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#1 ozbuc

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:56 PM

Is it reasonable for me to expect taxis to be at the station in Seattle when the Starlight pulls in?



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:59 PM

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

Yes. There is generally a line of taxis waiting, and if by some chance there aren't enough, they'll call more.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

In my limited experience, there have been taxis waiting (a lot of them).


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

Thanks for the replies.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

The only time it is hard to get a cab from the Starlight is on game days.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

There will be unlicensed towncars there too and they will offer you a too good to be true deal.  DO NOT fall into that trap.  You will end up paying double. Stick with a cab (Or Metro)



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:30 PM

Plenty of cabs at King Street. My first time there, I fell for the Town Car thing - never again.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:06 PM

My experience is that cabs are more available at King Street Station than at Los Angeles Union Station and many other larger stations. 


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

My experience is that cabs are more available at King Street Station than at Los Angeles Union Station and many other larger stations. 

I found that cabs were always available at New York Penn Station. The only concern was about how long a wait in line. Cabs were constantly dropping off fares and picking up new ones. However, the passengers were a mix of office workers and train passengers.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:26 AM

Again thanks for the replies and the town car warnings.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

Does anyone know how much it is from the train station to the airport (SEA). Coming in on the Starlight to a airport hotel for a 0600 flight the next morning. Thank You!


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

"There is a $40.00 Flat Rate in effect for trips from the Downtown Seattle Hotel District to SeaTac Airport which applies to all taxicabs that operate in Seattle."


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

Does anyone know how much it is from the train station to the airport (SEA). Coming in on the Starlight to a airport hotel for a 0600 flight the next morning. Thank You!

 

If you aren't up for spending the $40 on the cab, exit king street station and walk one block east on Jackson to 5th and catch the light rail to the Airport station. Most airport hotels will offer a free shuttle from the station. It is about a 31 minute ride and costs $2.75.

 

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

Thanks Folks!


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:34 AM

Taxifarefinder.com is a great way to find fares throughout the country.  I've found them to be very accurate, however, on my last trip the price they showed was actually a dollar or two more than what I paid.  Note that the price they show also includes the tip.


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