Taxis

Skopje's taxis are regulated by the local municipality. With the exception of the occasional (and, sadly, ever-increasingly dishonest) driver, the capital's cabbies are among some of the most trustworthy on the planet. At the time of writing, the starting rate is 50den, which is valid for the first two kilometres. After that you pay an additional 20den/km. The rates are the same at night, and waiting is charged at 300den/hour. Make sure the meter is running before you set off. Taxis can be hailed from the street, but telephoning (or having the restaurant or hotel call one) is an option too. Most operators speak English.

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