Taxi service is safe, fast and reliable and most drivers will speak some English. Berlin taxis are very easily recognisable. The are beige and generally a Mercedes Benz with a TAXI sign on the roof.

Fares are calculated by the meter. The flag fall will start at €3, and then you are charged €1.58 per kilometre the first 7 kilometres, and €1.20 for each additional kilometre. It is customary to tip the driver. This is usually 5-10% of the fare.

You can hail a cab from the side of the road with no issue, however there also also many cab ranks located throughout the city and urban areas where you will be sure to get one. Otherwise you can call from your own phone, or have a restaurant or hotel call for you. Not all dispatchers will speak English; in fact, it is most likely that you will need to order a taxi in German. The top taxi companies in Berlin are:

Funk Taxi Berlin
http://www.wuerfelfunk.de
Tel: 0800 0 26 10 26
They enable you to order a taxi online in English.

Maxi Taxi Taxibetrieb

http://www.maxi-taxi.de
Tel: 030 291 56 95

Quality Taxi Vermittlungs GmbH & Co.

http://www.taxi263000.de
Tel: 030 2630 0100
They enable you to order a taxi online in English.

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