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taxi cost from ado to

taxi cost from ado depot to calle 28 and ave 10 , anyone know what the rate would be ??
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taxi cost from ado depot to calle 28 and ave 10 , anyone know what the rate would be ??
Within Zone One - 25 pesos
There will be a 5-10 peso surcharge from the queue at the station.
Having said that, they will attempt to get a lot more money from you. Up to 100 pesos.
Walk up to 10th to avoid the surcharge.
Tell the taxi you will pay 30. They may laugh, but that’s 5 pesos over the published rate.
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Within Zone One - 25 pesos
There will be a 5-10 peso surcharge from the queue at the station.
Having said that, they will attempt to get a lot more money from you. Up to 100 pesos.
Walk up to 10th to avoid the surcharge.
Tell the taxi you will pay 30. They may laugh, but that’s 5 pesos over the published rate.
With the long queue at the station, the first guy to break rank and drive for anywhere close to the published rate, would pay a very dear price at the hands of his fellow drivers.

We always walk up to 10th, and have been quoted as high as 100 pesos to CTM. We told him to pull over and let us out. He did, and got in another taxi in just a moment. We complained to the 2nd driver that the previous driver tried to charge us 100 pesos, whereupon he pulled over and screamed at us to get out. The next guy didn't ask, and I paid him the correct fare + 10.

Edit to add:

I think the odds of getting a taxi at double the correct price from the queue would be slim to none.

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Thanks for the info guys.
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Here's how: coming out of the ADO terminal at 5th and Juarez, turn left (north) onto 5th Ave., walk one block north on 5th Ave. to Calle 2 Norte, turn left (west) and walk one block over to Ave. 10, flag down taxi, have exact change (25-30 pesos) ready in your pocket, get in and state destination, on arrival unload FIRST before paying - nice drivers will often help load and unload luggage in/out of taxi's trunk) pay the 25-30 pesos (and a 5 or 10 peso tip if he helps load and unload/carry), and walk away like you know what you're doing (and now, in fact, you do) - Don't negotiate or appear confused, or you'll get the "It's 50 pesos" (or more) demand (ignore it - after saying "gracias, amigo"). There are lots of nice taxistas, but a few rotten apples can spoil the whole barrel...

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We always ask before getting into the cab. and if it's too much we get the next one. Never had any issues doing it this way
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We always ask before getting into the cab. and if it's too much we get the next one. Never had any issues doing it this way
Why ask if you know what the correct charge is?
You'll find Beam-eye's strategy much easier and more successful, (i.e. less expensive); This would be based upon the hundreds, (at least), of rides by the respondents to the op.
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Cause cabs sometimes try to overcharge and I hate having to argue at the end of the ride.. especially since my Spanish isn't that good. I find if I know what the price is supposed to be and they try to overcharge me, they lose the fare and I get the next taxi. no shortage of them so I wait a max of 30 sec.
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Cause cabs sometimes try to overcharge and I hate having to argue at the end of the ride.. especially since my Spanish isn't that good. I find if I know what the price is supposed to be and they try to overcharge me, they lose the fare and I get the next taxi. no shortage of them so I wait a max of 30 sec.
You didn't read Beam-eye's post. I'll summarize:

Get in.
Arrive at your destination.
Get out.
Pay the correct fare.
Thank the driver.
Walk away.

Who said anything about arguing?
Spanish?? Pretty sure all drivers understand "Thank you", and "Gracias".
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LOL I did read.. but I've had a couple bad experiences where the cab driver was rude and I felt unsafe. I'll stick to my asking first. no one needs to follow what I do... I was just sharing how I do it and how it works best for me
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LOL I did read.. but I've had a couple bad experiences where the cab driver was rude and I felt unsafe. I'll stick to my asking first. no one needs to follow what I do... I was just sharing how I do it and how it works best for me
Understood - it happens, unfortunately, and as a stranger in a strange land you're at a bit of a disadvantage FOB (or FOA) if/when the taxista wants to try to take advantage. Your method will obviously work, and if it makes you more comfortable...use it. Risk avoidance is the best policy, really, and it makes your stay more pleasant. Enjoy your stay. Suerte!
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Why ask if you know what the correct charge is?
You'll find Beam-eye's strategy much easier and more successful, (i.e. less expensive); This would be based upon the hundreds, (at least), of rides by the respondents to the op.

I've mentioned this before, but the chart that keeps getting posted here is not relevant for Playacar. They have a different published rate for workers, local residents, and tourists. The chart appears to be an average between the tourist and local price.


If I have my gate access card with me, I usually have no problem getting the worker price since that card can save between 10 seconds and 10 minutes


So basically, if you use this strategy in Playacar, you will either pay the highest rate when you might have been able to negotiate lower. Or, you pay the local rate and are actually underpaying and understandably pissing off a driver.


This obviously only applies if you're staying in Playacar, but since enough people do I think it's worth mentioning.
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This is what I started doing ... with a gracias hermano. it works fine for me.


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You didn't read Beam-eye's post. I'll summarize:

Get in.
Arrive at your destination.
Get out.
Pay the correct fare.
Thank the driver.
Walk away.

Who said anything about arguing?
Spanish?? Pretty sure all drivers understand "Thank you", and "Gracias".
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I generally know what the fare should be so I verify that amount before I get in and never ask how much...
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