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Taxi Tips for Your Ukraine Trips

3. May 2012 by Masha 0 Comments

When you travel to Ukraine to meet the gorgeous girls from HotRussianBrides.com, you will want to make the most of your time. Whether you're staying for one week or one month, efficient transportation will help you enjoy more dates, visit famous landmarks, and feel like a real international traveler.

 

While train travel is one popular and inexpensive way to get from town to town, hailing a taxi for shorter distances can be easy too... if you remember these handy tips.

 

First, there are two types of taxis in Ukraine. There are official taxis, with lights and signs that work for companies, and there are private drivers, who are just regular citizens that will offer you a ride just to make some extra money. Foreign travelers are usually advised to stick with official taxis as they may be safer and more affordable.

 

If you see an official-looking taxi on the road, simply stick your arm straight out from your side to indicate you need a ride. It's wise to have the address or the name of your destination written in Russian or Ukrainian on a piece of paper and show it to the driver along with a Hrivna note, such as 20 Hrivnas, and ask, "Ok?" Always agree on a price before getting into the taxi.

  

A reasonable fee for a short ride is 20 Hrivnas ($4.00); a ride of up to 30 minutes is 50 Hrivnas ($10.00); and something like a ride from the center of Kiev to the airport may be as much as 150 Hrivnas ($30.00).

 

You can also call a taxi company in advance to arrange your ride, but they will likely only speak Russian or Ukrainian. You'll probably want to ask a translator, agency representative, or hotel concierge to make the call for you. Again, have them settle on a price before picking you up. Be prepared to pay a little extra if you get stuck in traffic.

 

Remember, if the weather is nice, walking is always a wonderful alternative for getting around town. You can admire the architecture, take in the culture, and get a little exercise!