If you don't know which angkot routes to take, then you can take a taxi. Officially, taxis use meters, but some taxi drivers may refuse to use meters and will charge you a fixed price instead. Don't be afraid to refuse and walk away, even locals are annoyed by this behaviour. Metered cabbies may also take you the long way to get more money. So be careful when travelling by taxi. The most reliable taxi company (i.e always use the meter, go straight to the destination) in Bandung is Blue Bird.
List of taxi companies in Bandung:
- 4848, Jl Suniaraja Tmr 39, Bndung 40111. Tel.: (62)(22) 4234848. Reliable, good service on Bandung to Jakarta route.
- Bandung Raya, Jl Dr Setiabudi 177, Bandung 40153. Tel.: (62)(22) 201 4018.
- Blue Bird, Jl Terusan Buah Batu 194, Bandung 40286, Tel.: (62)(22) 7561234. Good reputation and reliable.
- Centris Taxi, Jl Soekarno-Hatta 606-A, Bandung 40235. Tel.: (62)(22) 7512100. Branch of Centris Taxi company in Jakarta.
- Gemah Ripah, Tel.: (62)(22) 4217070. Second choice after Blue Bird.
- Kota Kembang, Jl Kiaracondong 338, Bandung 40275. Tel.: (62)(22) 7312312.