I have been invited to an on-site interview for an entry-level position with a tech company. I live in Europe, and the interview will be in another European country, but the company is from the US and the position I am interviewing for would also be in the US. The company has booked my flights and hotel, and recommended me to use taxis in my destination country to travel between the airport, hotel and interview location. They have also sent me a reimbursement policy document, and they will cover all transportation and meals.
My home is quite far away from the airport. I can either take a taxi or use public transport. Public transport is obviously far cheaper, but the taxi is faster, more flexible and less stressful. The policy document they have sent me explicitly states that they will cover the taxi fares to and from the airport. However, I feel like this document may be targeted at an American audience, where public transport is perhaps less likely to be a viable option.
Would taking a taxi rather than public transport leave a bad impression, or be considered wasteful?
Would the perception be different in the US versus Europe, where public transport is typically more accessible?