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Since I'm planning another trip to Ukraine next spring, I would like to be able to find English speaking taxis.
Doing a search online I found some in Kyiv and Odessa, but I'm interested in some of the smaller cities like Mykolaiv, Kherson and Kharkiv. The only things I've found for them has been taxi or private car from Kyiv or Odessa.
Uber has some presence in Ukraine, but not universal. Is there a better service that has a workable English language interface in their app and enough drivers to be practical?
What are the other good options? Given the taxi rates in the cities, even paying double is fine with me if I get really good service?
You can also try Uklon which has an English interface, but really don't go to a country and expect them to speak your language. Learn a little Russian, enough to negotiate with taxis, give them the address you're going to, etc.
Why not use your f***ing smart phone?
When you go oversees. Just use Google Maps (or whatever) and show the retarded f***ing cab driver where to go (yes all over the world cab drivers are retarded, you cannot become a cab driver without being retarded)
You will not find a cab driver in the Ukraine who speaks English. You cannot even find a cab driver in America that Speaks English.
The best way is to use Uber or Uklon or to ask the hotel you're staying at to call a taxi for you. Restaurants and clubs will also call a taxi for you.
Last edited by SteveUKR on November 24th, 2017, 10:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
Find the young taxi drivers as they are the most apt to speak English.
Get a set of phone numbers and use them on a per call basis.
UBER is very cheap and less scam prone so use that where you can..... No need to speak the language. I use UBER all over the world.
From my research, Uber seems to have rather limited coverage in Ukraine. Maybe it will improve in the next few months.
I forgot, Yandex.ru has an Uber-like taxi call service that is popular in Ukraine and you can get it in English. I use it all over the former Soviet Union for taxi orders when no Uber taxis are around.