There are buses, collectivos (kinda microbuses that run like buses. Smaller and crowded, not a travelling option) but as the guidebook advises you and so does VTer Kelly, you just take registered taxi in this apparently most insecure capital city in South America. Allow at least 40 min. for the taxi ride between the airport and the city.
You dont have to give a tip to the taxi driver who is taking you to Caracas. In the fare everything is included.
Same thing when you take a taxi to move around in the city. No need to tip the driver.
The few ocations I've given them a tip is, for example, if we get stucked in a traffic jam, it takes hours to get where Im going, and the taxi driver has been extremely well educated and pacient. Always I give him more money. At least 25% of what the fare was.
Although, tips ("to improve promptness") are always welcome... Specially for by the taxi drivers that bring you and take you to the airport with your luggage.
Getting from the airport to town is a breeze with a good bus service running regularly throughout the day until the last plane flies in. This service costs just Bs2,000 and the bus will drop you within easy walking distance from a metro station (Bellas Artes) not far from the Sheraton Hotel. A one way on the metro within zone 1 costs just Bs260.
We took a taxi to and from the airport and it proved to be one of the scariest moments I have had on a road. Many of the taxi's in Caracas are in poor condition and most of the drivers don't seem to notice or care about the lines in the road, they drive wherever they want.
Caracas Airport, not only a hub for international flights...
... but also for flights to and from Isla Margherita and the Amazon Forest.
Either you take the plane, from caracas ´there are many daily flights, or the ferry boat from Puerto de la Cruz takes you a few hours!
public bus system is quite good - or you can rent a car!
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