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Taxi Cabs & Rental cars

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Taxi Cabs & Rental cars

Hi Everyone,

How are you? Does anyone have any favorite taxi cab services... reliable with great rates?

I will need taxi service to and from LAX to Santa Monica & also a service driving me around Santa Monica? Also, I would like to pose the same question in reference to car rental companies.

Thank you so much for any & all help!


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1. Re: Taxi Cabs & Rental cars

Just take whatever taxi is in cue at LAX upon arrival (outside baggage claim).

For getting around Santa Monica, where are you going to and where from? I like the Uber app. It's a great alternative to taxis, and it's what I use. Otherwise, there are only a few taxi companies in Santa Monica, but none of them provide a "service". Did you need one for the day?

A rental car is always cheaper than using cabs. I highly suggest renting a car - one day rental is equal to one cab fare, if not less.

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2. Re: Taxi Cabs & Rental cars

The taxis are all the same cost - their fares are regulated so in terms of cost, no one company will be any better than any of the others. In terms of reliability / service, that's more hit and miss depending more on the specific driver than the company itself, in my experience.

For rental cars, stick with the larger national companies - Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Thrifty, Alamo, Budget etc. If you find any companies substantially less expensive than these, I urge you to keep in mind this old piece of wisdom "you get what you pay for" - I've not encountered many industries where this seems to be more true than it is with car rentals.

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