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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it acceptable to request a taxi driver stop using their phone while driving?

When I take a US Taxi, I'm noticing more and more that the drivers either text or call on hand-held phones while driving, both of which make me feel unsafe. Say, as unsafe as seeing an open beer can ...
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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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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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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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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 happily will taxis cross the triple-point borders around Basel?

I am looking at travelling to Basel, Switzerland early next week (Tuesday). It would appear that hotels are very hard to come by at a reasonable price, so I am looking at staying in Mulhouse in nearby ...
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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 can I get a reliable taxi/car service in LA?

I am fully aware LA is based around the car and has limited public transport. But I'm planning to be there a few days and will not be able to drive a car of any kind. I already have the airport ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the taxi options from Prague Airport?

My Dad will be arriving into Prague airport Terminal 1 at 22:40 tonight. I called AAA taxis to book a cab but they said they can only wait ten minutes so better call them when he has picked up his ...
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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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Is it normal/expected to tip taxi drivers in the UK?

I've lived in the UK all my life, but since I have got relatively few shared taxis in my life, I don't have that much experience of what the social norms are for tipping. I almost always tip roughly ...
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How can I reach Prague airport during the night hours?

I have a flight at 06:00 in the morning from Prague, which means I need to be at the airport around 04:00 in the morning. How can I reach the airport from the center of the city? Is taxi a good ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why drivers deny service while paying using Ola Money?

I use cabs for daily commute. But I have been facing some issues recently. When I book Ola cabs in Bangalore, India, the driver asks how am I going to pay. If I say I am going to pay using Ola Money, ...
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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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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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Do I need to book a taxi before arriving at Paris La Défense?

Next Thursday near 9 AM, I might have to take a cab from La Défense metro station to go to a district which is outside the subway zone. According to this PDF file (in French) about Paris La Défense (...
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Need to catch an early morning taxi from central Paris to CDG airport!

I need to catch an early morning international flight at 08:00 am from Paris CDG, so I need a taxi at around 05:00 am to get from my hotel which is located at central Paris close to Arc de Triomphe. ...
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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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How to get to/from Washington Dulles International Airport?

How do I get to/from Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C.? I've reviewed the options on the website and it's hard to tell what's actually the combination easiest/cheapest way. We're staying near ...
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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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Are state boundaries a problem when using taxis in the USA?

I've heard that in the United States, taxi licenses may be local, so that taxis might not be allowed to cross from one state to another. However, I've also seen reports of people taking very long ...
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Apps to call cabs/taxis in Germany for non-German speakers

I will be travelling to Germany next week. I don't speak German, only Portuguese and English. Are there mobile apps for me to call taxis in Germany (Frankfurt) in English, such as 99 and easy taxi? ...
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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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Affordable taxi service from BUF Airport to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side

I live in Washington DC and would like to go to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. I am planning to buy a flight ticket and book a taxi, which can take me from BUF Airport to Niagara Falls on the ...
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Taxi service at Chennai airport

Can anyone tell me where the prepaid taxi counter in the Chennai airport is? Is it inside or outside the airport building? According to the internet, multiple prepaid taxi counters are present. ...
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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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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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How to travel to O'Hare from Megabus bus stop beside Union Station, Chicago with luggage?

I'm flying out of Chicago(O'Hare) on 8th July at a 1:30 PM flight. I reach Union Station, Chicago at 6:45 on the morning of 8th. Other than a backpack, I'll have 2 big luggage pieces(the size for ...