How it works:
- Situation: you may encounter a number of unlicensed taxis which look similar to radio taxis at places where tourists go.
- Set-up: some may be fine but in general, there’s a high likelihood of being overcharged. Further, they are not subject to the industry’s regulations and may not be sufficiently insured.
Places to beware:
- Buenos Aires (e.g. airports, tourist attractions, transport hubs, hotels)
What to do:
- Situation: some may be fine and are even cheaper, but you have to accept the risks (overcharging, no insurance coverage, beaten down car, potentially being robbed).
- Photo: if you engage, take a photo of the car plate and the driver’s license.
- Official taxis: black and yellow in color, taxi sign on top, license numbers on the door, license displayed inside and with a working meter; or you can call a remise which is un-metered and more expensive, though it is considered more secure.
- Alternatives: taxi booking apps (e.g. BA Taxi, Uber, Safer Taxi, Cabify) or day tour platforms like GetYourGuide (leading globally) with 20+ transport options.