From Wikipedia: Taxicab
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.
Taxi or public transport
Comfortable taxi services between cities are relatively new service. Suddenly, a few years such services in general have meaning and application, since the frequency of flights is higher, so the need for transport is also larger. With such journeys are mainly used by businessmen who have to attend to important matters and want to travel in comfort.
An important business meeting requires punctuality, so public transport is out for several reasons. Firstly, the timetable, which makes it impossible to get on the given place at a given time. Secondly, we have no way of getting in a specific place, we limit stops, which still somehow have to get to the meeting place. Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, this type of transport does not guarantee us that we reach the place of the allotted time.
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.