St. Lucia Taxis

Taxis are at your service for destinations across the island of St. Lucia

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Traveling by taxi can be great way to explore the ins and outs of St. Lucia. Visitors will find that experienced taxi drivers can also double as knowledgeable tour guides.

Taxi Companies

In fact, many taxi drivers on St. Lucia are also fully trained and licensed guides. Taxis can be obtained at taxi stands or by telephone. Hotels are usually willing to call a taxi for their guests. Visitors can also simply flag down taxis, which are distinguished by a red "TX" on the license plate. Minibuses can be reserved for groups of up to 10 people.

Check out the table that follows for contact phone numbers for local taxi services.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
Airport Transfers SLU (758) 461-0927 Bridge Street - Downtown Soufriere
Ben's Taxi Service (758) 459-5457 Bay Street - Soufrière
C&M Touring Service (758) 450-0073 Massade 1 - Gros Islet
Courtesy Taxi Service (758) 452-3555 Jeremie Street & Coral Street - Bisse
Diplomat Taxi (758) 717-4220 Dennery
Frank's Taxis and Tours (758) 452-3510 Gros Islet
Hewanorra International Taxi Stand (758) 454-6136 Hewanorra International Airport - Downtown Vieux Fort
Pentagon Taxi and Tours (758) 518-8275 Mon Repos
Saluna Watertaxi (758) 518-8236 Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa - Rodney Bay
Soufriere Taxi Association (758) 459-7149 Soufrière
Southern Taxi Association (758) 454-6136 Hewanorra International Airport - Vieux Fort
St. Lucia Airport Shuttle (758) 486-1561 Soufrière
St. Lucia Airport Taxi & Tours (758) 518-8275 Mon Repos
St. Lucia Taxi (758) 453-0483 Baywalk Mall - Muirton
Taxi & Tours (758) 715-1881 Bridge Street Soufriere - 1.9 mi. (3.1 km) East-Southeast of Soufrière
Taxi & Tours in Vieux Fort (758) 715-1881 Downtown Vieux Fort
Taxis & Tours in Castries (758) 715-1881 North Castries
West Coast Jeeps (758) 459-5457 Bay Street - Downtown Soufriere

Rates, Fares, and Fees

Taxis on St. Lucia are not metered, but have fixed fares for standard trips. For example, the fare for up to three people from Castries to Hewanorra Airport is EC$200, about $70(USD). Up to four people can travel from Castries to Rodney Bay for EC$40, about $15(USD). Travelers can often find a listing of fares to common destinations published by the tourism board to help them with their on-island travels. Visitors should negotiate the fare with the driver before embarking on a trip, and agree on whether the fare will be paid in United States Dollars (USD) or Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC). Remember, there will be an additonal charges for extra passengers and luggage.

The following table shows typical cab fares for this area.

Typical Fares Around St. Lucia
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 25.00 - $ 29.00 Downtown Castries Cap Estate
$ 70.00 Castries Hewanorra International Airport
$ 40.00 - $ 46.00 Downtown Castries Anse La Raye
$ 90.00 - $ 105.00 Downtown Castries Downtown Soufriere
$ 30.00 - $ 35.00 Downtown Castries Marigot Bay
$ 10.00 - $ 11.50 Rodney Bay Gros Islet
$ 10.00 - $ 12.00 Rodney Bay Cap Estate
$ 25.00 - $ 28.75 Downtown Castries Gros Islet
$ 20.00 - $ 24.00 Downtown Castries Rodney Bay
$ 20.50 - $ 29.00 Deshaies Vieux Fort
$ 10.00 - $ 11.50 Rodney Bay Pigeon Island
$ 75.00 - $ 86.00 Downtown Castries Downtown Vieux Fort
$ 70.00 Hewanorra International Airport Marigot Bay
$ 30.00 - $ 35.00 George F.L. Charles Airport Rodney Bay
$ 80.00 - $ 92.00 Avis George F.L. Charles Airport Hewanorra International Airport
$ 25.00 - $ 28.75 Hewanorra International Airport Balembouche
$ 90.00 - $ 104.00 Hewanorra International Airport Rodney Bay
$ 65.00 - $ 74.75 Hewanorra International Airport Soufrière

Visitors can negotiate a guided taxi tour for up to four people. The average cost for a tour of the whole island is about $200(USD). St. Lucia is simply beautiful, so having someone take you around will truly allow you to sit back and enjoy the ride. Taxi size is determined by the number of passengers and luggage.

Of course, if hailing a cab isn't your style, you can still utilize the public transportation system. They call it a bus, but in reality it is a fleet of several fans that off transportation for crowds from place to place for a low fare. If you're more of a take-charge personality, renting a car might be more your style.

Whether you need someone to take you from point A to point B or to drive you around the island for a tour, taxis on St. Lucia have you covered.

 

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