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How to Get from Grand Cayman Airport to the City Centre

Grand Cayman is the largest island in the Cayman archipelago and an incredible vacation destination for those who love the sea and marine life. The island is surrounded by the warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and boasts stunning beaches and a tranquil atmosphere. Grand Cayman provides many excursion opportunities, from the spectacular Seven Mile Beach to the Cayman Crystal Caves.

An airport taxi is the only way to get from Grand Cayman Airport to the city centre, George Town. There is no public transport option available. However, the short distance makes it a quick ride, and the taxi rank at the airport typically has plenty of available cars.

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How to get from Grand Cayman Airport to the city centre by taxi

An airport taxi is a quick option for travelling from Grand Cayman Airport to the city centre. They are available 24/7, and the ride lasts about 8 minutes. Please note that at the taxi rank, a Ground Transport Attendant assigns cars on a first-come, first-served basis. When assigned a taxi, you will be given a ticket that identifies the taxi driver, the destination, the fare and the trip’s start time.

How much is a taxi from Grand Cayman Airport to George Town?

Grand Cayman taxis charge per mile and the rate increases from the 5th passenger on. There is no taximeter, but drivers have to apply the official rates based on the distance. Typically, a trip from Grand Cayman Airport to the city centre costs €18.70 (KYD 16.60) for up to 4 people. 

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Cost

€18.70 (KYD 16.60)

Trip Duration

8 Min.

*Prices will vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Grand Cayman Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You will find the taxi rank in the Arrival greeting area, right outside the terminal. 

Convenience

An airport taxi is the only way to travel from Grand Cayman Airport to the city centre. Given the short distance of only 4 km, this is a quick trip of about 8 minutes in regular traffic. It is also a very convenient option as your driver will take you straight to your accommodation without you having to deal with your luggage. To make your transfer smoother, it’s best to pre-book your ride to avoid longer waiting times if many passengers arrive at the taxi rank at the same time. 

Editor’s Note

While the airport has measures to prevent unofficial taxi drivers from offering their services, you may still be approached. If that’s the case, decline the offer politely but firmly.

Useful Tips

You can pay with cash or by card. If you want to pay with a card, inform your driver before the trip begins.
Taxi fares are calculated based on the distance and number of passengers. It’s a good idea to download the CI:GO app upon landing to confirm the distance and get an accurate fare estimate.
Tipping is optional, but it is a gesture that your driver will appreciate. The amount you choose to give is up to you.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Grand Cayman Airport from George Town?

Grand Cayman Airport is only 4 km from George Town, the island’s city centre. It accounts for a quick taxi ride of about 8 minutes in regular traffic.

How much is a taxi from Grand Cayman Airport to George Town?

Taxi fares are calculated according to distance and the number of passengers. For up to four people, a trip from Grand Cayman Airport to George Town costs approximately €18.70 (KYD 16.60). 

How to get from Grand Cayman Airport to the city centre?

An airport taxi is the only way to get from Grand Cayman Airport to the city centre. It is a quick and convenient option. In regular traffic, the trip lasts only 8 minutes.

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