For tourists who travel independently and who are not guided in a new country, taxi is one of the most comfortable ways of transportation. In this post, we will tell you about the best taxi services in Yerevan, Tbilisi, and Baku. Rates, telephone numbers, and apps – all this you will find below. We will also share some tips so that you can skillfully avoid problems with being tricked by cunning drivers!
Taxi in Yerevan: Overview
Yerevan is a relatively compact city, and it is very easy to stroll around the large center on foot. However, despite the size, city taxis are more than abundant. Literally, at every turn, you can meet different cars, brands, and services plying across the city. A taxi ride within, the large center should not exceed 1000 AMD ($2). Taxi services throughout Armenia belong to private business, and therefore, each owner of the company is trying to distinguish himself and make his mark. All private taxis have on both sides inscriptions with the labels of companies and telephone numbers. Armenians are people with a great sense of humor; it often appears in the names of taxi services: you can often find cars with funny logos, such as taxi service “Nu, Pogodi!” (translated as “Well, Wait!”) which evokes a feeling of nostalgia for a favorite cartoon! Among the most common taxi services names are featured beautiful female names or English words: «Elegant», «Rich», «Just», «VIP», «Markiza» etc.
Among the distinguishing signs of the licensed cars can be mentioned taxi icons on the roof and yellow license plates. Licensed vehicles are also equipped with meters that read and show the mileage amount for the way on the scoreboard. Make sure that the driver has turned on the counter before starting. Taxis without logos and yellow license plates are privately owned, and drivers tend to take a higher fee trying to fool foreigners. That is why we strongly advise you to refrain from trips by unlicensed cars to reduce the risk of being cheated.
In Yerevan, as well as in any other city, you can just catch a taxi on the street without a reservation simply waving your hand in the air and if the car is free then by all means it will stop. Always carry some small change in order to avoid problems with the change. The standard price is a minimum of 500-600 drams for the first 5 km and 100-120 drams for each further km.
Fortunately, the progress does not stand still, and now everyone can get a taxi with one click, simply by downloading the mobile application to the smartphone. Armenia is also no exception, the apps that work for taxis are already replacing ordinary offline services here. By downloading such an app, you will avoid a lot of unnecessary hassle. Below we will tell you about the popular taxi providers, as well as recommend the best apps to download.
Taxi in Yerevan: AERO Taxi
A taxi ride from the airport to the city will cost from 2500 to 3000 drams ($5-7) to the center and about 7000 drams ($14,6) to the most remote areas of the city. If you have not pre-booked a transfer from the tour operator, you can use the services of AERO Taxi – the official taxi service provider of Zvartnots International Airport. AERO Taxi has a number of advantages: the fare is always fixed, there is complimentary wireless Internet access in the car, and payment can be made via POS terminal. You can book a taxi online, and be sure that your driver is waiting for you outside the airport. It is also possible to order a taxi through the hotel in which you’re going to stay.
+374 10 77 11 00
Taxi in Yerevan: Taxoline
The mission of this company is to improve the quality of service through the introduction of new technologies. Taxoline Company is a single call center, which provides information about the various transportation and taxi services and their contact numbers. There are 3 ways to order a car: the machine can be ordered online at the official website, via mobile app or by phone. The app is available on the App Store and Play Market. If there is no internet access, you can call the following numbers:
+374 77 644 644
+374 55 644 644
Taxi in Yerevan: GG Taxi
GG Taxi is an innovation in the framework of the Armenian reality of taxi services. The company has successfully developed its activities not only in Armenia, but also in Georgia and is outlining plans to introduce its services in Iran. With only two touches and without having to call the car is waiting for you at the designated location. GG is a new solution to old problems. GG taxi application can be downloaded for IOS and Android operating systems in the App Store and Play Market. After downloading the app, you can easily find the nearest car and watch its path on the map until it arrives at the destination. At the end of the trip, you can assess drivers, thus helping to improve the already excellent quality of service.
GG Taxi offers several advantages:
- The high speed of the vehicle approaching to your destination thanks to a large number of cars;
- In the comments, you can note your preferences, for example, non-smoking driver and good music;
- Possibility of ordering a business class car;
- The ability to book a taxi for your child and follow its route on the map;
Efficiency, reliability and quality – these are the three basic principles of GG Taxi. Sign up and download a free application on the official website of the company following the simple instructions.
Taxi in Yerevan: Yandex.Taxi
Yandex.Taxi is another convenient service that already operates in many CIS countries including Armenia. You can call a taxi by phone, as well as online on the official website or via a mobile application. The following tariffs operate in Yerevan: Start, Standard, Business, Minivan, Children. Just like the previous applications, Yandex.Taxi service is available on the App Store and Play Market. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can call the following number:
+374 10 770 770
Taxi in Tbilisi: Overview
In Tbilisi like in Yerevan, there are lots of taxi services and private taxi drivers. The latter love to increase prices, therefore it is better to get acquainted with the average rates in the city before using their services:
1 km – 50 tetri
1 minute of waiting – 10 tetri
Also, take into account that the taxi fare from the airport to the city center is approximately 25 lari.
The cost of the trip within the city center won’t exceed 3-7 lari. Discuss the final cost with the driver beforehand. If you don’t want to be bored with calculations and bargain, then it’s better to download a taxi app or get a car online on the website. Below we will tell you about the most popular taxi apps in Tbilisi.
Taxi in Tbilisi: Bolt
Taxi Bolt (former Taxify) – is one of the most demanded taxi providers among the locals in the city. The rates here are not high (unless there is a high demand of drivers), the drivers are well-cultured and the cars arrive within 2-5 minutes. The advantage of this app is that you can pay both with cash, bank cards and use Apple Pay. By the way, if you plan to visit Batumi resort city you can use Bolt App there as well. You can download the app for both IOS and Android here.
Taxi in Tbilisi: Yandex.Taxi
The other app you can use in Tbilisi is Yandex.Taxi. Probably, this Russian provider is not as popular among locals as previously mentioned but it is no less convenient and offers affordable prices. The cars arrive within 2-5 minutes, the driving within the downtown will cost no more than 3-5 lari. You can pay by cash or by credit card. The app operates in Batumi as well. You can order a car both on phone, online on the official website, or by a mobile app. Like the previous app, Yandex.Taxi is available on the App Store and Play Market.
Taxi in Baku: Overview
Our post is completed with the info about taxi in Baku. Here as well as in previous Caucasus capitals there are lots of taxi services which daily receive lots of orders. Yet the modern ways of getting a car by an app become popular day by day.
The approximate cost of 1 km in Baku is 0.30 AZN. Below you can get acquainted with the most popular taxi apps:
Taxi in Baku: Bolt
Just like in Tbilisi taxi Bolt is one of the most demanded apps in Baku. It accepts Apple Pay in addition to cash (AZN) and bank cards. However, please take into account that not all foreign bank cards will work with local taxi apps, thus it is better to carry some cash. We also advise having some small denominations as local drivers often don’t have any change. You can download the app for both IOS and Android here.
Taxi in Baku: Uber
On the second place, we have taxi Uber which appeared in Baku about several years ago but has already managed to gain popularity. The service offers affordable rates, has good drivers and offers good service and quick support. The app is available on the App Store and Play Market.
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