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Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

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Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

How much does it cost to take a taxi from La Vasa hotel to Apia? We are only there 1 night before taking ferry. Also where is the market (souveniers etc), what is it called to tell the taxi driver and what time is it open?

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1. Re: Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

Malo lava Chantal

A taxi from Le Vasa will cost around 85 tala each way. I'm not sure but I think Le Vasa may have a shuttle into town each day, you could email them and find out and it would save you a bundle.

The Flea Markets are on the main drag of Apia - Beach Road - and since they have shut down the food markets recently they are the only markets in downtown Apia so every cabbie will know where to go.

They sell much the same but more of it as you will find at the markets in Salelologa although someone has recently reported that there is not much there.

Hope this helps.

Manuia le aso

Deb

opole
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2. Re: Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

50 talal at night, also is posible to have ride by tourist bus,cal do Grey hotel, price ios 25 tala

Gisborne
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3. Re: Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

Taxi's cost from $60.00 - $90.00 one way or most taxis you can negotiate with the driver a price to take you to town markets etc normally about $150.00 SAT it's a huge savings or a suggestion is maybe catch the bus into town which is $4.00 great way to meet the locals and either get the the bus back or taxi or maybe hire a car which you could take on the ferry to Savaii .

Le Vasa doesn't have a shuttle into town .

opole
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4. Re: Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

normal price taxi from airport to Apia - 50 tala, tourist price for first day tourist is realy somites 80, maybe 100 , 150 iiI never heard,but its also posible, airport taxi drivers are this same robbers all over the world,ALSO IS POSIBLE TO HAVE PICK UP FROM HOTEL - ITS 50 TALA.. also is shuttle from Grey Hotel - 25 tala, call to ask posibility.

Gisborne
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5. Re: Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

hi sp6smj what i meant is the driver will pcik you up take you to town and other places and drop you back for around $150.00 not just to town and the markets, , the $150.00 is for a round trip plus driver experience and knowledge not all tai drivers are robbers .

Maybe if you ask at the resort they can give you options for your trip to town.

opole
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6. Re: Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

. I wrote what is normal price - 50 tala. From time to time tourisst all over the world are robbed by taxi drivers by overpricesing 3,or 5 times more than normal.

Woolgoolga...
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7. Re: Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

Malo lava

For everyone's information, 50 tala is the regulated price for a taxi from the airport to Apia, not the price that is charged, that's why we always suggest that travellers haggle and agree on a price before they set off, the more taxi driver's you have within earshot the lower the price will be.

150 tala is an excellent price for a round trip that included stops along the way. It is usual practice for drivers to start charging by the hour after the first hour, this is normally around 30 tala per hour. So if you do the figures and use 140 tala return as a base for the return taxi ride then add the additional hours up you'll get more like 200+ tala.

I agree, not all taxi drivers anywhere in the world are trying to rip people off. If you find a good one in Samoa stick with him for your entire stay and not only will you not get cheated but you'll get to know a real Samoan who will be able to show you how wonderful Samoa is.

Fa soifua

Deb

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8. Re: Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

samopa is great !!!!! mostly prices are fixed ,so no necessary to barg !!!!

9. Re: Ferry/airport/ La Vasa to Apia cost of taxi?

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