The Taxi industry unfortunately has a horrible reputation in the city of Prague. Ripping people off left and right, a certain taxi company even ripped off a top city politician once, granted he was undercover to expose such notorious behavior. Some of the busiest areas of Prague such as Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, in front of the main train station, at the airport and in Lesser Town Square are the worst places to hail a cab, even for Czechs. If you need a cab it is better to call ahead for one, if you go to the places mentioned above and hail a cab you will definitely be labeled as a unsuspecting tourist who doesn’t know any better and will be royally ripped off! If you do not have a phone, then it is good for your wallet to find a TAXI FAIR PLACE, taxi stands established by City Hall to guarantee integrity and professionalism from taxi drivers. A legit taxi in the city of Prague has a permanent yellow roof lamp with TAXI in block letters on both sides. The cab should also have the company name, license number and rates printed on both front doors, in addition to the meter and driver information inside the cab. Agree on a price before you get in (either from the taxi stand or on the phone; the maximum charge is 28 CZK/KM, at night 40 CZK/KM, and if you hail a cab on the street expect to pay a 40 CZK boarding fee) and you will receive honest service. Make sure when you enter the car that the rate on the meter matches that of the rate on the two front doors of the car. You also have the right to ask for a receipt; if your driver refuses, then you can refuse to pay the cab fare. It is also wise to have a basic understanding of CZK and the exchange rate; the more you know, the less you will be taken advantage of.
Reputable Taxi Company: AAA TAXIS +420 222 333 222, +420-14014, www.aaataxi.cz
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