$9 for $20 Worth of Cab Services
Using InstantCab's Android or iPhone app, customers call a cab or community driver for a ride and are met by the first available driver. Customers file their credit-card information on the app and pay electronically. A trip from Union Square to SFO costs around $45 in medium traffic, while a trip from the Moscone Center to the Cal Train station costs around $12 in medium traffic.
Born out of a frustration at public transit and a missed plane ride, InstantCab connects both San Francisco cab drivers and a carefully vetted group of community drivers to ride-seekers through its iPhone and Android app. The fare is the same and the standard San Francisco taxi fare, and all drivers undergo thorough background checks, participate in training, and drive newly minted cars—2005 models or later, allowing customers to feel safe and comfortable during their trip.