Taxi from Airport?

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  1. alicmaeb92488

    alicmaeb92488 Newbie Registered Member

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    Does anyone know how much (roundabout) a taxi would cost from the CUN airport to GOV? I know to discuss a rate upfront with the driver, but I'd like to have a general idea going in. We haven't scheduled transportation with a company so was just thinking of grabbing a taxi there...
     
  2. Steve

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    $60 or $70 from the airport to the hotel in a fake 'taxi' plus $30 back with a real taxi

    Real taxis are not allowed to pick up at the airport, only drop off. The only company who can pick up without pre-arranged bookings is a company called greenline who have the word 'taxi' written on the side of their vehicles, but they don't operate anywhere else outside of the airport.

    They have simply paid for a very expensive exclusive licence to operate and rely on overcharging the uninformed who arrive without a pre-arranged transport option.

    USA Transfers is $55 round trip private transfer, payable on arrival. The words USA Transfers are converted into a link which will take you to the booking process.

    No simpler choice really.
     
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    wild1s Naughty 'n Nice Registered Member

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    Take it from experience, USA Transfer is the only way to go! Best Day does a very nice job, but costs quite a bit more.
     
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    Fortunately taxis can take you back to the airport. We, unwittingly, booked our trip though Apple Vacations and, to catch our 12:30pm flight they said we had to leave the resort at 8:15 because we were the first ones to be picked up on their route. We got a taxi for $25 and left at 10:30. We still arrived at the airport too early. Next time we will definitely use USA Transfers.
     
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    Oh, and the taxi ride was definitely an E-ticket ride. It was an OLD, clapped out Nissan Sentra with no a/c, no functioning seatbelts and a driver that seemed in a hurry to meet his maker. We needed a drink by the time we got to the airport.
     
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    ......and that is why real taxis are not licensed to pick up at the airport! Functioning lights and seat belts seem to be an optional extra here.
     
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    alicmaeb92488 Newbie Registered Member

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    Thank you so much everyone (especially Steve)! Whew, glad I asked. I'm going to go with the suggestion you made (USA Transfers). Normally I thought private transfers would be more than just a regular taxi from, say LAX or Miami. Then again, I have to remind myself I'm not flying within the U.S. Definitely not going to get sucked into upwards of a $70 one way fee and possibly not make it alive to the hotel, haha.