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Old September 17th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Default Taxi from Sydney airport to hotel

What is the average cost of getting a taxi from Sydney airport to Hilton hotel?
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Old September 17th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Assume $50.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 07:59 PM
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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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Old September 18th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Nice link Flipper, thanks

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Old September 18th, 2012, 01:49 PM
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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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Old September 18th, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:17 AM
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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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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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Easy, Toll charges are only one way - Airport to City. Taxi can recover toll charges.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 03:36 AM
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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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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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Also, remember tipping taxi drivers is not expected - round up to the closet dollar when paying cash and they will be happy.
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Another option is a shuttle we have used www.kst.com.au
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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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any comments as to why you wont use them again? we are looking at different options and want to know whether consider this company or not.
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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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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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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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Thanks. I just requested a quote for transfer from hotel to airport.
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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.
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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.
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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