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Trumbull...
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taxi fare

does anyone know the righttaxi fare from jkia to a hotel within 4miles?

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London, United...
posts: 1,365
1. Re: taxi fare

The going rate is 100Ksh per kilometre.

You can work out the exact distance between two points using Google Earth or numerous mobile phone apps.

Trumbull...
posts: 8
2. Re: taxi fare

thank you

Nairobi, Kenya
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3. Re: taxi fare

I would allow between 700 - 1000 Kshs

Killenaule...
posts: 105
reviews: 1
4. Re: taxi fare

get the hotel to pick you there are not many hotels within 4 miles of airport,,but alowl 1000 ksh to beon safe side,..

Trumbull...
posts: 8
5. Re: taxi fare

the hotel offered a shuttle @ $ 20.thank you for the info

Killenaule...
posts: 105
reviews: 1
6. Re: taxi fare

wow that's a bit steep , I can understand why you try for taxi. but be careful at airport as there are many hustlers for taxis businesses depending on how busy the place is. there is a public service bus about 300 meters if you have little luggage ,.best 0f luck,.

London, United...
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7. Re: taxi fare

All hotels will rip you off for airport transfers and (currency exchanging) that's a certainty.

There are plenty of decent taxis at any Kenyan airport, make sure you agree on a price before getting into the taxi (which should be air-conditioned and roadworthy).

If you've done your homework you should know the distance you're travelling and the approximate fare beforehand (100Ksh per km).

Trumbull...
posts: 8
8. Re: taxi fare

Thank you nic and sorrymess. Distance is 7km from, jkia.

Mombasa, Kenya
posts: 607
9. Re: taxi fare

Nic6, always love your posts but have to disagree on hotels "ripping people off" on transfers - nobody forces guests to use them. Transport is not a core business of any hotel, to have their transport for transfers they have to buy and maintain decent vehicles with proper insurances, have drivers, mechanics, have to keep the cars in good shape as it is expected that a hotel vehicle would be clean, well presented, etc - there are standards to maintain and it costs money. Unlike a taxi, this vehicle will come to the airport to do a transfer for a particular person/couple, hence double distance, they do not pick up fares on the way to supplement their income, etc. It is not necessarily expected from a taxi that it is clean and smells of roses inside, does not have dents, scratches, etc, that it is well maintained by a proper garage and not a roadside fundi, that it has a well groomed driver, nobody even checks their insurance! All of the above is however expected from a hotel vehicle. Also, with a hotel vehicle you have a guarantee that you would be transfered safely from point A to point B without any underline questions. So, transfer would come at a price most probably higher than a taxi, not that I think that USD 20 is unreasonable in Nairobi, even if it is one of the hotels on Mombasa road. If a taxi turns up and does not meet someone's expectation, then it is going to be put to bad luck. If a hotel sends unroadworthy vehicle, it will be on TA in their review! :) There is room for everyone and the choices are there for travellers: public transport, taxi or a hotel transfer. Similar with the foreign exchange: there is a lot of paperwork for a hotel to do, licences to be paid, cashier to have on a payroll, security of a cash office, it in addition to having someone going to the bank to bank foreign exchange and take cash out, taxes on services, etc. Nobody forces guests to exchange at the hotel - there are banks and forex bureaus all over the place. Convenience (be it a transfer or foreign exchange) costs money as someone made it convenient :)

I am not here to argue and will always defend everyone's right, including my "opposition", to have their own opinion. This was to bring a different point of view :)

Larissa

Tijara Beach Hotel

Trumbull...
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10. Re: taxi fare

tijara,point well taken.thank you.

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