We’ve travelled in literally hundreds of taxis in Skopje and have never once had a problem, although taxis being taxis (or rather taxi drivers being taxi drivers) this doesn’t mean that riding in a cab in the Macedonian capital is always a pleasure. There are plenty of stories out there about rip-offs, and for sure they do exist, especially when it comes to the ones waiting outside the bus station and (to a much lesser extent these days) at the airport. If ever in doubt, negotiate a sensible price beforehand or make sure the meter is running before you set off. The starting rate for all taxis in Skopje is 50 den, which is valid for the first two kilometres. After that you pay an additional 20 den per kilometre, day and night. Waiting is charged at 300 den per hour.