What is taxicab? Wikipedia explains
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride. A taxicab conveys passengers between locations of their choice. This differs from other modes of public transport where the pick-up and drop-off locations are determined by the service provider, not by the passenger, although demand responsive transport and share taxis provide a hybrid bus/taxi mode.
Longer and shorter routes
It would seem that most taxis are cashing in on routes around the city, which is the classic scenario: we are shopping and we want to go home, and unfortunately public transport will not come for another hour. What we do? We call for a taxi and in a few minutes we're going home. What is interesting with such courses taxi drivers do not earn much, the majority goes to fixed costs and fuel.
Intercity routes or airport transportation is the most profitable routes for the taxi driver and transport companies. The more such routes during the month, the better for the driver. Shorter routes is more filling and the way to the taxi does not stay for all day long.
From town to town, in taxi
Prices for taxi rides at first glance seem to be simply astronomical. Price ? 120 for travel from Warsaw to Lodz for someone uses the public transport is the sum unacceptable, but it has its reasons.
The price of long-distance taxi ride is not only the fuel cost travel, but also return taxi into town. The price includes the depreciation charges (cost recovery and repair vehicles), the charge for the driver (his salary) and in the case of a larger amount of the company, which earns the company itself. The counting of these costs can be concluded that such a price is after all quite fair, and in return gain the convenience of travel and drive straight to the point.