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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    If you can’t use Uber, then Apollo Is best bet.  12-1 is traffic nightmare time in SD.  


    I will go for APOLO TAXI (809-537-0000) reputable drivers with background ck serving transportation in SD since 1984.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcinbrass View Post
    The Metro station is a bit out of the way, UBER is best bet as far as cost. I still wouldn't pay more than 800 though
    Mcinbrass did you miss the fact that the OP will NOT have internet connection when arriving at Metro bus depot?

    If you will not pay over 800 pesos for a taxi from Metro bus depot to SDQ airport mid-day on a Friday I sure hope you arrive very early as it will be one long, hot WALK to the airport. Drink plenty of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcinbrass View Post
    The Metro station is a bit out of the way, UBER is best bet as far as cost. I still wouldn't pay more than 800 though
    You are completely out of touch with prices.

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    I wouldn't recommend using Uber to the airport. The company has fixed a rate with drivers which they all think is too low. They don't know where you're going until they get to you, and as soon as they see it's the airport, they often refuse to take you (I've had this happen several times). The only way around this is to offer them a big tip, maybe RD$ 500. It's all a pain if you are in a rush to get a flight.

    For the airport, I'd suggest using Apollo.

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    Now there is a valuable bit of information....

    Take note - UBER lovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TropicalPaul View Post
    I wouldn't recommend using Uber to the airport. The company has fixed a rate with drivers which they all think is too low. They don't know where you're going until they get to you, and as soon as they see it's the airport, they often refuse to take you (I've had this happen several times). The only way around this is to offer them a big tip, maybe RD$ 500. It's all a pain if you are in a rush to get a flight.

    For the airport, I'd suggest using Apollo.
    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Now there is a valuable bit of information....

    Take note - UBER lovers
    So far I haven't had this problem going to the airport but being picked up at the airport I have had the driver ask me to cancel and pay in cash.

    The fares to and from the airport are ridiculously low. A most recent trip from Gazcue to the airport was 652 pesos. Shucks if I was an Uber driver I would refuse to do the trip also. All of Uber fares are way too low and the main reason why I always give a tip. Uber is going to have to raise their rates or they will be without drivers. I also noticed most recently in SD DN a lot of the drivers are Venezuelans who may just be a bit more desperate to earn some cash.

    I still prefer and love Uber but a fare increase would definitely be the right thing to do.

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    It seems the UBER experience in SD is an experience !!
    hehe

    I'm not a big fan of them... but I'm considered different by many

    When I call for a car - I want to be driven - not to negotiate.
    And in NYC - UBER is slower than the Yellow Cab

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    Fares just went up a bit to help offset gas prices, operating costs and earnings. Uber is still trying to grab market share. They want to make the service really attractive and grow rapidly.

    In the month's to come, it is hoped that taxi mafia takes notice forcing a change from the armed encampment around hotels and airports that seems to be the game plan now. Wages for Uber drivers will rise and based on the number of short trips one driver can conceivably do in a day, a decent wage is not an issue. If a driver wants to makes their days take by 9 am, then they are being unrealistic. Uber has to hustle for business and so do its drivers. Some drivers have never thought this way before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    Fares just went up a bit to help offset gas prices, operating costs and earnings. Uber is still trying to grab market share. They want to make the service really attractive and grow rapidly.

    In the month's to come, it is hoped that taxi mafia takes notice forcing a change from the armed encampment around hotels and airports that seems to be the game plan now. Wages for Uber drivers will rise and based on the number of short trips one driver can conceivably do in a day, a decent wage is not an issue. If a driver wants to makes their days take by 9 am, then they are being unrealistic. Uber has to hustle for business and so do its drivers. Some drivers have never thought this way before.
    I think those of us who use Uber regularly can confirm that they are struggling to find the right pricing point in Santo Domingo. The fares go down, the drivers all leave, then you are on surge pricing most of the time as nobody is driving, then the fares go up, then drivers join, then they go down again. I understand that the Uber franchise in Dom Rep is owned by Venezuelans. Regarding trips to the airport though it is a mess and having nearly missed a flight after two Ubers refused to take me without a 1000 tip (yes seriously) I have given up on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anng3 View Post
    How much is it to go from the Metro bus to SDQ?
    Won't have wifi when I arrive so can't use Uber.
    Was thinking of calling Apollo when I arrive.

    Also how long will it take going around 12 or 1 today Friday?
    Thanks!
    That would be from $1,250-$1,500. You can call Aero or Apolo, get a quote and make a reservation.
    Aerotaxi: (809)233-8000 Apolo: (809) 537-0000. Keep in mind that at this time, traffic is beyond awful in SD.

    Making a reservation is good, they won't send you a wreck, but a better car, appropriate for the amount of people who are traveling.
    I've make reservations for myself and other people and the taxis were extremely prompt.

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