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Rip-Off Taxi from the Silja Terminal

Stockholm, Sweden
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Rip-Off Taxi from the Silja Terminal

Watch out at the taxi stop by the Silja Line Terminal for a taxi "director" that sends you off with taxi drivers that rip-off customers! The trip to central Old Town should be about 5 euros but our driver tried to charge us 25 euros. I insisted he use a meter but his meter was rigged. After arguing I ultimately agreed on 15 euros but immediately reported him to the tourism police. The drivers were driving white taxis.

Too bad Silja or the Riga tourism office doesn't have someone at the taxi stop to protect tourists.

Edited: 29 May 2018, 13:01
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Swansea, United...
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131 posts
36 reviews
1. Re: Rip-Off Taxi from the Silja Terminal

Thank's for the warning.

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2. Re: Rip-Off Taxi from the Silja Terminal

You were lucky, after I caught the taxi from airport to town center I was forced to pay 32 euros!, even though I knew it would not cost more than 20euros!, what can I say?, What can you do as a tourist ?

Copenhagen, Denmark
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for Riga
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44 reviews
3. Re: Rip-Off Taxi from the Silja Terminal

You can avoid it by take only the taxi companies we recommend in this forum.

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1 review
4. Re: Rip-Off Taxi from the Silja Terminal

Kenminlau

Well, airport is like 5 or more times further than ferry terminal.

I'd suggest installing Yaxify or Uber, Or Yandex Taxy and use applications.

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