May 18, 2022 – Shocking taxi experience in Split made better with help from local community.
Those in Split know that the tourist season has come a little earlier than usual this year – especially considering that we enjoy 28 degrees in May. But, sadly, we can’t kick off the season without the taxi horror stories we know so well from the past, with some tourists already in desperate need of help after shelling out cash for eye-watering fares. Like Emma Watkinson.
Emma shared her nasty taxi experience in the hugely popular Facebook group “Split Croatia Travel 2022”, which has 9,700 members – a mix of locals, expats, tourists currently in Croatia and those planning to visit Split. As Emma explained, she took a taxi from downtown near Roof 68 at the start of the Palace of Tourism on Monday evening.
“Last night I took a taxi from downtown Split, at a taxi stand in the area near Roof 68 bar. The trip took about 10 minutes to the apartment, and the driver from taxi charged us £71, instead of £7.10 As it was a random taxi amongst a taxi rank it proved impossible to track this particular taxi as “Dalmatia travel” does not relate to any particular company. Has this happened to anyone before? Any help would be really appreciated,” Emma posted on the Facebook group.
According to the CNB exchange rate, one pound is worth 8.91 kuna. This means that the taxi driver charged 630 kuna for a ten minute ride instead of around 63 kuna.
Emma wondered if a similar situation had ever happened to anyone. Members of the group tried to help her find the owner of the taxi company, others suggested that she wait at the place where she took the taxi to find the driver, while others l urged to use secure platforms like Uber where the cost of travel is clearly calculated. .
“A few days ago they charged more than 900 kunas from the bus station to the airport. Like last summer. A few years ago they charged my guest 200 kunas for a 3-minute ride by car on a rainy day, and it was without an invoice.”
“Shame on the driver, always ask for the quote in advance!”
“Why didn’t you use Uber? »
“I’m ashamed. This shouldn’t have happened. This is an exception, however, most people are honest.”
and a cab the society showed how honest they are.
“I’m sorry for what happened to you, my company has been providing taxi services for a few years in this city… As a business manager for you as a guest and visitor to our city, I would offer you a FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER at our company’s expense to keep Croatia in your good memory… We don’t want people to have a misconception about legal taxi drivers doing their job fairly
Kudos to Call Taxi Split!
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