Tuk Tuk Transportation FAQ

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Tuk Tuks are a unique and fun way to get around any city. But what is a Tuk Tuk? How are they different from standard transportation options? And what are the perks of taking a Tuk Tuk over traditional transportation options?

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Tuk Tuk!

What is a Tuk Tuk?

A Tuk Tuk is a stylized version of auto-rickshaws often used in crowded Asian cities. The name Tuk Tuk comes from the sound the engine makes when a Tuk Tuk is in motion (tuk tuk tuk tuk).

Tuk Tuks were traditionally used in areas with a warm climate, as the open-air design makes them perfect for big cities on hot days. Tuk Tuks in the US are typically used on a seasonal basis in most Northern areas, as the coldest months are not compatible with the open-air design (even with extra coverings).

How is a Tuk Tuk Different from a Car?

While older Tuk Tuks ran on gas, modern models are all 100% electric. This was a fairly unique feature up until a few years ago, when electric cars became increasingly affordable & available.

The main difference between a Tuk Tuk and standard transportation options is the size. Tuk Tuks are able to comfortably seat 6 passengers in an area smaller than a standard sedan! Tuk Tuks can easily pull into crowded drop-off spots a cab or limo would struggle with.

The open-air design of Tuk Tuks makes them an ideal choice to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of a new city. The only enclosed side is the windshield.

Are Tuk Tuks Better Than Cabs?

For shorter trips around a small area, the answer is “absolutely.” Tuk Tuks cant efficiently travel long distances, so they are still the best option for long trips. But for shorter trips & tours, Tuk Tuks can’t be beat. Why?

  • Size. Tuk Tuks are able to go through traffic and fit into tight spaces most cars can’t dream of.
  • Efficiency. Tuk Tuk drivers specialize in smaller areas and know them very well, enabling passengers to get to nearby destinations as quickly as possible.
  • Pick Ups. Tuk Tuks are able to fit in just about anywhere–from parking garages to jammed lots.
  • Touring Options. Most transportation options don’t offer tours or experiences. If you want to experience a new city for the first time, Tuk Tuks are an amazing option.

If you have Naperville Tuk-Tuk-specific questions, please check out our FAQ page!


Tuk Tuk is Naperville’s favorite downtown transportation service. Our open-air vehicles allow clients to experience all the hustle and bustle of downtown Naperville while getting to your next destination quickly. Our drivers are all long-term Naperville residents–talk to them on your next ride for recommendations on restaurants, shops, hotspots, and anything else!

Check out our booking page and click BOOK NOW to book your next Naperville Tuk Tuk ride today!

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