dragonman said:Catch the train - much cheaper, quicker and if you get off at Town Hall you are there.
I can think of a couple more "downers" with Sydney taxis, such as driver not knowing where to go or how to get there (probably not an issue with this trip), cab and driver being dirty etc. Melbourne is no better, give me Brisbane taxis anytime.simongr said:The only downer on Taxis can be the massive queue depending on the time of arrival into Sydney. The "trick" of going upstairs to see if you can grab a cab that has just dropped osmeone off might be worth a try - but I am not sure if the cabs still do it -they can get large fines if caught.
Dave Noble said:It is a bit cheaper, but outside peak hours, not enough to make it worthwhile. I used to live a cpl of hundred yards from Town Hall station . The Taxi fare to Town Hall off peak was $18-$20 whilst the train costs $12.20. The saving of $8 not really worth the extra time spent travelling ( 23 mins travel time to Town Hall plus average 7.5 minutes waiting time )
If there are 2 or more people travelling, then taking the train is definately a bad move
As simongr hinted - it depends on the time of day. I took the train from SYD-Town Hall once and made it to my office (near Town Hall) in under 30 minutes. I know I would've been in the taxi queue for more than 30 minutes alone, because I spent a good 10-15min in it and moved about 5metres!Dave Noble said:The saving of $8 not really worth the extra time spent travelling
serfty said:Ask the driver to take O'Riorden St to go to/from the city/airport & it can cost a lot less than that. (At 5am I went from Menzies hotel to Dom airport last week for $25.50) This is quite OK when the traffic is light such as that time of the morning or Saturday afternoons.