Airport taxi vs Meter taxi. Which one is better?

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  • February 24, 2020

When you’re considering a taxi to the airport, there are two ways to go about it. One is a metered taxi ride and the other is a flat-rate airport taxi.

There may seem to be good reasons to go with a metered cab, one that will “only” charge you for the time spent on the road. But it may actually turn out to be the worst of the two options.

Let’s quickly go over the reasons why taking a Brampton airport taxi is considerably better.

Know Exactly What You’re Paying

Let’s say two people from Brampton take a taxi to the airport in two different cabs, one metred and the other flat-rate.

We can guarantee that in most cases, the flat rate Brampton airport taxi will end up costing less. When your driver is paid by the minute there is really no incentive for him to take the shorter route or hurry up at all. In an ideal world a metered cab should save you money, but it ends up doing the exact opposite.

A Faster Ride

But time is not just money, is it? Time is also time, as trivial as it may sound. Your flat rate airport taxi is strongly incentivized to make the trip as short as possible. And it really goes without saying, that when you need to catch a flight, time is definitely a consideration.

A flat rate taxi will likely look for shorter routes, make sure to pick the best one and then give you all the assistance you need to get on your way.

Flexible Fare

When paying by the meter, you can’t know or influence in advance what it is going to cost.

If you are getting a flat-rate taxi, however, you can actually negotiate the rate. So in addition to the rate being final and known in advance, you can make it even better by driving it down a bit by arguing the low traffic or that you are traveling light and need zero assistance with luggage for instance.

This allows you to save money and use it for other important things on your trip.

There are more reasons why a flat rate Brampton airport taxi is the better option but those three are definitely enough.

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