Taxis in Moscow
Contemporary Moscow is a dynamic, gritty and a cultural heaven. It is filled with mind boggling monuments, expensive boutiques and world-class institutions like the Bolshoi theatre and the Tchaikovsky conservatory. Whether jazz, rock or vodka is your thing, your options are endless. Moscow is a complex city, however. To avoid getting lost in the Russian transport system or around the dark alleys of this vast metropolis, pick a Moscow taxi. A local driver can get you to your destination safely at the blink of an eye, while you sit back and enjoy a ride in absolute comfort.
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Cost of a Moscow Taxi
Moscow taxi rates depends on which company you choose; some charge by distance, some by time only, and some companies only offer set rates. All in all, there is no unified fare structure for Moscow taxi services. Good news is, Moscow is among the cheapest cities to catch a cab. Some even say that in Russia, using a taxi has turned out to be cheaper than owning a car!
Flag Drop – 150.00 rubles (€1.68)
Average cost per ride – 350 rubles (€3.93)
Licensed taxis in Moscow have a distinctive exterior that includes yellow vehicle registration plates and orange lights on the roof. At your request, a driver must provide you with the price list and his or her license information.
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How to get a Taxi in Moscow
Taxis in Moscow are a good transportation method for trips from the airport or other places where there is not a good connection to the metro system. There are four different ways of finding a cab: You can catch one on the street (lift your hand to signal one), make a telephone call to a Russian taxi company, reserve it ahead of time on the company’s website or use a taxi app.
You could always stop drivers on the street, however, it is said that for every official taxi there are 3 illegal ones. Every car that you see on the street is a potential taxi. You could also walk to the nearest taxi rank located near major tourist sights like the Bolshoi Theatre, the Gorky park, the Novodevichy Convent and popular streets and squares.
Benefits of Booking a Moscow Taxi in Advance
Nothing compares to the convenience of having your driver pick you up in a foreign destination and take you where you want to go. Enjoy peace of mind and local advice on the best tourist spots and hidden gems. At Welcome Pickups, we have hand-picked our drivers and promise to offer you the best customised experience in the capital of Russia.
Moscow Taxi Tips
- Not all taxi vehicles in Moscow are equipped with credit card terminals. It's best to carry some cash with you when taking a cab.
- Many taxi companies in Moscow offer a choice of vehicle category: economy, comfort, or business. Make sure you ask the price before getting in.
- Always choose taxis with yellow vehicle registration plates.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Moscow
The public transportation system in Moscow is moderately accessible. However, standard taxis in this capital are not adapted for people with mobility difficulties. Wheelchair accessible taxis are available to tourists in Moscow through the private firm Invataxi. You can call them on +7 (495) 580-60-64 or email at [email protected] to book your ride.
Safety and Complaints for Moscow Taxis
Taxis in Moscow are very safe and reliable but street hails are liable to overcharge. If you believe you have been a victim of an illegal cab driver, note down the license plates and unique driver’s ID and go to the local police to leave a complaint.