• It is cheaper when you dial in the taxi service to order a car. Never stop a car that you see on the street (they have a much higher rate). You can save up even half of the price sometimes this way
  • The name of the taxi service with its telephone number is written on the cars – if you can’t call, have someone call a taxi for you
  • If you are in hurry and need to stop a car, discuss the fare with the driver in advance. Ideally, really avoid stopping the car from the street, the rates get astronomically high. 
  • The minimum fare ranges from 3,50 € to 5 € if called; it is much higher when stopped on the street
  • To get to the city center from the airport, it should not cost more than 10 € if you order a taxi
  • The country code for Slovakia is +421

Make sure you only take a taxi which is signed up with a taxi company. Especially when it comes to the taxi „hot spots“ such as the bus or train station, airport or the city center (Hviezdoslav’s Square and the taxi spot near the Michael’s Gate), you can come across individual drivers who try their luck with tourists and then charge them double or triple prices.

The waiting time for the car is usually 5-10 minutes.


  • Happy Taxi +421 2 16 223
  • Hello Taxi +421 2 16 321
  • Trend Taxi +421 2 16 302
  • Super Taxi +421 2 16 616
  • Fun Taxi +421 2 16 777

There are also Uber, HOPIN and Bolt mobile applications available which you can use to call your cab, that’s also very easy and you can avoid being tricked using them. Check this post about useful mobile apps to download when in Bratislava!


There are several different ways to get to and from the Bratislava airport  and one of the cool ways that people tend to forget about is private airport transfers. This is a great way to avoid waiting for a bus with tens of other tourists and also to avoid being tricked by the taxi drivers who take advantage of the fact you are a foreigner. Instead, you can get comfortably picked up directly from the arrivals hall!

Author: Maria Kecsoova

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  1. Ripped off today by Jan Grigely car BL174TL the receipt was for 9 minutes, distance 8.2km price a whopping €34.70. Avoid the taxi drivers at the bus station. Use Uber or a reputable taxi company if they exist here( I’m sure they do)

  2. I like your guidance to find a taxi service that proposals online booking since we’ll be able to book it deprived of any trouble. My husband and I are going away presently, so we are speculating how to catch the best taxi facility we can use for moving. We will absolutely have to use a company with online booking abilities so that it will be stress-free.

  3. What am I supposed about taxi? He charged me 50 Euro from city center? Is there anything I can do? I got a receipt

  4. Similar experience on April 24, 2018.
    A short ride from the train station to the Hatam Sofer memorial. 20€. Ridiculous price. Should have been less than €10. I don’t speak Slovakian and paid the driver. Uber is no longer allowed in Slovakia. Tourists have little choice. It gives Bratislava, a beautiful city a bad name. These drivers should be prosecuted and brought to justce.

    • Hi Mark, the best thing is to use other mobile applications similar to UBER which works with the same logic – there is a link to our article above for next time. Hope the rest of your stay was great!

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  6. TAXI RIP-OFF ALERT! Bratislava Train station to Zlate Piesky – Shopping Palace (about 8 min ride) – €24 (twenty four euro) eventually gave €50 euro note and got €25 back (gave himself a tip). My wife and I were shocked and furious. The taxi fare meter in the car was in no proper visible location. I discreetly tried to look for the meter, eventually after while I found it buried at the bottom of the front dashboard. I first saw which looked like €4 something and thought Ok, from about 1 minute into the ride, but as we pulled into our destination, then shocked to have not seen the full display. €24 for less than 10 min ride. I was afraid he would call the Police, so I didn’t want to cause a scene and wreck the whole day, a BIG lesson learnt. NEVER EVER EVER EVER TAKE A TAXI FROM THE STREET. It took us a while to swallow the shock and get on with was supposed to be a romantic day in Bratislava. We took a tram back and cost me €1,40 for 2 people and had a romantic meal in our home in Vienna. If you want tourists to come to Bratislava, clean up the taxi-fare corruption. Won’t be coming back any time soon. Bye Bratislava.


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