Taxi Or Uber

Taxi or Uber in Rotorua?

If you’re visiting Rotorua without your own means of transport, you’ll be looking for the best way to get around. Many tourists and other visitors may wonder whether to get a taxi or an Uber. While they seem quite similar on the surface, there are a few important differences that you may not have considered. Here are 10 reasons why Rotorua Taxis can provide a quality transportation experience.

  1. Guaranteed Availability

    We guarantee that our taxis are available 24/7. Any time you need us, we will be there. You can request an immediate pickup, or book for a future time. Uber is relatively new in Rotorua (compared to other locations), and therefore can have some limitations on availability.

  2. Safety & Security

    Rotorua Taxis guarantees you a safe transfer, every time. The safety of our customers is our number one priority, so we go above and beyond. For example, all of our drivers have passed a Fit & Proper Person Assessment from the NZ Transport Agency, and are qualified with NZQA. They are also certified First Aid Responders, able to assist in the event of a health emergency. For your peace of mind, all of our vehicles are also equipped with security cameras and GPS tracking.

  3. Fixed Fares

    We offer special flat-rate fares between the city centre and several of Rotorua’s most popular destinations. With fixed fares from Rotorua Taxis, you are guaranteed not to overpay for your trip. This is important, as Uber prices are known to fluctuate significantly based on demand and other factors. Destinations we offer special rates for include Rotorua Airport, the Redwoods, Skyline, Agrodome, Paradise Valley, Hells Gate, Wai-O-Tapu, and more. All you need to do is mention our special rates to your driver!

  4. Price Estimates

    With Rotorua Taxis, you can get an instant fare estimate before you book. That means no surprises, guaranteed! Our transparent cost estimates are available through our online booking portal or the YourRide app. Just enter your pickup location and destination, and you’ll get an upfront price in a matter of seconds. It’s that easy!

  5. Payment Methods

    For your convenience, our taxis take a variety of payment methods. This includes EFTPOS, Credit Card and TaxiCharge cards. We are Rotorua’s exclusive TaxiCharge partners, creating a much more seamless experience for those who use taxis often. With TaxiCharge, you are billed monthly, rather than for every ride, saving you time and effort. You can also pay through the YourRide app.

  6. Booking Options

    Rotorua Taxis offers a variety of ways to make your booking. If you’re after something quick and easy, you can book through the YourRide app or our online booking portal. If your booking is a little more complicated, or you simply want to speak to a real human being, our friendly team are available to call 24/7 on 0800 500 000 or 07 348 1111. Even if you’re someone who prefers to use email, you can book a taxi that way as well!

  7. Environmental Impact

    When you travel with Rotorua Taxis, you’re not just choosing great service, you’re also investing in more sustainable business practices. We have a comprehensive fleet of hybrid taxi vehicles, which minimises the environmental impact of each transfer.

  8. Accessible Vehicles

    Our fleet also includes total mobility vehicles, allowing us to cater for those with limited mobility. If you or one of your group uses a wheelchair or another form of mobility support, we have just the right vehicles for the job. All of our drivers are fully trained and qualified to assist people with limited mobility, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.

  9. Familiarity & Comfort

    Rotorua Taxis are Rotorua’s original taxi company, operating for nearly 100 years. That means we’ve been part of the furniture in our city for longer than locals can remember. Some people may also feel more comfortable and familiar with the experience a taxi transfer provides. This can include interacting with a professional driver or traveling in a recognised and regulated vehicle.

  10. Lost Property

    Rotorua Taxis drivers make a point of doing everything they can return any property that is left behind in their vehicle. If you realise you have left something behind, you can contact our local Rotorua office, and we will conduct a thorough search to retrieve it for you as soon as possible.

If you’re considering whether to book a taxi or Uber in Rotorua, we hope you take these 10 factors into consideration. If you’d like to book a transfer with Rotorua’s original taxi company, simply click below!

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