Warnings and Dangers in Stockholm, Taxis
Keep in mind that taxis are useful in Stockholm but they can be very expensive. Make sure you have a rough idea of the fare before you get inside.
Taxi fares are set by the central Swedish government and not by specific drivers.
Fares are based what is called the unit price. The unit price is based on a specific measurement. This is fifteen minute ride over the course of a ten km trip. The presumption is that it will take place at the highest applied fare for each taxi. You can use this unit pricing to determine how much you might expect to for a given fare to a specific location. Traffic is not included in this presumption so you may have to revise your estimate a little up. Unit prices can also be higher on weekends and on holidays. You will find the unit prices on the rear door window and the dashboard. If you don’t see one, ask for it as it is required by law.
Taxis are required to have a license by law in Stockholm. An authentic taxi will have yellow license plates with a small t on it. If you don’t see this, the taxi has not be licensed by the state. You may be charged more. Be particularly careful when getting a taxi from the airport, especially at night. This is when many unlicensed drivers look for fares.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Stockholm regarding taxis.
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