Using taxis in the city is a reliable, although sometimes expensive transportation option. Look for the beige Mercedes or black vans. Thanks to international exhibition travellers, most drivers speak some English. Find round the clock taxi stands at the Hauptbahnhof, Steintor and Kröpcke. If you aren’t close to one of those locations, call one of the companies listed below. After dusk, tram and bus drivers will order taxis for single women passengers-just ask. They meet the passenger at the relevant bus or tram stop. A flat rate of €2 is charged, plus an additional €1 per kilometre. A tip of 10% is expected.