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Post by theodoros » Tue, 01 Jan 2008 11:18 am

hope you are well, happy new year,.

we will be using taxis quite a lot -from chinese gardens to the centre of the city - with our twin babies and our double buggy on the booth, especially night time, so would like to know the costs , any extra charges (ERP;, NIGHT EXTRA FEE;), if anyone has travelled this route please.

just reading an article at todays paper and saw that some cabbies overcharge quite a lot..

would appreciate your input.

kind regards theo

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Taxi fares

Post by Asdracles » Tue, 01 Jan 2008 7:13 pm

Hi! I dont know the distance in that trip, and if you must cross any ERP, but here is the updated taxi fares for 2008, with all the extras ... apore.html

Its a bit complex now. The peak hour surcharge is not more 2$, but a 35%, so cheaper for very short trips and more expensive for long trips. Now there are extras for almost everything. The CBD surcharge extends until midnight.

For me, taxi fares were clearly cheaper than in Spain previously, now they are similar in some hours, cheaper another, more expensive in some areas, ... :shock: As this blogger says,

Singapore must win the award for the most complicated taxi fare structure in the world.

Example: A very short trip Plaza Singapura-Robertson Quay friday evening before the hike, was 4 SGD, now is around 8.50.

Interesting comments I have found in that website.

As SMS use to say: Google is your friend (I just googled taxi + fares + singapore + 2008), but hope this work is useful for you!

I dont agree that taxis overcharge a lot. Even when I was new in the city and didnt know the ways, I have never paid more than the usual fare for the same trip. Usually they asked you for your preferred way, or they suggest you one, but my opinion is that taxi drivers here are very trustful (dont comment about KL, :wink: )

Good travel to SG!! [/i]

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Post by ching » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 11:51 pm

Hi, I've had the same experience as the previous poster -- I've rarely, almost never been overcharged by cabbies in Singapore.

My worst complaint is probably those cabbies in the Suntec area who hold out for the booking fee (now down to $3.50) instead of picking up passengers at the taxi stand -- other than that, they're pretty fair.

I have to say, though, with the increased fares during peak hours... I think twice now before taking a cab.
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