This article seeks to give the top 10 cities with most expensive airport taxi fares in the world.
Imagine this scenario: your flight has landed after several hours up in the air; you are jetlagged and you want to make a dash to the nearest hotel for a quick rest. Unless you have made certain transportation arrangements, your viable option would be the taxicab, right?
So, you hailed a taxi, got inside, and provided the cabbie your desired destination. Once there, you pay your fare and get off. It is quite a normal routine for many travelers whose itineraries often involve going to and from the airport. But if you are in New Zealand and Australia, you just might have the shock in your life to know that your taxi fare is well above what you are normally accustomed to.
Airport taxi fares in both countries are ridiculous and so expensive that both nations managed to nab seven spots in a recent top 10 listing. Here’s another thing – the United States did not even crack the top 10. On that note, here are the 10 most expensive airport taxi fares in the world.
10 Moscow, Russia – $3.46 / km
There are three international airports that are currently servicing the City of Moscow – Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo. Of the three, Vnukovo is the nearest to Russia’s capital at 28 kilometers. Sheremetyevo is the second nearest (29 km) while Domodedovo is the farthest (42 km). But with a taxi fare of $3.46/km, it seems like landing in Vnukovo is still a costly affair.