Taxis, Islamabad

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    Taxi from Islamabad airport

    by imranthetrekker Written Aug 11, 2012

    Bonjour from Chitral,

    Metro cab, Yellow cab have their counters at Islamabad airport, you could take a taxi from there to Daewoo bus terminal on G.T road, Rawalpindi.

    It's absolutely safe, some 25 to 30 minutes drive from the airport to terminal.

    400 to 600 Pkrs, the price for the taxi.

    Ciao,

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    METRO CAB SERVICE & OTHER RENT-A-CAR PROVIDERS

    by Bokhari76 Written Mar 2, 2012

    Although Yellow Cab Taxi service in Islamabad is working good. But they are not air conditioned vehicles & drivers are independent. There is no centralized agency of Yellow Cabs.

    Visitors, wanting luxurious pick & drop are advised to use METRO CAB air conditioned Taxi/Cab services for moving from Air Port to Hotel or from Hotel to any specific location.

    At Islamabad/Rawalpindi Airport you can find various booths of these Taxi Service providers.

    Minimum Fare is Rs. 320/- for 12 Kilometers then Rs. 20/ for every additional km.
    You may hire for for 7 hours or 100 kms @ Rs. 2000/-

    1. METRO RADIO CAB:

    Concourse Hall, Islamabad Airport
    24 hours call center No. (+92-21) 111-222-787, +92-51-5872236, 2272484
    Website: http://www.metrocab.com.pk/Contacts.aspx

    2. Islamabad Radio Cab

    Chak Shahzad, Park road, Islamabad
    Phone Number: +92-51-111-007-111

    Contacts of Some RENT-A-CAR providers are as under:

    Avis Rent-a-Car
    10 Waljis Building. Khayaban-e-Suharwardy. Islamabad
    Phone Number: +92-51-2270751

    Hertz
    #11, Street 65, F8/3, Islamabad
    Phone Number: +92-51-2856803

    Raza Khan Tours
    6-B, 3rd Floor, Albaber Centre, F-8, Islamabad
    Phone Number: +92-51-2854865, 2504631

    Euro Rent a Car
    15 & 16, Muhammadi Plaza, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad
    Phone Number: +92-51-111-773-773

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    Taxi is suitable for getting AROUND

    by Bokhari76 Written Mar 2, 2012

    Local bus service within the city is not well organized. Small Vans, Hiace & Suzuki's run around the city, but their route nos. are not properly printed on the face.

    Therefore for tourists & new comers it is advisable to hire a taxi for journeys within the city or to Rawalpindi. There are plenty of Yellow cab taxi's available on the roads.

    Due to inflation fares changes frequently. You may bargain. Minimum fare these days is Rs. 100/-

    Radio Cabs are also available from-to Airport.

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    Yellow Cabs

    by fashionapple Written Mar 22, 2006

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    The easiest mode to travel in twin cities is by taxi. One way trip between twin cities cost around Rs. 150 ( USD 2.5 ) appox. These taxis does not use meter and they are non-AC. You should bargain and make a deal before sitting in taxi. If you are a foreginer then you would be charged too much, so ask some one local to help you. Its better to confirm rates with locals and they would help you.

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  • TAXIS IN ISLAMABAD

    by 5555555 Written Aug 25, 2005

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    You can hire a taxi for getting around islamabad. I hired one,they are very tatty and are not air conditioned at all. It cost me 220 rupees for me and my friend. I think that was a bit to much!! My advice is that you should ask the hotel to hire you a taxi.

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  • Taxis are nice option

    by najamrulz Updated Dec 4, 2003

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    A local taxi driver waiting for customers

    Taxi is always a nice option to move around in Islamabad and its sister city Rawalpindi. Minimum fare is around Rs. 20 ( appox 35 cents). One way trip on taxi between twin cities cost around Rs. 150 ( appox $ 2.6).

    Taxis are not meter controled and there is no air conditioning. Most of taxis are old model cars in poor condition. The point here is that you always have to bargain before hiring a taxi.

    It you are not a Pakistani then these texi drivers would charge you too much. So you better confirm rates from some local person before hiring a taxi.

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    Taxis in Islamabad

    by Laurina Written Apr 24, 2003

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    It's pretty easy getting around Islamabad. You can either take a taxi (small black or yellow cars -Suzuki Mehrans to be exact!) They'll find you if you can't find them, as they're always pulling up next to you on the street if they see you walking! It's totally safe, the drivers are harmless, just trying to make a living. Don't pay more than 50 rps in/around Islamabad...

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  • Islamabad's Taxis

    by lachydragon Updated Dec 1, 2002

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    Me and the proud owner of an Islamabad Taxi!

    The taxis in Islambad are pretty easy to spot, they are almost all black suzukis with a yellow painted roof and you'll have no trouble picking one up if you are obviously a foreigner - in fact you will probably spend more time trying to shake-off drivers eager for your business who slow down and drive alongside you as you walk asking if you want their taxi!

    The taxis are well loved vehicles usually having the back window decorated with stickers, reflective pieces and all manner of trinkets hanging from the rear-view mirror (the Pakistani equivilent of the Australian 'Fluffy-dice' seems to be CDs which have stuff written on then and then hung from the Rearview.........anyone know if there if significance in this or just a fad?)

    The prices were pretty much negotiable with no meters. Most taxi drivers will, when asked how much the fare is respond with "As you please" knowing that what we decide to be a 'fair' price will be a pretty good deal!

    We generally paid about Rs50-70 dollars for a North-South trip across Islamabad (about AUD$1-2)

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  • Yellow Cabs

    by najamrulz Updated Sep 12, 2004

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    Traveling by Yellow cabs is the easiest way to explore twin cities of Islamabad. Tourists are suggested to bargain and decide the fare before start of journey.

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