Re: [93attendees] Taxi and car services in Prague

Kathleen Moriarty <kathleen.moriarty.ietf@gmail.com> Wed, 15 July 2015 14:27 UTC

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Subject: Re: [93attendees] Taxi and car services in Prague
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> On Jul 13, 2015, at 5:07 PM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm@labs.htt-consult.com>; wrote:
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>> On 07/13/2015 10:57 AM, Shumon Huque wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM, Shumon Huque <shuque@gmail.com>; wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Randy Bush <randy@psg.com>; wrote:
>>>> > On 07/13/2015 07:48 AM, Randy Bush wrote:
>>>> >>> Note that this is the hotel's                           taxi service, which can be charged to
>>>> >>> your room folio.  Depending on how it's coded, this usually earns
>>>> >>> Hilton points.
>>>> >>>>   Folks, you can send an e-mail to taxi.prague@hilton.com with your
>>>> >>>>   flight info and they will meet you at the airport for 900 CZK or US
>>>> >>>>   $36 EUR 33. Well worth it if you have luggage.
>>>> >> it takes considerable effort to find a higher priced way to get
>>>> >> to town.
>>>> >
>>>> > Meaning, there are a number of lower priced ways???
>>>> 
>>>> hotel taxis are expensive, often the most expensive, transport.  take a
>>>> metered taxi.  or, if you are happy to rip off drivers in the 'sharing'
>>>> exonomy, praha has a local uber clone.
>>> 
>>> You can check prices at AAA taxi's website (the company others have mentioned). I typed in Vaclav Havel Airport and Hilton Prague, and it quotes me a price of 401 CZK, which is about US $16.32 at today's exchange rate. If true, that's less than 1/2 of the Hilton rate mentioned earlier.
>>> 
>>>     http://www.aaataxi.cz/en/
>>> 
>>> Shumon Huque.
>> 
>> Although, I just noticed, there is additional fine print about 19,90 CZK/km ...
> 
> And how far is it?
> 
> I remember at the last Prague meeting, that my driver took the 'short cut' through town back to the airport, as the highway loop was totally backed up. 

There was a marathon taking place when I left after the last meeting and roads were closed off.  You may have had similar timing.

Best regards,
Kathleen 

> He claimed that all the taxis had this route programmed into their GPS systems, and there WERE a lot of other taxis, both ways, along this route.  Did get a quick view of a lot of Prague on that drive!  Also did make my flight.
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