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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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Taxi in rural area: how to ensure it will turn up?

I live in a rural area and occasionally need to get a taxi to the local airport or railway station: my destination is distant (that’s why I choose to live in a rural area) the local airport/railway ...
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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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Taxi from Udaipur airport to Karni fort, Bambora

I am looking for a transport for a group of ten from Udaipur airport to Karni fort, Bambora. How can I make an advance booking?
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Why is taxi fare (in the UK at least) the same price for 1 as for 4 people

It is something I have been wondering for a very long time, and I apologise if this question is posted on the wrong site. (Kindly direct me to the correct one if that is the case) According to the ...
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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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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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Best way to get from SeaTac airport to Redmond?

Can anyone suggest the best way to get from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) airport up to Redmond? I guess one option might be the new tram into the center of Seattle, then try to change onto one of the Express ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Taxi from Pistoolhaven to Luxemburgweg Europoort in the Netherlands

I got excellent advice about travelling to Europoort by other public transport with a dog. Could anybody advice me if and where I can book taxi from Pistoolhaven to Luxemburgweg P&O terminal 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 cost from New Delhi airport to the nearby 'Cyber City'?

I have no idea what prices in India are like. About how much should it cost me to take a taxi from New Delhi Int'l airport to the 'Cyber City' (a.k.a. 'DLF Phase 3')? The distance is about 5 km.
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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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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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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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Why is Uber in Rome more expensive than a regular taxi?

This question was based on wrong assumption. From experience I now know that Uber is cheaper then a regular taxi. Rome2Rio is predicting the wrong prices. Can't delete this question, because it got ...
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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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Getting to the Taj Mahal from Delhi and back?

http://goindia.about.com/od/populartrainroutes/qt/delhi-agra-trains.htm Per that link it seems like I just have two options. Catch a train that leaves at 6:15am or catch one that leaves at 7:10am. ...
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Taxi ride from Lima airport to Miraflores

How much would it cost for a taxi ride from Lima Airport to the Miraflores district? The plane lands after midnight, so, if applicable, there might be a night fare.
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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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How can I effectively haggle for a decently-priced auto ride?

Pretty much wherever you go in India, you'll come across 3 wheeled autos or auto rickshaws, which normally look like this: In some places where you want to get one, there's an office or cabin where ...
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Best transportation option from San Jose Del Cabo airport to Cabo San Lucas [duplicate]

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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Cuba 'taxi colectivo' - availability and prices?

How long may it take to find/wait for a taxi colectivo for intercity routes (for example from Varadero Airport to Havana city)? Does it usually wait to collect a full car before departing? How much ...
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Do reputable taxis in Jakarta accept credit card?

I'll be in Jakarta for a week and I would like to know if reputable taxis like Bluebird taxi accept credit card payment? Is it safe to pay with credit cards? Is there a minimum fare before one can pay ...
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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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What is the cheapest way of getting a taxi from Barcelona airport?

I'm arriving to Barcelona at midnight and would like to take a cab since the night transport is not too convenient. I know that taxis at airport stands can be prone to scamming tourists and it's not ...
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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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LAX to Anaheim - how much slower is the Super Shuttle than a cab?

I am flying to LAX and need to get to the Anaheim Hilton (essentially the convention centre). Although it's only 29 miles, I am told it will take 90 minutes and cost $100 by cab. That's quite a cab ...
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Amsterdam - How to reach from Schiphol Airport to Hotel Nes by cab and Metro?

I'm going to Amsterdam for the first time. I want to know how to reach Hotel Nes from Schiphol airport. I want to know about both options - Metro and private taxi and price for both. I heard that ...

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