3 Tips For Ordering A Taxi While Abroad

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It’s true—many international locations you travel to probably have Uber and it makes traveling abroad very convenient. But it can’t hurt to be prepared. Here are a few tips to make your transportation abroad as smooth as possible. 

Research Local Taxi Customs and Rates

Find out the going rates for taxis, including any base fare and the cost per kilometer or mile. Some cities have fixed rates for certain routes, such as from the airport to the city center. Also, look into things like tipping etiquette and reputable companies. 

Use Technology

When available, apps like Uber, Lyft, Grab, or local equivalents can be invaluable while traveling. They offer the convenience of booking a ride through your smartphone, often with a predetermined fare, which can minimize the risk of being overcharged. Plus, the transaction is cashless, which is handy if you’re still getting used to the local currency. 

You may also want to look into whether your destination has a local version of a taxi app. 

Follow Along

You can keep a GPS or map app running during your taxi ride to ensure you’re taking the most direct route to your destination. This can help avoid unnecessary detours and the anxiety of not knowing where you are.