"prepaid cab from the airport" Taxi's Tip by josephescu
Taxi's, Nepal: 10 reviews and 7 photos
After a long flight nobody is in mood to argue and negotiate with airport taxi touts, so I was glad to read about the ?pre-paid taxi? option.
But be careful, as once you exit the area designed for passport & luggage control (there?re no such activities performed there, however) and after you get Nepali Rupees (Nr) in your hand, the first desk on the right is not the real pre-paid cab one, but some noisy touts pretending as such. The real pre-paid cab desk is the second one, and you manage to see it only after you refuse the touts offers.
Insist to go to the hotel of your choice, and do not accept "better alternatives", as they'll surely prove otherwise.
There are fixed fares from the airport to Kathamdu, depending on the destination in the city. A ride to Durbar square is 300 Nr, while one to Thamel is 350 Nr. Notwithstanding the above, you?ll probably end up giving a large tip to the driver (50 ? 100 Nr), after having heard all his stories about his family, children, relatives and heavy traffic.
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