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$ 15
Mar 2008
Rapid City, SD
15 minutes, 3 miles
Taxi to downtown  more... close row
$ 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
$ 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
$ 300
Mar 2006
San Francisco, CA
45 minutes; 30.27 miles
Taxi ride after working late  more... close row

Description of service

At my previous employer's, we were preparing to move our offices to a new location so the manager ordered dinner for all of us in order to have us work late. Taxi rides home were provided. I lived about 30 miles away, crossing the bridge. I had a bunch of boxes to carry home and was about 8 months pregnant.

I figured it would be expensive, but when the final total came out, I was very surprised and glad that my employer paid for it.

Review of Service

The cab driver came in a van so it was easy for me to get in and out. He hesitantly helped me load the boxes into the van. And then he started driving in silence. No conversation at all. When I got home, the bill came out to $285.00. I wrote $300 onto the cab voucher. It was a really expensive ride but I got home safe and my husband didn't have to drive to pick me up. That was good.


Cab services are tricky because we just don't know what type of personality will be picking up and delivering us to our destinations. I think cabs are expensive in general because they are not cleaned thoroughly and who knows how often the seats get cleaned, if at all. I think if I have to pay more than $2.50 per mile, it will be too much money.

To shop for a cab, it might be best to have an account with a cab company that you know has historically offered great service and cleanliness and no crazy driving (like changing lanes without signaling, cutting people off, or swerving in the lane). Really, as a consumer, we are at the mercy of these drivers who are oftentimes starving for attention and money so to them time is money, even if it means that they drive poorly and offer very little customer interaction.

$ 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