Sofia

How to spot a legitimate taxi in Sofia

08 Dec 2016

Avoid getting ripped off by dodgy taxi drivers in Bulgaria's capital

OK Supertrans is the official taxi operator at Sofia airport, yet hundreds of unwitting tourists get ripped off each year by taxis either posing as OK Taxi or by other taxi companies 'kerb crawling' outside the main entrance of both terminals. The benefits for the taxi driver are endless – tourists who don't even speak the language often have no idea how much they should pay to get by taxi to the centre of Sofia, and even if they realise they have been the victim of a scam they are unlikely to be able to do anything about it: they don't know who to complain to. There are also many stories of taxi drivers holding the customer's luggage hostage until he pays.

If you're wondering how you can be certain you are using the official taxi service for Sofia airport here's a quick guide:

1. Check the logo closely as there are cars around the airport sporting various imitations of the OK logo (infuriatingly this is not actually illegal unless they directly copy it)

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