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Official Kabul Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the official Kabul Airport taxi service.

While taxis are available, it is safer to be met by someone whom you know. Or, take a service geared to westerners (see Unofficial Taxis below).

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Official Kabul Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Kabul Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (AFN or Afghanistan Afghani). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Kabul Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers will also accept US Dollars.

  • The fare for a taxi from Kabul Airport into the city centre will cost between AFN 100-400 (IHateTaxis has heard varying rates for this service).

Kabul Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers will also accept US Dollars.
Kabul Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping recommended, Round up to next bill/large coin

Official Kabul Airport Taxi Details

Kabul Airport Taxi

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Kabul Airport taxi services are available outside of the Arrivals Hall. Taxis are painted yellow and are predominantly Toyota Corollas. You may arrange your cab at the Taxi & Tour Booking Office in the terminal.


A taxi from Kabul Airport into the city centre will take about 15 minutes.


It is customary for women to always sit in the back seat. 


Tip: During your stay, when taking taxis in Kabul, due to security concerns, avoid catching a cab near any sensitive locations (e.g., embassies, military facilities, 5-star hotels).


Read our blog post: The elusive Kabul Taxi     (not a real taxi!)

 Unofficial Kabul Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points


Afghan Logistics Camp & Tours cater mostly to expats and are probably the safest way to get around town. They provide 24 hour minicabs as well as airport pickups and dropoffs.


A Kabul Airport transfer with Afghan Logisitics into the city centre will cost you about USD 20.

IHateTaxis.com recommends the unofficial Kabul Airport taxi service.

If you are a westerner, it is a safer bet to go with a group that caters to expats.

 Kabul Airport Taxi Scams

Many drivers have learned basic English. Some of these drivers may try to charge a slightly higher price and are most likely to be found loitering near Westerner-friendly locations (airport, major hotels).

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Last Updated: 22 Mar 2023