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Taxi question

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Taxi question

Someone mentioned to me that it could be cheaper to rent a car for one day at the airport on arrival to just go to your hotel( Mermaid/Alligator) instead of getting a taxi?

The taxi fares in Feb are probably higher at that time, but I am not sure - you have to take the car back to the airport after you drop off your stuff, what's the point here?? Am I missing something. (Yes my hair is blonde)

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1. Re: Taxi question

were you reading in regards to coming from MIA/FLL airport?

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2. Re: Taxi question

It will be chaeper if you are going to go somewhere besides your hotel. For example, when we go we rent a car, drop off our luggage at the house we rent and then drive to Stock Island to eat at Hogfish Bar and Grill. We stop at the grocery and liquor stores to stock up and then go back to the house. I then return the car to the airport. That is cheaper than taxiing everywhere. If you are just going to your hotel/B&B just use a taxi. It'll cost you $8 p/p plus tip.

If you are going to rent a car, call the companies direct and ask if there any special local daily rates. we have had the best luck with Budget at about $30/day.

Edited: 01 November 2012, 15:29
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If your flying into Kw it doesn't make sense to rent a car to go to a hotel in KW. Fares are generally $15-25 almost anywhere on the island. Some hotels have free shuttles, check with your hotel.

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4. Re: Taxi question

if you take a taxi by yourself you'll pay the metered rate, so with a generous tip it can be close to $20 to deep into Old Town.

Groups still have a per person rate, but if you're just dropping the rental car off at the airport you might not find anyone to share a ride with if no planes have landed recently.

When leaving your hotel, to get around the island, just use a taxi if you are in a hurry, have a lot of things to carry, or just don't feel like walking.

You'll save yourself the hassle of searching for parking, not to mention the cost of the rental car.

Edited: 01 November 2012, 18:33
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5. Re: Taxi question

FYI, taxi fares do not change with the season :)

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6. Re: Taxi question

Enterprise will drop you off at your hotel when you return a car. We used them for a one day rental in Savannah and they were terrific - they picked me up at our hotel and dropped me off when I returned the car.

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