Taxis on Trinidad

Taxis are a hassle-free way to travel while vacationing on Trinidad and Tobago

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Vacationers who want a quick and easy way to get around Trinidad can hail one of the island's taxi cabs, which can be found almost anywhere on the island.

Taxi Companies

Taxis usually meet most flights at Piarco International Airport, and can also be found near hotels and other attractions. While your resort concierge will typically be happy to help you call a cab, if you're out an about and need to hail a cab on your own, you'll quickly know that you've found a valid driver by the letter "H" on his license plate, and by his uniform. Taxi drivers on Trinidad and Tobago werar white shirt jackets, black or blue pants, and have a yellow identification pass. If one of these things is missing, leave the vehicle immediately and find a different driver to avoid being swindled.

Check out the chart that follows for information on local cab companies.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
800 Taxi (868) 697-0517 3 Canaan Rd La Romain - San Fernando
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
Caribbean Limo & Cab Services (868) 640-0040 24 Hour Service - Trinidad
Executive Consolidated Taxi Service (868) 630-8123 Vicks Avenue - Mayaro
Himraj Taxi (868) 800-3131 Piarco International Airport - 7.0 mi. (11.3 km) Northeast of Chaguanas
Ice House Taxi Service (868) 627-6984 Abercromby Street - Port of Spain
Kalloos Taxi Service & Tours (868) 669-5673 Piarco International Airport - 7.0 mi. (11.3 km) Northeast of Chaguanas
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
Mattadeen's Taxi-Cab Service (868) 658-4973 68 Sea View Dr Marabella - San Fernando
Mike's Taxi Car Rental & 24 Hr Wrecker Service (868) 624-1522 37 Industry Lane - The vicinity of Port of Spain
Phone A Taxi (868) 628-8294 Trinidad
Piarco Airport Taxi Co-Op Society (868) 669-1689 Piarco Airport - Trinidad
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
Southern Tax Services (868) 697-0521 319 Southern Main Road - Trinidad
St Anthony's Taxi Cab Co-Operative (868) 648-3941 Point Fortin
St Christopher's Taxi Co-Op Society (868) 625-4531 Trinidad
Suncoast Enterprises Ltd (868) 647-0719 Penal
Taxi Service (868) 669-0282 12 Roedler Road - Trinidad
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
William's Call Taxi Service (868) 657-7408 10A Princess Street - San Fernando
Yellow Cab Services (868) 645-8294 1 College Road - St. Augustine

Rates, Fares, and Fees

The main concern of most taxi companies is the comfort of their passengers, and some cabs even have left-hand-drive cars to make their customers feel more like they are riding at home. When hailing a cab, remember that fares are not regulated by the government, and most cabs have fixed rates according to the distance of the trip. Usually cab fare is inexpensive, but travelers should make sure to negotiate the cost of your trip with the driver before you set off for your destination. The airports usually post cab fares in U.S. and TT dollars.

Want to know about local taxi rates? Take a look at the following chart.

Typical Fares Around Trinidad
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 20.00 - $ 35.00 Piarco International Airport Arima
$ 35.00 - $ 60.00 Piarco International Airport Sangre Grande
$ 40.00 - $ 65.00 Piarco International Airport Gran Couva
$ 50.00 - $ 80.00 Piarco International Airport San Fernando
$ 45.00 - $ 70.00 Piarco International Airport Chaguaramas
$ 55.00 - $ 85.00 Piarco International Airport Princes Town
$ 30.00 - $ 50.00 Piarco International Airport Downtown Port Of Spain
$ 23.00 - $ 40.00 Piarco International Airport San Juan
$ 110.00 - $ 170.00 Piarco International Airport Icacos
$ 80.00 - $ 125.00 Piarco International Airport Point Fortin

Travelers will have to pay a 50 percent surcharge when catching a cab on Trinidad and Tobago between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. and drivers reserve the right to charge extra for use of the trunk.

Additional Information

From busy city streets to empy country lanes, driving on Trinidad can vary. Because of this, so can the process of getting a cab. To learn the specifics of local areas, read one of our guides below.

Taxi Services in Specific Areas
Guide to Chaguanas Taxis
Guide to Port of Spain Taxis
Guide to Tobago Taxis

While they can be expensive, hiring a cab to drive you from place to place allows you to sit back and enjoy the ride, taking in the sites as you go back and savoring every moment.

 

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