Taxi to Disneyland Hong Kong – Tips for travelers

Disneyland Hong Kong is one of the six resorts the American corporation has worldwide, and one of the twelve theme parks. It’s the only one in Asia, together with Tokyo, and has some great attractions like Mystic Manor and Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars.

Disneyland HK

Disneyland Hong Kong is located in Lantau Island, between the airport and the city, reachable in 20 minutes from both points by taxi. Travel distance may vary based on the traffic jams and the area you are staying: it will take longer if your hotel is in the Hong Kong Island. On the other hand, if you are staying in the popular Tsim Sha Tsui or in the more local Mong Kok, travel times should take 15-20 minutes.

Disneyland Hong Kong Location

Taxis in HK are among the most expensive in Asia are may go up soon. Some taxi drivers may not speak English nor take credit cards as electronic payment adoption has been slow. Taxi medallion market price has reached new records and it’s the most expensive worldwide due to it limited number. Uber is not legal in Hong Kong, which doesn’t help bringing prices down.

Fare to Disneyland Hong Kong

Hailing a cab from Tsim Sha Tsui should cost around HK 180 (US$23) whereas the fare would go up to HK250 (US$32) from Central. A ride from the airport should cost around 140 HK (US$18).

If you want a truly exclusive experience, you could book a private transfer service on a Tesla with prices starting at US$50 for a ride from the airport to Disneyland. The price is all-inclusive and pre-paid so forget about currency exchange, credit card and non-English speaking drivers.

All the details to go from Barcelona airport to Sitges in taxi

Heading to Sitges, the popular beach and party town 30 mins from Barcelona airport by car? If you are landing at Barcelona airport (BCN), there are several ways of getting there, the most popular being taxi and private transfer as Uber is not available there.

Getting to Sitges

Sitges is only 28km away from Barcelona, a ride that should take around 30 minutes.

The highway covering the distance between Barcelona airport and Sitges has tolls which will add up to the taxi fare. The toll price is 6.95€.

Tolls, fees, tips and taxes will be included in the price when booking a private transfer.

Fare

The official Barcelona taxi calculator estimates the taxi fare for the distance between Barcelona airport and Sitges is around 60€.

A private transfer from the BCN airport to Sitges starts at 85€, which is a fair price considering the price is all-inclusive, pre-paid and fixed.

Taxi or private transfer?

It depends on the type of trip and budget you have, but let’s go through the pros and cons of a taxi vs private transfer in this case:

  • Taxis are widely available at the airport, whereas you will have to book your transfer in advance.
  • Taxis are supposed to take credit cards, but “sometimes” it doesn’t work.
  • The taxi fare is not fixed and there may be extra fees for bags or passengers, whereas private transfer fees are all-inclusive, even tolls and gratuities.
  • Taxis will await you at the taxi lane whereas your chauffeur will meet and greet you when exiting the gate.
  • Taxi drivers not always speak English.

About Sitges

Sitges beach

Sitges is a small town of 28.000 inhabitants in El Garraf, known for its openness, beach and summer parties. It got popular in the 90s as it was considered one of the main gay-friendly cities in Spain, and even though it still keeps the popularity, it is better known for its fancy villas and exclusive parties.

Lost and Found Uber New York

Have you lost an item while on an Uber ride? No worries, it happens often and most of the time it has a happy ending. The process to follow for lost and found items on an Uber ride in NY is quite simple:

Contact your driver

uber lost and found
How to reach out to your driver

Open your app and go to Help > I lost an item > Contact driver about a lost item. There you will be asked to leave your phone number, so Uber can connect with your driver. If you what you left in the car is your phone, leave another phone number you have access to.

A call will be made to the driver after submitting the form. If your driver picks up and confirms the lost item is in her possession, you can make arrangements to meet up.

If your driver doesn’t pick up (she may be on a ride or busy), leave a message with your contact details so she can reach out to you.

Contact Uber

If 24 hours have passed and you’re unable to reach your driver, we recommend to contact Uber’s customer support team so they can take care of the situation.

Open your app > Help > I lost an item > I couldn’t reach my driver about a lost item.

There you will be asked to select what items you left in the car. The list is long: phone, bag/bagpack, wallet, keys, purse/handbag, clothing item, headphones/earphones, hat/cap, glasses, card, documents…

Upon submission, a ticket will be created and Uber will reach out to the driver about your lost item. That should definitely speed things up, and the next you will hear is an Uber agent or the driver reaching out to you.

Lost and found fees

Once you get your item back, Uber will charge you $15 to compensate the driver.

Alternatives to Uber

Uber drivers are contractors, which makes the process of retrieving a lost item very arduous. If you travel often, you may want to consider booking a black car instead, as drivers and employed by the company and their customer support would handle the lost and found request directly.

Dublin Airport to Google office

Dublin has become one of the main tech cities in Europe, with the likes of Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Apple… having their headquarters there. Google employs more than 8.000 people there, with roles ranging from sales to finance or marketing.

Google’s Dublin HQ

If you are flying to Dublin Airport to visit Google’s HQ in the capital of Ireland, there are several options for your airport transfer:

  • Public transportation: the bus 703 to Killiney services the route between the airport and Schoolhouse Hotel. To get to Google’s HQ, you would need to walk for another 6 mins. It’s definitely the cheapest option, but there is only a bus every 30 minutes.
  • Cabs: an easy way to get from A to B efficiently but with not much confort nor style. Free Now is the best taxi app operating in Dublin, as Uber does not operate there. The ride fare would start at 25€ but depending on the time and traffic it could reach 40€.
  • Black cars: the best option to travel with peace of mind and exclusivity, as the driver will be waiting for you at the gate, get your luggage and drive to your destination on a superior black car. Free booking modification and cancellation, 24/7 customer support hotline and payment in advance are some of the perks of booking a car service. Fares start at 40€.

