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Skopje Taxi

Skopje Taxi General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


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Taxis in Skopje

Skopje is the capital of North Macedonia, as well as the country’s political, cultural, economic, and academic centre. It is a charming place to visit, with Ottoman and Byzantine-era sights, neoclassical buildings, engaging museums, and even a bustling nightlife. There’s a lot for the newcomer which is why you should organise your time wisely and opt for a Skopje taxi to get you around quickly and comfortably. There are four ways of finding a taxi in Skopje; you can hail one on the street, walk to the nearest taxi rank, phone a local company, or alternatively, pre-book your transfers online for a pickup service.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
18 €
18 €
white taxi with yellow details and a yellow taxi sign on the roof waiting in front of the airport

Cost of a Skopje Taxi

Skopje taxi prices are fairly affordable for the average traveller. Your fare can be calculated with the official rates below:

Base Fare (Normal Tariff): €0.80 (MKD 50.00)
Rate per 1 km (Normal Tariff): €0.40 (MKD 30.00)
Rate per 1-hour Waiting (Normal Tariff): €4 (MKD 300.00)

If you’d rather call a local company, you can expect them to have POS machines installed inside the vehicles. However, if you are hailing a taxi on the street, make sure to carry cash in the local currency, as most of the standard Skopje taxis are not equipped with card machines.

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How to get a taxi in Skopje

In Skopje and across North Macedonia, for that matter, licenced taxi vehicles are white and yellow with numbers on the back side close to the bumpers and a clearly displayed licence on the front of the car. Skopje’s official taxis can be hailed on the street or at designated ranks situated in prominent places in the city, including many rail and bus stations. Taxi services in Skopje can also be booked via phone, online or via an app.

Most taxis in Skopje use a taximeter to determine the final price of your journey. If ever in doubt, negotiate a sensible price beforehand or make sure the metre is reset to the base fare and working before you set off. Moreover, one should always exercise caution and make sure they have entered a licensed cab before starting the ride. Some reliable companies operating within the area of Skopje are Taxi Classic (+389 70 279 167) and Deluxe Taxi (+389 78 228 822).

Benefits of Booking a Skopje Transfer in Advance

Welcome Pickups specialises in transfers from the airport to your hotel and from one point of interest to the next within Skopje. We are a global leader in ground transportation and offer 24/7 service, personalised rides and fixed prices with no hidden extras. Our drivers are handpicked and well-trained by us; they are friendly, speak English like a native and know Skopje like the back of their hand. The only thing you need to do is meet with your designated driver at the meet and greet point and let them take you to your destination while you take in the city. That way you have one less thing to worry about and can save energy for the more important things.

Skopje Taxi Tips

  1. Always make sure you enter a licensed taxi. Official Skopje taxis are white and yellow with numbers on the back and a clearly displayed licence on the front of the vehicle.
  2. Tipping is not obligatory in North Macedonia, but we recommend rounding up to the nearest denar if you are satisfied with the service.
  3. If you are travelling at night, we advise you to book a taxi in advance to avoid long waiting times.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Skopje

Generally speaking, Skopje isn’t the most wheelchair-accessible place, but in the past decade, the city has improved its infrastructure to be able to better accommodate people with limited mobility. Sadly, at the moment, there is no company that offers specially equipped taxis with ramps, hydraulic lifts or safety straps but there is usually enough room for foldable wheelchairs in regular taxis.

Safety and Complaints for Skopje Taxis

Skopje taxi prices are regulated by the government, however, travellers should be careful when picking a cab and ensure the vehicle they enter is a licensed one. As the quality of service may vary from one driver to the other if you face any issues or believe you have been overcharged, note down the license plate and the name of the driver to report the matter to the associated company, or for more serious matters, use the details to make a complaint by visiting your nearest police station.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any reliable taxi numbers in Skopje to call?

We recommend calling Taxi Classic (+389 70 279 167) or Deluxe Taxi (+389 78 228 822) if you’re trying to arrange a taxi pickup over the phone. You can also pre-book your rides online with Welcome Pickups and enjoy fixed fares and personalised rides, with no hidden fees.

Do Skopje taxis accept card payments?

No, unless otherwise specified, ordinary taxis driving around the streets do not offer credit card payments, so make sure you carry cash in the local currency. If you want to pay by card you can book your taxi transfer in advance and pre-pay.

How are Skopje taxi prices calculated?

Taxi prices in Skopje are calculated using a taximeter. The base tariff for Skopje is €0.80 (MKD 50.00), while the fare per kilometre is €0.40 (MKD 30.00). There is also a surcharge for extra standing or waiting therefore, the final price of the ride will depend on the time and distance travelled to reach your destination.

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