Would it be cheaper for 7 people to take a taxi from LAX to HoJo than the DL shuttle?

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  1. bibbidibobbidibecky

    bibbidibobbidibecky The Fairy Godblogger

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    It seems so to me, but I wanted to ask here for advice.

    In my limited taxi riding experience a mini-van isn't any more expensive than a regular-size taxi. And the shuttle is expensive, so I'm thinking it may end up being a bit cheaper...if traffic doesn't kill the meter.

    Thoughts??
     
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  3. cp11

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    In December we took a limo for eight of us and it was $10 more than it would have been for a taxi, but we did elect to leave a bigger tip because the limo service also sent an SUV or our luggage. It was the best hassle-free experience. So worth it to us, especially with four kids.
     
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    bibbidibobbidibecky The Fairy Godblogger

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    Do you care to share how much the limo was and what company you used?
     
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    That sounds like a really nice ride...can you share who you used, what airport to which hotel and how much? We are coming with 5 people so extra comfort would be nice:goodvibes
     
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    Most taxis only allow 5 people. We are a family of seven and use American Limo out of Huntington Beach. We pay $99 each way for a super stretch that includes beverages. We also prepay the tip which is $19 each way.

    We have used them for years and we have never been disappointed.
     
  7. Eeee-va

    Eeee-va Happiest robot on Earth

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    Per Mousesavers.com:

    So assuming you've got at least 2 kids between 3-11, it's $94.45 plus tip each way on a roundtrip ticket ($188.90 total).

    I'm not sure this is accurate, but http://www.worldtaximeter.com/los-angeles/LAX/Disneyland,+Anaheim has estimates of cab fare (with tax/tip/etc.) I think it goes by military time, but they say it'd cost $120 with little or no traffic. I'm not sure if that's right, but it may be.

    http://www.limos.com/ is listed on Mousesavers.com as well--it lets you book transportation in advance. The limos are pricey from LAX but it also offers options like vans. I ran a random date from LAX and saw rates as low as $130, tip included, which is competitive with the shuttle. Not sure if they are like standard vans inside. (Frankly, if I had kids, I would personally want them in a standard car seat or at least a bus seat--I'm not sure if limos offer car seats or seat belts.)
     

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