Travel By Taxi Cheaper Than Car?

Discussion in Travel started by ExpertAdvice • Sep 9, 2015.

  1. ExpertAdvice

    ExpertAdviceActive Member

    Sep 5, 2014
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    Is it cheaper to travel by taxi than to travel by car?

    This question came to my mind the other day as I realized that several of the professionals that I know, despite being able to afford gas, insurance and all the other expenses related to the upkeep of a car, as well as themselves owning an experienced driver's licence...they've been choosing to be driven around via taxi instead.

    At first, I thought, "well, what's the point of doing that if you have to be paying by the hour?" But then, I came to also think that perhaps these people are doing the "smarter thing", in that they don't have to pay for gas, car insurance and the other things I highlighted earlier, that would come with them having to maintain their own vehicles.

    So, my question to you, therefore, is: Does it actually work out to be cheaper to be driven by taxi/cab, rather than to count the expense of maintaining your own vehicle? Or is it more or less the same difference?

    Please, let me know!

  2. Kylrey

    KylreyActive Member

    Nov 7, 2014
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    yeah i do agree on this they do in a smarter way, specially if you are on are solo traveler and don't have much info about that region's path instead of google maps. Taxi driver is a local person of required region and could make it easier to you also could help you to save your time... If you pay him for the full day. I als did the same thing during my niagara falls tour.