Taxis in Bratislava
Bratislava’s quirky spirit will definitely dazzle you. The city never loses its quaint charm, thanks to the four-tower castle overlooking the city, the pastel 18th-century buildings, and the centuries-old churches in the old town. If you are in a hurry to catch your flight at the airport or want to get to your hotel safely, hail or book a Bratislava taxi and arrive safe and relaxed at your destination.
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Cost of a Bratislava Taxi
All taxis in Bratislava are metered and calculate the total fare based on the length of your ride. However, if your chosen local taxi does not have a metre, then hopping on is not safe. The metered rate does not include any extra charges applicable to the journey – those will depend on the provider you choose to travel with. We highly recommend agreeing on a set price if you can, before getting in the car.
Minimum fare – €3,50
Price per kilometre – €0,50
Short-distance trips are charged at a minimum of €4. To get to the city centre from the airport, it should not cost you more than €21. Ideally, avoid hailing a taxi on the street, as it is much cheaper to order your Bratislava taxi by phone. The good news is, taxis in Bratislava have the same rates during daytime and nighttime hours, so you don’t need to worry about paying more when exploring the city’s buzzing nightlife.
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How to get a Taxi in Bratislava
Taxis in Bratislava are black and yellow and can be found at convenient taxi stands throughout the city, usually near shopping centres, major tourist sites and popular transport hubs 24/7. Of course, they are easy to identify thanks to the signature “taxi” sign on their roof.
If you do not want to take a taxi from a rank, you can hail one on the street or download a Bratislava taxi app. The general recommendation is to avoid taxis which do not have the company name and telephone number written on the doors, as they might not be official, licensed taxis.
As a general rule of thumb, Bratislava taxis waiting at a stand or being hailed on the street are relatively expensive (€15 or more, even for short trips). If you want to call a local company to request a Bratislava taxi ride, bear in mind that the waiting time for the vehicle is usually 5-10 minutes. Two of the most reliable local taxi providers you can phone for a pickup are Happy Taxi (+421 2 16 223) and Hello Taxi (+421 2 16 321).
Benefits of Booking a Bratislava Taxi in Advance
Knowing that your Bratislava taxi will be there waiting when you need it and provide you with a set-rate fee is something every traveller needs when arriving in a new city. Booking your taxi in Bratislava in advance not only helps you to plan and budget your trip but also, ensures a hassle-free experience for everyone involved. To avoid high booking fees and guarantee a competitive set-rate fare, we suggest booking your city transfers with Welcome Pickups ahead of time. We offer 24/7 customer support, on-time pickups and safe door-to-door transfers whenever you need them.
Bratislava Taxi Tips
- It is always better to request a price estimate if your Bratislava taxi driver is using a taximeter, or simply agree upon a set final price before you get in the vehicle.
- Most Bratislava taxis only accept cash.
- Generally, you should avoid hopping on cabs in major tourist spots, as you can come across individual drivers who try their luck with tourists and offer unfair prices.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Bratislava
Bratislava is a little bit behind compared to other European capitals when it comes to facilities for people with mobility issues, which is why regular taxis driving around the centre do not have special ramps. To book a roomy, fully accessible, wheelchair-friendly vehicle, you will need to call Bratislava’s information centre at +421 2/544 194 10 and specify your requirements. It’s important to pre-book your accessible taxi in Bratislava to ensure vehicle availability.
Safety and Complaints for Bratislava Taxis
Taxis in Bratislava are convenient and readily available and the local taxi drivers are friendly and polite. Having said that, as the service you receive depends on the particular driver or company you’ve chosen to travel with, quality may vary. If you face any issues, we recommend that you write down the taxi number and driver’s unique ID number (this should always be on display in the taxi) and ask for your receipt. You can then call the company that you travelled with or head to the Bratislava Tourist Police and file an official complaint.