What to Know if you Hope to Use Airport Taxi in Uganda
All Airports around the globe have taxi agencies that offer Airport transfer service to travelers. If you are traveling to a new destination, don’t worry about transport from the Airport to your hotel, there is a taxicab driver to offer you a ride.
To have a successful ride, be sure to reserve in advance. For those who hope to visit Uganda, here are the points you should know before you use a taxicab at Entebbe International Airport.
With their great cars and friendly drivers, special taxi agencies in Uganda are available for Airport pick up at EBB, drop off, intercity drive and private transfers to the up country. Whether you need a ride from Entebbe to Kampala, Jinja or other parts of the country, it is all covered at a reasonable cost.
How to Book?
Using your phone or computer, visit the EBB contact page and send a message to the reservation Agent. Once at the page, fill all the fields of the contact form and press the send button. The message will go to the inbox.
The reservationist is present to read your message and send back a reply. Negotiate and reach an agreement. If you take long without receiving the reply, don’t delay to check in your spam folder or use the available contact to forward a WhatsApp message.
Taxicabs base at Entebbe International Airport in the central and Hoima Airport in the western region. They don’t have offices or stages in other parts of the nation. If you need a cab to get you from a city or village to one of the Airports mentioned above, you have to order in advance such that a driver comes to pick you in time.
How to connect
For Airport pick up, when you move out of the arrival hall, look for a placard that displays your name. The driver is available to welcome from the time when the plane lands at EBB. Meet and greet before you start the drive.
For Airport drop off, you share with the reservation agent your location, pick up time, and the local number to call when the driver reaches the place of residence. If possible, send a location using WhatsApp such that the driver can use Google maps to locate your area without hustle.
Drivers use saloon cars and minivans. The list includes the Toyota Noah, Alphard, Wish, Premio, Leguis, Raum, Sienta, Issue, Ractis and Fielder. There are all in good condition and well equipped. These cars are marked with yellow horizontal stripes and black dots.
EBB taxi cost
The charge of a taxi from Entebbe Airport depends on the number of kilometers to cover. Short rides like Airport to Entebbe town cost about 15 USD. For a drive to Kampala, expect to pay between 35 – 50 USD. Longer trips fare range between 60 – 400 USD or more.
Mode of payment
You pay cash to the driver on arrival. Operators allow currencies like the local Uganda shillings, the United States of America dollar, British pound and Euro.
Why use a taxicab?
This transport service is not only cheap, but also quick, secure, safe, private and convenient. Local drivers operate these cabs. Therefore, you as well support a local Ugandan who is seeking daily income for day to day life.
From Entebbe Airport, a driver is ready to take you to Kampala and all other parts of the country like Mbarara, Kasese, Kisoro, Fort portal, Mbale, Gulu, Kitgum, Lira, Moroto, Soroti, Arua, Bushenyi, Kabale and more notable places.