Taxis in Berlin are cream with a yellow sign on the roof. They are readily available, with stands located at main stations and airports. Most Berlin taxi drivers will speak English, but don’t expect it. If they don’t it gives you the perfect opportunity to practice your German.
The meter will show the fare, but extra fees may occur, for example with luggage to be handled. Did you know that Berlin taxi drivers reward friendliness with a discount? Bizarre as it sounds; the taxis operate a waving tariff or short-distance rate. This means that you can travel 2 km for a fixed price of around 4€. But only if the taxi was hailed from the street. Don’t forget to smile.