Taxi from Sydney airport to hotel

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#1
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What is the average cost of getting a taxi from Sydney airport to Hilton hotel?
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#3
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Yup A$50 is about right...

check out:

http://www.taxifare.com.au/

You can enter in From and destination and date and time and it will provide a pretty good estimation of expected fare.

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Just wanted to chime in an add that we found that a great number (if not most) taxis in Australia take credit cards. If the OP is wondering if they will need to exchange money or find an ATM machine at the airport they most likely will be able to pay the taxi charge with plastic.
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I´ve checked the taxi site,can anyone tell me why it is more expensive to go from the airport to the hotel, than the other way round?

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#8
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Originally posted by t60
I´ve checked the taxi site,can anyone tell me why it is more expensive to go from the airport to the hotel, than the other way round?

Sandy in Spain
Easy, Toll charges are only one way - Airport to City. Taxi can recover toll charges.
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#9
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Originally posted by cassamanda
Easy, Toll charges are only one way - Airport to City. Taxi can recover toll charges.
If taxi can recover toll charges, I still don´t understand the pricing...perhaps I´m just dim!

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Originally posted by t60
If taxi can recover toll charges, I still don´t understand the pricing...perhaps I´m just dim!

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It is not a road toll. It is a fee levied by the owners/operators of the Sydney Airport and is payable on fares FROM the airport taxi ranks. Currently the difference on the calculator is showing as $3.00 - watch for it to change to $3.50 on the web in time and definitely on the fare you will be charged. Could be worse - Usually they get you coming and going!

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-...606-1fped.html

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The taxi to our hotel in Sydney was our "Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore" moment - as the driver got in the right (aka, wrong) side of the car. Had to be careful crossing the street while on foot too - look right first instead of left.
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Originally posted by Australian family
Another option is a shuttle we have used www.kst.com.au
We used this company last time we were in Sydney....never again

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It's a shared shuttle service.

I used a shared shuttle from Sydney airport to town once. And once only.

After I'd toured a selection of Sydney hotels for an hour, I just got off at a random dropping off point and did the rest of the trip in a cab. I should just have got a cab to start off with.
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#17
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Another option... which I am personally using in a couple of weeks... is to pre book a car/limo. I am using a company called Towncars. A uniformed driver will be awaiting you, and he will drive you to you destination in a whole lot more style than having to wait in the cab queue. You can also have a conversation with him in english

Surprisingly the cost compares well with a cab. $55 v $50.

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#18
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Originally posted by Flipper133
Another option... which I am personally using in a couple of weeks... is to pre book a car/limo. I am using a company called Towncars. A uniformed driver will be awaiting you, and he will drive you to you destination in a whole lot more style than having to wait in the cab queue. You can also have a conversation with him in english

Surprisingly the cost compares well with a cab. $55 v $50.

cheers
Thanks. I just requested a quote for transfer from hotel to airport.
#19
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Hi,
I sent the Towncars company an email (I could not get the request a quote thing to work), and they quoted me $69.00 from the city of Sydney to the airport.
#20
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Originally posted by Globaliser
It's a shared shuttle service.
I used a shared shuttle from Sydney airport to town once. And once only.After I'd toured a selection of Sydney hotels for an hour, I just got off at a random dropping off point and did the rest of the trip in a cab. I should just have got a cab to start off with.
Depends how you look at it I suppose.
If you are new to Sydney its a great familiarisation tour.

.....besides that our plane always gets in early ,
so its a great way to kill time before boarding

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