All licenced cabs have special yellow number plates. Insist on the meter being turned on. For shorter journeys around the centre of town try not to pay more than €6, but to avoid being swindled order a taxi by phone. Unfortunately, any taxi can now make pick-ups at the airport, including the dodgy ones, but we recommend the cab companies listed below. In fact, the taxi situation at the airport has become problematic and fares of €40 and more for a mere 10km-ride to the centre have now become insanely common (it should cost between €10 - 15). While politicians scramble to find a legal way to bar the dodgy cabs, we have come up with a few suggestions that can save you loads of cash. Order one of the green BalticTaxi cabs at their stand in the main Arrivals hall of the airport. Alternatively, skip the first queue of unreliable cabs and choose one of the green BalticTaxi or red and white Red Cab taxis on the other side of the street. The best of all possible options is to download the Taxify (taxify.eu) ride sharing app and to order a car for a fraction of the price of a taxi with your mobile phone. The only catch is that you have to wait for your car on the second level departures area. They will not enter the Arrivals area to contend with the cab drivers, who have become more aggressive and, quite frankly, a little unhinged.