Taxicab Transfers in Spain by:Michael J Lee
If you have arranged your own accommodation at a villa, apartment or hotel in Spain you will need to consider a taxicab transfer service at your arrival airport. You can pre book your taxicab transfer via the internet.
Holiday Transfers Services
We find that it is very often the case that a car hire works out less expensive than a pre booked taxi or coach transfer. Below you will find details of both taxi transfers and a comparative car hire booking engine that will check many car hire companies with one search. This will allow you to check the best price option for your journey. We have spent time searching the internet for the best companies providing airport transfer by coach, taxis, shuttle, mini bus services and below are the three which we feel offer the most competitive and cheap prices and all round professional service.
Resort Hoppa offer very competitive private transfers which can accommodate extremely large groups; even up to 55 people on a coach. Resort Hoppa rates are based on the size of vehicle used. For example they will charge the same rate if your group is 2 or 4 persons as the car used to accommodate you will be the same vehicle.
They definitely represent the cheapest options if you are travelling in a suitably sized group; so check their booking engine to see if your party could save money. You might find them less competitive if you are travelling as a couple.
Holiday taxis offer a similar service to Resort Hoppa, their prices are based on the type of vehicle which is used. Again it depends on the size of your group as to how much money you may save; take a look at their booking system to see how you fare. They also offer a premier service for any one who wishes to travel in luxury. Holiday Taxis are also taking a 'greener' stance regarding vehicle emissions; this allows you to off set your carbon footprint for a small fee.
Many holidaymakers will pick up their taxicab transfer at the taxicab rank which is usually located just outside the arrivals hall. However you can also pre arrange your taxi transfer in advance so that the driver is waiting for you in the arrivals hall at the airport in Spain.
Many taxi transfers services cab be pre booked on the internet with companies such as Resort Hoppa, Holiday Taxis, and Shuttle Direct. It is worth checking the prices of each company as many offer different options and the rates can vary quite considerably.
The main benefit of pre booking your taxi transfers in Spain is the convenience. Very often the driver will be waiting at the arrivals section at the airport holding a board with your name on. At the larger airports in Spain there will be a desk that you will need to find and the taxi driver will take you and your bags to the taxi, which should be parked nearby.
No need to wait in line which can sometimes cause a delay to your onward journey, especially if many flights have arrived at the same time. Also many of the smaller airports in Spain, have a limited taxi rank and if your bags arrive late off of the conveyor belt the taxi cab line may have disappeared with earlier passengers.
When you pre arrange your taxi transfer you will also need to pre pay for the service. When you are researching the best deal for your taxi transfer you will need to be armed with a credit or debit card. You will need to provide your flight details, including airline, flight number and arrival time in the local airport. The taxi company will be able to keep an eye on the flight arrival times to ensure your taxi is still available even if your flight is delayed.
When you have confirmed and paid for your taxi transfer on line you will receive a confirmation via email. This will include details of the booking and where to pick up the taxi and a telephone number of the taxi company that could be used in an emergency.
Many holiday makers leave their taxi transfer arrangements to the last moment as many of the low cost budget airlines are prone to changing or even cancelling flights with limited notice and therefore if this happens it limits the amount of other changes you will need to make.
Taxi transfers that are pre booked do usually cost a little more than if you pick up a taxi at the rank, as the driver will spend a little more time waiting in the airport arrivals hall.
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