Bucharest airport sets fixed fares for cabs to stop rip-offs

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Romania’s national airport company (Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest) says it has set fixed prices for taxis taking travelers from the capital’s main airport, in a bid to give visitors a positive first impression of Romania.

The Bucharest National Airport Company says that authorized taxis will charge a maximum of 1.4 lei (35 cents) a kilometer (0.6 miles) at the Henri Coanda Airport starting from midnight Wednesday.

Customers will be able to order taxis inside the terminal from a machine or catch a cab outside. A fare into Bucharest will now cost about 35 lei ($8.75).

Stories of cab drivers charging exorbitant fares to tourists were rife until a few years ago, when airport authorities took steps to regulate taxi companies allowed at the airport.

The airport says there are currently 1,400 authorized taxis.

Read more about the taxi fares in Bucharest here.

UBER is available in Bucharest.

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