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Angel Taxi in Moscow is a top taxi dispatching service with fixed prices with over 1500 drivers of taxi in Moscow & Moscow region since 2008.

Taxi in Moscow differs from taxi in St. Petersburg as the overwhelming majority of companies operating taxi in Moscow charge per hour rather than by mileage, which makes trips by taxi in Moscow pricy ones in Moscow's notorious traffic jams. Angel Taxi in Moscow does not charge by time, we charge by kilometer. It means our fixed taxi fares in Moscow won't change due to traffic jams.

Why Angel is a leading taxi dispatching service in Moscow?

Angel Taxi is a leader in charge-per-km sector in Moscow taxi business. The name comes from the founder's experience in launching the pilgrimage service in Epiphany Cathedral in the town of Bogorodsk (town of 'Mother of God', in English). The settlement dates back to the late 14 century. Άγγελος (Angel) is Messenger in GreekClients are quite enthusiastic about Angel Taxi. Angel Taxi was selected for European Business Angel Network Congress in 2012.

Payment by Visa and MasterCard for taxi in Moscow

We accept Visa and MasterCard as payment for taxi in Moscow if you let us know of your intention to pay for taxi by Visa and MasterCard in advance. If you want to pay for taxi with Visa or MasterCard, please book taxi in Moscow in advance. As after the sunctions have been implemented some banks might experience difficulties in processing Visa and MasterCard payment in Russia, cash payment is preferred.


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Articles about taxi in Moscow and more.


Taxi in Moscow!: Capitalism and Taxi in Moscow.

 A Social Snapshot of the Moscow Taxi Driver.


Pathetic images of foreign tourists in Moscow metro or on Moscow streets trying to compare their English pocket guides or maps with Cyrillic (all of them) signs have been daunting us since 1980-s. Now Angel Taxi provides a fair fare solution for foreign tourists interested in Moscow sightseeing by taxi to have a quick trip at a fixed fare from any car accessible place in Moscow to another one. Traffic jams in Moscow are tough, but out of over 1500 drivers who work with Angel there are several hundreds with basic English. Thus we might be quite helpful, even if you are lost (real case when we helped a foreign tourist). Call +79-ANGEL-TAXI.  ‘Be an angel and pls dispatch us a taxi to …’ – and we' ll do our best.


Moscow Taxi in 2010.

While the state gave away grants to other states, tried to curb the influx of migrant labor from CIS which it had triggered itself in fat years oblivious to other countries’ experience, thousands of breadwinners in Moscow have been hunting jobs to support their families and pay off debts, even though the last recession is officially over and the next one hasn’t been declared. By 2008 many of these men and women had bought into the hype about Russia’s economic boom, innovation way of development and decoupling from developed economies, where the credit crunch was emerging. Many of them borrowed. Their debts swelled. The economy flopped.

If you book a taxi in Moscow now, the driver can happen to be a former (or current) manager, economist, lawyer – you name it; a variety of backgrounds come in CVs. For some of them driving a taxi in Moscow is one of the few ways to earn a living. Ruble fares for a taxi in Moscow are at their pre-crisis level. When the ruble was the weakest, euro and dollar equivalents for a ride in a taxi in Moscow plummeted by 30-40%, – in allegedly 'one of the world’s most expensive cities'! A ride in a taxi from the airport in Moscow to some east district with Angel Taxi averages £15, approx. a quarter of a ride in a taxi from the airport to London’s East End with Angel Cars.

Taxi in Moscow is one of the few markets where competition is so intense – to  passengers' benefit. Angel Taxi in Moscow (and elsewhere) provides services at fares which are truly fair. We charge fixed taxi prices in Moscow per km (based on the shortest route), not per time. Though traffic jams in Moscow hurt per–km drivers we don't want our clients, who order a taxi in Moscow, to pay for our common problem, because it's not fair.

Your choice of taxi in Moscow should be responsible and rational. At your risk you can hail gypsy cabs which chaotically stand at the curb and hinder Moscow’s public transportation. They don't pay taxes, while robberies in them are a statistics often hidden from expats and foreigners. Alternatively, you can call and booktaxi in Moscow and meet a professional driver with an extensive experience in Moscow or a former manager who just knows Moscow well, has higher education(s), speaks basic foreign languages and has been hunting for jobs in Moscow for months (see our clients' testimonials about Angel's drivers, some of who are yesterday's bank clerks quitting 9-18 for more freedom and pleasure in customer service). In contrast to gypsy cabs they are responsible, client-oriented and most friendly and are selected to help you if you need a taxi in Moscow. You can help them earn a living and if they work particularly well, you might want to tip them, which has not yet become a custom – to thank for good driving a taxi in Moscow.


Moscow Taxi in 2011.

