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.
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.
If you can't seem to find a taxi, or want one to come to you at your location, you can contact one of the following taxi companies:
|A&M Taxi Service||(758) 452-9816||Bonneterre - Gros Islet|
|(758) 484-6354||Millennium Highway - Downtown Castries|
|(758) 384-1011||Gros Islet|
|(758) 458-0428||Rodney Bay|
|(758) 459-5457||Bay Street - Soufrière|
|(758) 450-0073||Massade 1 - Gros Islet|
|(758) 452-3555||Jeremie Street & Coral Street - Bisse|
|Diplomat Taxi||(758) 717-4220||Dennery|
|Frank's Taxis and Tours||(758) 452-3510||Gros Islet|
|(758) 451-7521||Gablewoods Mall - Bisse|
|(758) 452-6067||Gros Islet|
|(758) 454-6136||Hewanorra International Airport - Downtown Vieux Fort|
|Le Paradis Tours & Transfers||(758) 520-3713||Hewanorra International Airport - Vieux Fort|
|(758) 451-4406||Marigot Bay|
|(758) 452-8562||- Rodney Bay|
|Pentagon Taxi and Tours||(758) 518-8275||Mon Repos|
|(758) 458-0392||Rodney Bay|
|Soufriere Taxi Association||(758) 459-7149||Soufrière|
|Southern Taxi Association||(758) 454-6136||Hewanorra International Airport - Vieux Fort|
|St. Lucia Airport Taxi & Tours||(758) 518-8275||Mon Repos|
|St. Lucia Executive||(758) 486-1561||Soufrière|
|St. Lucia Taxi||(758) 453-0483||Baywalk Mall - Muirton|
|Taxi & Tours||(758) 715-1881||1.9 mi. (3.1 km) East-Southeast of Soufrière|
|Taxi & Tours in Vieux Fort||(758) 715-1881||Downtown Vieux Fort|
|(758) 453-0499||16 Micoud Street - Downtown Castries|
|Taxis & Tours in Castries||(758) 715-1881||North Castries|
|(758) 452-1599||George F.L. Charles Airport - 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) North-Northwest of Castries|
|West Coast Jeeps||(758) 459-5457||Bay Street - Downtown Soufriere|
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 $15(USD). Travelers can often find a listing of fares to common destinations published by the tourism board to help them with their on-island travels. Visitors should negotiate the fare with the driver before embarking on a trip, and agree on whether the fare will be paid in United States Dollars (USD) or Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC). Remember, there will be an additonal charges for extra passengers and luggage.
The table below lists typical cab fares for the area.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 10.00 - $ 11.50||Rodney Bay||Pigeon Island|
|$ 30.00 - $ 35.00||Downtown Castries||Marigot Bay|
|$ 90.00 - $ 105.00||Downtown Castries||Downtown Soufriere|
|$ 75.00 - $ 86.00||Downtown Castries||Downtown Vieux Fort|
|$ 10.00 - $ 11.50||Rodney Bay||Gros Islet|
|$ 10.00 - $ 12.00||Rodney Bay||Cap Estate|
|$ 70.00||Castries||Hewanorra International Airport|
|$ 20.50 - $ 29.00||Deshaies||Vieux Fort|
|$ 20.00 - $ 24.00||Downtown Castries||Rodney Bay|
|$ 40.00 - $ 46.00||Downtown Castries||Anse La Raye|
|$ 25.00 - $ 29.00||Downtown Castries||Cap Estate|
|$ 25.00 - $ 28.75||Downtown Castries||Gros Islet|
|$ 80.00 - $ 92.00||Avis George F.L. Charles Airport||Hewanorra International Airport|
|$ 65.00 - $ 74.75||Hewanorra International Airport||Soufrière|
|$ 90.00 - $ 104.00||Hewanorra International Airport||Rodney Bay|
|$ 70.00||Hewanorra International Airport||Marigot Bay|
|$ 25.00 - $ 28.75||Hewanorra International Airport||Balembouche|
|$ 30.00 - $ 35.00||George F.L. Charles Airport||Rodney Bay|
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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