Taxis are a common mode of transportation, and are a quick and convenient way of getting around.
Flag down fare is at SGD 2.40 (approx USD 1.80), with a 50% surcharge after midnight. Interesting phenomenon is that the taxis tend to "disappear" just before the midnight surcharge begins.
But not to worry, it's also very common to book a cab via their hotlines, which usually sends one your direction in max 10 mins.
One of the best ways to see Singapore is by using taxis. Not only that the taxis come in vibrant colours : Blue (comfort); Yellow (Citycab); White (Tibs/SMRT); Silver (Slivercab) and of course, privately owned Black and yellow cabs. If there are 2 or more people travelling, taking a cab can be more economical. Singapore has close to 20,000 taxis. FARES: S$2.40 flag-down; around S$2.40 for the 1st km. The maximum fare you can incur on a straight route is around S$20-25 on normal fares for the longest distances. There is a surcharge of 50% after midnight till 0600 hrs. In addition, there are other surcharges like CBD (S$1), Airport (S$3/5); peak-hour surcharge. From Changi airport, you can avail Mercedes limo/London cabs as well at a flat rate of S$35 to any point in Singapore IMPORTANT SITES :http://www.tibs.com.sg/ (for Tibs/SMRT taxis) ; http://www.delgro.com.sg/ (for Comfort taxis); and http://www.citycab.com.sg/ (for citycab).
no worries about being ripped off by taxis. it's a ruling that all taxis run by the meter. By any chance u do encounter anyone who says no, take down the car number n report.
The starting fare is $2.40 and there is a additional charge for peak period. Listed all the webbys of the taxis.
3. Silver Taxi
4. Red Taxi
There are 3 major taxi companies in town. CityCab, Comfort and TIBS. Fares start from S$2,40. From midnight to 6am a 50 percent surcharge on the metered fare. You can pay with plastic. There are Taxi stops but you also can stop them in the streets
From Airport to Hotel Bencoolen: 11.80 S$
Fantastic MRT, with Bus and Taxi, very good transport in Singapore. You buy a E-card that you can use with MRT and with Bus, you can buy it at the MRT station of the airport and when you go, just introduce it in a machine and will give you back the money you havent spend. My first travel in Taxi was no so good because he make me pay much more than the double of the normal price, and as I didnt knew wich was the correct price, I did pay it. So you must go with a reference. (I will give it when I found my notes , ok?)
The old reliable Taxi cab. Aside from the MRT, the taxi's are very reliable. All the drivers I've encountered pretty much understand English. They ALWAYS use the meter, without having to be told. The prices are reasonable (usually start at sg$2.40). There is usually a taxi queue in most every building, hotel, or mall. If you're in a hurry, you may even call for a cab on the telephone fo a minimal extra charge. Since Singapore is a very small city, and traffic is not bad, going anywhere is near!
Don't think about renting a car, cabs are everywhere and pretty cheap. They can be called at anytime and the service is generally excellent.
It's good to know where you're going because if you look ang mor like me, they might give you an extended city tour....better suggest which road to take.
Overall, the service and quality is excellent
Singapore taxi drivers are one of the nicest in the world. (It's that or I've been extremely lucky in my trips.) They are quite friendly and shares a lot of insights regarding their city. All of the taxi drivers I've met also carry a mobile phone. And they're nice enough to lend it to their passengers.
Local taxis are a good, cheap way of getting around. There is a fixed charge of 2.40 SD and the mileage rate thereafter is low.
Be aware of additional charges though for:
o Trips from Changi airport
o Phone bookings
o Trips between midnight and 6am
o Trips between 7:30am - 9:30am and 5pm - 8pm (Mon - Sat).
o ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) tolls.
o Mercedes taxis.
very cheap and easy to get around, but cheaper is metro! BUT you will not see anything around :( worth to try all
Driver is Johnnie Ng, car is a newly purchased Mercedes C class, same rates as a regular TAXI, price negotiable if whole day chartering.
When taking cabs in Singapore BEYOND midnight, be prepared to pay additional 50% of fare as this is a rule to them.
Well I've never seen so many Taxis in my life!!
Guess you could say there's never a shortage :o)
It's amazing to see the unbelieveable number of taxis in singapore. It can be a good way to get around tough is still less convenient than MRT.