (no waiting time)10 - 15 minutes✅ Land and go (no waiting time)
Extras✅ Driver knows Prague really wellNoneNone
Price27€ (fixed)15€ - 30€ (depends on a traffic/demand)30€

You will be redirected to our partner Welcome Pickups


Bolt (ex-Taxify) is an international company based in Estonia and very similar to Uber. They offer great rates which are even cheaper than Uber in Prague – 8.90 CZK ($0.40) per kilometer plus 3.50 CZK ($0.16) per minute. The easiest way to order a Bolt is by using their mobile app, which also supports credit/debit card payments. You can also pay with cash (Czech Crowns only) to the driver.

Using Taxify in Prague

If for some reason you don’t want to use Uber, Bolt is a perfect alternative. Get the app using this link and you will get also 150 CZK off from your first ride. Or enter promo code “TOMASJ97” if you already have the app installed.

Get Bolt FREE Ride

Liftago Taxi

Liftago is something like a Czech Uber, but the price is set by each driver. So you simply enter locations for pick-up and destination, and then you can select from a list of drivers based on price and rating.

Generally, the prices vary from 18 CZK ($0.70) per kilometer up to 28 CZK ($1.10) per kilometer, but you always view the price upfront. The Liftago app is also fully compatible with your Credit Card or Debit Card, so you don’t need any cash at all.

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Compared to Uber it offers many more drivers, but the price is a bit higher. Also, for Liftago we have a free ride coupon for you; just use the button below to register:

Get Liftago FREE Ride


That’s right, Uber works perfectly in Prague and it’s the by far cheapest taxi option. It costs only 9.90 CZK ($0.40) per kilometer and 3.00 CZK per minute for UberX and 27 CZK ($1.00) per kilometer for UberBLACK.

The only disadvantage of using Uber in Prague is the low number of drivers, so sometimes you can’t book the ride due to limited availability. Read more about Uber in Prague.

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Modry Andel Taxi

Modry Andel is a solid Prague-based taxi company. They mostly use new Skoda Superb or Skoda Octavia cars, so the ride is pretty smooth and safe. Using their app you can book a cab to your location and also set up the destination.

The price per kilometer is pretty good – 21 CZK ($0.80) and only 19 CZK ($0.75) during the night. The entry fee for each ride is the standard 40 CZK ($1.50). Alternatively, you can select a business class which costs 28 CZK ($1.10) per kilometer and guarantees a Skoda Superb with a uniformed driver.

Unfortunately, you can’t enter your Credit/Debit Card into the app directly, but you can specify that you want the car with a payment terminal. Please note that this isn’t properly localized in the app, so in the ‘Payment’ section you need to select the ‘Kartou’ option (means ‘by card’).

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Modry Andel offers reliable drivers and new cars for a decent price. The only downside is that compared to Liftago and Uber the app is a little harder to navigate and doesn’t offer payment integration.

Free Download of Modry Andel App

OR Call +420 737 222 333 for Booking via Phone

Taxi Praha (Nejlevnejsi Taxi)

Taxi Praha (sometimes called Nejlevnejsi Taxi which means Cheapest Taxi) is another solid taxi company based in Prague, and they mostly use the brand new Skoda Octavias. Their app is pretty smooth and easy to use, as it is fully localized to English and you can set pickup and destination locations using the GPS signal.

Taxi Praha is trying to be the cheapest company on the market. Their rates are very low – 18 CZK ($0.70) per kilometer and 27 CZK ($1.05) entry fee for each ride. You can’t pay for the app but all their vehicles contain payment terminals for your Visa or MasterCard.

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Unfortunately, Taxi Praha doesn’t have any loyalty/affiliate program, so we can’t offer you a free first ride. Still, you can download their app using the buttons below or book directly via phone:

Download Taxi Praha App (iPhone)

Download Taxi Praha App (Android)

OR Call +420 226 000 226 for Booking via Phone

Other Apps/Companies

  • Tick Tack Taxi – Well established company with luxurious cars (Audi A6) in white color and professional drivers in suites. They are charging a maximum rate of 28 CZK ($1.10) per kilometer and a 40 CZK ($1.50) entry fee, but it is very well deserved. Tick Tack has also convenient mobile app (Uber style) or you can simply call 14 222 or +420 721 300 300.
  • AAA Taxi Prague – This company occupies the airport, so you can see their yellow cars right in front of terminal 1. They are OK, but a bit expensive, with the highest possible rate of 28 CZK ($1.10) per kilometer and a 40 CZK ($1.50) entry fee. For direct booking via phone, call +420 222 333 222.
  • City TAXI – This company can be found at the main railway stations. They are reasonably priced, with rates starting at 24 CZK ($0.90) per kilometer and a 40 CZK ($1.50) entry fee. Also, you can get a Mercedes-Benz E-Class with a professional driver for 28 CZK ($1.10) per kilometer. For direct booking via phone, call +420 257 257 257.
  • Lyft – Unfortunately, Lyft isn’t available in Prague or any other city in Europe. You have to go with Uber or Bolt instead.

