Blue Swan Exclusive – The cost of taxis continues to rise

    Booking a trip to Europe any time soon? It seems the cost of the airfare wont be the only thing to watch out for. UK company Carspring has compiled a list of the most expensive taxi charges around the world. Visiting Switzerland? You might want to consider public transport, with the country taking out the top two spots. Germany doesn’t “fare” too well either taking out eighth, ninth and tenth positions. Luckily for us Sydney and Melbourne were outside of the top 30 but still require a hefty investment ranging between USD7.12-8.30 per 3km. But Auckland has the dubious distinction of topping Australasia; a 3km trip will cost USD9.16 and getting from the airport at least USD45! – about the same price as a Jetstar flight to Christchurch.