Pre-paid taxis - Mumbai airport

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#151 Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:41
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Originally Posted by hellsbellsbaby View Post No sorry , didn't mean the hotel driver ~ I meant the correct taxi counter , I gather there are a couple inside .
I only saw one. On the left, maybe one or two booths away from the door. The only way I can describe it is there's a hole in the window behind it. For those people who miss it and end up outside - they can still buy a ticket through the hole in the glass, because they won't let you back in the terminal.
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Originally Posted by Hal View Post It's not the easiest thing if you're new to India. You might want to have your hotel pick you up if it sounds daunting. They will likely charge you double the prepaid taxi rate, though. Maybe Rs 600 instead f Rs 300.
My data point is kind of old.... For non 'elite' rewards (a.k.a non eligible for complementary) BOM International to JWM Juhu was about 1000Rs; Cool Cab pre-paid was Rs 220.
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Originally Posted by haal Fakiran da View Post I wonder if pre-paid taxis would go to a nearby hotel ? I am planning to overnight at Intercontinental before taking a domestic flight in the morning. If so is there a minimum ?

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Intercontinental as in PriorityClub = HolidayInn/CrownPlaza one ? Its too close from Int. Arrivals ...

Shucks, Intercontinental should just run a shuttle, as most international chains do for airport based hotels.

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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Intercontinental as in PriorityClub = HolidayInn/CrownPlaza one ? Its too close from Int. Arrivals ...
Yes, it is same. But.... What is the fare from airport ? I gather it is less than 2 Km from the airport. Hotel wants 750 rupees.
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Don't pay more than Rs. 100 in any case.
I did not fully understand the dread term "Terminal Illness" until I saw Terminal 1 D of Delhi Airport.
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maximum passengers in a pre-paid taxi

The pre-paid taxi at the Mumbai international airport. Do they come in difference size? We have 4 small size ladies + 4 big luggages. Can we fit into one taxi? and how much is the taxi fare to Juhu? or is it better to pre-book a van? Someone quote me Rs800 + parking charges as per actual for AC Tavera from Mumbai international airport to Juhu. Please suggest which way to go.
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Rs. 800 for Airport - Juhu is a loot.

I think, you will fit in a taxi.

May get a quote from kedarkasar @ gmail.com.

Or may checkout www.megacabs.com or www.merucabs.com
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What a crazy long thread. I can't read all this. I see it was 350r for prepaid in 2005. I guess pre-paid counter is still there though i think the airport has been revamped so its probably located somewhere else. hmm I guess I'm just adding a post to make this very long thread unnecessarily longer. It probably needs serious editing. nevermind.
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The local black yellow taxi's generally try to fool the foreigners. So beware! It's avoidable if you have a handheld gps system! 1600 is very over-hyped! Even the northen end of the city would not charge more than 400 from airport! Best solution is, Book a MERU CAB, it's Ac pvt car service, google it you'll get more details. And the good part is that, they charge according to the distance covered! And not the time you spent in cab! So no worries for traffic! You won't be charged for waiting for traffic!!
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Am arriving domestic airport mumbai at 7.30am and want to get to Gateway of India -what is the best option?,is there a prepaid taxi counter at domestic airport ? hope I am on the right thread
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Are the pre-paid taxis pretty reliable as far as actually getting you to the destination you ask for? I know many taxi drivers in India have a penchant for taking you to a hotel/business that they are paid to take you to by the owner, relying on the fact that you won't know your way around well enough to know where they're actually taking you.
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When you ask for the prepaid taxi they will ask you the destination where you mention the name of the hotel you wish to stay at and the address so you will be taken to that area and the driver has to take you to the location you asked for. If there is any problem with the driver you can complain on the telephone number given on the cash receipt and they will take action against the taxi driver. Sometimes drivers are known to tell clients that the hotel they wish to go to has shut down or burned down or crashed or some such strange excuse to take you to another hotel where they are likely to get a huge commission!!! So just tell the driver that you need to go there anyway or you will complain to the police about his cheating ways.

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Beware ~

we used the prepaid taxis and the system was great . Go to the counter , name your destination area , pay for A/C or nonA/C depending on your choice , then off you go with your slip of paper and into the waiting taxi .

What could be simpler ~ getting a taxi driver who could read would have helped us
To start with we paid for the aircon as it was steaming in Bombay and we had found that the A/C drivers seemed a little more knowledgeable and their english was good .
Not ours !! He couldn't read so had to get a fellow taxi driver to explain where he was off to . Then he couldn't work the windows ~ don't ask Finally we left the airport on our unexpected tour of Juhu Beach .
We drove around & around , when we pointed out the signs for the hotel he got cross becuase he couldn't read them , he was rude to us because we didn't know where we was going ...honestly . An hour he drove around the back streets asking different drivers for help and then not being able to follow the directions they gave him , so he then got ME to ask ~ WHY ? He couldn't understand me either .
It was a nightmare and he was rude to us because of his failings , I have no idea who lent him that taxi but it difinately wasn't his , how could it be ?

I know this is going to sound awful but we didn't tip him and he was again angry with this ... maybe we should just have been thankful to have finally arrived and not still be driving around Juhu...
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There is no need to tip meter taxi drivers. Very few people do. Sometimes if we had a nice chat and he drove exceptionally well and the final charge is near a round sum, I'd leave the change.

If you rented a car for a whole day and the driver took you from place to place nicely and was generally helpful, then people tip.
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