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Town Car or Taxi?

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Town Car or Taxi?

Staying at The Pillars Hotel in January. I read a review that stated that hiring a town car is cheaper then taking a taxi from the Fort Lauderdale airport to the hotel.

Has anyone else found this to be true?

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1. Re: Town Car or Taxi?

Doesn't seem to make sense to me. The cab ride would be around $25/$30 I would guess. Google maps shows it right around 7 miles from the airport.

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2. Re: Town Car or Taxi?

I don't think it is true at all.

The Website for FLL's official ride/ limo service lists service to Ft. Lauderdale Beach Hotels via their Towncar as $40-45 ( shared by up to 4 in the car)

A taxi fare has a different formula but a good estimate is $2.50/mile plus about $3 as an access fee charged for commercial vehicles that pick up at FLL . Pillars is 9 mles away from FLL- so that would be at most, $23 +$3=$ 26- which would be about right , because Iive north of Pillars so farher away and usually pay $27 $30. That is also shared by all in the taxi- no extra passenger charges.

So it would seem to me that the town car would be $15-20 more.

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3. Re: Town Car or Taxi?

Thank you for your prompt response. If I would be interested in a town car or limo what would be a good website to look at. Do you have the name of a reputable limo company?

Thanks

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4. Re: Town Car or Taxi?

www.floridalimo.com is the Airport's contracted transportation provider and the only one allowed to have vehicles parked at curbside waiting at FLL . They are the ones who provide the town cars for $40-45 for beach hotels and they also have limos available if you check their site.

Personally, I would choose them if I had to book a limo from FLL . If not, you will find plenty of limo services advertising on various websites - but they may be only a guy with one car and a cell phone - who may not even be carrying proper insurance. I would never take the chance myself. I also suspect Pillars may have reputable limo services in their files- but often the fare is higher because the employee at a hotel hooking you up often is slipped a "finders fee."

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