Basseterre Taxis

Taxis in Basseterre can be the best option for foreign travelers

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Taxis in Basseterre are a great way to move around. Being a relatively small city, the rates stay low and have the benefit of a local driver who knows the streets. While in the long term taxis may be more expensive, it is up for you to decide for your specific vacation. Read on to learn about the taxi companies and rates here so you can make an informed decision.

Taxi Companies

Taxis are widely available in Basseterre, making it easy for those who don't feel comfortable driving themselves around the town to get a ride from one place to another. There are a few things to be aware of if you plan to make taxis your main mode of transportation. First, taxis here are actually minivans and minibuses rather than four to five passenger vehicles you are probably used to seeing back home. You'll be able to recognize them by the yellow license plates stamped with the letter “H.” Drivers circle the town looking for locals and tourists to pick up, and are known for being helpful and friendly.

You can take a look at the following table to reach local taxi services when you are needing a taxi.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
Kittitian Taxi & Tours (869) 762-8994 Downtown Basseterre
Rose and Jim's Taxi & Tour Service (869) 664-6202 Downtown Basseterre
Tatem's Taxi Service (869) 662-1129 Trafalgar Village - Downtown Basseterre

Rates, Fares, and Fees

You can see them listed at the airport and the jetties, or ask your driver for a rate chart. Be sure to discuss the cost with your driver regardless so there is no confusion when you're asked to pay at the end of your trip.

As you can see, taxis in Basseterre are not unreasonable; you can get almost anywhere for less than $20. Just remember it is a small island, so the rates are not as cheap as you might think. Still, for someone who is going to need a ride just a few times, you are sure to save some money compared to renting a car.

Taxi Tours

One of the best things about cab drivers in Basseterre is that they can also serve as tour guides if you're in need. The rate is usually around $80(USD) for four passengers for two and a half hours, but ask your driver to be sure. You can also call the taxi service itself for an estimate.

Taxis are useful as you plan a trip in Basseterre and around St. Kitts. Just remember to be conscience to the fact that using taxis often will quickly eat up a budget, and taxis are only cost benificial to renting to a point. You need to decide what it is you plan to do during your trip so that you can choose you best mode of transportation.


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