How much more than a taxi will this cost me? Probably the most asked question we get here at Drive My Ride.
Our answer –> “It depends.”
While developing our rates, one of the questions we considered carefully was, “How would one Drive My Ride trip compare to the cost of two taxis rides?”
We were confident before making the comparison that we were providing an economical option for people. We are now positive!
There were already so many advantages to our service over a taxi. Truly, the cost is as much a selling point as any other reason to use our service.
If you are going to be out and drinking to the point where you are not legal to drive, there are really two taxi options to be had.
When you use our designated driving service. You call us once. You wait for us once. You ride home in the comfort of your own vehicle.
So, when comparing the cost, what we need to be doing is comparing the ONE Drive My Ride trip fare to TWO taxi fares.
There are longer trips and their are shorter trips… when all is said and done we find that the average trip our clients take amounts to about $50. That will get you about 13.5kms.
So let’s look at a few actual trips some of our clients regularly take and see how the costs compare:
Taxi One Way: $10.08
Taxi Both Ways: $20.17
Drive My Ride: $30.10
So, in the case of very short trips, Drive My Ride is more expensive than two taxi fares. You are paying an extra $10 for the convenience of either not having to go back for your vehicle OR not waiting for the cab on both ends of the trip.
Taxi One Way: $32.03
Taxi Both Ways: $64.05
Drive My Ride: $49.00
For the average trip, Drive My Ride is less expensive than two taxi fares AND it’s more convenient.
Taxi One Way: $60.59
Taxi Both Ways: $121.19
Drive My Ride: $73.68
As the trip length increases, Drive My Ride becomes even LESS expensive than two taxi fares and even MORE convenient with your time.
Taxi One Way: $89.62
Taxi Both Ways: $179.25
Drive My Ride: $97.65
Drive My Ride becomes MAJORLY less expensive than two taxi fares and EXTREMELY convenient with your time when travelling outside city limits.
Drive My Ride is always more convenient. For very short trips you will pay a premium for the convenience of getting home safely with your vehicle. BUT as our scenarios clearly demonstrate, Drive My Ride is cost-competitive with a two-way taxi for the average trip and only gets better the further you travel. So why pay more AND be stuck having to get your vehicle the next morning? Wouldn’t you prefer ONE trip to TWO?
We invite you to weigh out your lumps next time you’re going out or are already out and need to get home.
Either way, please don’t drink and drive.