For many people, employing an airport car service–be it a taxi, town car, or even shuttle–seems like a foreign concept. Many of us are used to either taking care of our own travel needs or calling on friends to drop us off or pick us up. While these two options are certainly wonderful, they don’t work in every situation. They also may not be the best way to start or end your journey in terms of making the best use of your time, and keeping your stress level to a minimum. Even if you decide to stick with the DIY travel style, you should know that there are affordable and efficient airport travel alternatives available to you should you choose to employ them.
As anyone who has ever been to an airport knows, taxis are a frequently used mode of transportation for either leaving or arriving at the airport. If you are traveling to the airport, making an appointment with a taxi service for pickup from your home can be a huge help. When you make a reservation for a taxi, they will be able to calculate how much time to allow for travel from your address, and may often even offer a flat fee rate for airport travel. If you (or someone you’re making a reservation for, such as a boss or a client) prefer to travel in a bit more style, you can also look into a Bradley Airport Car Service service as a transportation option. This gives you the same benefits of a taxi, but with more class and individual attention.
In either case, all you have to do before traveling to the airport is to be ready at the appointed time. Then, your taxi or car driver will take care of your travel needs from door to door. Reserving either a taxi or a car service is an excellent option if your flight is at an extremely early or extremely late hour, or if you’ll be gone for an extended period of time. That way, you won’t be asking a friend to pick you up at the crack of dawn, and you won’t have to worry about leaving your car at the airport for weeks on end while you’re away. You may still, of course, prefer to coordinate your airport travel on your own, but it’s important to know that there are other choices available.
In addition to the one-on-one service offered by an airport taxi or a car pickup (or drop off), there’s also the option of an airport shuttle to consider. Many of us are familiar with airport shuttles that are connected to hotels and offered as a service to guests traveling to or from a nearby airport. However, shuttle service is also often available within a residential community. Just as with a hotel shuttle, a private shuttle provides airport transportation for numerous people at a time, and runs several trips to and from the airport each day (often using a whole fleet of vehicles).
You simply contact the shuttle service and let them know when your flight is leaving or arriving, and they’ll make a reservation for you on the appropriate shuttle. Because you’re traveling with other people, the cost of using a shuttle service is often less than employing a private taxi or car. Again, this is an excellent option if your flight is leaving or arriving at an awkward time, or if you don’t want to have to deal with the logistics of handling your own vehicle as you travel.