Private Cab Services in Kolkata for Comfortable Journeys

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If this is not your first visit to Kolkata you may already know about the whims of Kolkata taxi drivers. Taxi refusal is a common problem in the city. Sometimes cab drivers switch off the fare-meter and ask for a fixed rate which is always higher than the actual fare for the distance. Sometimes they are simply ‘not interested’ to go exactly where you ask them. So if you don’t want unnecessary hassles in getting around in the city book a private cab service in Kolkata in advance.

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Why private taxi service in Kolkata is a wise choice

Kolkata is a booming metro. Traffic jams, over-crowded public buses, long queue for auto rickshaws are common to see in peak hours of the day. Overpopulation and the inflow of crowd from the suburban areas makes situation even worse on weekdays. On the contrary, scarcity of public transport on holidays is another side of transportation problem in the metro.

So whether you are a tourist or a business traveller private taxi service in Kolkata is your best option to dodge such troubles and explore the city conveniently.

Things to consider before hiring a taxi service in Kolkata

There is no dearth of private taxi services in the city. But how would you choose the best cab service in Kolkata that will best suit your requirements? Comfort, convenience, budget and security are some of the factors that influence our decisions while travelling. Following are some points to consider before you hire a private cab service in Kolkata.

Fare: Do a little research on current cab fare rates in Kolkata. It will save you from being overcharged. Cab fare depends on distance, type of vehicle and the basic charges fixed by the local transport authorities and it may vary depending on the time you will be travelling. For example, distance between Dum Dum Airport and Esplanade is 18 km and estimated travel time is 33-35 minutes which can extend to 1 hour during peak time. Therefore, private taxi charges may also vary accordingly ranging from Rs 200 to Rs 400.

Flexibility: If you are to travel late at night or early in the morning check in advance on availability of service at that specific hour. Do they charge extra for providing cab after normal service hours? Will they pick you up right from your place or you need to walk to a certain pickup point? These are some questions you need to ask before hiring a taxi service in Kolkata to ensure comfort and convenience.

Fleet: Inquire about diversity of the fleet and what type of car you’ll be provided. When it is a group of two or four a Swift Dzire or Tata Indigo is okay but for a large family/group an SUV might be the right option.

Facility: Will they offer service tailored to your interest? Top rated private cab services in Kolkata offer services customized to their clients’ needs.

17 thoughts on “Private Cab Services in Kolkata for Comfortable Journeys

  1. Truly an informative article but I think now this got habituated by the people in Hyderabad. A rental service is here taking place now. Even in my case, though it’s costly here we are taking rental cars out of comforts. I have not visited Kolkata yet but I will do. Planning to be there in Durga Pooja. May be i will see the conversation live 🙂

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  2. Great informative blog about taxi services good to know such services for work who travel alot for their work places or so for savings on taxi prices here are your coupons and deals hiremecar. thank you such a good post.


  3. This trend of considering private cabs has already set in Mumbai and Bangalore. I am coming to your city in July 🙂 Nice informative post.

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    1. I see, but when you are a traveller it’s kind of okay, you can plan and book in advance. But for locals when you suddenly in need of a taxi and they either refuse or ask for a fare whatever they like…is simply frustrating. However, I am very glad to know you’re coming. I wish you have a pleasant experience in my city. 🙂


  4. Informative post 🙂
    Booking needs to be done for such private cabs. Many have been introduced.
    Much needed as Taxi-drivers sometimes refuse or act badly. newspapers have such horror-stories…


    1. Oh really…I thought Kolkata is the only city with such problem. However, poor administration is the reason behind such persistent problem in our city. Very problematic for city dwellers as well as tourists.


    1. You did the wise thing…Tram rides are wonderful if you are not travelling in peak hours…quite an experience! Unfortunately trams are becoming rare on city roads. The administration even thought about removing trams from Kolkata roads instead of modernizing this wonderful mode of transport.

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      1. Oh, removing them would be a pity! I understand they’re in need of an overhaul and probably cause some chaos in modern-day traffic (since they cut across crowded roads) but I do hope they don’t do away with trams altogether!

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