Don't be dumb, call a cab: Cheap taxi options near UCF
New Year's Eve has fast approached and unless you're pregnant, underage or adamantly against drinking, there is likely to be some alcohol involved in your celebrations.
It's never OK to risk to drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol, so don't be dumb – just call a cab. After all, a cab ride is much cheaper than a DUI.
For those who have never relied on anything but their own car, using this sort of transportation can sometimes be intimidating. That being said, here are a few of your options in the UCF area and how they work.
10/10 Taxi offers a flat rate of $10 for rides up to 5 miles. Each mile after that is an additional $2.
"The 10/10 Taxi has a brand new fleet of bright blue Scion cabs, ensuring a clean, safe and comfortable ride every time," the website states.
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Uber is one of the newest additions to the transportation world in Orlando, and offers a unique business structure. The best way to work the Uber system is to download its app, which is available for both Android and iPhone users. When you download the app, you can register or connect through Facebook. You will also need to input a credit card number or paypal account. There's no need for cash, as Uber will charge your credit card automatically after your ride – and tips are not accepted by drivers. In the app, current fares for the area will be displayed and can vary based on traffic and weather. You can input your ride and the app will show you just how much the cab will cost you. The app uses the GPS on your phone to track your location and everything can be booked with a few taps.
On the Supreme Taxi Orlando website, users can put in their starting and ending addresses and a fare will be estimated. The good news about this cab company is it not only services the UCF area, but it gives students a 10 percent discount. Rates are per vehicle, not per person, but do not include the 20 percent gratuity for the driver. A fare from Knight Library to Knights Circle is estimated to be about $5, according to the website. The company has cars available seven days a week and 24 hours a day. Call 321-236-6666 to request a cab. The fine print does however state that fares can vary, but here's the baseline: There is a $2.50 base fee and a $2.50 fee per mile. This service accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.