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Uber in Salzburg

I noticed a mention of the expense of taking Uber in Dublin in Rick's blog today. Is it also more expensive to take Uber than taking a taxi in Salzburg from the train station to Old Town?

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8906 posts

It's a short distance from the train station to the Old Town. Any savings with Uber (if any) would be minuscule. There are always taxis waiting at the train station, just walk over to the stand and hop on.

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3484 posts

We took a taxi from the train station to our hotel in the Old Town. I think it was 10 Euro.

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1291 posts

The distance is about 1.1 mile, i.e. in walking distance (20 minutes).

Posted by
4140 posts

I use Uber frequently in Austria but always find the wait times to be quite long due to so few drivers. I've gone back to using taxis when public transport won't do.

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1291 posts

... due to so few drivers.

Legal regulations restrict Uber's business in Austria. (That is good - in my opnion - because Uber exploits his drivers.)

Ordinary people are not allowed to drive passengers in their private cars.
Taxi drivers are not allowed (and don't want) to work for Uber, because they may loose their license.

Only registered limousine services may drive Uber passengers, but their drivers must return to their company base after each ride and are not allowed to receive orders directly (i.e. via smartphone). That is to make a clear distinction between a limousine service and a taxi.

Uber has already been sued in several cases for violating these rules.

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12135 posts

If you cross into Germany, no Uber there. They are banned in Germany. The Constitutional Court ruled against them....Bravo!!

Posted by
23864 posts

this zombie thread was reawakened by the spammer trying to sell his Dublin company all over the world including London and Salzburg

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8293 posts

I reported it hours ago but it is still here, Nigel.