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$ 80
Aug 2007
Olathe, KS
35 minutes for 40 miles
Recommending small taxi services  more... close row
$ 12
Jan 2008
New York, New York
About 15 city blocks (3 miles) in roughly 10 minutes
Shared cab during afternoon rush hour  more... close row
$ 15
Mar 2008
Rapid City, SD
15 minutes, 3 miles
Taxi to downtown  more... close row
$ 10
May 2007
Tucson, AZ
2 miles, 5 minutes
Midnight ride from airport to hotel  more... close row
$ 43
Dec 2007
Cypress, Texas
2:10PM about 16 miles
No options for calling a cab  more... close row
$ 12
Feb 2008
Belingham, WA
3 miles 10 minutes
Taxi service takes you and your vehicle home  more... close row
$ 10
Jan 2008
orlando, florida
4 miles one way
Taxi ride to local department store  more... close row
$ 35
Mar 2008
Columbus, Ohio
30 minute trip going 25 miles
Flat rate for a ride about 25 miles  more... close row

Description of service

I needed a taxi cab to travel about 25 miles from my home, I called several cab companys, and they were charging about $2.50 to start off, and anywhere from $1.50 to $1.80 for each additional mile. After calling several cab companys to get rates, I settled on a cab company that offered me a flat rate based on the distance I needed to travel. The price was initially $45.00 for the 25 mile trip. I decided to use the flat rate taxi oppose to the running meter, so I could have a better idea of the amount I would need to pay, and I also needed to swing by an ATM.

Review of Service

I called the taxi cab company and scheduled a time to be picked up. The cab driver called me to confirm when they were in route to my home. The driver was pleasent, he actually asked me to sit in the front, because we were traveling in a van, and there was a better breeze coming in the front window. The driver engaged in some small talk with me, and he drove me to an ATM machine to get some cash before starting my trip. The only problem was the fact that the van actually ran out of gas on the highway, and a police officer had to push us up the exit to a gas station. So this is the reason my trip was 10 dollars cheaper, the driver gave me a discount and apologized for the inconvenience. It was okay though, because he was nice.


It helps to know the exact number of miles you will be traveling, If your going about 10 miles, a metered cab is fine, but if your going a substantial distance and need to make a couple of stops, you should consider a falt rate taxi cab

$ 300
Mar 2006
San Francisco, CA
45 minutes; 30.27 miles
Taxi ride after working late  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2008
Largo, FL
10 minutes each way, about 2-3 miles each way
Polite taxi driver with a long wait  more... close row
$ 19
Feb 2007
Fergus Fall, MN
20 minutes and about 4 or 5 miles
Round trip to the nearest grocery store  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
20 mins. and about 10 miles.
Taxis can be very convenient  more... close row