Prices for taxi ride
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.
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.
Is taxi that expensive
Taxi trips abroad are quite expensive, but nevertheless it is a very needed service on the market, which of course is in demand. The most common option to travel by taxi abroad choose businessmen or traveling, and most often, chosen aim is the airport.
As is well known Polish airports do not support all lines and directions, so sometimes come out cheaper to get a taxi to the international airport and it have a direct flight to the country of interest to us.