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how we can hire driver for a long distance trip?

Old Mar 9th, 2022, 11:31 PM
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how we can hire driver for a long distance trip?

I am planning to enjoy vacations with my family can anyone tell me how can I hire driver at a reasonable price.
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Old Mar 10th, 2022, 02:18 AM
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Where do you live? Have you considered flying to a destination and then hiring a driver or doing tours?
What do you consider reassonable? Do you own a car or will you be hiring the driver's car also?
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Old Mar 10th, 2022, 04:18 AM
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Another item to consider, if you want to have the same driver for your entire trip the price you'll pay not only the driver's daily rate but also include his/her room and board. those factors alone will have a big impact on on how much you'll pay - perhaps exceeding your definition of "reasonable".
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Old Mar 10th, 2022, 06:34 AM
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Please fill us in a little on the "we" of your family and whether you want to visit cities, mountains, deserts or the ocean (Atlantic or Pacific). One possibility would be to travel by Amtrak to a city or town and hire a taxi for the day.
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How many people? Ages? Where are you coming from, where do you want to vacation? Knowing something about what your itinerary might be would be helpful. How much time? Are you talking multiple trips or a one time event? Can no one in your group drive? Are you thinking some kind of road trip to see countryside and small towns? What do you want to see or do? Are you from the US or coming from another country?
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I like the idea about taking Amtrak to your destination and then hiring a driver but this company will furnish a long-distance driver:
https://professionaldrivers.com/hire-a-personal-driver/

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I found a company that will drive you around LA, Orange and Riverside Countieis for a day at $48 per day with a 3 hour minimum. The drivers are license with a clean record and bonded.

Finding someone to drive you from one state to another will be tough, and expensive and as stated you have to pay for their meals and lodging.
The US is not some kind of third word country when it comes to personal services.
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Old Mar 10th, 2022, 03:19 PM
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I'm guessing jamie99 meant to type the rate as $48 per hour with a 3-hour minimum. If the rate was $48 a day, the driver would sustain a loss as $48 wouldn't even fill the gas tank.
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Old Mar 11th, 2022, 02:28 AM
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Oh, I'm guessing the gas is now extra!!
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Old Mar 11th, 2022, 04:46 AM
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Where do you live? Have you considered flying to a destination and then hiring a driver or doing tours?
What do you consider reasonable? Do you own a car or will you be hiring the driver's car also?
I live in Dallas Texas, and want to go from Dallas to Austin. I have a car want to hire a personal driver at a minimum price.
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Old Mar 11th, 2022, 04:48 AM
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Thanks for your reply we want to hire a driver for 3 to 4 days.
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Old Mar 11th, 2022, 04:50 AM
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Thanks for your response we want to go from Dallas to Austin. And want to hire a driver for 3 to 4 days.
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Old Mar 11th, 2022, 04:53 AM
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We all are under the age of 30. And want to go from Dallas to Austin. We have a car but we want to hire a driver for long distance road trip.
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Old Mar 11th, 2022, 04:54 AM
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Thank you so much for your concern this information is very helpful for me.
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Old Mar 11th, 2022, 08:58 AM
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Thanks for your response we want to go from Dallas to Austin. And want to hire a driver for 3 to 4 days.
The Amtrak Texas Eagle leaves Dallas every day at 11:50AM It takes a little over 6 hours to get to Austin. The fare is $15 per person. Walk to your hotel from the Austin train station. Hire a taxi or a driver the next day in Austin.
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Better check with your auto insurance company as to possible financial liabilities if you do that (especially if you hire someone who themself does NOT have auto insurance). That is only about a four hour drive and not that difficult a drive. Sure, driving in a strange city is always a bit tricky, but the fact that you want to hire someone for four days would cost a fortune.
Which is why this doesn't make any sense. If you mainly don't want to drive around Austin, you can hire taxis etc locally as you need them.

Take the train.
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Jean, yes I meant $48 per hour, thanks.
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The train takes 6+ hours. Flixbus, Megabus or Greyhound take 3.5 to 4 hours.
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In your other thread (fun things in Dallas), you mention you are a family of 5. Does that mean your vehicle is a mini-van or large SUV? If not, I don't see how you can add a driver in the car.
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Do any of you people under 30 have a driver's license? If you own a car do you drive it in Dallas?

So if Austin is 4 hours away do you want to go to Austin and back in the same day for $48/hour? Just spend the day in Austin?

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