Are you flying in or out of any of the Tampa Bay area airports?
We can take you anywhere!
Not Big & Fancy, Just Really Good
Easy, Reasonable Flat Rates
Safe – Legal – Reliable – On Time
When a loved one has passed, you don’t need to fight with traffic. Let me and my fellow colleagues do that for you. We are professionally licensed and permitted as limousine operators and our Level 2 backgrounds along with fingerprinting have been performed by the St. Petersburg Police and Hillsborough County Sheriff Departments and done in person.
We will be glad to provide services for you in Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg or even Tampa.
I will pick you up at your door in the above pictured black Chevrolet suburban (7 guest capacity) and return you to your door afterwards. Or you may pick from one of, or all of our other available vehicles as pictured below.
We are laid back and relaxed. No stressors.
We also have white Lincoln town cars available as pictured below.
Call me and I will be glad to answer any of your questions. Or you may go HERE to view our online booking form and rates.
Available vehicles are pictured below:
I have to ask this question, seriously. No sarcasm. That’s difficult for me.
Is it not fair to make a wage? I mean more then a poverty level one that is?
As you know by now I am a Town Car Driver, a licensed Limousine Driver.
I do not make much, no wheres near what most even average people make.
Middle Class? No wheres near Middle Class. No wheres near.
So, recently I had a regular client ask me for a ride to a particular location in Tampa from St. Petersburg. I informed the client it was an $85 ride. I had a feeling the client would not go for it. This is a very fair fare in this market for our type of reserved service and many others are higher. We are properly licensed, insured and full level 2 backgrounds checked which include finger printing.
This $85 fare will take me approx 2-2.5 hours to complete and get back home. I get 50% of that fare plus tip and pay gasoline, tolls, credit card fees, car washes etc. The company I drive for maintains the car. In this case I would then receive $42.50 half fare + 17.00 tip, if this customer was to tip their usual 20%. So, $59.50 – $11.00 (gas) – .75 toll – 2.38 cc fees = $45.37 total. (not counting the complimentary snacks and beverages)
If that is the only order I received for the day, I would make $45.37 for the day.
It takes a minimum of 3 of those to barely pay my bills. Many days I do get 1 or 2.
So……this customer(who I have provided discounted service to for over one year) tells me they just cannot do the $85 fare as they must stick to a budget. This customer lives very well. Very well. (not knocking it, simply stating a fact)
I advise, I understand and ask if I can get them a taxi as it would be $10 cheaper.
They respond with no…..but thank you….will find a different alternative.
Their alternative is Uber.
So I respond and say…… ohhhhh noooooo you are going to take Uber aren’t you?!!
The customer responds……”Sorry, it’s like $35, you left me no choice.”
So, I was offended and flabbergasted as I have cut this customer deals for a long time now and provided excellent service to them and their family.
$35.00?? Really?? So you are asking me to cut my wage more than half??? Seriously?
Don’t I deserve to make some sort of decent wage? I provide an excellent service and provide complimentary snacks and beverages and go out of my way to please my customers. I work hard. Real hard.
This client usually takes our services to the airport for $55 (our regular rate is $65)…..this day the client was going a further distance and wanted the rate to be near that $35.
I drive 45 minutes just to pick up the client. We do not sit around town like taxi’s or Uber etc. We are a reservation based luxury Town Car Service. We take really great care of our customers.
This client was asking me to now….drive 45 minutes to pick them up…..then drive another hour to their destination…..and then it is another 45 minutes back home.
So now…..the client was asking me to go from making $45.37….. to making 50% of $35…..in other words…. 17.50 + 7.00 tip – $11.00 (gas) – .75 toll – .63 cc fees for a total = $12.12 for 2.5 hours…..thats $4.84 per hour.
The Uber driver might make about $16.00 on that trip. Annnnnnd they have to maintain their car! No one is making a wage at this point. No one. Not us, not the Uber driver…..No one.
And that is Cool?
Thank you for listening.
Hello to you!
I want your business!
Are you coming to the awesome beaches of Western Florida?
Looking for a safe, reliable, licensed, insured and properly background checked transportation company and driver/Chauffeur?
Well! Here you are! You found us!
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I will pick you up anywhere in the Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg FL area and get you where you need to go safely and on time.
Level 2 Backgrounds checked by the Hillsborough County Sheriff and St. Petersburg FL Police Departments.
Independent Professional Driver with a local 35 year old transportation company in St. Pete Beach….Bats Taxi & Town Car
Coming into Tampa Bay on a Private Jet?
Looking for a safe, reliable and reasonably priced Town Car Service?
Wanting a properly licensed and Professional Driver?
(Level 2 Backgrounds checked by local Pinellas & Hillsborough Authorities)
Flat Rates or Charter Rates reasonably priced
Minimum Charge = $45
Charter Hourly Rate = $65/Hr for a Town Car & $85/Hr for a full sized Suburban
Flat Rate Example: Tampa Executive Airport to Pinellas Beach areas = $95 for 1-7 guests
Landmark Aviation or ExecuJet to Pinellas area Beaches: 1-4 guests= $65 or 5-7 guests= $85
In County Flat Rates: From within Hillsborough County traveling within Hillsborough for day to day travel from Point A to Point B is as follows.
ONE RATE = Town Car or Full Sized Suburban
1-12 MILES: $45.00
13-19 MILES: $55.00
20-33 MILES: $65.00
34-46 MILES: $95.00
Professional Driver: Lance Greene TC#6 Suburban 1-7 passengers
DID YOU KNOW??
You can actually get a clean, safe, reliable, licensed, professionally driven and operated town car at the Tampa International Airport for about the same or less then a taxi?
1-4 passengers = $65 and 5-7 passengers = $85
YEP! Sure can!
Now them there are some nice rides!
Bay Area Town Car Service, better known as BATS Taxi & Town Car, has been in business for 35 years and we can pick you up at the Tampa and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airports.
We can take you anywhere, but we are the ones to call if you are coming in to the Tampa Bay area Airports and going to the beaches.
1-4 passengers = $65 and 5-7 passengers = $85
*Note: 4 passengers with excessive luggage requiring an SUV= $85
So especially if you are going to St. Pete Beach FL, Treasure Island FL, Madeira Beach FL, Redington Beach FL, Indian Rocks Beach FL or Clearwater Beach FL…. BATS is the one to call!
Please call in advance as we pre-schedule our drivers just for you!
There are easy ways to book a ride with BATS!
Call BATS TODAY! In fact….CALL US NOW!
You will be very glad you did!
We look forward to serving you!
Thank you for stopping by!
Lance Greene SUV driver TC#6
BATS – Bay Area Towncar Direct Mobile#: 727-288-1545