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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 to go from Tunis to Hammamet fast?

I need to be in Yasmine Hammamet early in the morning. Around 09:30, so taking the train is not a possibility. I've read that there are buses going from Tunis to Hammamet, but I couldn't find any ...
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Getting a taxi from the airport in Belgrade

Is this “open letter” accurate in its depiction of taxi services in Belgrade? https://www.the-paladins.com/post/open-letter-to-the-president-of-the-republic-of-serbia-on-the-occasion-of-his-re-...
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taxis in Rust, Germany

Is it easily possible to find an early morning taxi from Rust, Germany / near Europa Park? If I want to take a train from Ringsheim at around 8.20 am, can I make it in time? Is there a recommended ...
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Transportation for one-way day hikes in the US

The US has lots of wonderful long-distance hiking trails; this (the Palmetto Trail) is one near my home (in South Carolina), which I'd like to explore more. Ideally I'd like to: drive to some trail ...
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How to get to Barcelona airport from downtown during the marathon 2021

So I’m staying at this hotel close to the cathedral and I need to get to the airport in Barcelona tomorrow by 10 AM. According to the marathon website, via Laietania will be closed off, so I’m ...
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What is the safest transportation option in Cancun?

I am organizing a trip to Cancun with my family (Wife + 2 kids) to spend the Christmas vacations there, however, I am interested in acquiring a safe option to transport us, we will be staying 3 days ...
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Are MasterCard and Visa accepted by Amsterdam taxis?

Do taxis in Amsterdam accept Visa and MasterCard? A search reveals that mostly they don't...but the questions and answers I found are 8 or 10 years old. Is the situation now different?
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Finding an Uber at Berlin Brandenburg Airport during a lockdown?

I have to travel to Berlin and will arrive at the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which, compared to the Tegel airport, is quite far away. Considering that there is reduced travel and a national ...
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Alternatives to taxis in Japan

There are a large number of sites I wish to visit in the wider Tokyo area that are not accessible by train or bus. Often the nearest station or bus stop is a few kilometres away, walkable but due to a ...
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Ride hailing options in Crimea as of summer 2020

It seems that Yandex.Taxi does not have coverage for Crimea, and I doubt Uber or Gett cover it given the complex legal situation involved. However, people have to get around. What are available ...
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Will I have trouble finding a taxi at Tegel Airport, Berlin if I’m coming from outside the EU?

Since the situation should be more or less normal in Germany, I’m kind of concerned about the taxis in Berlin. More specifically, will I have trouble finding a taxi from Tegel Airport, Berlin to ...
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If a taxi driver in Thailand stops the meter (the amount is still visible on the meter screen), can they resume it?

I had a case where I took a metered taxi in Bangkok with another passenger: when we stopped at the other passenger's destination to drop them, the taxi driver didn't understand that I would stay in ...
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How can I report taxi drivers who refuse to use the meter at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) to the Thai airport authorities?

I read on https://www.bangkokairportonline.com/bangkok-airport-public-taxi-service/ (mirror): Bangkok Airport Public Taxi Service: Public taxi stand is located on Level 1 (Ground Level). Contact ...
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How can I find the fastest path between two locations combining public transportation with taxi/rideshare app in Bangkok, Thailand?

How can I find the fastest path between two locations combining public transportation with taxi/rideshare app in Bangkok, Thailand? I have tried so far: https://citymapper.com/news/1240/combining-...
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Why is it unlikely one needs to use the tollways when riding a taxi after midnight, early hours of the morning or a weekend in Bangkok?

From https://itsbetterinthailand.com/how-to-use-local-taxis-in-bangkok-without-getting-ripped-off-or-lost/ (mirror 1, mirror 2): If it’s after midnight, early hours of the morning or a weekend, it’...
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Taxi in Bangkok booked via ride-share apps, the price is predetermined, why do they run the meter?

Why do taxi drivers booked via ride-share applications (e.g. Grab) start the meter at the beginning of the ride, even though the price is predetermined via the ride-share application in Bangkok, ...
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Are taxi drivers in Bangkok expected to round up the taxi fare to the nearest multiple of 10 THB?

For example, if the taxi fare is 53 THB and I give 60 THB (for lack of coins), the taxi drivers typically will not give any change back. I wonder whether this is because I don't look Thai or because ...
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Is there any law or guidelines on toll avoidance for taxi drivers in Bangkok?

When driving between two locations, the fastest and/or shortest path may have a toll, while a slower and/or longer path may be toll-free. Tolls may represent a significant part of a taxi fare (e.g., ...
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How do taxis in Bangkok charge for waiting time?

When asking a taxi in Bangkok, Thailand to wait for me for a few minutes during a stop in our trip, is the taxi supposed to restart the meter (starts at 35 THB) when I go back to the taxi, or keep the ...
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What to do when a taxi driver uses the meter but at the end of the ride clears the meter and pretends we had agreed on some higher price for the ride?

I took a taxi in Bangkok, the driver used the meter, but at the end of the ride the driver cleared the meter (was 55 THB) and pretended that we had agreed on some higher price (was 100 THB) for the ...
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Who is responsible for the cab fare increase due to waiting for a drug control to be completed at a checkpoint in Thailand?

If the passenger of a taxi get screened by the police for drug at a random street checkpoint in Thailand, who is responsible for the cab fare increase due to waiting for a drug control to be ...
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What do these numbers (1, 2, 3) on taxi roofs mean?

