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Puerto Princesa Taxi

Useful Information and Tips for Taxis in Puerto Princesa


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Taxis in Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa is the gateway city to Palawan Island in the Philippines. It’s known as the “City in the Forest” given its status as one of the greenest and cleanest cities in the country. 

The most popular way to get around is to travel by tricycle which is the closest thing to a taxi as you may know it. These motorised tricycles carry 3-4 people at a time and will take you to the door of your destination if it’s within the city limits. They travel on short journeys and have a set price per trip. 

There are also shared taxi available called multicabs. The key difference is that multicabs have set routes like buses, whereas tricycles offer a door-to-door service.

Alternatively, you can also book a private taxi in Puerto Princesa for more comfortable and secure trips around the city.


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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How much does a taxi cost?

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Puerto Princesa taxi prices

The cost of a tricycle or multicab taxi in Puerto Princesa depends on where you’re going. The rates are set by the government based on the distance travelled. 

Journeys around Puerto Princesa city under 4 km cost €0.17 (PHP 10) per person. To get from Puerto Princesa Airport to the city centre, it costs €0.83 (PHP 50) per person. A trip from the airport to the bus station costs €1.99 (PHP 120) per person.  

Tricycles are discouraged from travelling further than 4 km. If you want to travel a further distance, such as to Port Barton or El Nido, it’s best to take a bus or arrange a private transfer.

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How to get a taxi in Puerto Princesa

You can find tricycles on the street or by taxi stands. Even if a tricycle has passengers, they may still take you if there is room and your destination isn’t too far from that of the other passengers. 

If you’d like to call a taxi in Puerto Princesa, private van companies operate across the island. You can contact the following numbers to arrange a vehicle on demand:
Palawan Taxi: +63 (928) 192 2985
Lexxuss Shuttle: +63 (917) 686 1118
Eulen Joy Express: +63 (915) 829 3735

Alternatively, a professional transfer company like Welcome can provide a private, relaxing journey to wherever you need to go for just you and your group.

Why book a Puerto Princesa private transfer in advance?

When arriving in a magical city like Puerto Princesa, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to get around. Though tricycles are inexpensive, they can be uncomfortable and complicated to navigate for tourists. That’s why we recommend booking a private taxi transfer in Puerto Princesa for efficient door-to-door services, friendly local drivers and comfortable, spacious vehicles.

You won’t need to share your ride with others or risk being overcharged. Instead, we guarantee complete exclusivity at an unbeatable price.

If you’re planning a longer transfer to nearby hotspots like El Nido, we’re also available to take you there. Simply book your transfer via our online booking portal or mobile app (App Store || Google Play).

Puerto Princesa taxi tips

  1. Tips are not expected in Puerto Princesa.
  2. You can pay for your tricycle ride in cash in the local currency – Philippine Peso (PHP).
  3. Storage space is limited on both tricycles and multicabs.

Wheelchair-accessibility taxis in Puerto Princesa

Unfortunately, wheelchair-accessible taxis in Puerto Princesa can be hard to find. We recommend arranging a private transfer in advance to help you get around more easily. They should be able to offer an appropriate vehicle in their fleet or refer you to a partner of theirs who can accommodate your needs. Planning ahead of time is recommended to ensure a suitable vehicle is secured for your comfort and safety.

Puerto Princesa taxi safety and complaints

Puerto Princesa is considered a safe city but the transport options could be better. Tricycles aren’t very safe because of the nature of the vehicles. Private multicabs/vans can be safer but sharing rides does put travellers at risk of having items stolen.

If you have any issues when riding a taxi in Puerto Princesa, you can contact the local police at +63 (048) 434 9890.

Frequently asked questions

Can I call a taxi in Puerto Princesa?

You do not need to call a taxi in Puerto Princesa. Traditional taxis are quite rare and overpriced in Puerto Princesa, so most people travel by tricycle. Tricycles are similar to Tuk-Tuks in that the driver drives a motorised bike that pulls the open-sided passenger sidecar. These are easy to find and hail on the street from anywhere in the city. Private vans are available by phone from trusted companies such as Palawan Taxi (+63 (928) 192 2985) and Lexxuss Shuttle (+63 (917) 686 1118).

How can I pay for my taxi in Puerto Princesa?

Most tricycle and van drivers accept cash in the local currency – Philippine Peso (PHP). If you prefer to pay by card, you can book a private vehicle in advance. Even if your plans haven’t been finalised yet, Welcome’s flexible cancellation policy allows you to amend your booking up to the last minute.

How do Puerto Princesa taxi drivers calculate their fares?

Puerto Princesa tricycles have fares set by the local government. For short journeys around the city, you can expect to spend €0.17 (PHP 10) per person, per trip. Tipping isn’t customary or expected. That said, overcharging is common if you’re a tourist. If you want the peace of mind of having your taxi fares set ahead of time, consider booking a professional transfer instead.

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