How it works
If you have already booked tickets and accommodation or know precisely your starting and end points, visit the Kiwitaxi website and choose the route.
Select a necessary rate and car class online. Complete the form: provide exact information, so we could organize a transfer service for you.
A driver will be waiting for you in the right place at the right time, holding a sign with your name on it; the car will already be at the exit from the train station or the airport.
A fast-track ride with stops upon request. The driver respects traffic rules and is not in hurry, unless necessary. All cars are regularly maintained and no older than seven years.
How is the transfer different from other modes of transport
Transfer vs. Taxi taken on the spot
Minimum 10 minutes faster due to the meeting at the airportAnd in such locations as El Prat in Barcelona or Changi in Singapore, our service is 30 minutes faster, since, in order to get an official taxi cab from the airport to the city, you need to wait in line. The transfer is booked online in advance, so the driver is already there when you arrive.
No problems with languageFor example, in Thailand, it is already a challenge to ask a local cab driver: «How much does a ride from the airport cost?». And if you start bargaining, you risk overpaying. By booking our service, you rid yourself of such stress.
The price is known in advanceOfficial services operate according to their own rates, and private cab drivers often set the price judging by the tourist’s appearance. In Italy, a price for a taxi to the train station may vary significantly, and an inter-city taxi price policy is even more unpredictable. With Kiwitaxi, you learn the price already when booking.
Payment in any favorable currencyIn order to travel from the airport to the city by taxi cab, when arriving for example in Colombo or Bali, you will have to exchange money. The private transfer to the city is booked and paid online without any problems with currency.
On average 5–15% more expensiveIt is especially palpable, if the destination is close to the airport, as our service to the hotel has the uniform tariff within city limits. However, due to the unified Kiwitaxi tariff, a trip may be even cheaper in such cities as Milan.
Booking and payment in advanceIf there is no information about the date and time of your flight, it is not possible to book a car from the city to the airport. And, in order to make a booking online, you need to pay the service which has not been provided yet.
Transfer vs Taxi service booked via smartphone app
More reliable, if you need child seats, space for large luggage or a bigger vehicle (minibus)Via the app, it is not always possible to book a cab with a couple of child seats or a minibus for 7 people, say, in Turkey.
No internet needed upon arrivalIn order to book a cab online via the taxi service app, you need at least to connect to Wifi. And in such cities as Rome, there are no international taxi services at all. So you will have to download a local app if you haven’t taken care of your trip before.
Professional driverOur service is provided by professionals, who constantly work with tourists. It is not possible that the driver works part-time and does not know how to get from the airport to the train station.
On average 10–20% more expensiveIt is the same as with a taxi taken on the spot: a ride to a lodging located near the airport will most probably be unreasonably expensive. With all else being equal, a taxi service is a cheaper option.
Transfer vs. Public transport
Minimum 1,5–2,5 time fasterA private transfer to a city is a trip on the shortest route with stops only on demand of the passenger. If need be, it is possible to ask the driver to drive faster.
Calm and comfortableA meeting at the airport as close to the arrivals area as possible, help with luggage, and a car of a suitable capacity are the service standard.
Payment in favorable currencyIt is the same as above, where our service and a taxi from the airport to the city are compared. Payment is made online in advance, so there is no need to search for currency exchange offices upon arrival.
Up to 5 times more expensive for 1-2 touristsFor example, in Moscow, it is possible to get from a train station to an airport without changes, so if you travel alone or in a pair, a private car will cost minimum 2-4 times more expensive.
Classification of transfers
By the route:
— a ride from an airport or any other transport hub to the city or the other way round,
— an intercity taxi at pre-order,
— a trip to the local sight.
By the car class:
— Economy class (i.e. Ford Focus or Audi A3)
— Comfort class (i.e. Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry or similar ),
— Premium class (i.g. Mercedes C-class, BMW 7).
By passenger pick-up:
— a private transfer with a meeting at an airport and a ride to a destination for one person or a group of related people,
— a shared transfer provided on a minibus or bus for tourists who are not related to each other, who have arrived at the airport at the approximately same time, and who need an inexpensive transfer to a place of stay.
By final destination:
— transportation to a ski resort in vehicles designed for transporting ski equipment,
— a ride to a hotel in a tourist place with a possible mini-excursion,
— a trip to a beach holiday region, when water and air-conditioner are needed in a car
and so on.