Taxis in Chittagong
The most convenient and comfortable way to get around Bangladesh’s second-busiest city, Chittagong, is by taking a taxi. Taxis in Chittagong are available around the clock and will save you from having to cram onto public transport, delivering you directly to your destination. Furthermore, Chittagong taxis can be found all over the city making it easy to flag one down or pick one up off the street. Or if you prefer to plan ahead, you can pre-book one in advance online.
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Chittagong taxi prices
Taxis in Chittagong are very affordable – especially when shared among a group of people – and are well worth the extra convenience. Chittagong taxi fares are calculated using a taximeter and can vary based on several factors such as the distance travelled, time of day, and which taxi company you are using. Keep in mind that if you are travelling at night, you can expect the fare to be double the day rate.
Base fare for the first 2 km: €0.70 (BDT 85)
Price per km (after the first 2 km): €0.30 (BDT 34)
Waiting time (traffic lights/peak hour): €0.10 (BDT 8.5/minute)
There are also additional fees for booking a driver over the phone €0.20 (BDT 20), and you will need to cover toll road costs, if applicable.
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How to get a taxi in Chittagong
Due to an influx in ride-sharing services, running costs and increased traffic congestion, taxi numbers have dwindled to a mere few hundred throughout Chittagong city. Nevertheless, taxis in Chittagong are still readily available from popular locations such as the airport, train stations, bus terminals and tourist hot spots. It is also possible to hail one from the street; look for the bright yellow air-conditioned taxis with a taxi sign on the roof or the more economical blue taxis which are not air-conditioned. Hotels can also arrange a taxi on your behalf or for a more personalised service, you can schedule a Welcome private transfer for a time and place of your choosing and avoid the long wait times and price fluctuations altogether!
Booking your Chittagong taxi transfer in advance
Knowing that your private Chittagong taxi will be waiting for you at a set time and place means you can simply relax and enjoy your holiday. By pre-booking your Welcome Pickups transfer in advance online, you’ll unlock access to a number of benefits such as 24/7 customer support, door-to-door service and a completely personalised travel experience. On top of all that, you’ll be avoiding any hidden costs by securing a guaranteed price and you’ll be in the safe hands of one of our highly-trained local drivers who know the city like the back of their hand!
Chittagong taxi tips
- Check that the taximeter has been reset to the base fare and appropriate tariff before you begin your trip.
- Tipping your taxi driver in Bangladesh isn't customary, but it is a nice way to show your appreciation for good service. A good rule of thumb is 10% of the final fare price, or to let your driver keep the change.
- Blue taxicabs are not air-conditioned and have lower fares than air-conditioned yellow taxicabs.
Wheelchair accessible taxis in Chittagong
Unfortunately, wheelchair-accessible taxis are not available within the Chittagong district. It is still possible to travel via regular taxi and the driver can assist you to your seat before folding and placing your wheelchair near your luggage. For a more reliable option, you can pre-book a private transfer with a specialised local tour operator to ensure you receive the necessary support and arrive comfortably and safely at your destination.
Chittagong taxi safety and complaints
Taking a taxi in Chittagong is generally considered a safe mode of transport although, as a precaution, it is always best to take an official yellow or blue taxi that is bound by the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority guidelines. Some drivers may claim that their taximeter is broken or ask for a set rate fare, in which case, it is best to wait for another taxi.
If you do encounter a driver trying to overcharge you or if at any point you are made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe, take down the driver and vehicle details so that you can make an official complaint to the local police.