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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/February/2017 at 20:59
On the subject of taxis, have they reduced their fares. Got a taxi from the rank outside Modelo to Acoteias yesterday morning and the fare was 8.65 Euro.
That was for 2 passengers + 5 large shopping bags (not carrier bags)
Have paid as much as 12 Euro in the past and can't remember it ever being as low as that before - it's usually at least 10+
If that's now standard then it's only 2 Euro more expensive than the bus and certainly the better option.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/February/2017 at 08:04
I would think they forgot to charge for the bags @ 80 cents each
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/February/2017 at 09:56
Don't forget that Uber are also in and around Albufeira, cheaper than the 'standard' taxis.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/February/2017 at 20:46
Originally posted by peteknopp peteknopp wrote:

I would think they forgot to charge for the bags @ 80 cents each

Don't think we've ever been charged for bags.
It's always got 3.65 (I think) on the clock when we get in (with or without shopping bags) and we only ever pay what it says on the clock when the taxi stops (+ a tip).


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/February/2017 at 11:46
I think they push a button 'x' number of times per bag and maybe a button to add the 80c call out fee. Somehow it ends up on the bill. I think! Normally only use taxis when a bit worse for wear!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23/February/2017 at 11:28
Made the same journey this morning. Two passengers + 5 bags.
The clock was showing 3.25 when we set off and 8.65 when we got out and that was what we paid + tip
Exactly the same as last week and certainly 2 or 3 Euro less than we have paid for the last 3 or 4 years.

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