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Taxi from Port to Downtown

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Taxi from Port to Downtown

Are there a lot of taxis at the cruise terminal/port to take us to downtown? Also is it easy to get a taxi back from downtown to the port? Roughly how much would that be and how long would it take? Thank you so much!

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1. Re: Taxi from Port to Downtown

The distance is about 13kms which takes 15 to 20 minutes driving. For taxi fares best contact the taxi companies and ask them directly.

Will you arrive in Port Chalmers by cruise ship? They usually supply buses to get you to the city centre - and there will be a number of taxis waiting for those first off the ship.

Dunedin is a lovely city, enjoy :)

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2. Re: Taxi from Port to Downtown

Are there plenty of taxi in the city center to get back from city center back to the cruise terminal as well? Thanks for such prompt response! I'm looking forward to visiting Dunedin!

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4. Re: Taxi from Port to Downtown

My husband and I are going on a cruise to New Zealand and will be stopping in Dunedin. Taxis seem a bit expensive for us to get to where we want to go (which is to see the train station). Would it be better to organise a tour via the cruise ship?

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5. Re: Taxi from Port to Downtown

You won't need a tour - just catch a bus to the Octagon (centre of the city) and then walk the 2 minutes to the train station. From there you can also check out the Settler's Museum, the Art Gallery, the cafes in the Octagon area and so much more.

When you arrive in the Octago visit the i-SITE for a free map.

Dunedin's central city is lovely to explore on foot, enjoy :)

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6. Re: Taxi from Port to Downtown

Thank you so much for your prompt reply!!! It is very much appreciated!

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7. Re: Taxi from Port to Downtown

No worries :)

I believe the tour ship will have buses waiting when you disembark which I suppose will take you to the Octagon. There will also be regularly scheduled commuter buses running from Port Chalmers to the Octagon.

I would imagine the ship bus the easier option, though possibly at higher cost. But with limited time sometimes paying a few $$ more is worth it.

Another option is to get together with another couple and share a taxi to the town centre.

Happy travels :)

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8. Re: Taxi from Port to Downtown

Sorry, just to clarify: The quote listed above ($35-$45) - Is that a rough estimate for a taxi from Port Chalmers into the city? Many thanks! :)

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9. Re: Taxi from Port to Downtown

Yes I think that's what was meant. Personally I wouldn't consider a taxi unless my schedule was very tight. Cruise ships provide a shuttle bus; and there is a public bus service approx every hour (less frequently at weekends).

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