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:
(It is customary to tip the driver about 10% of the full fare, if you were satisfied with the service.)
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:
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
1051 Budapest, Sas utca 19.
+36 1 450 2598
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