"Taxi's & Shuttles" Nice Tourist Trap Tip by al_mary

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  Taxi's Rip You Off
by al_mary

Taxi's & Shuttles Are A Rip Off

Unique Suggestions: Be careful with the taxi's and shuttles, especially to/from
the airport. MAKE SURE you negotiate the price before
you get into the cab or shuttle ....

** Here Are Some Of Their rip off "surcharges" **
10 Euro (approx. 13 USD) added between 1900 & 0700
( that is between 7 PM and 7 AM )

Pick-up charge: Euro 2.40
Waiting time or slow driving per hour: Euro 24.30
Minimum fare: Euro 5

Surcharges They Don't Tell You Up Front:
- Per suitcase: Euro 0.63
- Trunk usage or big package: Euro 1.15
- Animal (excluding guide dog): Euro 1.15
- Airport surcharge: Euro 1.29
- Surcharge for 4th passenger: Euro 1.26
- Surcharge for snow/ice: 10%
- Plus motorway toll fees

Fun Alternatives: **Take The Bus To Your Hotel**
The bus only costs 4 Euro per trip which is about 5 USD.
Taxi or shuttle bus will cost you approx. 25-30 Euro for the
same trip .... (about 35-40 USD)

Taxi's and shuttles are a rip off, so if you don't mind a 10-15
minute walk, take the bus. We had no problem with our 4
suitcases at all.

Check the bus schedule, because the buses DO NOT run
24/7 to the airport, and DO NOT start early in the morning.

Our flight was at 6:20 AM, so we had to leave the hotel about
0515, meaning we had to take a taxi or shuttle. Taxi's and shuttles
have a 10 Euro surcharge for their services after 1900 (7PM) and
before 0700 (7AM) ... (about 13 USD)

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  • Written Nov 27, 2005
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