Need to get somewhere fast? Taxis are easy to get a hold of in Vienna, at one of the city’s taxi ranks or outside hotels. But don’t be tempted to flag one down because they can’t be stopped in the street – unlike in most other European cities.
The majority of taxis are black or cream, but you can always recognize one by its roof sign and the letters TX on the license plate. Drivers have a good reputation for honesty, and a taximeter is nearly always used.
You can order one in advance, but this will cost you a little extra. Fees are also charged for handling luggage, leaving the city, unsocial hours and extra passengers. But don’t worry, because fares are generally reasonable.