Hard to say, if it is because I’m getting older (comparing to other students of CTU) or just more in need of comfort, but truth is, that I started to take Taxis as normal way of transportation and I find it very usefull yet still little bit overpriced one. Maybe the main reason is, that I’m traveling more and more by plane and as in other aspects of my life, I usually run my legs off just not to miss it. Anyway, I was experimenting from first with different taxi companies (I’m not taking Uber or Liftago as taxi company, not because I’m trying to be posh, but easily because my old not-so-smartphone isn’t compatible with their apps, so I don’t have any choice), but over all, I found my favorite – Green taxi. Well, the picking was influenced, that I’m also using their other services as trains and busses, but still, I mainly picked them, because they are always on time, their drivers are polite, nice and usually interesting people and I always end up in big conversation about some interesting topic from their lives. It’s daugter-company of RegioJet, formal Student agency and they own two taxi services – Tick Tack, which is high-end, luxurious Audi cars and above mentioned Green Taxi, which drives Skoda Octavias, but really, who cares. And they also claim they are better for nature. Honestly, I didn’t check on that and I probably never will.
Sometimes when I run for train, or I’m too tired to walk from train home, I’m trying to take yellow taxi, which is somehow the proper taxi of Prague, but it’s not good idea. The drivers are usually dull, just waiting for tourists to cash more and often don’t use taxameter. Just tells you the price and it’s on you to take it, or not, definitelly depends on how desperate you are. They are also only taxi, who can stay right in front of the Prague Airport, don’t take them – just into center you will pay more than 400czk, it’s better to surf a little – there is wifi in the airport – and go to greentaxi.cz, you get a number there and they will offer you possibilities.
I know, that these types of articles are everywhere in guide-type websites, but I’m writing it today, because I just took taxi for 200czk from Wenceslav Square (Václavské náměstí) to main train station, which is about ten minutes by walk and 3 minutes by taxi… Yes, I was desperate and I had just 4 minutes to get into the train. And it was also without taxameter.