For a traveler what is the most important thing? It’s not the destination but the means of traveling around. When you travel away from home, majority expenses are dependent on traveling, therefore a traveler always prefers to use the public mode of transportation.
But some love to have a little bit of advantage and sharing a ride is better than getting pushed on the subway. Or some are more prone to the idea of having a private driver to drive them around during their stay at a particular stay.
Canada has its fair share of the public transit system, but you will also see limousines roaming the streets as well. Ridesharing is one option too when you travel but is it safe?
Question or questions! How do you get the answers, which mode of travel is better than the other? Let’s jot down some exclusive points to keep every detail in focus, so we need to focus on the pros first, shall we?
Rideshare is not an absurd idea
On the economical side, it makes sense to share a ride right? You can share the fare and be done with it, and no need to feel queasy about riding a cab alone.
Also, you do not have to pay a parking ticket (which is a plus point!). Why book a rental car to drive around, you can easily get lost, instead of ride-sharing? Who knows by the end of the ride you may become friends and get to know the people and surroundings better around you? Canadians have a good sense of humor once you get to know them.
Especially in Toronto, you can save a lot by sharing a ride. With lots of ground to cover, this does seem like an ultimate choice. Some companies offer an exclusive ride-sharing experience so you do not have to worry about it.
The private driver sounds classier
Of course, it does! The vibe gives in the air perfectly matches your style. I mean, when you do intend to visit every man-made or natural wonder, especially in Toronto, you need to be able to get in and out without any hassle right? Having a private driver at your beck and call is easier. For instance, if you land on Toronto Pearson Airport, and an Airport limo Toronto is waiting for you at the door of the terminal, won’t that save you a lot of trouble?
Of course, it will.
And to think about the comfort, of a limousine that is classy and posh is a dream ride. If you are traveling in a larger group, don’t you think it will be more comforting if all of you can fit into the same vehicle? The chauffeurs are professional and drive with ease.
A mode of public transport can’t offer you much in terms of safety but every facility has some drawbacks too. It’s time to look into some of the cons;
Ridesharing may not be your cup of tea
Ridesharing may be economical but are you willing to take the risk of sitting with a stranger? If you think from a practical point of view, you have to be extra careful when you are sitting side by side with the stranger.
Keep an eye for the driver too. Before you opt to sit in the vehicle, make sure the driver is the same as the person that is shown you on the app. Uber, for instance, offers this facility, if you want to share a ride or so but even then they do share their regulations like to check driver’s picture and license plate before sitting in the car.
Timing matters for private drivers
While you travel with a private driver, timing is everything; if you do get late then you really can’t blame the chauffeur for not being present.
You need to call them ahead of time which can be of minor inconvenience if you are unable to communicate and give an appropriate arrival time.
Otherwise, you will keep on waiting for another ride. So do make sure to have an estimated calculation before booking a private ride or you could have to bear unnecessary wait up fare even though you didn’t take the ride.
What’s the verdict?
Let’s make this clear, every mode of transportation has its advantages. If your pocket allows it, then hiring a limousine service is the best choice for you. Canada is well known for its destinations and wonders and so if you are traveling here, make sure you are wise about your mode of transportation.