Thursday, January 16, 2014

24/7 DIScount Taxi Cab Service in St Petersburg, Florida

 PHONE, OR Please DIAL THE Phone NUMBER 727-490-5100

OR Pre-Book your Taxi cab Online with Diacount Taxi Reservation form.

"Discount Taxi is a division of AL's Taxi Inc. of St Petersburg, FL- We pride ourselves in being the best Taxi service in Saint Petersburg, if not in all of Pinellas County...Our very low rates are a reflection of  the tough competition in the St Petersburg transportation market these days. This competitive environment is also part of what motivates us to provide our customer with high quality service and courteous, professional drivers. Our commitment to these practices is even more important to us now than ever before.

All of our Drivers have undergone extensive background checks with State authorities as well as with the FBI. These background investigations   include finger printing , screenings for felonies, DUI's, violent crimes, drug testing. Each of our drivers has also been determined by the local PD to be safe taxi drivers before issuing  them a Taxi Driver Hack License with a picture.
All our taximeters are approved by the State of Florida and our taxi rates have been acknowledged and approved by City of St Petersburg......."

For more information,  please visit our website at:

>> Discount Taxi Cab service in St Petersburg, FL

 We service these areas within Pinellas County:
St Petersburg, Downtown Saint Pete, Shore Acres, Gandy, Pinellas Park, Kenneth City, Gulfport, South Pasadena FL, Treasure Island, Tierra Verde, Madeira Beach, Bay Pines, Disston Heights, Seminole, Redington Shores, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, South Largo, Feather Sound
and zip codes in St Petersburg, FL

 33703, 33707, 33708. 33710, 33712, 33705, 33711, 33713, 33716, 33701, 33702, 33714, 33704, 33705, 33706, 33709, 33781, 33782, 33777, 33772, 33776
Discount Taxi Metered Rates and Airport Taxi flat rates.
$0.30 For Each 36 Seconds Waiting Time or Slow Traffic = 0.50 Cents a Minute
2015 Discount Taxi Intercity Taxi flat rates, example fares, costs and rates :

Saint Petersburg to Tampa Airport $30-$45
St Petersburg to South Tampa $30-$45
St Petersburg to Downtown Tampa $45-$60
St Petersburg to North Tampa  $55-$75
St Petersburg   to Sarasota  $85-$120
                     to Orlando  $175-$210
                    to Naples, FL $275
                    to Miami Airport $495
                    to Ocala $225
                    to Jacksonville $435
                    to Tallahassee, FL $475
                    to Orlando Airport $195
                    to Ft Myers       $210
St Pete Beach to Tampa Airport   $45
St Pete Beach to Orlando Airport $185
St Pete Beach to Amtrak Tampa  $55
St Pete Beach to Busch Gardens, Tampa  $70
St Pete Beach to Port of Tampa  $60
Treasure Island to HardRock Casino in Tampa $65
St Petersburg to Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa $50-$70
Sarasota to Hard Rock Casino in Tampa $105-$125 (trip must be pre-paid with CC)

* Please feel free to negotiate above prices and you might be able to save another 5 to 10%
off your final estimate, if we are not too busy.
* We also gladly take our customers from any place in south Pinellas County to cities listed below:
Brandon, Palmetto, Ellenton.Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Venice, North Port, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Arcadia, Myakka City, Sebring, Parrish, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Hudson, Spring Hill, Crystal River, Seffner, Inverness, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Lakeland, Plant City, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, Kissimmee, Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hialeah and many more within State of Florida.
* For intercity / long distance rates, please call our dispatch center for an estimate at : 727-490-5100
or if you are not in the hurry, you can request estimate via our online booking and reservation system at:

Discount Taxi To Tampa Airport, Booking and Reservations Online

Three Large suitcases Packed in a trunk of "tiny" Toyota Prius Taxi are ready to be taken with 3 passengers to Tampa Airport

For your convenience at Discount Taxi. we gladly accept all major credit / debit cards.

When ordering a taxi cab, please let dispatcher know about your intention of paying with credit card, 
We don't charge any fees on credit card transactions.

We service listed below hotels in Downtown area of St Petersburg, FL 

Hollander Hotel - 421 4th Ave. N,  St Petersburg, FL 33701 
                                                Hollander Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites / Downtown - 80 Beach Dr. NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701            
                                                  Hampton INN

Ponce De Leon Hotel - 95 Central Ave., St Petersburg, FL 33701    
                                            Ponce De Leon Hotel

    We also proudly serve :

    Derby Lane Poker Room and Greyhound Race Track since 1925
      • at 10490 Gandy Blvd N, St Petersburg, FL 33702

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        1. on your banner it says that you will take me to Tampa airport for $25, from where..?

