Getting around in a new place can be challenging and even sometimes expensive. Whether you’re on the road or not, there are options available to help you save money, or find better value, than just hiring a cab.
You might call for a ride, or book a private driver. It depends on your budget and where you are traveling. Let’s look at the pros and cons of rideshare versus limo service.
A ridesharing service like Uber is a great option if you are looking for a cost-effective way to get around town. Uber has become so popular that it is now available in more than 20 countries and even offers free rides in some areas. This can be great for travelers who are not familiar with the area or for those who do not want to spend money on cab fare or a taxi driver. However, this service has a number of drawbacks. You might have to pay extra for airport pickup. Also, because rideshare services are peer-to-peer, you might be sharing your ride with people who are unfamiliar with the area. Drivers and cars aren’t as carefully screened as they will be at a limousine company.
A limo service is a better option if you need to travel with a large group of people or you want to feel more comfortable and relaxed. A limo service will pick you up from the airport or your hotel and take you where you want to go. The drivers are trained and experienced, and the cars are often nicer than taxis. Limousines will have a waiting area in which to relax and wait for your driver. They also have additional amenities that taxis don’t have, like TVs, so you can catch up on a movie while you’re waiting for your driver. A limousine service is ideal if you have a big party, wedding, or other event that requires a large number of people to get from place to place. It’s also a good choice if you want to travel in style.
Which Should You Choose
The limousine service is likely to be more expensive than rideshare, but the driver will be well trained, courteous, and knowledgeable about the area. If you are looking for a more affordable option, or you need to travel with a group of people that are unfamiliar with the area, rideshare services may be an option.