Cabs in Cracow are taken advantage of quite frequently, even by the citizens of the city. They are not too expensive, as single fare amounts to approximately few PLN.
How do i recognize cabs in Cracow?
Cabs are easily identifiable, especially thanks to the “Taxi” sign located on the roof of such vehicles. There are no unique types of cars made by a single manufacturer or available in one color only that would be used to drive passengers around the city, as it is in New york or London.
How much cabs cost?
Taxi drivers usually charge approximately 2 PLN per 1 km travel, but the exact price highly depends on the company chosen. Cabs can be ordered via phone, mobile app or directly – by going to the nearest taxi stop. The said area is labeled with the “Taxi” sign. While ordering a cab via phone, waiting for its arrival may take from 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the time of the day.
In Cracow, as well as in other cities of Poland, it is rather unusual to see someone catching a taxi in the middle of the street by waving his or her hand. It is remarkably quicker to make a call and order a cab via phone. If you suspect that you may be sent an unreliable driver, do not hesitate and ask about the current fare before hopping in.
As it can be easily concluded, the price highly depends on the distance you would like to travel and that is why it may be sometimes truly difficult to provide an exact amount to be paid. However, while travelling within the borders of the city, the overall price should not exceed 25 PLN.
If possible, try ordering cabs via phone. In such a case, you will be able to ask the dispatcher (they can speak English) about the exact price of your travel. What is more, you will then have a guarantee that you will not be tricked by an unfair taxi driver.
When it comes to drivers themselves, they are rather not fluent English speakers. Nevertheless, if you tell them the exact address or show them your destination on a map, there should be no problem with realizing the service.
Travel from the airport to Cracow city center costs approximately 100-150 PLN.
The majority of cab drivers do accept credit card payments. You may always choose to pay in cash.