There are many taxi companies in Hamilton area. Some do well with telephone reservations, others have stands at major shopping malls or hotels.
If you are not in Hamilton, the city, use a taxi company based in the town where you are staying or visiting... they'll usually be quicker to pick you up.
Meter Cabs (who's fare includes 7% GST) start at $2.25 and add $0.10 for each 76.8 meters (or part thereof) plus $0.10 for each for each 14 seconds they are waiting after engagement (ince the meter is turned on) And for abs agreed in advance to be hired by the hour, %32.10 per hour. Seniors get a 10% reduction in fares. Also, not that when loading or unloading groceries, luggage etc., the meter is to be turned on at the commencement of loading/unloading until completion of loading/unloading .
Most taxi firms can give you an estimate of the fare when you call. Some firms have set fixed rates for specific trips.
Oh, yes, and if your driver was courteous and helpful, it is the custom to tip him (or her)! Tips on tipping.
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