Taxis are one of the most convenient and secure means of transportation in Singapore, a unique and bustling country. According to Statista, there were 14,890 taxis in Singapore in 2021. The study showed the peak year for the taxi fleet was 2014, with a total of 28,700 cabs, and the fleet size has significantly fallen after 2020 owing to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Nowadays, hailing a conventional taxi in the street, especially during rush hours or peak times in the CBD, is becoming more difficult as the number of such taxis continues to decline.
Standard Taxi Colors and makes vary by manufacturer, but common ones include Toyotas, Hyundais, and Kias.
These taxis are often white and are replicas of London black cabs.
Most often, limos are black Chrysler 300C or Mercedes-Benz cars, but sometimes, white or champagne-gold ones.
Private Hire Big Taxis
Big Taxis likeMaxicabs’ can seat 6-13 passengers. Maxicab uses stylish premium cars and vans.
The Cost of a Taxi Ride
In Singapore, getting a cab is a fraction of the cost it would be in Europe. Taxi fares are set by the government, and the meter is according to the distance driven. The cost and price of every 400 meters in Singapore taxis vary depending on the kind of taxi service you use.
While cab rides in Singapore are relatively inexpensive overall, hidden fees and taxes may quickly mount up. Weekdays between 06:00 and 09:30 and Saturdays and Sundays between 18:00 and 24:00 are peak periods. Therefore you may expect to pay 25% more for your fare then. There will be a 50% surcharge for each weekday night-time trip between midnight and six in the morning. Pickups from Marina Bay, the Central Business District, and Changi Airport cost an extra €1.95.
Tips on Taking Taxis in Singapore
- On average, four adults in Singapore may ride comfortably in a taxi.
- Three children under the age of 12 are considered two adults.
- The major hotels and business districts are the only areas in Singapore that most taxi drivers know well.
- Prepare yourself with a set of directions, or at least a known location, just in case.
- Always wear your seatbelt since the fine for not doing so in Singapore is $300.
- Most taxi drivers in Singapore do not accept Visa cards as payment.
- Those who pay with a credit card will be charged a 10% fee.
- Ensure the meter is set at the correct rate before entering the Taxi.
Ways of Hailing a Taxi
Taxis may be hailed down from the side of the road, at a taxi queue, by using a booking app, website, or portal, or summoned by calling one of the local Taxi Companies and waiting for a pickup.
Be advised that a fee may be associated with using a booking app or website to reserve a Taxi.
Wheelchair-Friendly Big Taxis
Stay seated in your wheelchair the whole ride in one of Maxicab Singapore’s Big Taxis. Maxicab’s pre-booked wheelchair taxi service is accessible 24/7.
You may Book a Big Taxi in Advance.
Nothing beats the freedom to organize your trip’s finances and logistics with simplicity, thanks to prearranged transportation. Don’t risk getting wet or cold waiting for your cab on the street at odd hours in Singapore. Alternatively, you may schedule a Maxicab in advance and get the lowest rates.
Finally, Maxicab’s Big Taxis are the most convenient and comfortable option for airport transfers, business meetings, group outings of up to 13 people, and the transportation of large items like bikes and large amounts of baggage.
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