Using a Luxor taxi
Luxor lies on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt and attracts travellers from all around the world. It’s a great destination for those who wish to visit some of Egypt’s most famous ruins, like the Luxor and Karnak Temples or visit the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens that are on the river’s west bank.
Using a Luxor taxi to get from one point of interest to the next is a great way to explore as much as possible during your trip. It’s a popular transportation option, so you should be able to find an available taxi wherever you are, but it’s also a good idea to pre-book a Luxor taxi for a smoother experience. Luxor taxi prices are rather low, making them a good choice for anyone travelling on a budget. They are available 24/7 all around the city and provide reliable service if you can spot and avoid sketchy drivers.
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Luxor taxi prices
Moving around Luxor by taxi is a cheap transportation option that will get you from one place to the next quickly. Although taximeters should be used to calculate the fare, Luxor taxi prices aren’t fixed and the rates can vary depending on the operator. A short trip of less than 10 kilometres should cost around €3 (100 EGP).
Note that each operator might charge differently depending on the number of passengers, luggage or time of day. It’s always best to ask how much the fare will be before you enter the taxi and to check for any additional costs. Alternatively, for complete peace of mind, you can pre-book and pre-pay for your Luxor taxi, ensuring a fixed rate.
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How to find a taxi in Luxor
Taking a taxi in Luxor is a very convenient transportation option as they’re available 24/7 and the fare is rather low compared to other popular tourist destinations. Most taxis are white and blue but the colour might differ as there are multiple operators in the city; they usually stand out with the signature taxi sign on the roof or the phone number of the company on the side.
The easiest way to get a taxi is to wave over to the driver and if they’re available they’ll pull over to pick you up. Alternatively, you can walk up to the nearest taxi rank; you’ll usually find one near busy locations in the city or by tourist attractions. There are also some operators that give you the option to order a taxi online or you can order one over the phone; there is not a unique taxi hotline but you can choose from many local operators, like A1 Taxis Luxor, reachable at +20 102 049 1202 or Ali Luxor Taxi at +20 100 292 7053. You can also always pre-book a Luxor taxi with Welcome Pickups and enjoy professional door-to-door service.
Pre-book your taxi in Luxor
To have a memorable and stress-free experience during your trip right from the start, you can pre-book your Luxor taxi with Welcome Pickups. Whether you want reliable door-to-door service after arriving at Luxor Airport or a friendly driver to explore the city and nearby destinations, Welcome will be your friend on the ground. You won’t have to wait at the rank for a taxi or use crowded public transport to reach your destination. The booking process takes only a couple of minutes and Welcome’s flexible cancellation policy allows you to make any last-minute changes if needed.
You’ll enjoy professional service from hand-picked, English-speaking drivers at a competitive, fixed rate. Also, your transfer will be pre-paid, meaning you won’t need to worry about how much the ride will cost during traffic, or if the taxi driver will accept card payment.
Luxor taxi tips
- Not all taxi drivers in Luxor speak English; it’s best to have your destination or any other important information written down in Arabic.
- Most local taxis are metered; if you don’t see a taximeter on the dashboard or it’s not in use, make sure to ask how much the fare will be before you start the ride and agree on the fare.
- In Egypt, taxi drivers might pick up additional passengers along the way if they’re heading in the same general direction. There’s no reason to be alarmed but if you feel uncomfortable, you can politely say to the driver that you prefer a private ride.
- Tipping your driver isn’t customary or expected but it’s always welcomed; you can simply round up the fare if you were happy with the service received.
Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Luxor
Visiting Luxor while using a wheelchair can be challenging but it’s not impossible with some proper planning. A standard Luxor taxi cab that you’ll find on the street can fit a foldable wheelchair in the trunk but local taxis are rarely fully accessible. If you require a fully accessible vehicle during your trip, you can make arrangements with a local agency or tour operator, so you can confirm any tours and any other transportation in advance.
Luxor taxi safety and complaints
Using a taxi in Luxor is a safe transportation option in general, as long as you choose an official operator. If anything feels off, like the taximeter is missing or the driver claims it’s broken, it’s best to take a different taxi. If at the end of the ride, you think you have been overcharged or you wish to report the driver for unprofessional behaviour or reckless driving, you can address the local police. If you know the company the driver works for, you can also address the issue with them; writing down as much information as possible, including the driver’s name or licence and plate will help.