7. Prague vs. Crooks – Popular Online Series About Prague Taxi Drivers

To get a better idea of how the taxi situation in Prague, watch the following episode from Honest Guide. Always remember, do not take any suspicious taxi from the street and if you really need to, agree on the price first.

Honest Tips For Your Prague Stay

AIRPORT TRANSFER Get a private transfer from/to Prague Airport for a price of regular taxi (€27).

FREE REVOLUT CARD The best way to pay anywhere in the World without worrying about the exchange rates is Revolut. Get your free Revolut card today, and save on the exchange fees and rates.


About Author

Michal B.

Michal has been born in Prague and living there for more than 30 years. His favorite neighborhoods are Brevnov and Hradcany. Even though he knows Prague a lot, he loves just getting lost there and imagine he's a tourist. Michal's super secret tip and hidden gem is a small bistro behind the Charles Bridge called ROESEL - beer & cake.


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    We have a taxi company and are constantly reading up on the industry in other places which is how we found these tips.

    We thought it was really well written and gave us a good grasp on how to catch a fair taxi in Prague. We really liked the calculator and can imagine that would come in really handy to a new visitor. It was also interesting to hear about the other taxi app that is similar to Uber called Bolt.

    Thank you for sharing, if we ever visit Prague then I’m certain we’ll read over these tips again

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    Thanks for your informative video on rip-off taxi drivers. My wife, daughter and I were just charged Cz380 for a no more than 5 km drive in the city. Now we’ll know. Another scam we fell pray to was at the bus station. We needed cash for a taxi into Prague to where we were staying. Not knowing anything about the currency, we chose Cz 1000. One bill came out and we were debating about the size (thinking it might be too large for a taxi). An older man offered to give us 2 Cz 500 notes for it and we exchanged. Little did we know that the notes were Belarus and worth almost nothing – we found this out when we tried to use them for the taxi payment. If you haven’t exposed this scam, go to an ATM at the bus station and look like a confused American tourist – I wish that old guy would get caught!

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    I need a taxi from Praha Main Train Station. I have a smart phone but was unable to get phone service on it. If I can access WiFi, I can contact via email. Is City Taxi (or any, for that matter) likely to work with me that way to pre-book? If not, is my best bet to know about what it should cost for p/u at Praha Hl N + the distance shown on Google Maps for my destination and discuss with a taxi knowing that information?

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    Hi, I need a taxi/transfer for a pick up outside Prague to be dropped off at the city centre. I’m looking to be picked up at Chateau Hostačov (59, Hostačov, 582 82 Skryje). Do you think any of these taxi providers would be willing to arrange a pick up outside the city? And if so, would it be too expensive? Thank you very much in advance!

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    Used the Taxify discount code, thanks! Note: at terminal 2 the Uber and Taxify can’t drive to the front parking lot. You have to meet them in the parking garage. Call and organize with them, AND if they call you, it’s on wifi, so answer and there’s no data charge fur the call (I didn’t know this!)

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    Wondering if there are options for groups of 5. With most cars seating only 5 my family don’t fit in standard ubers, are there 7 seater cars available? Is there an extra cost for this? Thanks!

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    I just want to get a price and it is proving impossible from these people. i have no mobile phone so no apps. I just want to get a price! I have found taxilo who have given me a good set price of 17 euros so think I am going to use them

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      Tonight I got quoted 7000 to travel from railway station to Charles Bridge – cash. No meter. Did my calculations and realized very expensive so declined. Was then asked what I wanted to pay and then offered ride for 5000. Decided to catch public transport for 24 each person with a small walk. And yes it was a yellow taxi waiting at the railway station. No other companies in sight. This production mirrored my experience.

    • Michal B.

      Hi Keren,

      Taxify is valid only for the first ride and Liftago seems to be having issue on their side with page, but you should be still able to add the code manually within the app.

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