What to Prefer – Airport Taxi Flat Rate or Metered Payment

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  • July 17, 2019

How much does it cost to take an airport taxi from your home in downtown Toronto to Pearson International? How much does it cost to take a cab from Mississauga to Billy Bishop Airport? How much does it cost to get from Bedford Park, North Toronto, The Annex, Forest Hill, Yorkville, King West Village, the Beaches or the Harbourfront to the airport? It’s hard to estimate given the variables in your taxi cab service, and that’s something to consider the next time you’re thinking of booking your airport taxi.

The City of Toronto has set flat rates for taxi cab companies to ensure they can remain profitable while still encouraging people to utilize them. The fees are based on the drop rate – the cost on the meter when you first get in the cab – along with distance travelled and the waiting time. Waiting time can include time stopped in a cab at construction sites, or if you make any requests for additional stops along the way. It makes determining the cost of your airport limo trip somewhat of a guessing game; your airport cab driver could be new to the city and take a route that’s full of construction (chances are, anywhere you go in Toronto will be full of construction). That makes the cost of your trip truly hard to guess-timate; you’re left to sit in the cab and watch the meter tick away until you get to your stop.

It would be much better to know the cost of your airport taxi service before you get in your vehicle. That’s completely possible when you book with Aeroport Taxi and Limousine Service. They offer advanced booking for trips to the airport, so you know exactly when your airport limo is going to arrive; even more important, however, is the fact they offer a guaranteed flat rate calculator that allows you to quickly determine the cost of your trip to the airport. There’s none of the anxiety involved in watching your meter climb beyond the cost you thought your ride would be; your Aeroport Taxi ride includes the 13 percent GST, and your cost doesn’t change based on weather or road conditions. It’s a much better system that a metered cab service, because you know what you’re in for.

Forest Gump say ‘life is like a box of chocolates, because you never know what you’re going to get.’ That’s not true with the cost of your airport limo service.