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Grab or Uber in Langkawi

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Grab or Uber in Langkawi

would like to know is there Grabcar or Uber service in Langkawi, to be specific at Pantai cenang area.

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

Maybe other regular mmeners will pitch in. But the regular taxis have rate set based on where you want to go and are extremely polite and helpful. I never find any problem in hiring taxis, you can hire on the road if they are empty otherwise you can walk into any of the taxi ranks.

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2. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

Hi

It is against the law to flag taxis down on the road, although they will stop especially for tourists.

By using the dedicated taxi ranks, which are numerous in Pantai Cenang, you are assured that you are paying the correct prices, which are fixed by the government, and your time and destination is noted in case you leave your camera and/or phone and/or other items in the cab which often happens ;o)

Lesley

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3. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

so that still doesn't answer the question. Is there uber and Grab in Langkawi? I have the same question.

Edited: 15 January 2017, 12:42
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4. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

Taxi prices are fixed by the Government so I doubt it.

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5. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

I have tried to get an uber at the airport earlier today and there was none available. I am in Cenang right now and it doesn't seem to be working either.

PS. I am coming from Penang and it Uber works well there.

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6. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

Penang is a bigger island than Langkawi and has a different ruling government. Uber will work there and also in KL

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7. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

You can also try Grab on Penang

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8. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

Dear Norasikin,

no Grab no Uber on Langkawi.

The taxi association here is still so strong that we do not even have a public bus as they boycott anything that harms their business.

Very bad for the locals as they can not afford a taxi and use bikes under very dangerous circumstances.

Eva

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9. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

Unfortunately after coming to Langkawi every year for more than 10 years we have been victims of the taxi mafia.

We requested a taxi at the Pantai Cenang station opposite Meritus Pelangi at 11.50pm to take us to the Berjaya. This is normally a fare of rm35. We were told that the price was double due to it being after midnight. This was news to us. We have taken many taxis after midnight. Due to the fact that there is no other form of transport we had no choice but to be robbed. This type of business is not acceptable and will only discourage tourists.

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10. Re: Grab or Uber in Langkawi

Hi

There has always been a surcharge for taxi fares after midnight. Some drivers charge it, others do not but it is not usually double. That's a bit steep.

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