May 08, 2018

What do I need to know about taxis in Russia?

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2 months, 1 week ago

If there is one thing you should remember about taking a taxi in Russia, let it be this: don’t catch taxis from unauthorized drivers on the street. While some may offer you a good rate, far more often the drivers will attempt to use your wallet to pay off their mortgage. Luckily, there are plenty of taxi apps available now that will simplify getting around the World Cup host cities and minimize your spending. The top among these are Yandex.Taxi, Gett, Uber, or Wheely if you’re looking for a business-class option or just want to impress your friends. These services offer a fixed price that takes travel distance, traffic jams and the number of available drivers into account. This means that the price can fluctuate within minutes, so if the initial quote that you got feels too high, wait a couple of minutes and make the order again or upload different taxi applications and hunt for the best price.