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Private Cab with Driver in Singapore for sightseeing

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Private Cab with Driver in Singapore for sightseeing

Hi all,

Visiting with family 3 + 1 kid. Wanted to know if any of you have had the experience of booking a private cab with driver for sightseeing. Out of the 5 days we plan to spend in Singapore, we will need the cab for atleast 3 full days from say about 9 am to 10 pm or so.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

thanks and regards..

madhur

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1. Re: Private Cab with Driver in Singapore for sightseeing

Sure there are plenty of taxi and limo companies that offer hourly rentals with driver. Expect to pay around $40 $50 an hour.

Or you count just get a regular taxi like most visitors. Doubt any sight seeing would cost more than $45 a day in taxi fare ( the zoo and back is a whole day and the longest journey you are likely to make).

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Most of the major cab firms offer taxi charters, look on the websites of ComfortDelGro and SMRT as a first option and expand to other operators if you wish. CDG I think only charter their premium taxis this way at around 50SGD an hour. SMRT charter standard cabs at 39SGD per hour with 2hr minimum.

Its a VERY expensive way of doing it and the first question we always ask is 'Why do you need the driver all day'. Taxis are cheap and plentiful and if you must have a driver on call - with modern apps and booking systems the ability to call one specifically for you is trivial.

Most tourist visit patterns involve the cab taking you somewhere and dropping you off and then picking up some time later - if for example you went to the zoo and spend 6 hours there you are paying for six hours of cab driver that you are not using.

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www.singaporetaxitour.com/taxi_tour.html

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4. Re: Private Cab with Driver in Singapore for sightseeing

Thanks for the insight. It should help in my final planning.

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5. Re: Private Cab with Driver in Singapore for sightseeing

Many thanks for the detailed insights and also the super prompt reply !

It looks like the cab might not be needed after all ! I will note down the cab cos you mentioned just in case we do need one.

thanks again !

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6. Re: Private Cab with Driver in Singapore for sightseeing

Just use grab or uber much cheaper!

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7. Re: Private Cab with Driver in Singapore for sightseeing

Singapore is a place where you don't need to charter taxis or drivers for sightseeing. You can get around very easily with the excellent and affordable public transport (the MRT train network and buses). Get an EZLink transport card for each member of your party; the kid may or may not need a card depending on his age and height.

Taxi is more convenient for airport runs as you may have luggage, as well as the wildlife parks as they are a distance away from the city and public transport takes a long time. You do not need to charter a cab for a whole day, just flag down one on the street to bring you to the zoo and get another one when you are done.

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8. Re: Private Cab with Driver in Singapore for sightseeing

I agree with previous post. You can use the good transport system for a fraction of the cost of taxis etc.

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9. Re: Private Cab with Driver in Singapore for sightseeing

Don't know the age of your child. If he needs a child seat, that requirement does not apply to proper taxis, but is enforced with Uber etc, so that might give you problems.

We use buses when possible, but public transport takes at least twice as long as a taxi (unless you're using the MRT across the city centre at busy times, when traffic congestion causes problems).

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