Taxis, Cairo

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    Transportation around Cairo

    by juliewong Written Aug 1, 2003

    Getting around Cairo is not much of a problem. There are plenty of taxis and buses around. A taxi to the museum or around the city shouldn;t cost more that 20 pounds.

    However, those taxi rides that I took freaked me out a bit. Some of them drive ruthlessly. Gosh, they just drive like no body's business. Remember to bargain for the price before getting into a taxi to avoid getting cheated. Some taxis do not use a meter taxi.

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  • Taxis around Cairo

    by TimMiles Written Jul 13, 2003
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    I travelled practically everywhere by taxi in Cairo, but be prepared to use your haggling skills. A taxi ride from Giza to where I was staying into town would cost usuallly between 5-10 Egyptian pounds. It helps if you can learn an understand some arabic numbers, as few of the taxi drivers understand English.

    If the price is too much, just walk away and flag down another, there are plenty of taxis around in Cairo.

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    Taxies are cheap and plentiful...

    by jill_archer Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Taxies are cheap and plentiful and their drivers are always ready to talk, even if you don't understand . Most rides in the city cost less than £2. Limousines, which are considerably more expensive, can be rented for a journey or a day at all leading hotels.

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    Cap-drivers here are extremely...

    by egyptianhunk Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Cap-drivers here are extremely expensive..Forwhich..i strongly recommend the 'CTA' which is an AC bus covers the touristic &important sights in cairo&'s cheap..clean..but always take into consideration, the CTA bus is a new service so you won't find it in guide books:P ,so you'd need to ask the locals about it's sations..
    with the CTA bus..

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    The traffic is crazy in Cairo...

    by debankh Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The traffic is crazy in Cairo and so are the cab drivers! I would recommend traveling within Cairo by taxi, but do not get into a taxi without negotiating your price first! Be very firm about the fare. If you get into a taxi without arranging the price first you may be in for a shock when you arrive at your destination- it will be at the whim of the driver.

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    by clemens Written Aug 24, 2002

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    We did get around mainly by foot. Only to the pyramids we took a taxi (which is very cheap if you bargain right...) As taxis are very cheap one shouldn't even think of taking a bus when travelling alone...
    The only advantage by going by feet you get in much more contact with the people and a better feeling of this astonishing town.

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  • This is a real trip. Taxi's...

    by Blair Written Aug 24, 2002

    This is a real trip. Taxi's are very easy to find. Be sure to have a correct address witten down in arabic and negotiate a price with the driver 'before getting into the cab'. Upon arrival at your destination get out of the cab with all your belonging and then pay the driver. Do not cheat him but be aware he may try and tell you that you owe more. If he gives you a hard time just yell 'cheat', a merchant or tourist policeman do not like 'cheats' and if available will come to your rescue. If not take the drivers information and turn him into the authorities.
    Taxi's. Trying to drive in Cairo is like playing bumper cars and is an extreme challange to any western experienced driver. But the Egyptians are very good. If weak hearted then set in the back seat NOT THE FRONT. Women should always set in the back seat!

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    by sarrahh Written May 11, 2005

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    WHICH MEANS 0.80$

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    by AKHENATENX Written Mar 13, 2005

    Taxis are cheap, Again agree on a price before you go.
    Also I recommend having your hotel arrange for the taxi ,
    I have always had a very good Driver when any Hotel that has arranged the taxi.

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