Minsk taxi services to hike rates

updated on 28/12/2012

In view of the oncoming New Year holidays most of the Minsk taxi services are going to increase the fare. Some of them already increased the fare by 12-16 per cent over the past week while a few services refrained from such measures. From now on the taxis of the companies 135, 107 and 181 charge BYR 4900 per kilometer while the 184 company charges BYR 4000 per kilometer.

The price increase is based on the rumors about fuel prices going up in the early 2013. According to the amended Taxation Code of Belarus fuel excise will increase by 20 per cent in 2013.

Self-employed Minsk taxi driver with a Volkswagen Caravelle T5 minibus

The top managers of the industry believe that the tendency of rising prices will remain throughout 2013 - the services do not want to operate in a loss. However, the fare will not go through the roof since the market is full of unlicensed taxi drivers who charge little. Also, there are several licensed carriers who declare a low fare but charge a fortune on arrival.

Find out more about Minsk transportation in my Belarus travel tips.

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