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Questions tagged [taxis]

Normally used for short distances within a city, taxis in some countries may be shared and cover much greater distances.

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How do I book an Airport-Licensed Taxi to Toronto Pearson Airport?

The GTAA doesn't disclose: how to book an Airport-Licensed Taxi TO the airport, or which taxi companies fulfill their conditions beneath. How can I book in advance a taxi with the "GTAA number ...
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Does current fuel shortage in Mexico impact taxi availability and pricing?

Does the current fuel shortage in central Mexico (as reported by BBC for instance) - particularly in Jalisco - have an impact on taxi availability and prices?
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What qualifies as a “light personal hand baggage carried inside passenger compartment” exempt from the 6 HKD charge when taking a taxi in Hong Kong?

https://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/taxi/taxi_fare_of_hong_kong/index.html (mirror) indicates that "Every piece of baggage (Except light personal hand baggage carried ...
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Alternatives to get from Belize international airport to Belize City

I know there are taxis to the city by 25 USD but think I could walk the Airport Road to the Northern Hwy (about 3 km) to get a (cheaper) bus to Belice City so I can take the ferry to the islands. Is ...
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How can I report a taxi driver in Hong Kong with no plate and no driver name displayed in the car?

I got into a cab ride in Hong Kong, which ended with the driver adding some silly surcharge (145 HKD). I wanted to report the taxi driver but the car had no plate and the driver's name was not ...
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How does the taxi scam work at Luohu station in Shenzhen?

The Luohu station in Shenzhen has a taxi area where people queue to get their taxi: While queuing there are a few taxi drivers parked nearby who try to get customers from the queue. They claim that ...
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Can uber drivers down rate a passenger because the passenger asked to turn the radio off?

I don't like to listen to the radio in taxis or anywhere else for that matter. Currently I don't use Uber because I do not have a cell phone, but at some time in the future I may want to try it. ...
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How can I get a metered taxi at New Bangkok International Airport (BKK - Suvarnabhumi)?

I read on https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293916-c155301/Bangkok:Thailand:Getting.From.The.Airport.To.Bangkok.City.html (mirror): You have the option of either a flat fee agreed up front or a ...
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Expected tip for driver of rented car in Sri Lanka

I traveled around Sri Lanka in a rented car with driver. The contract has this note: Above Price Not includes Driver Tip - We encourage our customers , whenever they wish, to offer drivers tips ...
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Taxi from Walthamstow Central

I will travel to London (LGW) this Sunday and I'll take public transport to Walthamstow Central. I would then like to take a taxi to my final destination. Is it likely to find a cab at aproximately ...
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Shared taxi from Abu Dhabi to Dubai

Does anyone know of a shared taxi service for weekend round trips from Abu Dhabi to Dubai? Something for a daily commute from Dubai to Abu Dhabi would be helpful too. A private taxi would be AED 200-...
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Best type of transportation In Brussels? [closed]

I'm thinking of traveling to Brussels for this holiday. I heard that public transportation in Belgium in general is great, but I'm looking for something more private. I heard about VTC Taxi and car ...
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Should I reserve a taxi in advance to go from Guam airport to hotel?

I'm going to travel to Guam; there are 4 of us going together. I never been there, so I'm worried about our baggages sizes fitting in a taxi (approximately 54x66x30 cm, 44x56x20 cm, 44x70x25 cm, and ...
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Transportation in more remote areas of Eastern Europe. Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, [closed]

This summer I will be traveling through a couple of East European countries from Romania to Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and on and I would like to visit some of the natural sights that these countries ...
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Getting taxis in Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and Copenhagen [closed]

Would like to know how to ensure a cab right at the airports of all Scandinavian nations. What currency is accepted by the drivers in cash in all 4 capitals? Thanks.
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Uber-style rideshare/taxi services in Mongolia?

What are my options for rideshare/taxi apps in Mongolia? I'm specifically interested in Ulaanbaatar, but happy to entertain broader answers. Goal: an app that lets me specify pickup and dropoff ...
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Uber-style rideshare/taxi services in Russia?

