Picking the best airport transfer service
- Mums Tips
- Travel with kids
- Published on Thursday, 28 May 2020 17:47
- Last Updated on 29 May 2020
- Monica Costa
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When travelling, it is quite common to forget to book an airport transfer. People remember to book their hotel rooms and other services they need at the destination, but an airport transfer rarely comes to mind. The issue is compounded further by the fact that there are a lot of different options to choose from. Things can get even more complicated when you are travelling with kids. Below, we will look at the options that are available to families that need the best airport transfer services.
Before you select an airport transfer service
Before you select an airport transfer service, there are a few things you should consider. The first one is the company’s reputation and experience. It is quite common to look up which airport transfer services are available in the city you are travelling to meaning that you will likely not know the company beforehand. You can find information on their reputation online posted by previous customers.
The second thing to consider is if they are available for the dates you need them. No matter how good an airport transfer company is, they won’t be helpful if they are unavailable on the dates you need their services. If you cannot find information on their availability on their website, it would be a good idea to call ahead to find out if they will be available.
The third thing to find out is how much it will cost to get the airport transfer service. Remember that travelling can be quite expensive and you should try to save money when travelling. Staying within budget should be a top priority and the good news is that you can usually find pricing information on the websites of the companies that offer these services. If you cannot, call them to find out how much their services cost and what options are available.
Finally, you should check to see if they have any complimentary services. These include things like snacks, water, Wi-Fi or even an option for a scenic route to your destination. Once you have done all the above, it is time to choose the type of transportation that fits your criteria.
Shared shuttles are a good option for people travelling on a budget. This service is often cheaper than most other airport transfer options. A shared shuttle will pick different passengers and drop each of them at their destination or hotel. This means there will be several stops before you get to your destination so you should not pick this option if you want to get to your destination as fast as possible.
Shared shuttles are also a good option for travellers who love meeting other people.
Airport Transfer Taxis
Airport transfer taxis are common around the world and they are not as expensive as other options. If you are travelling to Newcastle Airport from Hexham, for example, you can get relatively cheap Hexham Taxis that will take you to, and pick you up from, the airport. Taxis in Hexham are also available for much more than airport transfers. Their drivers can show you around the local area if you want them to because every taxi company in Hexham hires local drivers who know the area really well. If you need a taxi from Hexham to the airport, consider this provider. Eco-cabs not only offers airport transfer services, but they also have taxis for private hire. They are known for their reliability, great service, and friendliness so you know you are in good hands if you hire one of their taxis.
Private transfers are great for people who:
- Are travelling with a family
- Are travelling as part of a group
- Need to get to their destination quickly
- Are travelling for business.
Many private transfers have a driver who will greet you as soon as you alight to ensure you do not get lost in a new airport trying to locate your driver. These meet and greets are very convenient for people travelling with children and that want them to get into a taxi quickly and without any hassle. Some private transfer companies will also let you book children’s seats in advance which can be quite helpful for families.
Another advantage of using private transfers is that they easily accommodate extra or over-sized luggage and have bigger vehicles available if you need this option.
Luxury Vehicle Services
These are usually quite pricey, but if you look around, it is possible to find a company that has affordable options. Luxury vehicles are the perfect option if you enjoy arriving in style or need transport for a special occasion. Luxury vehicles are also perfect for executive or business travel, or for those on honeymoon. If you want to go even further on the luxury scale, look into limousines.
Airport transfer services can reduce the hassle of getting to and from an airport. Ensure you have everything planned before you leave, especially if you are travelling with kids.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums