Taxis in Darwin
Located in Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin is a multicultural city that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and contemporary culture. With its tropical climate, stunning beaches, and proximity to world-renowned national parks, Darwin is the perfect destination for all. And the best way to get around this vibrant place is to take a Darwin taxi.
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Darwin Taxi Prices
Taxi fares in Darwin are regulated by the Northern Territory Government and are calculated using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled.
The pricing is as follows:
Initial charge: €2.60 (AUD 4.20)
Cost per km: €1.40 (AUD 2.25)
Waiting time per hour: €34.85 (AUD 56.60)
Be aware that an additional night-time surcharge of 20% will be added to your end fare if you’re travelling late, between 7 pm-6 am.
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How to get a taxi in Darwin
Getting a taxi in Darwin is easy, as many operate around the city 24/7. You can hail a cab on the street or head to any big tourist hub or hotel to get a cab. Alternatively, you can pre-book a ride in and around the city online or via phone, and have a driver pick you up from your chosen location; If you wish to call, you can ring up one of the following Darwin taxi numbers:
Darwin Radio Taxis: +61 (8) 8981 3777
Blue Taxi Company: +61 (8) 8980 8888
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Darwin Taxi Tips
- Ensure that the taximeter has been reset, turned on and set on the correct tariff before starting your journey.
- All taxis in Darwin should accept card payments, although some have a minimum amount for card payments.
- A 20% night surcharge will be applied for all journeys between 19:00 and 06:00.
- Tipping your Darwin taxi driver is not customary, as taxi fares are already inclusive of any applicable fees or charges.
Wheelchair-accessible Taxis in Darwin
The following two local cab companies offer specially equipped Darwin taxi vehicles to accommodate passengers who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids: Darwin Radio Taxis and Blue Taxi Company. Keep in mind, you will need to book your transfer in advance and specify that you require a wheelchair-accessible vehicle to ensure availability and avoid surprises.
Darwin Taxi Safety and Complaints
If you need to file a complaint about a taxi in Darwin, there are a few options available to you; you can either contact the taxi company you used directly, explaining the nature of your complaint or contact the Northern Territory Taxi Council if you are unable to resolve the issue with the provider.
It is crucial to keep your cab receipt, as you will need to provide as much detail as possible, including the date and time of the incident, the taxi number, and the driver’s name when filing a complaint.