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Taxis (from aiporrt)
Pre Paid Taxis are available 24/7 from Cochin International Airport to any cities and towns around Kerala. The taxi counters can be found within the main airport building soon after you collect your luggage and clear customs(if arriving at International terminal)
The Pre Paid Taxi System is run through a Cooperative Society controlled by the Kochi airport. The counters are computerized with pre-paid rates to most of the desitination. The types of vehicles available are ordinary and air-conditioned Indica/Vista/Indigo, Ambassadors, Maruthi Swift/Dezire, Toyota Ethios, Mahindra Logan. Bigger vehicles available are: Maruthi Ertiga, Toyota Qualis/Innova and Chevrolet Tavera.
Pre Paid Taxis are also available on daily hire basis for conducted tours, round
trips etc. CIAL does not accept card payment for hire of Pre Paid Taxis.
ATM counters and currency exchange facilities are available in both Domestic & International terminals.
Tipping is not compulsory in India, drivers would definitely be expecting a small token of appreciation in the region of 10% to 20% of the fare paid after you finish your journey.
For more information on Pre-paid Taxis, contact:
Tel: +91 484 2610115 (Extn: 2242)
When you take a taxi in Kerala for package tour, please do not get too friendly with the driver or place the responsibility of your tour with them. Most of them will misguide you to their advantage as they get handsome commission in every services you take from the resort, spice farm, cultural show, wild life safari, Jeep Safari, boating and even shopping. Try to stick to your itinerary and the hotels and resorts you or your travel agents have already chosen for you in Kerala. Massage is where the maximum cut is taken by the drivers and therefore it is strongly advised to keep your program strictly to yourself.