Uber Prague Taxi Service

UBER Prague Taxi Service

If you’re coming to Prague and you’re thinking about using a taxi then UBER may be on your mind. Well, lets start with “Is UBER in Prague?”, the answer to that is yes so if you’ve got the app on your phone then it’s exactly the same as anywhere else. In this post I’ll share my experiences of Uber in Prague.

burned out car with uber sprayed on the door
UBER Drivers can often be victims of other taxi services

UBER Prague System

Purely from a system point of view i.e. it’s in English on your phone and your start point is known, then the only issue you’ve got is making sure that you correctly write the destination address. As well as regular characters, the UBER system allows for Czech special characters. It may offer you a choice of street addresses so it’s important to choose the correct one i.e. in the centre of Prague you choose the option “Hlavni Mesto”. The system seems to be quite smart and will first offer the street that it thinks you are most likely to want.

UBER Comparison Tests

On the plus side, in taxi tests over the last 2 years UBER Prague scored very highly in all main test categories including route selection, price, driver attitude and cleanliness. Not necessarily a negative but I do point out that the majority of people that I know use UBER in-town sometimes use smaller cars so if you are travelling with luggage then confirm the type of car before you book it.

The Airport

Let’s just state that it is entirely legal for you to be picked up or dropped off at Prague Airport by an UBER Prague Taxi. Now let’s put that in perspective because it’s entirely up to the driver if he/she wishes to take you. That’s because the relationship between UBER drivers and regular licensed taxi drivers can be best described as “tense” and occasionally that increases to violence. I’ve not heard about any problems relating to the passengers but you don’t have to search the internet very long to find pictures and videos of damaged and wrecked cars hence my featured picture on the post.

In Summary

I think UBER in Prague provides a safe and good value travel option within the city but personally I would not use it for getting to or from the airport. Also check the No Stress Guide to Using Prague Taxis.