Last week I was in Sevilla, Spain, and I noticed some of the taxis (but not all of them) were displaying a digit (often a 1 or 2, sometimes a 3) on their roof. The number was yellow on the front side ...
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Should you sit in the back or the front of Swedish taxis?

In most American movies the passengers sit in the back. Is this also the case in Sweden or is it fine to sit in the front passenger seat? Also, the typical London taxi doesn't even have a front ...
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Where can I find a full list of cities where Uber operates?

When arranging travel I find myself google 'does X have Uber?' a lot (substituting a different city for 'X' each time). Is there a complete, up-to-date list somewhere?
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Taxi services in Biel/Bienne

I will be traveling to Biel/Bienne in Switzerland for work. I want to use my company credit card and have receipts, and avoid exchanging currency in cash if I can. Does Uber work in Biel? ...
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Meta-search engine for licensed taxis

When I came off the ferry in Barcelona (Catalonia), I tried and failed to get a taxi. There were twelve numbers posted on a sheet of paper, they were all either busy, or not working, or I was put on ...
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From Luton Airport to Hammersmith by taxi or Uber

I need to travel together with four more people (three adults at two children in total with me) from Luton Airport to Hammersmith on early Sunday morning (approx. 8 a.m.) and return on early Friday ...
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Besides TGV train, how can I travel around France from Paris area during a strike?

Around two months ago (in October), I bought a TGV train ticket to travel from Paris to Nantes to spend my vacation for Christmas. However, since the 5th of December, train companies are on strike, ...
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How much does one have to walk at Lima airport (Jorge Chavez International Airport, LIM) to reach an area / street where one can get an Uber cab?

One cannot take Uber from Lima airport (Jorge Chavez International Airport, LIM) to somewhere else, because Uber drivers are banned from the airport. From https://www.peruhop.com/lima-airport-...
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Marrakesh airport to Jemmaa el-Fna

What's the best way for a couple of European tourists to get from Marrakesh airport (RAK) to a hotel near the Jemaa el-Fna without undue hassle or expense? The airport website says the taxi fare ...
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Does the taxi waiting time impact the taxi fare when taking a taxi from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)'s taxi stand?

Does the taxi waiting time impact the taxi fare when taking a taxi from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)'s taxi stand? I see the waiting time on my taxi ride receipt, which makes me wonder:
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Moscow SVO airport, how to avoid scam taxis without pre-booking?

Is there anyway to tell scam taxis in SVO airport, Moscow without pre-booking? I can't pre-book due to the fact I can't use my phone abroad (receiving SMS messages/calls which is required to book a ...
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Russia, how to politely ask a taxi driver for seatbelts?

In Russia, what is a polite way to ask a taxi driver for a seatbelt. Most of them don't wear seatbelts and don't expect their passengers too. Is it acceptable to refuse to pay/ride the taxi for no ...
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Local travel to Gare de Rennes, France, by 6.17 am

I have TGV train from Gare de Rennes city to CDG airport at 6.17 am morning. I have to get to Gare de Rennes from Centre de la Hublias in time to catch the train at 6.17 am. Can I arrive easily or it ...
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Singapore airport to hotel late at night

I will arrive at Singapore airport late at night/early in the morning, probably around 1:00 AM before I can get out. I need to travel to my hotel, the Parkroyal on Beach Road, about an hour away ...
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What ride-hailing companies operate in Moscow as of 8/2019? [closed]

We're a family of 5 traveling to Moscow this summer. It appears that sometimes, hiring a 6 sit cab might be cheaper and far more convenient than using wearisome public transportation. What ride-...
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Is it easy to get an Uber in Colombo?

How easy is it to get an Uber in Colombo, especially from the airport into the city? Are there any alternatives?
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How can I find out what is the cheapest taxi from Helsinki airport?

In summer 2018, Finland liberalized taxi pricing, meaning companies can now charge different rates. This extends to being able to offer flat fares in addition to the usual starting fee plus per-km ...
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How can I pre-book a taxi in Schiphol Airport?

Next week: If I choose to take a Taxi from Amsterdam to Centraal Station (destination = Rennaisance Hotel): a decision must be made which service is to be used. I understand that it is possible to ...
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Netherlands Taxi Fare Estimation

Is there a rule of thumb that can be applied to estimating Taxi cost (maybe linear cost per kilometer + fixed fee)? Maybe there is a good (authoritative) web application?
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Do most Taxis give Receipts in London?

I will travel from Heathrow to central London, and was considering taking a taxi. My company will reimburse the taxi cost, however I need a receipt. Is it common to get a receipt after the taxi ride ...
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How to book an early morning taxi to Rome Airport?

We are planning a travel to Rome and then to Paris during the first week of June 2019. Our flight from Italy to Paris is around 6:15 am. We are staying near Vittorio Emanuele metro station. What are ...
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Possible taxi scams if fare is agreed in advance?

The advice is given many times to not get into "illegal taxis", because they will scam you. My question is: what are the possible ways of scam, if you agree on the price and destination in advance (e....
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While on vacation my taxi took a longer route, possibly to scam me out of money. How can I deal with this?

I am on vacation and I have realized that some people here in Turkey are trying their best to get the money out of my pocket. I have already had a situation where after a folklore show I decided to ...
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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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