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What's the best way to get from the Prague airport to Hotel Josef?

Old Apr 26th, 2007, 06:37 AM
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What's the best way to get from the Prague airport to Hotel Josef?

Please advise...hotel service seems very expensive. About $55-60 USD for one-way service.
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 09:29 AM
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Taxi, around US$25. Recommend AAA taxis (kiosk outside arrivals.)
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Old Apr 27th, 2007, 12:38 AM
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THANK YOU. Are these taxis easy to find and/or is there some kind of information desk at the airport that can direct me to the kiosk? How do I know if I'm being ripped off? Do you set the price ahead of time or is there a set price?
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I located a Prague travel agency on the Net that handles not only hotels but booked a taxi for me for airport pick-up.

I did not book my hotel through them but they quoted a very fair price for the taxi and I paid the driver directly.I think it was no more than $30--$35.


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Old Apr 27th, 2007, 07:28 AM
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Are these taxis easy to find and/or is there some kind of information desk at the airport that can direct me to the kiosk? How do I know if I'm being ripped off? Do you set the price ahead of time or is there a set price?

I actually misspoke with "kiosk" - there are dispatcher persons who work for the various taxi companies just outside the baggage claim doors - I've found an "AAA" person right away, other times I just saw a bunch of AAA cabs parked across the drive and just walked over to them. They will show you a sheet with likely cost if asked - it can vary according to traffic conditions - but they use meters and AAA are very reputable. I think the bad rap on Prague taxis (which was richly deserved going back 30 years or more from personal experience) has led to a house-cleaning as it were. Haven't heard of taxi ripoffs for some time, but maybe I'm not listening. Regardless, never had a problem with AAA.

Be sure to get some Czech currency at one of the ATMs in the airport first. Asking a cab driver to convert foreign currency is asking for trouble.
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There are also shared-ride vans where the taxis are. About $15 USD for the trip. Just show up and hop on.
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check to see if the hotel offers this service, I think they charged us about $50 USD for one way
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Ditto AAA Taxi. City Taxi also has a reputation for reliability. If you are staying for at least a week, some hotels will do a free airport pickup if asked. Ours did.
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