What is the difference between a Party Maxi, Maxi Bus, Minibus, Maxi Cab, Maxi Van, Maxi Shuttle, Luxury Maxi and a Standard Maxi?

February 29, 2020

In this article we will discuss, (in our opinion), the differences between the words used to describe a larger-van sized vehicles often referred to as either a party maxi, maxi bus, minibus, maxi cab, maxi van, maxi shuttle, luxury maxi, maxi taxi (as referred to on the Transport NSW information website), maxi cab and standard maxi.

 

To the untrained mind, these may all mean very different types of vehicles however one can only think they all offer a unique type of transport or shuttle service in your local area.

 

For example, when you think about a vehicle that is “maxi” in size, we all automatically think of a larger vehicle, such as a van or minibus people mover. This has become the normal association with the word maxi when used in the context of hiring a taxi or hiring a shuttle service in Sydney. In essence, the word maxi is used to describe the size or type of vehicle.

 

 

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Below we have looked up online and below are some definitions of the word maxi taxi in reference to a transport or shuttle services in Sydney;

 

On the Transport NSW information website, a “Maxi-Taxi” is referred to as extracted for your ease of reading and reference below:

 

Fares for maxi-taxis

Maxi-taxis can carry up to 11 passengers depending on the vehicle.

 

How maxi-taxi fares are charged

An amount of up to 150% of the regular taxi fare may be charged where the maxi-cab is hired at a rank or hailed on a street and there are 5 or more passengers.

 

Correct As: 1 March 2020 - 9.:18am AEST.

Source: https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/taxi-hire-vehicle/rank-hail-taxi-fares-charges

 

 

In addition, on Wikipedia, we managed to learn that a maxi taxi is actually more widespread globally than we thought as extracted for your ease of reading and reference below:

 

Maxi taxis are private, owner-operated minibuses in Romania and Trinidad and Tobago that are used in public transport. They operate along fixed routes, having fixed fares and meeting points, but do not operate under a timetable.

 

Australia

Similar maxi taxis are found in Australia.

 

Correct As: 1 March 2020 - 9:21am AEST.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxi_taxi

 

 

It seems they all refer to as public or private transportation services.

 

The maxi shuttles, minibus, maxi vans, maxi party bus all feature similar vehicle types with different outlooks – example, one might seat 7 passengers, these are generally your luxury maxi shuttles – usually they are a Mercedes-Benz or similar class van / people mover. Luxury maxi vans can go up to 21 seats and are ideal for private group transfer services across Sydney metropolitan suburbs.

 


The Mercedes-Benz Viano (or similar) is perfect for private families, senior corporate staff, celebrities and event tours, private transfers of all kinds. This luxury maxi shuttle can accommodate up to 7 adult passengers and has ample boot space for large and small luggage.

 

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 The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (or similar) is perfect for larger groups and all types of shuttle bus transfers. Ideal for private families, senior corporate staff, celebrities and event tours, private transfers of all kinds. This luxury maxi minibus shuttle can accommodate up to 21 adult passengers and has ample boot space for large and small luggage. 

 

 

 

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Another maxi shuttle service that is popular is hiring a standard maxi van and shuttle for those specific quick trips and regular group travel. A standard maxi is just like hiring a metered maxi taxi however, owned and run privately through a professional and certified driver and local business owner. Your trip with a standard maxi (non-maxi-taxi metered trips) you can budget your trip with no nasty fees or hidden peak or off-peak charges. You can generally negotiate a better deal for ongoing trips and return maxi shuttle bookings.

 

 

 

Why would you let the meter rack-up at traffic lights and in heavy delays and toll roads?

 

 

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