Warnings and Dangers in Warsaw: Taxis
Warsaw is the capital of Poland. While most of the city is safe, some taxi drivers take advantage of tourists, so use caution hailing a cab.
Official vs. Private Taxis
One common complaint amongst recent travelers to Warsaw is the influx of private, unaffiliated taxi drivers. When searching for a cab, especially at the airport, look for those with a company displayed on the roof of the vehicle. These taxis are generally more reliable. Taxis who don’t belong to a company have been known to bend the rules and overcharge. Before you head to Warsaw, check www.teletaxi.pl or get-taxi-get.com. These websites can also be downloaded as aps for your smartphone. They help you find trustworthy taxi companies in Warsaw, Krakow, and other cities throughout Poland.
Currency and Language
If possible, exchange your currency prior to arriving in Warsaw. Poland’s currency is the Polish Zloty. If you try to pay in Euros or U.S. dollars, some taxi drivers may try to take advantage of you, especially if you’re not up on the current exchange rate. If it’s an option, pay with a credit card to avoid confusion. Most cab drivers speak Polish and may not be able to negotiate cab fares in english. Even if you speak Polish, read up on the average cab fare rates from the airport to your hotel. Be prepared and you should be fine.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about taxis in Warsaw and other warnings and dangers.