We dialed a few firms that advertised English service for taxi in Moscow on the web. Some replies were of interest: ‘When can we get a cab in Moscow?’ – ‘In 2 days’. ‘Why 2 days? We are not asking for a BMW’ – ‘You can book a cab with us with an English-speaking driver 2 days in advance’. ‘Ok, how much will a cab cost to get from A to B?’ – ‘2000 RUR’ – ‘Why? There are only 20 km there’… Habits to charge people from other countries more die hard in Moscow… And we decided to change those habits. We had done so earlier with our flat taxi fares in Moscow for Russian clients.

Moscow Taxi in 2012.

26.12.12 As the prices for taxi in Moscow traditionally grew a week before the New Year, a gypsy cabbie at a metro station asked USD 10  for a 2-km drive. I asked the driver why he hadn’t received a free (!) taxi license and joined some taxi dispatching service in Moscow which would keep his hands full with taxi bookings. ‘Why and how much should I pay them for that?’ – ‘Why are you more concerned about how much you would pay, not about the fact that you would have earned a day much more? The city is bursting this week with the shortage of taxis. You would benefit clients and yourself’. ‘No, I would only work for someone if they give me a corporate car and US$3000 wage’. ‘Would you treat their car  as yours? Just google black lists of taxi drivers  gone missing with cars or ruining them. Would you be interested to join and earn more?’ – ‘No’.

No wonder Moscow scores last on “best taxi services” and “friendliest taxi drivers” on average (Angel provides to its foreign clients taxi drivers who are better than average). Habits die hard. However, there are two groups of cabbies taxi who are among those friendliest: those in their late 40-s and 50-s who had worked in taxi in Moscow in pre-perestroika era, know Moscow well and treat clients even better; and those who have a clear picture how much they can earn and are equipped with education, basic foreign languages, gadgets and technology to compete.

The main reasons why some drivers of taxi in Moscow do not look friendly are lack of English and some doubts of / to people from other countries. Tips for good service help.

12.12.12. Taxi fares in Moscow rose 20% in a traditional pre-New Year windfall. Orders grew 30%. Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 tripled. Any taxi firm in Moscow that wouldn’t have done so would have been buried under the influx of clients.


Moscow Taxi in 2013.

Summer. Now all those who apply for a license for taxi in Moscow have to have cars with yellow.


Moscow Taxi in 2018. 

FIFA World Cup. All firms that offer taxi in Moscow will miss that summer forever...


Moscow Taxi in 2020.

New Normal. Taxi in Moscow is now competing with ped-couriers. Many drivers of taxi in Moscow left it.


Drivers of Taxi in Moscow and Beauty Contests.

(N.B. This article is about science, not Mr. Trump)

In 1990-s C. Camerer once spent a year in NYC and took a lot of cabs. Most cab drivers their rent a cab for $76 (in 1990-s prices) for 12 hr. They kept all the taxi fares they got. They can call it quits and return the car at any time before the 12 hr are up. As the city is so crowded, they usu. just drove the streets waiting for sb to hail them. So once he put a simple question. How does the amount of hrs a driver works vary with his AHE (av. hourly earnings) on that day?

Once an owner of a small firm of taxi in Moscow put a question: 'Who are the best presidents and economists?' His reply was ‘Cab drivers. They have an answer to any question. That is why I forbid them to chat with clients’.

Camerer analyzed their behavior in years 1988, 1990, and 1994. The data were in the form of taxi meter readings. He could compute their earnings less tips. The taxi meter data thus could represent most of the cab driver’s AHE.

He noted that driving a cab was an entry level job for many. (E.g. Russia's 1st female test pilot ended up in NYC in WWII as a cab driver. We can tell more about her in our Russian Aviation Tour). That is why there’s a constant inflow of new drivers of taxi in Moscow, incl. those with higher education. At least we at Angel try to filter them.

Drivers of cabs in Moscow rent a car for at least 3 days. It cuts the pressure on the firms that lease out cars for taxi in Moscow. Drivers of taxi in Moscow pay for cab wash plus fuel and a fixed fee for a cab. They keep the taxi fare plus tips. Drivers of taxi in Moscow can't rely only on those who hail a taxi in Moscow streets and thus pay fees to dispatch firms that channel taxi orders in Moscow to the pool of taxi drivers who work with them, as Angel Taxi in Moscow does.

Camerer et al. made 2 basic lessons from the study. The 1 st is that cab drivers would get a raise of 8% if they drove the same number of hrs every day. The 2 nd lesson is that the labor supply curve for them slopes down.

He wrote that ‘cab drivers,… don’t seem to conform to standard economic theory which assumes complete rationality by all participants’. After 10 yrs. of work with drivers of taxi in Moscow, the most paid group of taxi drivers in RF, we can’t agree more with him.

This article about taxi in Moscow and NYC was updated on 06.02.2022