Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Mai Linh taxis and minibuses Nha Trang and Cam Ranh
The taxi drivers employed in Nha Trang and mostly newly licensed and have not driven cars before. Most of the drivers I have had a cowboys. They have driven round in circles to increase the metered fare, driven through red lights, driven at 60kmp (above the speed limit) on the wrong side of the road, and have been generally poor drivers. When my wife questioned one driver about going through a red light, he laughed and answered, "Việt Nam như vậy" (( This is Vietnam.)) Consequently we avoid Mai Linh taxis.
On many occasions I have been out on the road and been passed by the Mai Linh minibus going to Dalat. The drivers invariably speed and drive aggressively. So I would never consider using that service either.
The situation has come to a headyesterday with a Mai Linh taxi collision killing two male Korean tourists, breaking the driver's neck and seriously injuring a female Vietnamese passenger.
I have had no problems with Mai Linh in Saigon, but suggest that while you are in Nha Trang and Can Ranh you should avoid using Mai Linh for your own safety.
>>>> ake a complaint to the company.
The last time I was in Hanoi I used CP taxi because they were stationed outside the hotel. I usually use Mai Linh, never had a problem. One morning I had a meeting at the same centre I'd been going to frequently for about 70,000vnd. A taxi took us all over the shop and when he finally delivered us we were so late we'd missed people who had gone to alot of trouble to meet with us, and the fare was close to 200,000vnd.
I was furious, and on our return to the hotel I made a complaint to management. Thinking that was the end of it I was very surprised to receive an email a week later saying that they had a letter of apology from CP taxi's and my 200,000vnd waiting to be collected.
- Khánh Hòa Taxi: (058) 3.810.810 – 3.871.871
46 Lê Thánh Tôn, Phường Lộc Thọ, Nha Trang
- Nha Trang Taxi: (058) 3.511.511 – 3.824.000
46 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường Phương Sơn, Nha Trang
- Taxi Nha Trang: (058) 126.96.36.199
- Mai Linh Taxi: (058) 188.8.131.52 - (058) 3.811.811
9A Lê Lợi, Phường Xương Huân, Nha Trang