Part of complete coverage on
Taxi from the airport? That'll be $300, please
April 24, 2013 -- Updated 0920 GMT (1720 HKT)
Oo la la: Taxis in Paris might be hard to find at times, but Tokyo tops the pile when it comes to the price of an airport trip.
- New survey shows most expensive taxi rides from airports to city centers
- Tokyo from Narita airport is around $300 for a single journey
- Cheapest airport transfers are in Delhi and Sofia, Bulgaria
- Click on the map to learn the average cost of a taxi from the airport
(CNN) -- Arriving at an airport and jumping into a taxi is the preferred option for most, and a necessary expense for time-pressed business travelers. But try passing off a $300 airport to city center fare and your accounts department may like to have a chat with you when you return to the office.
That's how much the average cab ride from Tokyo's Narita airport into the city center costs, making it the world's most expensive, according to a new survey by British foreign exchange company, Moneycorp.
By comparison a single ticket on the Narita Express train to the heart of Tokyo costs $28.
Tokyo's main international airport is 66 kilometers (41 miles) from the city, explaining a large part of the expense. Despite a weakening currency, making the journey almost 10% cheaper than at the same time last year, Japan remains an expensive destination for many visitors.
Click on the map to learn how much each airport to city center taxi fare costs.
Per kilometer the taxi journey from Narita costs $4.42, but is not the priciest by distance. That dubious honor goes to Copenhagen. Despite being only 8 kilometers from the city center of the Danish capital, an average taxi fare from the airport cost $50 ($6.50 per kilometer). Geneva in Switzerland is the next most expensive fare per kilometer.
Visitors to Oslo's Gardermoen airport and Milan's Malpensa will also have to budget in high transfer costs; the Norwegian capital and Italian city costing visitors $112 and $106 respectively to reach the city center. Both cities are over 40 kilometers from the airports.
"It's interesting that some of the biggest variations in taxi costs are in mainland Europe," said Tracey Tivnan of Moneycorp in a press statement.
"For example, the taxi fare from Milan Malpensa airport to the city center will cost you more than £70 ($106). This compares to just £2.17 ($3.30) from Sofia airport to the center of Sofia."
Elsewhere, of the popular destinations surveyed, the cheapest airport taxi fares can be found in Asia. The traffic-choked ride into Delhi costing on average $4.10, and Bangkok, $8.58.
Part of complete coverage on
March 5, 2014 -- Updated 0218 GMT (1018 HKT)
Concorde is a thing of the past, but a number of companies are racing to release the first supersonic business jet.
March 3, 2014 -- Updated 0222 GMT (1022 HKT)
Though we're still in the early stages of 2014, it is already proving one of the most expensive years for the travel industry.
March 4, 2014 -- Updated 1715 GMT (0115 HKT)
At $83,200 a night, the Royal Penthouse Suite at Geneva's Hotel President Wilson is the most expensive hotel room in the world.
February 17, 2014 -- Updated 0348 GMT (1148 HKT)
From 'ascending rooms' and mini-bars to pillow menus and iPad-controls, discover the evolution of hotel room amenities.
February 17, 2014 -- Updated 1612 GMT (0012 HKT)
There's a new group of travelers in town -- and it hardly matters which town you're talking about.
February 13, 2014 -- Updated 0606 GMT (1406 HKT)
To fully appreciate all the A350 XWB promises to offer, your imagination needs to take a rather giant leap.
February 13, 2014 -- Updated 0457 GMT (1257 HKT)
It's Boeing vs. Airbus as the heavy-weight plane makers face off at the Singapore airshow.
February 10, 2014 -- Updated 0203 GMT (1003 HKT)
How airlines are making in-flight maps more interactive and monetizing them.
February 4, 2014 -- Updated 0103 GMT (0903 HKT)
What do new planes have to endure during cold weather testing?
January 28, 2014 -- Updated 0115 GMT (0915 HKT)
A look inside the hotel room that no one will ever stay in.
January 17, 2014 -- Updated 0128 GMT (0928 HKT)
As the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta is not the place for faint-hearted pilots.
January 9, 2014 -- Updated 1009 GMT (1809 HKT)
Frequent fliers on American Airlines and US Airways can now enjoy some benefits of both airlines' mileage programs.
Today's five most popular stories