Taxi vs On-Demand Minibus: What’s Your Best Option?


Tags – ArrivaClick


When you’re in a hurry and need to get to your destination quickly and on time, it’s essential to know that your chosen mode of transport isn’t going to let you down.

There are various ways you could get from A to B. But, today, we’re exploring the pros and cons of either using a taxi or an on-demand minibus service called ArrivaClick.

By the end of this blog, you should be better positioned to make the right decision for your journey.


What is ArrivaClick? 

As the name suggests, ArrivaClick is an on-demand minibus service run by Arriva, a UK bus company. This is aimed at passengers who are all travelling in the same direction. 

Passengers book their place on the minibus via a smartphone app. The app finds passengers who have chosen the same or destination points as you and calculates an ad-hoc route, dropping people off at their desired endpoints. 


The Pros:

  • It’s easy to book and pay for your journey via your smartphone
  • You can track your driver
  • You get access to free WiFi
  • It’s likely to be cheaper than booking a private car


The Cons:

  • There’s no guarantee how long your journey will take.
  • You can’t guarantee a precise time when you’ll be picked up.
  • You have to share with people you don’t know.
  • It’s not accessible to those without a smartphone.
  • You have to pay via the app…you can’t pay with cash.

Now let’s talk about something we’re really proud of, and have it as an Oxford Taxi service:


Private Taxi

Everyone knows what this is, of course.

However, there are different types of cars for different kinds of occasions. 

For example, customers might want a standard car to take them home after a night out or after a busy day shopping. Whereas, travelling to and from a wedding or other special occasion might warrant something a little bit more glam!


The Pros:

  • You can rely on a taxi from a reputable firm to turn up on time
  • Your journey is tailored precisely to your needs
  • You can share the cost with other members of your party
  • The trip should be faster
  • You’re free to choose when you leave and arrive. 
  • It’s a less stressful way of arriving at your destination 
  • A reputable company will have a great choice of vehicles suited to your needs. 


The Cons:

  • A taxi trip is likely to be more expensive if you’re travelling alone
  • You and your party may feel shy or awkward talking in front of a driver you don’t know
  • Not all taxi companies are reputable


Final Thoughts

So there you have it. We hope you now have a better idea of what ArrivaClick is and how it differs from a taxi service. 


In our opinion, taking a taxi is the most reliable, safe and straightforward option there is. This is especially true when you use a taxi firm where its drivers are all CRB checked and professionally trained (like ours!).


To learn more, get in touch with us today.

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