Port of Spain Taxis

Taxis are easy to come by in Port of Spain

Transportation in Port of Spain is not hard to come by, which means that visitors have plenty of choices available to them as they consider what works best for them during their vacation.  Taxis are especially popular among those who don't feel comfortable driving in a foreign country, and the addition of a taxi that specializes in sightseeing means it is an affordable option as well. 

Taxi Companies

In Port of Spain, taxis are easy to come by, especially in the busy tourist spots, but taxi stands exist throughout town for those times when you just don't see one on the street.  You'll recognize them by the letter “H” in the license plate. 

In addition to standard taxis, there is also a service in Port of Spain called a Maxi Taxi.  These are actually 12 to 24 person mini buses that offer something akin to sightseeing tours around the island.  You can tell where the Maxi is going by looking at the colored band along the side of the vehicle.  For example, those with Red Bands travel east from Port of Spain to Sangre Grande and costs between TT3 and TT10 per person.  

Check out the following table for taxi agencies in and around Port of Spain.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
Route 2 Maxi Taxi Association (868) 624-3505 South Quay - Port of Spain
Transport Solutions Ltd (868) 669-4332 17 St Helena Village - The vicinity of Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago Tourist Transport Services Association (868) 623-4419 Cruise Ship Complex - 1.3 mi. (2.2 km) East-Southeast of Port of Spain
Yellow Cab Services (868) 645-8294 1 College Road - St. Augustine

Rates, Fares, and Fees

The cabs here are unmetered, and rates are not set by the government.  Instead, each individual company determines what they charge, so be sure to discuss the cost with your driver upon entering the vehicle.  You'll also want to be aware that some drivers charge for use of the trunk, and while a tip is never expected, it is an extra expense you should work into your budget to show your driver your appreciation for their time.  About 15 percent of the total bill is the norm here.

Wanting to know what you'll pay to use a cab? See the following set of examples.

Typical Fares Around Port of Spain
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 30.00 - $ 50.00 Piarco International Airport Downtown Port Of Spain

Whether you're planning to utilize taxis for all of your transportation needs, or you'll just want a ride here and there such as to and from the airport, Port of Spain is one location where you can feel comfortable doing so.

 

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