Thứ Năm, ngày 06 tháng 10 năm 2016

Cheapest taxi from Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi Old Quarter ?


Cheapest taxi from Hanoi Old Quarter to / from Noibai airport ?

1. You can arrange to be picked up and taken to your hotel by NOI BAI Taxi www.taxinoibai.com They will charge $12,5 = 280.000 VND for a 4 seater (price 2016). Just give them your plane arrival info and they will be waiting for you outside immigration with a card with your name on it. From Hanoi city to airport cost only 9usd = 200.000 VND/ 1way/ car 4seast.

2. A couple of weeks ago I paid a fixed price of 280,000 VND with www.taxinoibai.com from the airport to the Old Quarter. On my return trip I paid a fixed price 200,000 VND with a private taxi that the hotel arranged for me. The Vietnam Airlines bus is also a good option. Its $2 or $3 per person, plus the cost of a taxi or motorbike to their office (Its down near the southern end of Hoan Kiem Lake).

3. I have used the www.taxinoibai.com several times and quite happy with them. They are always on time, car is nice and clean, drivers are polite though their English is not good. I book online through www.taxinoibai.com and got email confirmation within hours. In Dec 2015 i pay 12,5 usd for a private car for 3 persons with luggage from the airport to town. Well i am sure you can find a dollar or two cheaper but this is my best find. Safe travel!

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Thứ Bảy, ngày 01 tháng 12 năm 2012

Taxis in Manila & Rental Cars in Manila



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Taxis in Manila & Rental Cars in Manila

For the most part you don't need a rental car in the Phillipines.  In major cities taxis are cheap and cheerful. Just make sure they turn on the meter.  Taxis without meters can be dangerous and there is several cases where tourists were robbed, that's why it's best to take the taxi from the hotel and ask them to mark up the plate number. In the Provinces jeepneys and tricycles (motorcycles with sidecare) are the best choices.  Just be aware that trike drivers are the one of the biggest banditos in the country, often trying to charge you  well over what a metered taxi costs in Manila or Cebu.  If you want to travel long distances you can hire a car and driver for reasonable prices.  Be aware that hiring a car and driver at the hotel will cost you more than getting one on the street.  Taxis will also drive you anywhere but make sure they turn the meter on. If they refuse, get another taxi. Do not accept a fixed price. You can be sure that you will be severely overcharged!  For long distance travel, buses are good value but do not fall asleep unless your valuables are safe. If there are many of you,  just hire a car and driver or a taxi.  Finally, ferries and domestic airlines go everywhere in the Phillipines and fares are very reasonable. Ferries are the choice if you want to mix with the locals. Get an overnight cabin if you want leisurely travel with seaviews of the islands along the way without paying a fortune.

Unfortunately many taxi drivers do not turn on their meters when you get in. Check and ask - each and every time. Many drivers will claim their meters are broken or not working. Others just flatly refuse to turn on the meter. This is illegal; taxis are not allowed to operate at all, unless their meter is working and turned on. If a taxi driver refuses to turn on his meter, just get out of the taxi and get the next one - there are always plenty of taxis around in Manila. If you travel by un-metered taxi you can expect to get ripped off and charged at least double the proper fare. There is a hot-line for reporting jeepney. bus and taxi drivers who break the rules to the controlling organization, LTFRB, which is effective but it takes a long time but it does result in drivers' licenses being suspended. They can lose their franchise if enough complaints are made about a company.

If you're travelling a lot even inside Metro Manila, it's best to find a rental car. As in Manila there is one car rental company that is offering self-drive rates as low as 999PHP/24 hours, it's cheaper to use than taxis.

Best of Manila, 3 days in Manila

Best of Manila, 3 days in Manila

The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is a crowded and colorful metropolis. Due to traffic congestion, it would be best to spend three days in three different parts of the city. There is a lot you can do in the city depending on your budget and your interests.

Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Family-friendly Manila, Manila for young kids

Family-friendly Manila, Manila for young kids

There may not be too many open spaces and playgrounds for young children in Manila but those that exist are quite fun and there are a number of indoor play spaces as well. Check out a chidren's museum, a zoo and an ocean park.

Good for: Families, Groups, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Insiders' Manila, Manila off the beaten path

Insiders' Manila, Manila off the beaten path

A centuries-old church, the oldest university in Asia, Manila's Chinatown and a shoe museum may seem like odd attractions but visiting these places in Manila are not only interesting by themselves, but will also prove stimulating to the tourist seeking adventures off the beaten path.

Good for: Families, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Manila on a budget, Manila for free

Manila on a budget, Manila for free

The following places will inspire you to stop and observe. Visiting the forts, a church, a park and watching a sunset at the bay are all free for you to enjoy.

Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Day trips from Manila, Day tour from Manila

Day trips from Manila

Take one or all of these day trips from Manila. They are all within a 3-hour drive from the city. See the world's smallest active volcano in a lake on an island in the middle of a lake, hike up another active volcano to visit its crater, dine under a waterfall, and visit a site that played a big part in World War II.

Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter