Taxi prices in Prague are not
regulated. Cab drivers can charge whatever they like, as long as
they post their price-per-kilometer, usually on the door. It's a
good idea to agree on a price with the driver before committing to
the ride. As in many big cities, cab drivers sometimes prey on
foreigners who are unfamiliar with the language or currency.
Whenever possible it's better to call for a taxi in advance.
The metro, trams and busses will get
you just about anywhere you need to go in town. Prague's web of
tram routes and its three metros lines are the most efficient
means of transportation. Tickets can be purchased from automats or
ticket booth attendants in the metro stations, or from local
Transportation information centers are located in the metro stops
at Karlovo Namesti, Muzeum, Mustek and Nadrazi Holesovice.
What's the best way to change money? The best option is usually
one of the major banks, which generally charge the lowest
commission . For smaller amounts, the charge can go up
dramatically. Visitors with American Express travelers checks can
redeem them at the American Express office for local currency at
full value, with no commission charged.
The many "exchange" outlets around Prague may be
convenient, but they tend to charge higher commissions, which can
sometimes be hidden from you.