Cost Analysis: Private Cab Vs. Contracted Cab (part 1)

Private cabs and cabs under contract are all transport vehicles. However, although they are intended for the transport of people, they each have their specificities and rules that govern them as well as the rate which can vary according to the services and the distance of the journey. Discover in this article more details on the subject of private cars and cabs.

How much to pay for a cab ride?


The PCC (private chauffeur-driven car) are elegant vehicles that do not have lights like traditional cabs. They are also passenger cars, but they are only available by reservation. This can be a great advantage, as the fare will be communicated to you when you make your reservation.

You will not have to pay extra for your luggage or if there are traffic jams along the way. The rate will vary according to the distance of the journey, the time of day, and the type of vehicle you have chosen. Indeed, PCC cabs have a large fleet of high-end vehicles that can seat up to 7 people. Moreover, most of the agencies have a secure online payment application outside of the booking site.


The great advantage of using a private chauffeur-driven car is that the fare is much more affordable. You can pay by credit card, or through another account, but not in cash at the end of the ride. Let’s take the example of the trip between Manhattan and the Bronx, which has a distance of about 15 kilometers and will generally take about thirty minutes by car.

With a PCC or private chauffeur-driven cab, you will only pay 27 to 30 dollars, which corresponds to 1 to 2 dollars per kilometer. Moreover, by choosing a private chauffeur-driven car cab, you won’t have to stress about traffic jams and being late for your appointment or work. PCC vehicles are all equipped with anti-clogging GPS, allowing them to know the shortest and fastest route.

What about licensed cabs?


A licensed cab is a medical transport vehicle. A licensed cab can take you to the hospital, to a doctor’s appointment, etc. However, the cab must be approved and certified by the relevant authorities to benefit from this status. In this way, the user can obtain reimbursement from Social Security or coverage ranging from 65% to 100%.

To benefit from this, your trips must be of a medical nature. Thus, if you are leaving the hospital or if you wish to go to your doctor or a clinic for a consultation or to have some tests done, you can use a cab conventionnĂ©. You must make a reservation indicating the date and place of departure and arrival. If you don’t know where to find one, you can ask the relevant authorities.

However, in order to be fully covered by the cab, you must present the following documents

    • A medical prescription
    • A certificate certifying
    • ID

The rates applied for conventional transport are the same across the United States. However, it varies according to the zone (urban, suburban, and beyond) and the schedule. Thus, the meter automatically displays the cost to be paid according to the hourly rate, the location, and the mileage.

Since the trips made are usually medical, the cab driver must be qualified in this field. The vehicle must also be equipped to ensure the comfort and safety of the persons being transported.

Cabs and public transport are the soul of this city, and this is why I love them so much. The choice is usually in your court when it comes to transport choice, but as a full-fledged New Yorker, I love my yellow cabs. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about private cars.

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