I just want some very rough estimates please.
How much would one be from Paddington station to the O2 Arena (the old Millenium Dome)? It's just that I know they can be stupidly expensive and I don't want any nasty surprises when I get there, e.g. it turning out to be 5 times as much as the train fare :/
(I know I could take the bus/tube, but im getting there only just in time and I don't know London at all well, so Id rather not)
what sort of distance are we talking? I can't remember the taxi being any dearer than anywhere else in England when I visited London but the price of a pint of beer certainly was!
It's 10 miles, so I'd imagine it will be pricey, in any city.
I'd say somewhere between £30-50.
Ok, that's roughly what I expected, thanks.
why not get the underground??
I would expect the tube to be significantly faster. Have never driven that route, but my job involved taking taxis in central london a lot last year and they actually can take hours.
Kings cross to Canary Wharf cost £32 the other week.
Taxi drivers don't have to pay the congestion charge.. The real cost is simply that taxi drivers must live in London to work in London and living in London is far more expensive than elsewhere.
What time will it be?
Rates increase after seven in the evening.
On the tube (paddington --> the O2) + a little walk (9 mins well signposted) = 43 mins.
Take the tube.