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

Ondrej Mikle <ondrej.mikle@nic.cz> Mon, 13 July 2015 21:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: [93attendees] Taxi and car services in Prague
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On 07/13/2015 10:57 PM, Shumon Huque wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM, Shumon Huque <shuque@gmail.com
> <mailto:shuque@gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Randy Bush <randy@psg.com
>     <mailto: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 <mailto: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 ...

One useful note on Prague taxis: if you order taxi by phone or using an app
instead of taking it from a stand or waving it off street, it is much cheaper,
generally around 30% discount.

Ondrej