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. Since 2020 UBER drivers are allowed to accept a new fare BEFORE delivering the existing fare. I don’t like this system because you can choose a cab that seems only to be a few minutes away when in fact it will take a lot longer because they are yet to drop somebody. So I use UBER as a convenient method of travel but I don’t rely on it to be here at a specific time.

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

You have to understand that the licenced taxis at Prague Airport are operated by a company called Tick Tack under a brand known as Svez.se (“Svez se” is a Czech term that means “to take a ride”). Although you are perfectly entitled to be dropped off at the Prague Airport by an UBER driver I would think twice about arranging to be picked up there due to the somewhat strained relationship that drivers have. If you specifically want UBER then walk over the Courtyard by Marriott hotel and call one to that location.

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.

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