The True Cost of Getting Home Safely..... You may be Pleasantly Surprised!
If you live out of town, and have a night out, how do you generally get home? I know we are biased, but we think Scoot is the safest, most convenient, and cost effective way of getting home! We decided to do a comparison table to try to help you see that we may actually be saving you money, and/or time at the end of your night.
We selected a range of areas just outside of Edinburgh, and priced up the cost of getting a Scoot home or a taxi into town and home again. As you can see, Scoot is cheaper everytime than a return taxi fare.
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We then got to thinking, well, some of these places are accessible at night by either train and/or night bus. So how do we compare then?
First lets look at trains. The cost of a return train fare in the evening to these places, is probably going to cost you no more than £5, but you are restricted by time, with the last train leaving Edinburgh before 11.30pm. The other issue is, do you then need to get a taxi, or a bus from the train station at the other end? If so, that means waiting around in the dark and/or cold possibly on your own, for your transport, after having had a drink or two. Not only is it possible that your journey home will probably take you around an hour or possibly more, but it is also late, and you are more vulnerable having had a few drinks!
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If you choose the night bus, you are not restricted on the time you can go home, as they run through most of the night, but then the routes are restricted, and not only can they take you quite a while to get home, but you may be facing a bit of a walk at the other end, a in the dark, possibly on your own, with sore feet, and after having been drinking!
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If you are relying on a taxi, how long does it take you to wait for one after your night is over? Not only that, but you would save yourself money if you used Scoot!
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Now, look at your alternative. You drive yourself into town. Park as close to your destination as you can, call Scoot to confirm your parking position, and the time you wish to go home. When your night is finished, meet your Scoot driver at your car, and he will drive you and your car back to your own door. Total time taken, is most likely less then 30 mins! Total cost of your journey may work out slightly more than if you took a bus or a train, but is getting home safely, and quickly worth it? We think so!
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Why not Scoot home this weekend, and you'll see how easy it is! You'll wonder why you never did it sooner! Also, If you live close to friends, then share a car, and split the cost, and save even more!
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