Prepaid taxi to Anna Salai

#1 Jan 11th, 2018, 14:07
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Hi, does anyone know roughly how much a prepaid taxi would cost from the airport International arrivals terminal to Anna Salai? Our hotel has quoted Rs1634 which is likely to be expensive, I'm just not sure by how much.
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does anyone know roughly how much a prepaid taxi would cost from the airport International arrivals terminal to Anna Salai?
It is a very long road. You will have to be more specific about your destination!

Anyway, I haven't travelled by cab from the airport for 2.5 years but... Hotel-provided cars can be expensive: just take a cab from one of the pre-paid companies at the airport.
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Hi there. Anna Salai is a long street, to say Binni Road — Spencer Plaza — area — ₹700 to ₹1000
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post It is a very long road. You will have to be more specific about your destination!

Anyway, I haven't travelled by cab from the airport for 2.5 years but... Hotel-provided cars can be expensive: just take a cab from one of the pre-paid companies at the airport.
We replied at the same time—. There must be a god — does “ Salai “ mean street or road ?
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Yes, salai means a road.
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Apologies, I should have been more specific. We're staying at the Raintree on St. Mary's Rd
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We're staying at the Raintre
Ooooh... Posh!

Yes, hotels like that will charge a lot for their cars... but it should be nice, the driver will probably have a nice white jacket... and all that

(Actually, it's probably far from the most expensive hotel in Chennai, but it will be very nice)
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Ooooh... Posh!

Yes, hotels like that will charge a lot for their cars... but it should be nice, the driver will probably have a nice white jacket... and all that
Well I don't want that then, he'll make us look shabbier than we already are! We're only staying one night so we're splurging, it's downhill all the way after that

Also, is there an ATM in the international arrivals area? Got to pay for this taxi somehow!
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You can use Uber cab. Fare will be around 300 rs in a sedan. It is 12 km distance.
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Originally Posted by smallchop View Post Our hotel has quoted Rs1634 which is likely to be expensive, I'm just not sure by how much.
Rs 1634 for 12 km journey?
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Originally Posted by rshalder View Post You can use Uber cab. Fare will be around 300 rs in a sedan. It is 12 km distance.
Afraid not, no Indian SIM or Uber App at that point unfortunately, but it sounds like the hotel rate is extortionate. A prepaid cab it is then!
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Originally Posted by smallchop View Post Afraid not, no Indian SIM or Uber App at that point unfortunately, but it sounds like the hotel rate is extortionate. A prepaid cab it is then!
Indian sim is not necessary for Uber app. There is another popular cab app called 'OLA' which cannot be used without an Indian sim.
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I saw an Ola Kiosk (Dec-2017) at Chennai Domestic Airport Arrivals. It was manned by a representative with several Smart Phones.
I am guessing that one can book Ola Cab in the Kiosk if he/she does not have an Indian SIM card and/or mobile internet.
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Originally Posted by arunapril4 View Post I saw an Ola Kiosk (Dec-2017) at Chennai Domestic Airport Arrivals. It was manned by a representative with several Smart Phones.
I am guessing that one can book Ola Cab in the Kiosk if he/she does not have an Indian SIM card and/or mobile internet.
Yes if there is an Ola kiosk then the representative can book a cab from his device. But is there one in the international arrival?
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Originally Posted by rshalder View Post Yes if there is an Ola kiosk then the representative can book a cab from his device. But is there one in the international arrival?
I was travelling Domestic. I am guessing Ola might have set up a Kiosk at International Arrivals as well.

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