What are my options for rideshare/taxi apps in Russia? I understand Uber is in the process of pulling out, and only covered a few of the largest cities anyway. I'm specifically interested in Irkutsk, ...
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Is there any relatively fast yet cheap way to reach the Bronx, NYC, from JFK?

In about 12 days (on Wednesday 30th) I'll be travelling to New York City and I'll arrive at JFK around 4pm. I will stay in an AirBnB that's located in the Bronx (Neill Avenue), and I'd like to be ...
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Can I leave the airport and take a taxi with BRL Reais?

I'm going to travel from Brazil to Argentina. I have plans to live in Argentina until the end of the year but what I still do not know is if I can take a taxi or eat something at the Buenos Aires ...
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Will the Rome Marathon make it hard to get to my hotel?

We arrive in Rome during the Rome marathon. Our hotel is inside the route by a block or two. Will we be able to cross the street to get to our hotel or will we have to find some official crossing? I ...
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Price of a Uber fare from Charles de Gaulle airport to Amiens

I am travelling from Charles De Gaulle airport to Amiens. How much would a Uber fare cost?
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How to get from Hanoi International Airport Terminal 2 to Domestic 1 at 5 am?

The title says it all: the shuttle bus seems to start at 6 am but I need transport between terminals at 5 am. Can you take a taxi, and if so how much?
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Cost-effective method of traveling from Luton Airport to Wembley, London

I'm visiting London with my friends, 6 people total. We're coming with Wizzair to Luton Airport. At first we were going to take a train from Luton Airport Parkway (I was told it's about 15 GBP), so ...
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How to order an autonomous taxi in Dubai?

I read on the web that there is a Tesla fleet of 50 autonomous taxis in Dubai. Does anyone know how to order one? Where is the information about pricing? Is Tesla the only provider of autonomous ...
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Strictly using a taxi: LaGuardia, Newark or JFK for midtown Manhattan?

Which New York airport would you choose for the easiest taxi transfer to midtown? So, You are using a taxi (or any similar vehicle service - limo, uber, etc.) You are arriving on a domestic flight. ...
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Do I have to whistle really loud to hail a taxi in NYC?

In the movies, we usually see that people whistle really loud and yell "TAXI!" in order to hail one. I can't whistle like that for the life of me. Where I live I usually raise my arm silently and make ...
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How can I get from Kashan to Yazd, Iran?

I'm planning a trip to Iran and I can't find bus transportation from Kashan to Yazd. Is that correct? If so, is there any other way to get there? I have read that taxi drivers sometimes offer ...
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Saturday evening taxi availability in Manteigas

On the evening of Saturday 21 April, I will need to take a taxi out of the Serra de Estrela to the train station in Mangualde (in order to catch the Sud Express to France). I'm not sure where I will ...
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Arrival at Schipol airport at 6 am from close to Kronenburg tram stop?

We are staying very close to the Kronenburg tram stop (Amstelveen) and we need to be at the airport around 06:00 for an international flight. Would it be possible to catch a bus that early? And if so, ...
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4 people in a cab in London? Is that allowed?

I have found that different cities have different regulations and I have been in places where 4 persons can travel in any cab (3 in back seat, one in front seat) while other cities don't allow front ...
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Uber / Taxi pickup location without additional charge for Manchester Airport

I do not wish to needlessly pay the short-term parking costs of a Uber or minicab driver. However, we also don't wish to pay the higher inflated cost of a “black cab” from a taxi rank. Therefore, is ...
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Do US Taxi cabs come inside the cemetery like this?

I watching US Marshals (1998) movie, Man with green hat hired a taxi and it dropped him at chapel which is inside the cemetery.
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What is the difference between taxi, private hire, and chauffeur services?

