Cabs in Budapest are marked with the word "Taxi", often accompanied by a company name / logo such as "City Taxi". All taxi vehicles must have a yellow registration plate, as opposed to the white backround on regular car plates. All taxameters are equipped with a receipt-printing function, displaying the fares charged and identification of the driver.

The fare is composed of 3 parts:

  • Basic fee (700 HUF)
  • Per kilometre charge (300 HUF/km)
  • Waiting fee (75 HUF/min.)

(It is customary to tip the driver about 10% of the full fare, if you were satisfied with the service.)

Taxi Companies

Bigger taxi companies offer rates lower than the maximum listed above. Most of them have an English-speaking telephone operator, and you may ask them to send a driver that speaks at least basic English.
It is worth noting down the telephone numbers of a few bigger taxi companies in Budapest, and then calling them, because a cab ordered by telephone is less expensive than one hailed on the street. Some drivers are known for notoriously overcharging tourists. It is better to ask your concierge to order a taxi for you from a reliable company, or try calling them yourself.

List of taxi companies:

  • Főtaxi
  • Taxi 4
  • 6X6 Taxi
  • City Taxi
  • Budapest Taxi
  • TaxiPlus
  • Tele 5 Taxi
  • Elit Taxi
  • Bọlt (Taxify)
  • Taxim


In case of complaint:

1. BKK Zrt. Ügyfélszolgálata
1075 Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén utca 19–21.
Tel.: +36 1 3 255 255

2. Budapest Főváros Kormányhivatala V. kerületi Hivatala
Fogyasztóvédelmi Főosztály
1051 Budapest, Sas utca 19.
+36 1 450 2598