          1. "Be aware of wave of illegal taxi operators in Pinellas County
            They advertise on google without all the necessary credentials like city or state licenses, commercial insurance, drivers background checks, etc
            Here is few names of those "taxi companies" which in couple of instances are operated by same person. Edward Plundra
            st Pete Clearwater Airport Shuttle
            Largo Taxi
            Green Cab
            Bay and Beach taxi
            I Care Sedans & Cab co
            Clean Cut Taxi & Town Car
            Snappy Taxi
            Uber airport taxi
            Coral Cab
            How to avoid of being ripped off on illegal and dangerous taxi service?
            Call local law enforcement or business tax division and ask them if they have company you plan to use on record as a established taxi company or airport shuttle....."

          2. Days of Uber, Lyft, gypsy taxi cabs and airport shuttles might be numbered as common sense and public safety is slowly but surely prevailing ...

            "The Florida Senate's Banking and Insurance Committee passed a bill requiring drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services to have the same level of insurance as taxi drivers, and to have it all the time. That stands in contrast to model legislation agreed upon by the insurance industry and ride-hailing companies that has already been passed in at least 20 states, and cleared its final committee in the House last week......"

            Read more at :

          3. I wonder, when owners of legit cab companies in Pinellas and county will get together and start to hunt down all those gypsies who operate without insurance, license, hack license? and who rip tourists off on 3 rate meters #2.40 a mile, $3.00 a mile and $3.90 a mile ....?!!!!

          4. IMO, for starters, they should make aware all of their drivers of the situation and ask them to click on google paid advertising which promotes illegal taxi cab operators????
            Just a suggestion.........:):):)
            AFTER ALL, THIS IS ANOTHER TAXI WAR, WE HAD THEM IN 1960's, 1950's, 1920;s, etc
            So, what's the big deal about it? let's get rid off these gypsy MF's, ubers and other scum.

            law abiding tax payer and cab driver in Tampa Bay

        2. you misunderstood wording on banner, " Taxi to Airport from $25 " doesn't say anything about taxi trip to Tampa Airport from St. Petersburg or anywhere in Pinellas County .
          Also, price says "from $25 " and not for $25, which could mean trip to St. Petersburg / Clearwater International Airport :: eg from Downtown of Saint Pete or Shore Acres,,,,,,
          ....You need to call dispatcher to confirm rates to airport......

          1. How much would cost taxi from Kenneth City to Tampa Airport?
            Do some cab comapmies offer discounted flat rates to airport?
            Can they pick me up from TPA and take me back home to Kenneth City?
            thank you

          2. Legally, cab companies from Pinellas County are not allowed to pick up at TPA Tampa Airport because TPA is located in Hillsborough County in which taxis from St Petersburg / Pinellas County don't have all the necessary credentials to operate.

          3. That is wrong and not true many taxi pinellas company's pick up at Tampa airport. Tpa is regulated and so are some of the bigger taxi company's. Call and ask a dispatcher.

          4. "That is wrong and not true many taxi pinellas company's pick up at Tampa airport. Tpa is regulated and so are some of the bigger taxi company's. Call and ask a dispatcher. "

            IMO, This is total nonsense and is not true, unless they also operate Limo service with Hillsborough County permits like Bats Taxi of St Pete Beach or Yellow cab of Pinellas County

        3. I am not sure if this is right place to ask questions, but here I am wondering around your area on internet and I found your taxi blog.
          I plan to visit Indian Rocks Beach in couple of months and I am kind of worry about my safety and well being,
          After my previous vacations and bad experiences with taxi drivers in different countries, I try to stay vigilant and be prepared for worse.
          Here is a question:
          when using taxi services in tampa bay, should I be on look out for any local taxi scams?
          thank you
          greetings from Switzerland

          1. Just be on look out for cab drivers recommending places where to dine or where to party.- often, they getting kickbacks from those places for bringing new customers.
            Needless to say, your best interest could be far from being on their minds......

        4. Taxi Advertising

          The high presence and visibility of taxis make them a super and profitable medium for advertising. This is even more so in major cities such as Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Gainesville and others. The benefits of taxi advertising in Florida far outweigh the costs. There are always taxis on the road; they are highly visible and seen by thousands of people every day. This fact alone makes taxi advertising in Florida a viable proposition. Not only does taxi advertising help to sustain and grow the taxi industry, it certainly offers an above average return on your investment. Taxi adverting is beneficial for most types of businesses, large or small. Geo-targeting is one of the key benefits of taxi advertising. This way you can get your message out to many people in big cities and centers across Florida including Daytona Beach, Lake City, Ocala, Pensacola, Tallahassee and many more.

