"What's the Rule?" Get a Taxi Tip by MartaBotelho

Get a Taxi, Rio de Janeiro: 36 reviews and 14 photos

It is important for you to know that the Taxis in Rio de Janeiro have taximeters by law. They have a metal seel that can't be broken. The taxis that belong to a Cooperative (they usualy have names starting Coop) are the ones to take. They have set prices and always use the taximeter. And also if something goes wrong remind yourself of getting the taxi number and calling to his company. From 6 am to 9 pm the "Bandeira 1" is the one you should see on the taximeter. It charges R$ 0,80 per kilometer and it goes from Monday to Saturday. Between 9 pm and 6 am the "Bandeira 2" is the one used. It costs R$ 0,96 the kilometer. This applies also to Sundays, hollidays and the entire month of December. The "bandeirada" a set price when you get inside the taxi is always R$ 2,50 no matter what time it is. If at night when you enter in the cab and see marked more than that, tell the guy to set it right or then take another taxi. Do not be fooled by them! If you want a taxi to wait for you the set price for each hour is R$ 10,50. If you have luggage to put in the trunck you should not pay more than R$ 0,80 per item as far as 60x30 centimeters. If you know this no one can charge you more than they should. You can tip them as much as 10% of the ride but no more than that. Another thing. Brazilian drivers are very hot tempered so don't go inside taxis that are all beatten up. I had my share of stories with a few, and I would not like to do it again!

Type: Car/Motor Home
Website: http://www.radio-taxi.com.br

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 29, 2004
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