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Taxi prices from Santa Clara airport to Trinidad

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Taxi prices from Santa Clara airport to Trinidad

Hello, Does anyone know how much is reasonable to pay for the taxi from airport in Santa clara to trinindad. I looked at the viaul schedual and i will miss the 11:30 am bus, so I will have to take a taxi. Also since an airport is a bit away from the city is it cheaper to take a taxi/bus to santa clara viasul station and get a taxi there.

Also the shortest and most scenic route is through Topas de Collantes, but might be hard on gas due to hills. Is it cheaper to go through santi spiritu? I just need approximate prices so I can bargain with them. I speak spanish, but not cuban spanish.

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1. Re: Taxi prices from Santa Clara airport to Trinidad

the drive is about 200km (not through the mountains)... not sure of the actual taxi price but it would likely be over 100 cuc one way... are you not traveling with an all inclusive group???

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2. Re: Taxi prices from Santa Clara airport to Trinidad

I once did that trip in 2006 through the mountains and the taxi was 55 CUC, one way. Oh, those were the days! I'm sure that it is double that now. The road through the mountains is about 60 - 65 km less of a distance than through Cienfuegos or Sancti Spiritus way. It's not so quick but worth the scenery. I'd haggle a price while at the airport.

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3. Re: Taxi prices from Santa Clara airport to Trinidad

Completed the trip over the mountains about 2 weeks ago from Santa Clara to Trinidad - not by taxi, but by hire care. The road is really bad at the moment - about 15 to 20km is either washed away, badly pot holed, or rough compacted stone. Not an easy journey and you may not even get a taxi to go that way.

Could try hiring a car - but there's only 100km free miles per day of you only hire on a daily basis. There's a CUC 0.35 charge per KM over the 100km. You get unlimited KM if you hire for 3 days or more. Only found one hire car company, but I know they had a places in Trinidad and Santa Clara so the one way fee probably wouldn't be too bad.

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4. Re: Taxi prices from Santa Clara airport to Trinidad

Make sure you see the taxi you are hiring beforehand. Some of the taxis are junk.

I had a taxi driver offer to drive me from Santa Clara to Trinidad for 14 CUCs last week when I was there. You might be able to get a half decent taxi to take you to Trinidad for 25 CUCs. The Viazul bus station would be a good place to try.

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