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Prepaid taxi or Radio taxi from Delhi airport?

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Prepaid taxi or Radio taxi from Delhi airport?

We are new to Delhi, and would be landing there at 8 am. To go to Taj Palace hotel in Chanakyapuri, which is the safe and hassle free option? Prepaid taxis or Radio taxis (e.g. Mega)?

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1. Re: Prepaid taxi or Radio taxi from Delhi airport?

Radio taxi's should be a better option. They are airconditioned cabs and are lined up just outside the airport. Distance from IGI T3 to Taj Palace, Chanakya Puri is approx. 15 kms.

Fare should be approx: Rs. 400 (including the Parking charges at IGI).

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its actually 20 rupees per KM for a Radio cab and this is the best and safest mode of transport in Delhi and to add a few -the cabs are air-conditioned and the drivers are usually English speaking and the cabs have GPS systems and can navigate even to remote corners of a city with ease

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When we looked at this hotel they had a package that included a transfer from airport to hotel. It is something we think we will take advantage of. Check their website.

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When we looked at this hotel they had a package that included a transfer from airport to hotel. It is something we think we will take advantage of. Check their website.

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5. Re: Prepaid taxi or Radio taxi from Delhi airport?

Thanks all. The transfer is not included in our package. The hotel charges Rs. 2800, which is a bit pricey. Radio cab appears to be safe and efficient.

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6. Re: Prepaid taxi or Radio taxi from Delhi airport?

well i suggest radio taxi as that will be very cheap around 300 per way in compare to what hotel is charging from you.

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7. Re: Prepaid taxi or Radio taxi from Delhi airport?

Radio cabs any day, from the domestic side, Easy cabs has a good service.

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9. Re: Prepaid taxi or Radio taxi from Delhi airport?

How about to Pahar Ganj at about 7:30 am, would I be better off with radio or prepaid? Will trafic be heavy at this hour?

Thank you.

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10. Re: Prepaid taxi or Radio taxi from Delhi airport?

Pre-paid and Radio cabs, both are good options of traveling from Airport to elsewhere in the city. Both have their Pro's and Con's

Pre-paids are more cheaper comparative to Radio cabs. They have fixed fares for each location in Delhi. Radio cabs are AC cabs with fixed km fare (i.e. Rs. 20 per km / Rs.25 (night charges)). They charge you dependent on the no. of kms traveled. You can choose either depending on your convenience & budget.

At 07:30 am in Delhi, you might not experience much traffic. But after 08:00 the city traffic starts to peak.

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