Wellington Combined Taxis offer you a variety of payment options. You can pay in advance of your ride, or in the taxi. We accept cash, Eftpos/Credit Cards and TaxiCharge products. Please let the call-taker know you wish to pay by cheque when you place your order, and the cab assigned to you will accept them.
Our taxis operate 24/7 – you can order a Wellington Combined taxi at any time of the day or night.
All Taxi drivers must take the passengers accompanied by assistance dogs for individuals with disabilities, including guide dogs and other officially recognized dogs. However, individuals accompanied by such dogs must adhere to any reasonable regulations concerning the entry or presence of the dog. While some drivers may allow other animals in their vehicles, it is advisable to confirm this in advance of the trip.
We only have a few taxi vans, most of which do double duty as total mobility (wheelchair) vehicles. These vans work long weeks and on Friday and Saturday nights only 1 or 2 will usually work. Hence vans are a rarity, however we do have Shuttles available. These can be booked online at www.combinedshuttles.co.nz or call 04 387 87 87. Please ring and arrange it well before it is required, preferably at least 24 hours in advance.
For 5 or more passengers, please let our call takers know that you'd like to book for vans or shuttles.
For pre-paid items, no problem. We are unable to purchase goods for you, as it is quite common for our drivers to be left out of pocket and have to return items.
In short, no. It is illegal to buy alcohol then sell it on to you without the proper license. Even if the alcohol is pre-paid, we cannot know that it is not destined for a minor. The same applies to cigarettes.
Pre-ordering a taxi gives you priority, and we endeavour to get your cab to you at the required time, but sometimes vagaries of traffic/weather etc. turn even the best laid plans to dust.
No, a taxi van cannot help you move flat.
As a safety measure, we prefer that you do not ask us to knock on your door at night. If you require notice of arrival, please ask the call-taker when placing your order, and we will ring you.
Taxi or shuttle drivers can refuse passengers if, on reasonable grounds, they consider:
Any property found in a taxi is required to be dropped at the nearest police station within 24 hours if not claimed sooner.
No. By law we are not required to provide car seats. All children must be restrained appropriately, otherwise there is a risk of a fine. For more information, see www.nzta.govt.nz