San Juan Airpot RCCL Transfers or Taxi to Port
Has anyone taken a taxi from the San Juan airport to the cruise port? RCCL transfers are $30 per person to and from the port.
Do you know how much a taxi is for two persons (and possibly four people) plus bags? Cruised out of San Juan many times but only with cruise line transfers. Looking for a cheaper and easier way.
Hope this helps.
Here is the phone number to call to see if quotes have been changed .
The Tourism Taxi Program, recently instituted by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, has simplified the fare structure between the airport and several major tourism zones in the San Juan area. Charge set rates as follows:
Zone 1: International Airport to Isla Verde and Punta Las Marias $8
Zone 2: Airport to Condado, Ocean Park and Miramar $12
Zone 3: Airport to Old San Juan, Tourism Piers and Puerta de Tierra $16.00
Zone 4: Piers to Old San Juan $6.00
Zone 5: Piers to Puerto de Tierra $6.00
Zone 6: Piers to Condado and Miramar $10.00
Zone 7: Piers to Isla Verde $16.00
Minimum charge: $3.00
Initial charge $1.00 x 1/13 mile charge: $0.10waiting time (every 45 seconds): $0.10.
Each piece of additional luggage: $0.50
Extra piece of luggage (trunk): $1.00
Phone calls: $1.00
Reservation of unit: $5.00
Hourly rental charge: $20.00 Night (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) over the meter charge: $1.00
The taxi will be cheaper but . . .
When you come out of the AP terminal there will be an ENORMOUS slow moving line & you will be overwhelmed by the heat & humidity. You will get on this line with all of your stuff & wait in an organized manner while you & every other passanger from a minimum of 5 ships (think 5 x 2000 = 10,000 people) waits for a taxi.
Even though it is more expensive, San Juan is the only port I have been to where I would recommend you take the cruise line's shuttle service. Instead of standing in the heat & humidity you will sit & wiat in an air conditioned bus.
I've never had a long wait for a taxi in San Juan, I think it depends on the time. First you go to the taxi stand inside where you just picked up your luggage and get a ticket. Then you go out and get into the taxi line, should be around $25 plus tips, will also depend on how much luggage you have. Its still a lot faster than waiting on the bus and less money.
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