Ordering a taxi in Berlin is fun. And we really mean it in a non-sarcastic way. Taxi services in Berlin are so incredibly cheap especially compared to other European capitals. Surprisingly you will not need to call a cab too often in Berlin as the public transport is very reliable – except for in winters – and even runs almost around the clock.
Call a taxi in Berlin
In case you want order a taxi in Berlin there are several taxi companies that offer their services. The most common way would be to call their operater and tell them your name, address of pick up location and time and they will send the taxi there. It usually takes a maximum of 5 mins at any location within the Ringbahn for a taxi to arrive. If you are planning to bring a dog or more than 4 people make sure to mention this to the operator as not all taxi drivers in Berlin will take animals or have space for more than 4 guests.
The most famous taxi companies in Berlin and their telephone numbers are:
Taxi Berlin: 030 – 20 20 20
Würfelfunk: 030 – 21 01 01
TaxiFunk Berlin: 030 – 44 33 22
Quality Taxi: 030 – 26 300 0
City-Funk Berlin: 030 – 21 02 02
Funk Taxi Berlin: 030 – 26 10 26
MyTaxi – Taxi app
As with so many other things you can also book your taxi online or via a app on your smartphone. The most famous Taxi app in Germany is called MyTaxi. The MyTaxi app is actually quite a cool thing as you can see on a map the nearest taxi to your current location.
Also you can save your payment details and pay just via the app instead of having to carry cash all the time. And best of all if you keep your eyes open you might find some MyTaxi promotions and even save a few Euros on your next cab ride.
Berlin taxi drivers
There is a rumour going on that taxi drivers in Berlin are the unfriendliest taxi drivers in Germany. Don’t worry this stereotype is far from being true. If you happen to drive with a native Berliner just keep in mind that the ‘Berliner Schnauze‘ (the way Berliners talk) sounds harsher than it is meant to sound. So far the worst thing that happened to us was that the drivers thought they are Michael Schumacher and drove a bit faster than they should have.
SOURCE : MOVINGTOBERLIN