Taxis, which must be equipped with working meters, can be flagged down on most streets in every city and town throughout Bulgaria. They can be cheap, but rates vary. Taxis can be chartered for longer trips at negotiable rates, which you can approximate by working out the distance and taxi rate per kilometre, plus waiting time.
All drivers must clearly display their rates on the taxi window. These are usually divided into three or four lines:
Some drivers may try to overcharge unwary foreigners by claiming the meter ‘doesn’t work’ (it must work by law) or offering a flat fare (which will always be at least double the proper metered fare). Dishonest drivers tend to congregate outside airports, train and bus stations, city centres and resorts along the Black Sea coast. If anything seems fishy, simply decline the ride and look for another vehicle.