London Heliport advertises with Chauffeur, taxi and local private hire car services. That sounds like three times the same thing, but I've seen taxi and private hire mentioned separately elsewhere as ...
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Are “TAXI” badge wearing people at the exit of FCO legal?

When travelling recently to Rome, I was approached at the arrivals exit of the Fumicino airport by a gentleman wearing a "TAXI" badge around his neck. There were a few more - plainly visible. I ...
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Hanoi: 1.8 million VND taxi fare? [closed]

I got an ABC taxi from Hanoi night market at 19:00 to the Airport terminal 2. It seemed legit: clean, with the sign on top and all. Followed the meter and got a receipt. He charged me 1.8 million VND,...
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Taxi not accepting payment by credit card (although advertised)

Tonight, I took a taxi from point A to point B (both being in the same city, Liverpool, UK), but I only had 5 pounds on me, so I asked the driver if I could pay with a card, because it was advertised ...
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Uber or taxi from Porto Alegre airport? [closed]

I will be arriving in Porto Alegre, Brazil this Saturday for a big 6 month adventure. I have to get from the airport to my Couchsurfing in Bela Vista, at around 3pm. I don't speak Portuguese (I can ...
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How to get a taxi on Prague streets?

I wanted to get a taxi near Centrum Chodov (a shopping mall), but couldn't see any taxi stand around. I waited on the street for about 15 minutes, no luck. Then I got into Centrum Chodov and asked the ...
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Best transportation option from San Jose Del Cabo airport to Cabo San Lucas [closed]

It appears they have a taxi cartel in that area and all the prices are very high for transportation. What are the best options for me to get a ride for 2 people from San Jose Del Cabo airport to Cabo ...
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Where exactly do taxis pickup passengers in Las Vegas Airport (LAS)

I pose this question because once I understand this, I can try to predict the taxi route: I'd like to make a stop between the airport and the hotel, but need to understand the starting point.
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Transfer time from JFK to EWR

I'm flying into JFK on Cathay Pacific, then onto Ithaca, NY from Newark International on United. Can anyone advise the transit time via taxi from JFK to Newark Int'l? Will traffic be an issue driving ...
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China intercity taxi / taxi-like transport

I'm wondering how to move in an easy and fast way between main cities in China to more apart or countryside places. Is it usual/easy/cheap to arrange a trip by some kind of taxi or private ...
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How likely is it to get a phone call on Didi (“Uber in China”)?

I travel for China now but it is sometimes hard to get a taxi here (I'm in Chongqing) since the driver can deny the route he doesn't like. So I would rather try Didi, a clone of Uber in China (I have ...
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How 'suplementos' fee works and how to avoid overcharge?

When taking a taxi from Palma de Mallorca Airport, the approximate fares to drive to popular destinations are displayed on the board, as shown below. Although the end charge is much higher. For ...
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How can I use Ola Cabs without an Indian credit/debit card?

On past Indian trips, I've tended to use autos to get around, despite issues with haggling for a price as a foreigner. This time though, all my colleagues have told me not to bother, and to use a taxi ...
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Which types of accommodations are affected by Lisbon's municipal tax?

Which types of accommodations are affected by Lisbon's municipal tax? I read on http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/uploads/media/flyerTMT_UK_web.pdf (mirror): Who pays? The tax on overnight stays is ...
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taxi from gare du nord, Paris to avenue lamotte-piquet? [closed]

How much is a taxi from gare du nord, Paris to avenue lamotte-piquet
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How to rent a car with a driver in the Dominican Republic?

I am contemplating a trip to the Dominican Republic around Easter, and would possibly like to see more than one place of the island. We had thought of renting a car, but numerous advice online have ...
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Any cab corporation accepting credit cards in Abu Dhabi and Dubai?

I'm located in one of Yas Island's hotels in Abu Dhabi. I took some taxi trips so far, but I was quite surprised that in such modern country (as I understand, UAE is) none of the taxis / taxi ...
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How much does it cost to take a taxi from London Heathrow to Southampton?

I am coming from abroad so have no idea how much.