Car Service vs Taxi: Why A Private Car Is Better

Whether you’re headed to the airport or a meeting in Austin, you have two primary transportation choices: Private car service or a taxi/rideshare. Although both will get you to your destination, these services couldn’t be more different.

Private car service, for example, provides a greater degree of dependability, professionalism and customer care. You’ll be whisked away in a luxury vehicle by a friendly, professional driver. A taxi or Uber, on the other hand, works best if you need to get somewhere instantly, and unfortunately, you never know what you’re going to get or if you’ll be on time.

If you’re looking for an airport transfer, or transportation for a business conference, a chauffeured luxury car is the better option. Here are a few key differences between car service and taxis.

Comfort & Luxury

You can’t beat the luxury of private car service. The best car service providers offer access to top luxury sedans, SUVs and limousines. For example, R&R Limo provides the spacious Cadillac XTS for our Austin sedan car service. With plush leather seating, privacy glass, and dual-zone climate control, the XTS offers an ultra-comfortable and stylish ride.

With taxis and rideshares, you never know what you’re going to get. You might get a nice car… or someone’s daily driver that hasn’t seen a vacuum in months. With cabs, it’s always a crapshoot with cleanliness, spaciousness, and comfort.

Safety & Experience

It seems every time you use rideshare, the driver doesn’t know his way around the city. Not only is this inconvenient, but it’s also unsafe. A driver who’s staring at the GPS isn’t keeping his eyes on the road.

Personal driver service guarantees a safer experience. The driver will know his way around the city better, and most car service drivers must pass training to be licensed. The result is a safer, more comfortable experience.

Customer Service

Personal car service – whether you’re going to ABIA or a conference – is all about personal service. Your driver arrives on-time, opens the door for you, and is happy to load and unload your luggage.

You can’t expect customer service with a cab or rideshare. Often, the driver is more worried about speed. They want to get you in and out, so they can move on to the next fare. With luxury car service, you’re the driver’s only concern and that makes for a more personalized experience.

Flat Rate Pricing

With cabs and rideshares, prices can fluctuate, and you might never know exactly what you’ll pay. Surge pricing, for example, can make a late-night cab unaffordable, and leave you paying 2 to 3 times what you might have expected.

When you book car service, you know exactly what you’ll pay. You’re quoted a base fare for a set amount of time, and beyond that, your only responsibility is leaving a tip for the driver.  


Want to make a last-minute stop on your way to the destination? With a private car service, your chauffeur will be happy to make unexpected stops AND wait for you. You can’t expect that kind of service when you book a taxi. Most taxi drivers won’t even consider waiting, and if they do, it’s only after a hefty fare increase.


Austin car service is perfect for business transportation because a personal driver and luxury vehicle create a lasting impression.

Our drivers show up on time, wearing business attire, with a clean vehicle, and provide polite and friendly service. If you want to show a client they’re special, black car service does that.

Schedule Black Car Service with R&R Limo & Bus

R&R Limo & Bus offers car service throughout Austin and Central Texas. Whatever the occasion, we’re happy to help you plan transportation and provide a professional driver for your experience.

We offer car service for numerous occasions – from airport transfers in Austin and San Antonio to business meetings, anniversaries, birthdays and day trips. Call us today for more information Austin car service, or to make a reservation.