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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 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.
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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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Booster seats in taxis

Do I need to bring my own Booster seat for 6 year old child (120cm) when going by taxi in Dubai or will it be easy to find cars that have them?
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Are there any good Uber-like taxi apps in Bulgaria?

We'll travel from Sofia airport to Borovets, and we're trying to find some good way to find a taxi.
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What mobile taxi app can I use in Kutaisi Georgia?

I know taxi apps are becoming popular in Georgia's capital. Are there any that also work in Kutaisi?
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How much to tip uber driver going out of his way to get me my phone? [closed]

I was traveling to San Francisco the other day when I took an uber to my hotel, and I accidentally left my phone in the car. I got a call from the driver the next day saying he'd found it, and when I ...
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What are the benefits to scheduling an Uber Ride ahead of time?

What additional benefits are there to scheduling your ride ahead of time that you don't get from just calling an Uber when you are ready? Is it basically just for "I might be busy, don't let me ...
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How to tell scam taxis from legitimate ones in Bangkok? Does it make sense prebooking?

I know that most horror stories never happen, still I think it might be good to know how to tell apart legitimate taxi drivers in Bangkok from ones that will overcharge you... Does it make sense to ...
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Do taxis accept non cash payment in Zurich

Because of the short stay ( only one night and one day), I don't want to withdraw any CHF . Do taxis accept non cash payment in Zurich ? Minor questions : Are Uber and Lyft common in Zurich ? Is ...
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Late night taxis from Don Mueang airport?

I'm looking at flights from Tokyo to Bangkok, and one of the more convenient ones unfortunately arrives at Don Mueang Airport at 00:55. Will there be taxis at the taxi stand then?
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Detroit airport to/from Auburn Hills public transportation? [closed]

I am a student traveling from Houghton to Detroit by flight for an interview. I do not have a driving license, so public transport is my only option. I am staying in Auburn Hills and need to know what ...
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How can I get from LAX to Hacienda Heights?

I'm going to land at LAX airport 9 PM on a Friday. I need to go the surrounding area of Hacienda Heights. I checked the taxi fare, it's over 100 USD. From what I know LA's public transportation is a ...
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How can I meet the world's most jovial taxi driver?

I'm a fan of Anthony Bourdain's TV shows and the two times he's been to Istanbul he was driven and shown around by the tirelessly cheerful and voluble taxi driver/entertainer Issam (Ihsan ? Isham ? ...
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How do I book a taxi ride in Spain?

I am arriving in Malaga, Spain, on 22nd of Sep. My destination is a small resort 100km away from Malaga. After some research on Google map, there is no train or bus that can take us from Malaga. It ...
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Saint-Louis (Haut-Rhin) train station to MLH/BSL?

I understand there's a bus every twenty minutes but that twenty minutes might just be too long. I am coming from Mulhouse and if I catch the 08:48am train arriving to St Louis at 09:01am then there's ...
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Is it easy to get a cab in Palm Springs?

I'm wondering if it's easy to get around Palm Springs by either taxis or transit? We were thinking of renting a car at Budget Palm Springs, CA Car Rentals (P2W) which is only 1 mile from the airport ...
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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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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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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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Global taxi service with child seats

Is there some global taxi service or other solution that enables requesting cars with child seats when traveling in a new country? Preferably through a mobile application like Uber. Using taxi in a ...
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Transportation from Bangoan to Kolkata Airport

I'll be travelling from Bangladesh. Expected time to reach Benapole at 8am. I will be in a bit of a hurry to catch my flight at 5pm. Is there any taxi service from Benapole/Bangoan to Kolkata ...
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Traveling from JFK to Manhattan with 6 bags

Me and my friend will be relocating to US. We will land at New York City JFK at about 8am and our destination is in Manhattan. I am aware of transportation options like Yellow Taxi, Uber, Metros. ...
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What are the taxi options in London? [closed]

I'm traveling to London and would like to use taxis several times while I'm there. What are my options? Should I pre-book? Use an app like Uber? Hail a taxi on the street? Do the taxi options depend ...
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Do I prebook a taxi from Heathrow to London King's Cross?

Is it cheaper to prebook a taxi from Heathrow to get to King's Cross station, or better to find a taxi waiting at the airport? We're flying in from New Zealand.
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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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Uber/Didi to Badaling (八达岭) from Gulou (鼓楼) for sunrise?

I'm exploring the feasibility/cost of using Uber/Didi to get from downtown Beijing (near 鼓楼) to the Great Wall (I take it Badaling/八达岭 is the most effective approach) very early -- in time for sunrise,...
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Paddington to Euston with kids: minimum walking by tube or by taxi?

In a few weeks, my two kids (6.5 and 4) and I will be in London. We will need to get from Paddington Station (Heathrow Express terminus) to Euston Station (trains to the North). I am trying to ...
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Is it safe & easy to travel from Israel to West Bank by taxi? [closed]

I am going to be in Israel for a while and was invited to a Friday-night dinner by some acquaintances that live in the West Bank. I, however, will be living in Tel Aviv. First, is it possible to ...
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How much does a taxi from Warsaw center to Chopin airport cost at night?

How much does a taxi to the airport cost at night? The ride should be 25 minutes.
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What does Uber actually do with passenger ratings?

We all know and love the ratings system that Uber uses. The driver gets to rate you and you get to rate the driver. But... what does Uber actually do with that information? For example, as a ...
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Are there taxi stands at Tbilisi's Navtlugi train station?

I'll be arriving by Train to the Navtlugi Train Station in southeastern Tbilisi, and Need to catch a cab to the Ortachala bus Station from there. What are the possibilities of finding a cab at ...
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Using USD dollars in taxi in Canada

Is a taxi in a major city in Canada (Ottawa, Vancouver, and such) likely to accept United States dollars (USD) in cash as payment?
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What is a good price for a taxi from Pristina airport to Mitrovica north station? [closed]

I'm flying into Prishtina International Airport on Tuesday and want to know what a good price is for a taxi ride from there to North Mitrovica? I'm thinking of negotiating for 25 or 30 euros. Is it ...
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Are there Long-Distance taxis in Malaysia for more than 4 passengers?

My family and I are travelling to peninsular Malaysia in the summer. We are looking to use long-distance taxis for the majority of our travel, but I am under the impression these normally carry 4 ...
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Where in Alat (Azerbaijan) is the bus stop for transport heading to Baku?

I'll be arriving at the Alat port on a Ferry from Kazakhstan, and Need to go to Baku from there. Is there a bus stop at the port? If not, how far is the nearest stop from the port? If I take a taxi, ...
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Chicago United Center to Midway Airport

I am attending my first Blackhawks game on Sunday afternoon and have to catch a flight out of Midway right after the game. What's the quickest way to get to Midway from the United Center if I don't ...