A matter of pride for their owners, these taxis from far-flung places around the world are spacious, bursting with character, the ultimate in luxury or offering fun amenities. Here are 10 of the coolest taxis you never rode in.
Taking your date to a vintage drive-in movie night at the park? Give her the full experience with this old-school cab ride! Just call Yellow Cab in Houston and request it.
These adorable coconut-shaped taxis can zip you around the cities of Havana and Varadero. The catch (or maybe the fun part!) is that you drive them yourself, and the taxi comes complete with little helmets.
In Nicaragua, you don’t ask for a taxi: you ask for a tuk-tuk. And this particular one is called a caponera, named after a heroine in an old Colombian soap opera. These are used to get around within neighborhoods, while cars and buses are used to go across town.
Venice water taxis are more like limousines on the water, with expansive interiors, comfortable couch benches and a sunroof you can pop your head through while riding around the Venice canals.
A Swiss teacher created a solar-powered taxi that runs on just three wheels, has two seats, and carries behind it a trailer with solar panels. Records show that the taxi has traveled 9,000 miles!
In the 1950s, several of the three-wheeled cars on the island were converted into taxis. Now you see these fun relics everywhere, with drivers willing to negotiate rates for half-day charters.
These are water taxis in a lake town in Srinagar, India, but they look and feel more like magic carpet rides by water. Each one is usually individually decorated by the driver or captain and covered to protect passengers from the hot Indian sun.
In Nürburgring you can hire a BMW all decked out as if it’s ready for the racetrack. It’s pricey, but it turns heads.
For those ready to party after a day on the slopes there is Ulimate Taxi. It rides you around town for 45 minutes while you take in a laser light show, before dropping you at your destination.
This air taxi will jet passengers around between Naples, Florida, and Key West, zipping right over the slow beach traffic.