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Uber Taxi – order a taxi with a single tap

December 23, 2019 / Czech Republic

We’re launching a pilot stage of a new product option in Prague – Uber Taxi. From December 23 onwards you’ll be able to request a taxi ride via Uber app.

If you enjoy riding with a traditional metered taxi, but are not a big fan of hailing taxis in the middle of the street or carrying cash with you all the time in case you want to pay your driver, try riding with Uber Taxi. Simply open the Uber app, select “Taxi” among other available products and your taxi driver will take you wherever you want to go.

Request a ride

How does Uber Taxi work?

  1. Set your preferred destination in the Uber App, select the Taxi option and request a ride.
  2. Once your driver arrives to pick you up, he will start the trip in the driver app and initiate the taximeter.
  3. When reaching the final destination, the driver will stop the taximeter and enter the fare price into the driver app. 
  4. Depending on your preferred payment option, you will either pay the driver in cash or your credit card will be charged.

How to request a ride with Uber Taxi?

When choosing a ride, you will see the Taxi option among other products. Once you add your destination point, tap the Taxi icon and you will see the estimated price range. While taking a ride with Uber Taxi, the final fare will be calculated by the taximeter. The maximum price per kilometer is 28 CZK.

How does Uber Taxi differ from other Uber products?

  • Licensed local taxi drivers equipped with a taximeter
  • Trip flexibility – you can change the end destination during the duration of the ride 
  • No surge prices – the fare structure is set by the price regulations for taxi and remains the same regardless of demand levels during peak hours
  • Taxi drivers can drive in dedicated fast lanes – it might help you to avoid traffic jams, so there is no need to worry about the arrival time during busy hours

How much will the ride around Prague approximately cost?

From Florenc to the Prague ZOO250 – 320 CZK
From Wenceslas Square to the Prague Castle280 – 360 CZK
From Main Railway Station to O2 Arena300 – 400 CZK

When using Uber Taxi you still have full access to our standard features such as fare splitting, sharing your ETA, 24-7 in-app support and the SOS button (for easy 112 dial-in).