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any reliable and inexpensive car service at Chennai airport

Old Dec 10, 18, 5:52 pm
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any reliable and inexpensive car service at Chennai airport

I will have 2 ATM cards from B of A and Charles Schwab but just in case I am not able to receive money from the ATM at Chennai airport to pay for a taxi, can anyone recommend a reliable car service to take me to Courtyard Chennai hotel around 11 Ish at night.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 1:20 am
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I will have 2 ATM cards from B of A and Charles Schwab but just in case I am not able to receive money from the ATM at Chennai airport to pay for a taxi, can anyone recommend a reliable car service to take me to Courtyard Chennai hotel around 11 Ish at night.
uber is an option & there are also prepaid taxi counters at the airport where you can pay by card....
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Old Dec 17, 18, 6:05 pm
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Keyser- Which prepaid taxi? Fasttrack? black and yellow government taxi? for paying by credit card

Also, once I pay , do I give the receipt to the taxi man once I'm in the taxi or does someone walk me to the taxi? I don't want to give it to the wrong person.
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i always use uber so can't comment which taxi will be the best....but the procedure is simple....you pay at the counter & they give you a slip with your taxi number & the location where it is parked....you walk out to that parking location, locate your cab & give the driver the slip....
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Originally Posted by metoo View Post
Keyser- Which prepaid taxi? Fasttrack? black and yellow government taxi? for paying by credit card

Also, once I pay , do I give the receipt to the taxi man once I'm in the taxi or does someone walk me to the taxi? I don't want to give it to the wrong person.

fast track is safe and reliable. i would highly recommend uber. very convenient and easy. Just need to exit the terminal and walk straight to the "India flag"
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Old Dec 26, 18, 7:36 am
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fast track is safe and reliable. i would highly recommend uber. very convenient and easy. Just need to exit the terminal and walk straight to the "India flag"
I've seen the India Flag reference in tripadvisor. But In practice I was directed to a spot that was easy to find, but bore no relation to any sort of flag.

All in all, a great service, a good price and easy to use.
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Originally Posted by metoo View Post
I will have 2 ATM cards from B of A and Charles Schwab but just in case I am not able to receive money from the ATM at Chennai airport to pay for a taxi, can anyone recommend a reliable car service to take me to Courtyard Chennai hotel around 11 Ish at night.
Try Blacklane, they have a fleet of Mercedes and would be pre-arranged, saving you a headache.
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Originally Posted by EYrevanchist View Post
Try Blacklane, they have a fleet of Mercedes and would be pre-arranged, saving you a headache.

Why spend 100 usd on blacklane? Uber and fast track is around 8 usd and u can pay using credit cards with both
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I wish blacklane was cheaper, but other options are genuinely terrible.
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Originally Posted by EYrevanchist View Post
I wish blacklane was cheaper, but other options are genuinely terrible.
On a second visit, again I had no problem at all with Uber. Perhaps i've had staggering good luck: perhaps an Indian SIM in my phone helped.
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Old Sep 29, 19, 6:21 am
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The thing is, Uber black does not exist in Chennai.

In many cases I can have family pick me up in Chennai (S Class), but on red-eye's I do not seek to inconvenience them.
I fly to and fro MAA on average 1-2 times a month.
I fly EK J or rarely F and I always get the Blacklane chauffeur complimentary, where it a toss-up between a C and E class.
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Old Sep 29, 19, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by EYrevanchist View Post
The thing is, Uber black does not exist in Chennai.

In many cases I can have family pick me up in Chennai (S Class), but on red-eye's I do not seek to inconvenience them.
I fly to and fro MAA on average 1-2 times a month.
I fly EK J or rarely F and I always get the Blacklane chauffeur complimentary, where it a toss-up between a C and E class.
Though we are doubtless all filled with joy at your good fortune, many of us have to fend for ourselves at airports. For me, Uber's a preferred option, and it works well at MAA: at airports where it does not, regular taxis are my fall back.
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Old Sep 29, 19, 7:49 pm
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I don't know what car hotels provide on transfers, but I'd assume a Mercedes of some sort.
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
regular taxis are my fall back.
Non-functional air-conditioning, smells of sweat, dirty rundown cars of budget makes... NO THANKS!
Anyways, thanks for the great business idea
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Originally Posted by EYrevanchist View Post
Non-functional air-conditioning, smells of sweat, dirty rundown cars of budget makes... NO THANKS!
Anyways, thanks for the great business idea
to each their own....i always order an uber xl & typically end up getting an innova....99.99% of people don't need a mercedes for an airport transfer....
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