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Current approx. cost of taxi from airport to Georgetown

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Current approx. cost of taxi from airport to Georgetown

Could someone please advise me the above. Have been given a transfer cost of 130RM per way. Thought taxi might be cheaper? We are 2 adults, 2 small kids with a stroller and lots of luggage. Do they have various taxi sizes? Our hotel is the Evergreen Laurel.

Thanks for any feedback.

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1. Re: Current approx. cost of taxi from airport to Georgetown

The normal price from the airport, using the white taxis and coupon system, should be around RM40. However if they decide that you all plus luggage won't fit into a taxi they'll charge you double for one of their 7 seater mini buses/vans which they now have. You may have to wait a short while for a mini bus to come back to the airport but it will be cheaper than the price you have been quoted.

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2. Re: Current approx. cost of taxi from airport to Georgetown

thanks very much - if a van will take a while, maybe we should just get 2 taxis, still cheaper then the transfer. See what happens on the day. Good to know prices, I will reject the transfer I was quoted now.

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3. Re: Current approx. cost of taxi from airport to Georgetown

From hotel to the airport, the taxi fare is cheaper. Airport taxi is by prepaid coupon, about RM50+ to your hotel.

There is an improvement, the boot is clear of the drivers personal stuff, so you could fit into 1 taxi since most are the old Mercedes or full size cars with a big boot.

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