About taxi services in Tallinn

The passenger can choose any taxi from the taxi stand.

The taxi fares will be established by the taxi operator. There are no maximum prices, i.e. taxis do no have uniform price list.

The passenger will pay for the trip according to the reading on the taxi meter (the taxi driver is prohibited from asking for a higher price than shown on the meter). In The Republic of Estonia, only the euro is valid, so all settlements with the taxi driver must be in euros.

Before entering the taxicab become familiar with the price list for taxi services posted on the right rear window of the taxicab. The price list is also located on the dashboard.

As of May 1, 2005, the following list and order of taxi services will be in force for licensed taxi operators in Tallinn:




Every taxi service may have only one monetary value, and one value may apply for the rate per kilometer for the time period between 6 am and 11 pm, and another between 11 pm and 6 am, if the switch in the periodic calculation takes place automatically.

Starting on May 1, 2005, minimum fares may not longer be charged.

In order to avoid misunderstanding, clarify the approximate fare to the destination in advance.

The taxi driver is obligated to give the user of taxi services a receipt from the taxi meter’s printer (definitely ask the taxi driver for a printout from the taxi meter at the end of the trip).

In case the taxi meter and printer are broken the passenger has the right to refuse to pay (the taxi driver is prohibited from serving passengers with a broken taxi meter or printer).

The taxi driver is prohibited from smoking the taxicab or from allowing others to smoke.

If something is not clear, ask the taxi driver for clarification about which rates are valid at the time.

Starting on May 1, 2005, the taxi driver must place an operator’s card (an 85x54 mm white plastic card with the taxi driver’s photo and information) in the middle of the dashboard where it is visible to the passenger.

Please submit all claims and suggestions to the Taxi Commission of the Tallinn Transport Department (telephone (372)640 4619 and fax (372)640 4988) or send an e-mail to: tta@tallinnlv.ee.




Last updated: 12.05.2011


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