FAQ: Are taxis in Bali safe?

Short answer: it depends. If you Google “Bali taxi mafia” you will get an idea of how things work in Denpasar and surroundings: taxi drivers have several scams going on, which include not using the meter, re-routing to random areas or day tours.

Tips for hailing a taxi in Bali:

  • Blue Bird is the only taxi company that will not try to scam you. They are available around Denpasar, Canggu, Seminyak… but not in Ubud.
  • Always ask for the meter. If the cab driver says it’s broken or that it doesn’t work at night, look for another taxi. Fixed fares are a scam and you’d be overpaying.
  • Taxis are a good way of transportation for short trips or airport transfers. For longer trips, try booking Uber’s alternative in Bali: Grab or Go-Jek.
  • Taxis usually don’t accept credit cards, so bring some cash with you.
Blue Bird Taxi in Bali

But the best advice is to avoid taxis altogether. Renting a motorbike or upgrading your airport transfer to a car service are some of the best alternatives to the scammy and not so safe taxis in Bali. Also, you will be pre-booking your transfer and paying by credit card, avoiding last-minute surcharges.

Does Uber operate in Bali?

No, Uber pulled out of Bali, Indonesia and the entire South East Asia in March 2018 when it sold its business in the region to its main competitor Grab. Since then, there have been two players in Denpasar, Bali and surroundings:

  • Grab: the main player in SEA after the Uber acquisition, not only offers reliable motorbike and car rides but food delivery, parcel delivery and many others.
  • Go-jek: probably less known than Grab as a regional player, but it’s still the most reliable ride-hailing company in Indonesia, it’s home market.

Still, ride-hailing is widely unsafe in Bali due to taxi riots and attacks. For example, you will probably not be able to take a Grab or Go-Jek from the Denpasar airport due to the taxi lobbying. Taxi drivers will ask for a fixed -and expensive- fare and only in cash.

To avoid the hassle and the overpriced taxi rides, you may prefer to book a car service with a professional driver. They are ignored by taxi drivers and can do pick-ups and drop-offs at the airport.

Uber alternatives in Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the largest and most populated cities in the world, with over 20 million people living in a 9,560 km2 (3,691 sq mi) area. Moving around can be tricky as traffic jams are the norm on peak hours and public transportation is not super safe nor reliable.

If you are in CDMX traveling, you may want to ride on Uber or one of its alternatives as a safer option than taxis. There are currently 5 ride-hailing companies competing in Mexico City, so expect huge discounts for your rides. Here are the best alternatives to Uber, sorted by service quality, availability and price:

  • Didi: the Chinese giant landed in Mexico some years back with big discounts and lured lots of Uber Drivers and now is the 2nd player. The app is easy to use, drivers are as good as Uber’s and often offer discounts. They also expanded to smaller cities like Merida where not even Uber operated.
  • Beat: active in Mexico since 2018, Beat is an international company backed by Daimler (Mercedes Benz) and trying to win market share by dumping prices. Great news if you are looking for cheap rides.
  • Cabify: the Spanish ride-hailing company was the 2nd to land in Mexico City but now it lacks behind the rest in promotions, even if the service is still super reliable. Use the promo code “POLG1” to get a discount on your 1st trip.
  • Bolt (formerly Taxify): Bolt has been the latest player in a crowded and highly subsidized market controlled by Uber. Also backed by Daimler, its presence is still small compared to the rest but if we look at what they have done in other emerging markets we can be sure they will offer a safe and reliable service.

Not convinced by all the ride-hailing alternatives to Uber? There is another option: a car service provider with professional chauffeurs driving superior cars and offering safe rides all over Mexico City. Check all the players out:

Is Uber legal in Hong Kong?

Uber is technically not legal in Hong Kong and some of its drivers have been arrested in the past several times in 2017 and 2018. That situation has not stopped the ride-hailing company in HK, which has been operating there since 2014.

In fact, Uber launched Uber Eats and, Uber Flash, its product to hail both taxis and Uber drivers from its app. The cab industry in HK is unique, with close to 15.000 cab medallions with a value of 1 million USD each.

How to book an Uber in Hong Kong

If you are traveling to HK and looking for a 100% legal and reliable transfer, booking a car service is a good option. You will be able to pre-book your ride, pay with credit card and be picked-up by a professional and insured driver.

Does Uber operate in Dublin?

No: Uber, Lyft, Cabify, Bolt… and none of the other popular ride-hailing apps out there are currently active in Dublin due to local law restrictions.

Free Now started testing a taxi-sharing program (like Uber Pool) in Dublin in June 2019, and as of now is the only taxi app in Dublin. For more exclusive rides, there are some limo companies operating in town:

Taxi apps in Dublin

With no ride-hailing company operating in Dublin, taxis and black cars will be your only option when traveling to Ireland. Even among taxis, there is no much variety:

On the other hand, if you want to travel with peace of mind and comfort is your main priority, you may consider booking a car service for your rides. There are several companies operating in Dublin: