VTC, Uber, Cabify or Taxi
When planning for a trip or transfer, today's traveler has plenty of options: Uber, Cabify, VTC, the traditional taxis... What's the difference between these services? What's the best option for your transfer?
To beging with, let's define the "VTC", since in Spain that category includes also services like Uber and Cabify. VTC is the spanish acronym for a private hire vehicle. According to spanish regulations, they are defined because the passenger decides the starting and end points of her trip (unlike other transportation services like buses, for example). Unlike taxis, they must be booked in advance (not on the street), and the price is established before the beginning of the trip; this gives the client the security of knowing the cost in advance. Besides, they must carry an identifying badge in the car.
Uber and Cabify operate in Spain under VTC licences, and therefore they are included under this category. It should be noted, however, that both services have limits when it comes to long trips: in Uber's case, its website advises that trips can be automatically terminated after four hours. Meanwhile, Cabify warns in its website that its service is designed for cities, and it considers any trip longer than 80 km. as a "long" one.
Therefore, the best choice for your intercity trips is a private hire vehicle or VTC. VTC Spain allows you to book a car for your transfers for your preferred date and hour, and you'll enjoy your trip in a modern, safe and comfortable vehicle handled by professional and experienced drivers. Make your booking today on VTC Spain's website.