Taxi in Warsaw
Official taxis in Warsaw (transportation services are provided by more than 70 companies) are cars with luminous shades with an inscription “Taxi”, on the front doors of which “flaunts” Warsaw coat of arms with a mermaid. In addition, they have a registration number, a hologram with a license number, and a tariff plate on the rear right door..
Taxi services in Warsaw
“Catch” the car on the street will not work - the drivers simply will not stop. You can sit in a taxi at specialized parking lots (look for them near the airport, train station, hotels, popular attractions) or call them by phone.
Official taxis in Warsaw are represented by the following taxi companies: City Warsaw: 194-59; Bayer Taxi: 22-196-67; Prestige Taxi (cars of this company are equipped with payment terminals, therefore, if desired, payment can be made by payment cards): + 48-22-86-666-66; Express Taxi: 196-63 (call by sms: 723-0-196-63). It is worth noting that some companies provide their customers with a 10% discount if they call a taxi by phone.
Important: on arrival, near the terminal, you can meet men with badges who are always ready to take a taxi for you - it is not recommended to use their services, since the cost of the trip can ultimately cost several times more than the officially established tariffs.
Taxi cost in Warsaw
The following fare information will help you navigate the prices and find out how much a taxi costs in Warsaw:
- for boarding passengers take about 8 PLN;
- during the day, 1 km traveled is paid at the price of 3 PLN, and at the night rate (it is valid after 22:00 until 06:00, as well as on holidays, Saturday and Sunday) - 4.5 PLN;
- when traveling outside the city, 1 km is paid at the price of 6 PLN;
- waiting time for passengers is 40 PLN / 1 hour.
If you decide to rent a taxi for a couple of hours, this service will cost you about PLN 50/1 hour. On average, a trip from Chopin Airport to the city center costs 30-40 PLN.
Before getting into the car, you should make sure that you have small money - often the drivers don't have change..
Since licensed Warsaw taxis have counters and devices for issuing a check (it is better to pay in local currency - despite the fact that euros will be accepted for payment, for sure, the calculation will be made at a rate that is unfavorable for tourists), at the end of the trip you should receive a receipt from the driver. It is not recommended for tourists to use the services of unlicensed taxis, but for those who do use it, it is advisable to agree on a price before boarding..
Travelers will be able to use the services of Warsaw taxi, which is a reliable, safe and fast mode of transport at any time of the day or night..