As an established Reading Taxi business with over 20 years of experience working in the industry, we have a vast selection of different vehicles to choose from including the luxurious BMW 7 Series which is equipped with extra legroom and climate control; making it the ideal choice for those searching for a relaxing and comfortable ride.

Pros & Cons Of Taxi Travel

Taxi is the preferred method of transportation for hundreds of people across the UK, there are numerous advantages, including luxury vehicles, skilled and experienced local drivers, and ease of booking with many taxi companies using their own taxi apps, allowing you to book your taxi from the comfort of your Smartphone.

However, if you’re unsure if taxi travel is the right choice for you, here’s a quick list of some pros and cons to help you make your own decision.

The Pros Of Taxi Travel

There are many advantages to taxi travel in Reading, here’s a list of three to give you some food for thought.

  • Avoid Drink Driving Dangers
    Designated drivers are a great solution to ensuring that everyone has a transport option after a night out, however why should one person miss out on the fun? In you could book a taxi to take you to and from the event/bar; that way you and your friends can responsibly enjoy a few drinks together, without needing to worry about drink driving or deciding the designated driver.
  • Trust In An Experienced Local Driver
    If you’re travelling in an area you’re visiting, it can be very useful to call upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of a local driver. After all, when limited to public transport in an area you’re unfamiliar with; you could quickly become confused and get lost.

    So instead of risking to chance of getting lost the next time you visit Reading, get in touch with the talented local drivers at Loddon Cars, our taxi drivers will be happy to take care of your transportation needs and help you get to your destination on time.
  • Don’t Get Stuck With Public Transport Delays
    Whilst public transportation can be a great choice if you don’t want to take personal transport, it’s not without risk. Public transport options such as trains or busses can suffer from very serious delays with little if any warning, or your travel plans could be turned upside down by industrial strike action.

The Cons Of Taxi Travel

Whilst taxi travel is a fantastic method of transport, it’s not perfect and there are some disadvantages. To help you weigh up the pros and cons and make your own decision, here’s a list of three disadvantages.

  • Some People Prefer To Drive Themselves
    If you enjoy driving and would prefer to drive yourself, perhaps taxi travel isn’t best suited to your needs. Indeed, if you’re particularly adverse to the idea of being driven by a professional driver, perhaps a car rental service will be better suited to your needs if you require temporary transport to and from specific locations.
  • You Could Be Stuck In Traffic
    It’s worth remembering that whilst public transportation options such as the trains could face delays, taxis are not without risk as you could be stuck in traffic. Whilst local taxi drivers will know alternative routes, sometimes there is no alternative and all you can do is sit in traffic until it clears. This could cause significant delays to your journey.
  • Less Eco-Friendly Compared To Cycling Or Walking
    If you’re concerned about the eco-friendly nature of your trip, it’s important to remember that just like using a personal vehicle, travelling via taxi also uses petrol/diesel and as such, contributes to global warming. So if you want a more eco-friendly method of transportation, perhaps cycling would be better suited to your needs.

Reliable Taxis In Reading – Book Online With Loddon Cars

If you would like to book your taxi in Reading, you can book with Loddon Cars in a variety of different ways. You can book a taxi on our website by clicking the green BOOK NOW button on the top right of the browser. Alternatively, you could download our Reading taxi app and book quickly using your iPhone/Android device.

Get In Touch With The Loddon Cars Team

Our taxi fleet contains over a hundred vehicles of various different sizes; including minivans and 6-seat vehicles. Additionally, our taxi services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing you with the reliable transportation services spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

If you have any questions or if you would like more information regarding our taxi services, for example if you would like to learn more about the different vehicles available in our taxi fleet, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of staff. We'll be happy to assist you with your enquiry, so if you would like to speak to us, please call 01189321 321.

If you would prefer to contact our team using the internet, you can do so through social media or by clicking the blue Chat With Us button on the right hand side of your browser. Alternatively, you could send any questions you may have to us via email. Our email address is

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