Practical tips for taxi services in Montenegro
We have channeled our 13 years of experience with taxi transfers in Montenegro into 5 essential tips on how to recognize a reliable taxi driver from whom you can expect a good price and a comfortable ride.But first, we want you to know that taxi services in Montenegro are very popular for two reasons:
- Montenegro is a geographically small country, practical for exploring in whole.
- Montenegro is a touristic country because of all its natural beauties coming from sea, beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, bays, canyons and so on.
Hence, taxi services have developed in Montenegro, and, like in any other touristic country, there are those who do business not quite according to ethical standards when it comes to price and quality. It’s up to you to identify good taxi companies deliver a top-notch experience, and it is our pleasure to assist you with this decision.
5 essential tips when looking for a taxi in Montenegro
1. Find your taxi upfront
When planning a vacation, we tend to leave some things for the last moment, but when it comes to taxi and similar services, you can save money by doing a little search upfront. Moreover, the internet allows you to quickly learn about taxi companies in Montenegro.
Any serious taxi company should have a decent website. For you, this means an opportunity to find out more about the service, but more importantly, to see if the price fits your budget. So, take a few minutes, browse the internet, look what is offered and at what price.
2. When reserving a taxi, mention your name
If you are calling a taxi from a particularly busy location (possibly in some coastal cities in Montenegro) we recommend that you always make a reservation under your name and ask for the number of your taxi vehicles.
In crowded places, it may easily happen that someone else walks into your taxi, which would leave you waiting for no reason. But, when a driver knows your name, and you know a number of your taxi vehicle, then you are making sure that your reservation is definitely yours.
Also, for example, an unregistered taxi driver will often try to present as the one you called. Therefore, it is better to know the number of your taxi vehicle and wait for it. This way you will avoid driving with an unregistered driver for an unreasonable price.
3. Make sure you check out the price displayed in a taxi
Inside the vehicle of each registered taxi driver in Montenegro, there must be a clear price for both “start” and “per kilometer”. Otherwise, you are in the vehicle of an unregistered taxi driver and you risk paying more than you should.
We advise you not to pay for taxi more than 1 € for “start” and 1 € “per kilometer”.
4. Ask for a receipt
If you have ignored our previous tips and taken a ride with an unregistered taxi driver, you might find yourself in a situation when asked to pay more than you feel you should. What should you do in this case?
We advise you to ask for a receipt. There is a law in Montenegro by which you are not obliged to pay for any service or product for which you have not received a fiscal receipt. Use this right. Also, even if you pay without a receipt you can still write down the number plate of your driver and ask your contact in Montenegro to help you with filing a report.
5. Use your judgment
Finally, we advise you to rely on your instinct and judgment. If you haven’t informed yourself in advance and found the taxi company that suits your needs and budget, then rely on your logical judgment when choosing a taxi on the spot.
- What does a vehicle look like?
- Does the driver give a professional impression with a dress code and communication skills?
- Is the price displayed on the vehicle?
By asking these simple questions, with a bit of critical thinking, you will make a better choice and have a more affordable and pleasant ride.
Terrae-Taxi in Montenegro
When it comes to taxi services, at Terrae-Taxi we always go a step further. We want to provide a service that sets the standard in this industry, a standard that you will require from others. That's why our taxi service is recognized for:
Free WiFi in our taxi vehicles
We drive Eco-Friendly Toyota Prius Hybrid models
Free smartphone app for calling a taxi (iOS and Android)
Online reservation for taxi transfers from and to the airports in Montenegro and the region
Clearly presented taxi prices
Availability 24 hours a day
Our headquarters are in Budva, while our brand works in whole Montenegro. If you are interested in a taxi in Budva, visit our page and find out more about services and prices in this town. For those who wish to take day trips during a holiday in Montenegro, we have prepared a wide range of excursions for visiting popular locations in Montenegro and in the surrounding countries (Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina). For your arrival in Montenegro, we have well-organized taxi transfers from the airport in Tivat, Podgorica, but also from Dubrovnik and Tirana. Lastly, if you want a steering wheel in your hands, our car rental service has one of the largest and most diverse fleets in Montenegro with prices that are officially in top 3 in Montenegro for 2018. In case we are all booked, you can check out the cars of or colleagues at Perfect and Taxi Travel.
For all of your questions, Terrae team is at your service.