Transportation in Moscow
Don't hesitate to wave on a car if you don't like the look of its occupants. As a general rule, it's best to avoid riding in cars with more than one person. Be particularly careful taking a taxi that is waiting outside a nightclub or bar.
If you book a taxi over the phone (hotel staff will do this for you if you don't speak Russian), the dispatcher will normally ring back within a few minutes to provide a description and license number of the car. It's best to provide at least an hour's notice before you need the taxi. Some reliable taxi companies (with websites in Russian only):
- Central Taxi Reservation Office (Tsentralnoe Byuro Zakazov Taxi; 495-627 0000; www.cbz-taxi.ru)
The 150-plus stations are marked with large 'M' signs. Magnetic tickets are sold at ticket booths (R19). It's useful to buy a multiple-ride ticket (10 rides for R155, 20 for R280), which saves you the hassle of queuing up every time.