The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Somebody has had a word. The rip-off taxi drivers are back at Bucharest’s Otopeni Henri Coanda Airport. We were at the airport yesterday and noticed that the so called Fast or Rapid taxis – charging way over the odds – are now allowed to wait directly outside the arrivals terminal. Until now they had been… Continue reading The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Uberexcited (2)

The taxi service Uber launched its services in Bucharest today, to predictable levels of excitement from the hipster bedwetters who think that anything American is amazing and to be embraced without question. Take a day off people: it’s a taxi service. Charging the same as any other taxi company in Bucharest (1.39 lei per km)… Continue reading Uberexcited (2)

Taxis at Otopeni: Is the end really nigh for the rip-off merchants?

New reaches us today via the sharp-eyed Phil Jacks that we could, finally, be about to see a genuine taxi revolution at Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport. Mediafax is today reporting that the Minister of Transport, Ralu Fenechiu, plans to set up a waiting zone where ordinary Bucharest taxis will be allowed to wait for clients. He… Continue reading Taxis at Otopeni: Is the end really nigh for the rip-off merchants?

Travelling in Romania? Take to the skies

There are famously almost no motorways in Romania (and there are not likely to be for some time), and the country’s trains are notoriously slow (and surprisingly expensive). Getting from A to B in this country therefore takes far longer and costs far more than it should. So bad is Romania’s transport infrastructure that –… Continue reading Travelling in Romania? Take to the skies

Wherever you’re from, paying 3.50 lei/km for a taxi in Romania is paying too much

Met some foreigners last night who had paid over 150 lei to get from Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport into the city centre. Silly boys. The interesting thing was however, that they did not realise they had paid too much until we pointed out to them what they should have paid (no more than 50 lei). After… Continue reading Wherever you’re from, paying 3.50 lei/km for a taxi in Romania is paying too much