Batam Taxi Call Center | Silver Cab and Blue Bird. As I mentioned on this post, in the past there was no transportation model that we can called Taxi in Batam. Why is that so ? It is because before, Taxi in Batam is usually own by individual and we can not expect to have a standard service that we usually have in the regular taxi.
Let see. What is the standard service that you can expect from Taxi ? Good car condition ? Well, you can find it, but based on my experience only a few can get that mark. AC to cool your body during travel ? If you are lucky, then you can get one but sometimes you need to rely only wind from the window. Standard price ? Dream on bro!! Before, we need to ask first the driver how much the fare will be. If the answer satisfy you, hop on and go. But if not, be ready to negotiate the price. This can be tricky for newcomer in Batam or if you are a tourist. You will be in Taxi driver mercy then.
But despair no more. Lately, we have at least two Taxi service that I can really called TAXI with capital letter in Batam. Thank God finally we have them ! Both have nice car, AirCon (AC), Argometer, and superb service that you can count on! I have tried Silver Cab several times and I always have nice experience with them. While for Blue Bird, they already famous in Indonesia as the best taxi provider. I could say that Blue Bird are the one who set the highest standard for service for Taxi in Indonesia.
Here is the contact info :
1. Silver Cab
Call Center (62) 778-461-000
2. Blue Bird
Call Center (62) 778-461-234
One word of advice : I heard that there is still some restriction so Silver Cab or Blue Bird can NOT pick their guest from Hotel or Mall in Batam. You should check it out first when you are calling the Call Center. If that is true, I suggest you to just take a short walk from Hotel/Mall and go into some restaurant or shops nearby and just ask the Silver Cab/Blue Bird Taxi driver to pick you up there