• Nothing Found

Scarborough Taxis

Scarborough Taxi General Information and Tips


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Scarborough taxi service

Scarborough is located in the southwest corner of the island of Tobago. It is one of the largest cities on the island and serves as an important port for maritime trade. Its sunny climate, white sand beaches, and lush tropical forests make it a popular destination for travellers. Scarborough offers a variety of activities, including swimming, snorkelling, fishing, and kayaking. Visitors can also explore the 19th-century Fort George or visit the Botanic Gardens to see native flora. There are numerous restaurants and bars in town offering local delicacies, such as roti and roti doubles, as well as seafood eateries that can be found right on the waterfront. Scarborough is the perfect place to relax, explore, and experience the beauty of Trinidad and Tobago.

Taxis are a commonly used mode of transportation in Scarborough. Numerous Scarborough taxi firms are available at reasonable rates, providing fast and convenient transport for visitors to the island. To ensure a comfortable and reliable transfer with a friendly and professional driver, you can book your trips in advance with Welcome Pickups.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Fort King George to Pigeon Point Beach
11.10 €
16.70 €
31 MIN
Corbin Local Wildlife to Buccoo Beach
12.80 €
19.20 €
36 MIN
Scarborough Botanical Garden to Fort Bennett
6.70 €
10 €
18 MIN

Scarborough taxi prices

Scarborough taxi prices vary depending on the operator but are generally quite affordable. Most local taxis tend to negotiate fares with their customers rather than rely on taximeters; as they are not very well regulated, visitors are advised to use only established Scarborough taxi firms and official taxis which can be recognised by their license plates which start with the letter “H”. 

We also recommend having a rough idea of how much your trip will cost before trying to negotiate with the driver or by checking with your hotel concierge. You can find below the average local rates you can go by;

Day rates

Starting fare: €1 (TTD 7.50)
Fare per 1 km: €0.70 (TTD 5)
Per 1 hour of waiting: €20 (TTD 150)

Night rates

Taxi fares will be higher during nighttime, but the surcharge amount will depend on the company you use.

The Scarborough taxi prices provided are intended as a general reference only as most taxis do not use taximeters. Always inquire about additional charges prior to booking.

What our customers say about Welcome

"Anabelia, our tour guide was wonderful. She guided us through history and food and made great suggestions and enabled us to understand Greek culture and the food. I would highly recommend this tour.”

How to get a taxi in Scarborough

Taking a taxi in Scarborough is a great way for visitors and locals alike to get around. Taxis are widely available throughout the town, with many drivers offering their services from early morning until late at night. There are taxi stands throughout the city and several reputable Scarborough taxi firms you can call to arrange a transfer. 

As taxis in Scarborough are not very well regulated, visitors are advised to use only established, licensed providers; those can be recognised by their license plates which should start with the letter “H”. Some of the more popular Scarborough taxi numbers you can call for a pickup are the following:

Xanda Taxi and Car Rentals TOBAGO: +1 (868) 293 0711

Kenneth Potts Taxi and Tours, Tobago: +1 (868) 796 8121

Radia Car Rentals & Taxi Service (TOBAGO): +1 (868) 498 3672

Pre-book your Scarborough taxi service

Welcome Pickups offers pre-booked transfer services throughout Scarborough with round-the-clock availability. We provide reliable and comfortable transportation with professional local drivers and 24/7 customer support for guaranteed satisfaction. Our rates are fixed and competitive, to ensure that you have a hassle-free travel experience at a fair price!

Scarborough taxi tips

  1. Make sure to use registered taxis whose licence plates start with an “H” and avoid illegal and uninsured private cars with a “P”.
  2. It is unlikely that a taxi in Scarborough will be able to accept payment via credit/debit card, so it’s important that you have cash on you.
  3. If you are happy with the service, you are expected to tip your Scarborough taxi driver 10%.

Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Scarborough

Unfortunately, there aren’t any wheelchair-accessible taxi providers in Scarborough. However, we recommend enquiring with established Scarborough taxi firms as some of them may be able to meet your needs with a larger vehicle. You can also try contacting T&T Wheelchair Accessible Transit & Tours Ltd at +1 (868) 779 0193. Although they operate out of Port of Spain, they might have valuable insight into available wheelchair-accessible taxi services you can use during your stay.

Scarborough taxi safety and complaints

Taking a registered and licenced taxi in Scarborough is not considered dangerous. Travellers should always exercise caution, use a reliable Scarborough taxi firm, and agree upon a fare with the driver before getting into the vehicle. If you happen to face any issues, to file a formal complaint, you need to contact the company you booked with directly. In cases of a more serious or urgent nature, call the national emergency services at 999 or the local Scarborough police at +1 (868) 639 1200.

Frequently asked questions

How do I call a taxi in Scarborough?

There are multiple Scarborough taxi firms that you can call, such as Xanda Taxi and Car Rentals TOBAGO (+1 (868) 293 0711), Kenneth Potts Taxi and Tours, Tobago (+1 (868) 796 8121), and Radia Car Rentals & Taxi Service (TOBAGO) (+1 (868) 498 3672). If you want to secure a safe and comfortable taxi ride in Scarborough, you can also make a reservation in advance with Welcome Pickups. Our private Scarborough transfer service offers a fixed-rate fee and a friendly local driver, providing you with a reliable and professional travel experience.

How are Scarborough taxi prices calculated?

The rates for a taxi in Scarborough are €1 (TTD 7.50) for the initial fare, €0.70 (TTD 5) per additional kilometre, and €20 (TTD 150) per hour of waiting. Night rates are charged at a higher tariff. It should be noted that taxi rates in many areas do not rely on a taximeter, and passengers may need to discuss and agree upon a fare with the driver before beginning the trip. To ensure a competitive all-inclusive price with no hidden costs, book your private transfer in advance with Welcome.

Can I pay for my Scarborough taxi by card?

Please be advised that credit and debit cards are not accepted when taking a taxi in Scarborough, so it’s essential to have sufficient cash on hand to cover your fare. We recommend using registered, licenced taxis only and agreeing on the taxi fare with the driver before getting into the car. For your utmost peace of mind, you can book your rides in advance with Welcome Pickups to secure a fixed-rate fee and a reliable and professional Scarborough transfer.

Welcome Pickups has a Net Safety Score of 99 of 100

We’ve introduced a metric indicating how safe travellers feel when using our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. After every ride, we ask each traveller to leave a review.

  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

  • Contactless ride

  • Sanitiser in every car

Read More
Was this helpful?
Book your Scarborough Transfer