Melbourne Aiport Big Taxi

Old Jul 3, 18, 4:14 am
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Melbourne Aiport Big Taxi

Looking for recommendations for large airport taxi services from Melbourne airport to Caulfied.
Need plenty of room for lots of suitcases.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 6:35 am
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They have large passenger maxi-taxis in the rank. Not uncommon. The attendant in the taxi rank will get one for you.

Just some of the brands (via google)
-----> https://www.silvertop.com.au/maxi-taxi/
----> https://www.maximelbourne.com.au/
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Old Jul 5, 18, 10:55 pm
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Just go to the taxi rank with your luggage. They know what to do. Just make sure they see your luggage and know it is all going in one trip.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by dave111 View Post
Looking for recommendations for large airport taxi services from Melbourne airport to Caulfied.
Need plenty of room for lots of suitcases.
thank you
They still have the large ford falcon station wagons in Melbourne and often these are better than the maxi taxis at swallowing mounds of luggage.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 2:36 am
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Is it even worth booking a taxi in advance? Are the queues at the taxi rank?
Is the price similar?
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Old Jul 6, 18, 3:14 am
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Originally Posted by dave111 View Post
Is it even worth booking a taxi in advance?
Are the queues at the taxi rank?
Is the price similar?
  • Not worth pre-booking IMHO.
  • Queue length depends on time of day. But the queue keeps moving. I find the queue at VA T2 terminal (south) a little quicker than north (QF) T1 terminal, but not a lot of difference
  • Price is metered. A pre-booked taxi may have a small extra fee.
https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/...axis-chauffeur
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Old Jul 6, 18, 7:30 am
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thanks - will go with the taxi rank option.
in london - its all cheapest to book a cab
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Old Jul 6, 18, 10:32 pm
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There can be long queues at the rank, but it moves very quickly. It's very organized and easy. I'd wager dealing with a prebooking might be more of a hassle to be honest. And, I don't think it would be cheaper (probably more).

The only time I've been stuck in a long queue there was after a long delay left a planeload of folks there at 3am. During rush hour, the Taxis are plentiful.

I always use the T2 queue and I think it gets more Taxis if there is a shortage (because it is first). It's the closest one for international arrivals.
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Old Jul 7, 18, 5:42 pm
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...in london - its all cheapest to book a cab
In Oz never cheaper to pre-book as there is a small booking fee added to the meter ($2 or so). Limos are not metered and for long distances can be cheaper than taxi (typically >$100 fares). If you are going into CBD then limo will typically be $30 more than taxi but nicer.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 3:16 am
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thanks. will be landing at MEL T2 @ 8pm so will join the rank looking for a big taxi.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 3:35 am
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The taxi rank attendant will sort it out.
At 20:00 it will not be that busy.
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Old Aug 11, 18, 3:26 am
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Easy finding a maxi taxi. No attendant present. 100aud on meter to destination. Far from luxury but got us here
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Old Aug 11, 18, 5:55 am
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Easy finding a maxi taxi. No attendant present. 100aud on meter to destination. Far from luxury but got us here
What are you up to in Caulfield? I would travel through there regularly.
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Old Aug 17, 18, 12:40 pm
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visiting family.
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Old Aug 17, 18, 12:52 pm
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Downloaded 13cabs app to order taxi back to airport
https://13cabs.com.au/
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