Since a modern person makes trips every day and several times, then, obviously, every day he is faced with the task of choosing a more profitable way to travel around the city. For those who have their own car, this task is not a problem — they almost always and without hesitation make their trips behind the wheel of a private car. For those who do not have this opportunity, there are options for getting around by public transport or by taxi. The latter, by far, will provide the most comfortable travel conditions, and may be affordable, despite the opinion of many to the contrary.
However, it should be understood that the formation of the price for a taxi ride depends on many factors, one of which is the number of free cars in a specific period of time in a certain radius of the area where you are. Based on the balance of supply and demand, taxi services try to provide cars for every taxi order. But problems begin precisely during peak hours, when there are not enough free cars, which increases a kind of coefficient that affects the cost of the trip.
We analyzed the trips made, the indicators of their cost and the time at which the order was made, and identified several features that make it possible to travel profitably, bypassing rush hours.
The first obvious rush hour is in the morning. The most trips are made between 08:00 and 09:00, as this period is the beginning of the work and school day. To be on time and not pay a fortune for the trip, leave a little early, around 07:00-07:30, depending on the distance from home to the required place. The best time to travel in the morning, as it turned out, is between 08:00 and after 10:00. By placing an order for a taxi at a favorable time, you can significantly save your budget and not get stuck in a traffic jam.
In the evening, the situation is almost identical: in the evening rush hour, namely at the end of the working day, when everyone is trying to go home, the coefficients grow catastrophically. In order not to spend large sums on travel, you should avoid the interval of 17:00-19:00. The best solution to get home quickly and on a budget would be to order a taxi half an hour before the end of the working day, or after 19:00.
It is worth noting the days on which, as usual, the third rush hour occurs — the weekend. On Friday and Saturday, the third highest activity falls on the period from 22:00 to 03:00. Here, the saving tactics look a little different — you need to choose the moment of ordering at the onset of a whole hour, or a few minutes before it: 00:50, 01:45, 02:00, etc.
It is also worth paying attention to the factor of increasing the coefficients in case of worsening weather conditions. In such situations, both rush hours and weather create a load, so we recommend that you think over your trip in advance so as not to be left without transport at an important moment.
A taxi can be economical and profitable if you take a conscious approach to ordering it!