Taxis in Port of Spain

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 chart for cab companies that serve Port of Spain.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
A & A Taxi (868) 622-5588 37 Tragarete Road - Woodbrook
A-1 Taxi Service (868) 638-8125 66 Churchill Roosevelt Highway - The vicinity of Port of Spain
Amc Taxi Transport & Courier Services (868) 658-4973 68 Sea View Dr - The vicinity of Port of Spain
Broadway Taxi Service (868) 623-7304 Independence Square - Port of Spain
Ice House Taxi Service (868) 627-6984 Abercromby Street - Port of Spain
Kapok Taxi Service (868) 622-6995 16-18 Cotton Hill - St. Clair
Lucas Taxi Service (868) 669-4131 8-10 Golden Grove Road - The vicinity of Port of Spain
Mike's Taxi Car Rental & 24 Hr Wrecker Service (868) 624-1522 37 Industry Lane - The vicinity of Port of Spain
Queen's Park Taxi Stand (868) 625-3002 Queen's Park West - Port of Spain
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
Transport Specialists Limited (868) 800-0672 6 Queen Street, St. Joseph - 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

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.

The following table provides some taxi fares for this area.

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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