Update: UBER works in Bratislava again.
Are you looking for cheapest Taxi?
If you are a visitor or traveler, you know how it works with taxi drivers, unfortunately taxi drivers often cheat 🙁
If you are a visitor or tourist, taxis behave…
Unfortunately just like in almost every country – if you are a tourist, or visitor, you do not know local conditions,
and you are great target to get overcharged by taxi drivers. The same happens in Bratislava, Slovakia. Even if you were Slovak but from other city this can happen to you (unfortunately)
Potentially, we could even call that robbery. (why not, there is regular price, and if you don’t know it they are cheating and charge differently)
Unfortunately this is happening in UK, US, Indonesia, Russia wherever I would say almost in every country.
And Slovakia is no difference. 🙁
For example from the airport to Shopping center Avion it is 3 minutes drive. ( Normally it would cost you minimum charge – approx 4 eur), but the taxi driver took 45 minutes and charged 50 Euros.
Similar case was 70 Euros.
So what to do about it?
Basically call the taxi via app and get price estimate.
Never get the taxi, that you see on the street, due to market anomaly it always cost almost 100% more.
Modern platform cheap Taxi services in Bratislava (download app):
In this case “TAXIFY” or “HOPIN“. (Edit: Uber cannot operate anymore in Slovakia by legal terms)
- HOPIN is official taxi service. which is using app and works in similar way as UBER.
They operate in Bratislava and Kosice as of time when writing this article. It is Slovak company and by using them, you support local economy. (if you dont know, Uber is taking about 30% from drivers, which is a lot!)
- BOLT (TAXIFY)
BOLT(Taxify) is a company with similar system like Grab taxi or Uber. As Uber does not operate in Slovakia, we would say Bolt (Taxify) is your only choice. After new legislation Taxify has problems, because they did not prepare well, and they do not have many drivers.
Please note: Taxify has been renamed to Bolt
- Edit: UBER operates in Slovakia again. After 1 year of break (March 2018 – April 2019, UBER started its business in Slovakia as of April 25, 2019
UBER: Another option is UBER. They can operate anywhere in Slovakia. However you know the downside if UBER company. It is same same everywhere. Issues with legislation – do these people need proper licences? They are start up of sharing economy. Legislation is not exact and transparent.
Liftago gave it a nice try in Bratislava, but I dont see it that much spread. You may always give it a try, i already had few nice lifts with them.
However I support transparent companies in terms of payment, and HOPIN and TAXIFY are one of these.
Download their apps and choose whichever you prefer.
- PROMO CODE for HOPIN: I dont have any PROMO CODE FOR HOPIN now.
- PROMO CODE for BOLT (TAXIFY) : FF1UM
and you get free ride up to value of 8 eur
- PROMO CODE for LIFTAGO: VLADIMIR5034
and you get free ride up to value of 5 eur
- PROMO CODE for UBER : vladimirp1284ue
and you get free ride up to -3 eur (or they simply deduct 3 eur from your bill)
My final recommendation: HOPIN and TAXIFY
Standard Taxi services in Bratislava:
If for some reason you do not have internet,
reminder : Always call taxis – if you stop any taxi on the street, because you are in hurry, always agree on price in advance. Otherwise they can charge you really high price. There are historical reasons for that, but this is taxi anomaly for Bratislava – calling taxi is cheaper than simply stopping them on the street.
If you see a TAXI in front of you – take the number from the door, and call for a taxi.
VB taxi – has a color style of POLICE during socialistic times in CzechoSlovakia.
VB is abbreviation from Verejná Bezpečnosť by translation “Public Safety”
Hello taxi is simply from “hello” 🙂
Cheapest taxi from VIENNA AIRPORT (Schwechat) to BRATISLAVA|| and from Bratislava to “Vienna airport” – Schwechat ?
with nice Toyota Prius, nice driver.
Payment possible by card:
Max. 3 persons – 35 €
Max. 7 persons – 70 €
(for 1 destination, every additional destination in the city 3 eur)
Please check their web for valid prices.
This price is simply amazing.
btw in comparison cheapest bus costs appox 5 eur per person.
On top – they use Prius – which is hybrid and I love that approach to environment.
Viva Toyota Viva Tesla.
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