Taxi Transfers To and From Piarco International Airport
Other Transfer Options
Piarco International Airport Taxis - Fares, Distances and Where to Find Them
Upon arrival at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago, make sure not to leave your personal belongings at the facility.
The distance from Piarco Airport to the city center is 27 kilometers, and the travel time is around 20 minutes by taxi for a fare of around US$ 50.00.
Note: The Trinidad/Tobago Dollar is indicated with a Dollar sign, or TT$ to distinguish it from other Dollar currencies.
As of this update, conversion stands at 1.00 US$ = 6.79 TT$.
If you are visiting places outside of the tourist centers, bring in TT$. In some resort areas, you can usually complete your transaction with US$.
All figures quoted on this page refer to US$ unless specified.
Taxis at Piarco International Airport
The best way to travel from the Piarco Airport to downtown Port-of-Spain is to get a taxi. You can get a taxi outside the Arrivals area of the terminal grounds for less than US$ 50.00.
Booking for taxi service should be made with the dispatcher at the Customs Exit or with a registered Taxi Driver.
The drivers are uniformed in white shirt jacks, and black or blue trousers with yellow photo identification pass to take you to any destination of choice.
Taxi services are available 24 hours daily, and Tariff Board information is available from the dispatcher.
If you’re traveling outside of the city area, expect your final bill to be higher. If the driver did a great job and handled your luggage carefully, you might feel like tipping. The local taxi driver will certainly appreciate it.
Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and driver's name when traveling to and from the airport, just in case you leave something behind.
For passenger safety in Trinidad and Tobago, use authorized transportation only.
Hotel Shuttles at Piarco International Airport
Most reputable hotels offer shuttle pick-up services for passengers staying at their establishments.
Visitors are advised to check the availability of such services when booking their hotel, as they offer a much better alternative to the taxis at the airport.
Transfers are generally available and are only ideal if you have the budget and you want comfort after your long flight to the island. Service fees vary.
Shuttles pick up and drop off passengers in front of the terminal grounds of the airport. Please call the hotel for transfer details before your flight.
No policy in Trinidad and Tobago that you must leave a tip for shuttle drivers, but such a gesture will be very appreciated in return for a good service.
Ride Shares at Piarco International Airport
As of this update, ridesharing services are not yet fully available and recognized at the airport.
Upon arrival at POS, please approach the Information Desk to confirm if this is still the situation upon arrival.