        5. I just called your office and your dispatcher sounded kind of confused when I asked her "how much would cost taxi from Magnuson Hotel in St petersburg to TPA airport ?", but after about 15 seconds of consternation, she replied " we have $45 flat rate to Tampa Airport, tip included"
          Is that right?
          I didn't want to ask her any other question, because I sensed, that she felt unease (may be) to talk to someone with foreign accent.

          1. Flat rate to airport doesn't include tip, not with any local cab companies in St Petersburg.

        6. you guys must get serious about your business or don't advertise that you are 24/7 taxi company.
          Last night I needed a cab around 4:30 am to take me from St Petersburg to Clearwater and there was no answer on the phone, is your dispatcher sleeping on the job or what?

        7. Florida Taxi Driver: Text 4 Taxi St Petersburg FL at Discount Taxi:St Petersburg Discount Taxi Company Hits Hi Tech Home Run

          – A breakthrough development in the taxi cab business is taking the St. Petersburg Florida area by storm! An innovative, forward thinking entrepreneur down there has come up with a unique combination of traditional taxi service and high tech dispatching; it is called Text4Taxi and its advantages are many:

          · With this new service, there are none of the pitfalls of traditional over-the-phone dispatching.

          · There are never any annoying, time wasting busy signals.

          · There is never any need to worry about miscommunication or misunderstood directions due to spotty cell phone reception and garbled voice messages........
          St Petersburg Discount Taxi

        8. What is cheapest taxi cab in St Pete to take me to Orlando airport?

          1. Discount taxi is pretty cheap, - a month ago, I took a cab with them from Treasure Island to Orlando airport and I paid only $185

          2. Express taxi by Supershuttle with their rate at $2.00 a mile is even cheaper than discount taxi,, but they don't offer flat rates and you have to pay whatever is on the meter, so,the trip from treasure Island to Orlando airport would cost you at least $225 in good traffic conditions

        9. which is the cheapest taxi cab service to take me 2 times a week to hardrock casino in tampa from madeira beach ?
          Is it Bats Taxi, Independent taxi, Discount taxi or United?

          1. Well, I had a chance to use many services to take me to hard rock casino and I can attest to you, that cheapest by far is Discount taxi, also what I like about this company, that you can haggle with them over the phone on how much you are willing to pay, because in most cases you dealing directly with a driver who will take you there.....

          - send text / SMS messages from your computer for FREE.
          Use it once and you gonna LOVE IT,

        11. "At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, we hope you’re ready for the red carpet treatment. Our hotel and casino is the perfect retreat from daily life, whether you’re looking to hit it big or savor some relaxation. From fine dining to the world-famous Rock Spa®, from the best of Tampa’s nightlife to sightings of the hottest stars on the planet, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa has something for everyone. And every element features the signature Hard Rock swagger that puts a luxurious and world famous spin on everything from our décor to our amenities."

        12. Is it difficult to catch a taxi cab at Tropicana field after the game?

          1. Tonight New York Yankees are in town, so it is going to be a nightmare, your best bet is to go to west side of Tropicana field on 16 st N and grab a cab there, if there are any, otherwise stand by the curb and try to flag down one of passing taxis, but be patient, it might take you 10-20 minutes to get one. good luck..........
            ....and GO RAYS !!

        13. Do you guys do flat rate from PIE St Pete/Clearwater airport to Bradenton Beach and how much it would be ? thx

          1. If you take regular taxi from PIE airport to Bradenton Beach, you are looking at cost of +$100-120, but if you book your taxi online with discount taxi at


            then you'll pay only $80 flat rate,,,,,,, for minivan service for + 3 up to 6 people ad another $10

        14. How much would cost taxi from St Pete to Lightning's Amalie Arena in Tampa?
          thank you

          1. Depends where in St Petersburg you coming from? taxi ride to Lightning's game could cost you anything from $35 up to $70 if coming from Pass-a-Grille or Tierra Verde

          2. Whatever you do. don't fall for Google advertisers offering rides from St Pete Beach to Lightning game for $35, it is a total scam (bait and switch game).
            My total cost for one way ride to see Lightning play, with these crooks came to $111

        15. We'll need a taxi on 29th of June coming from Sarasota 34237 and going to St Petersburg / Clearwater airport, can you guys do that? and what would be the cost for 2 people and 2 pieces of luggage ?
          Thank you

          1. Hi there! About how much would a taxi be to Fort Desoto beach from St Petersburg (Hilton Bay Front) and back again later that day? many thanks.