Where to get a taxi in Tallinn?
Taxis can be found lined-up at taxi stands (in front of larger hotels and at some key intersections) and can be ordered on the phone or via various mobile apps.
Several ridesharing and taxi-ordering apps are available in Estonia:
- Bolt: both verified private as well as professional taxi drivers
- Taxofon: professional taxi drivers only
- Uber: private drivers only
- Yandex: private drivers only
Taxi rates in Tallinn
Rates are not uniform – they are set by each taxi company or operator and can vary widely. Each taxi's rates are posted on a yellow sticker on the car's right rear window. The cost usually consists of a base fare (starting fare) plus a per-kilometre fare.
Example of a typical fare range in Tallinn’s taxis
If you want to avoid misunderstandings, you can ask the driver the approximate cost of the trip in advance or use a ride-sharing app.
When getting a taxi or a velotaxi (bicycle taxi) on the street, make sure to specify whether the price is per ride or per person.
NB! Due to negative feedback from customers, we do not recommend using velotaxis. However, if you do take one, ask the driver the approximate cost of the trip in advance and make sure to specify whether the price is per ride or per person.
Getting a taxi in Tallinn: good to know
- It is illegal for the driver to smoke or to allow others to smoke in a taxi.
- It is always a good idea to make sure the taxi’s meter is turned on.
- The driver is not allowed to ask for more than the price on the meter.
- The driver must be paid in euros; many taxis also accept payment by bank card.
- The driver must be able to provide a receipt from the meter’s printer. If the meter or printer is out of order, the driver should not be in service, and you have the right to refuse to pay the fare.
To lodge complaints or make suggestions, contact the Tallinn Municipal Police Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
, tel. +372 661 9860