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How to avoid high taxi fare from Odessa Airport

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How to avoid high taxi fare from Odessa Airport

WE are arriving to Odessa airport in mid june in the afternoon.We are 4 adults headed to the sea passenger terminal,primorskaya street #6.Are there vans at the airport for 4 people with luggage or do we need 2 taxis. Any way of avoiding high taxi charges?

How much should we expect to pay? Do we need Hryvnias? Is there an ATM at the airport?

Thank you

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1. Re: How to avoid high taxi fare from Odessa Airport

I doubt you'd be able to avoid outrageously high taxi fares from the airport.

It is possible, in theory, to take public transportation (bus #129) from the airport to the train station, but public transportation in Odessa is in such sorry state I woudldn't recommend it.

I paid UAH150 last summer and they would've taken USD, and probably Euros too. There are a couple of ATM machines in the airport.

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2. Re: How to avoid high taxi fare from Odessa Airport

Since "rogue" taxi drivers are not allowed in the Odessa airport (due to a local "Taxi Mafia")the prices are not as bad as in many larger cities, like Kiev or even Moscow. Expect to pay about U$20 per person, unless you speak Russian and can barter a group deal. You can also arrange for drivers to pick you up through local apartment rental agencies, which can be reasonable... if they show up, ha ha.

The trip into town is about 30 - 40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

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3. Re: How to avoid high taxi fare from Odessa Airport

I would say just take the public transport. Taxi drivers will accept USD/Euros. But as mentioned, they may overcharge tourist. And by taxi, make sure when you ask for the price, they are not charging per kilometre.

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