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Cheaper by Taxi

Posted by Airport Cars on October 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm. Filed under: Top Tips

Save Money With Airport Taxis UK

Could a taxi really be cheaper than public transport? The answer is yes – in fact, our competitively priced airport taxi transfers are, more often than not, actually cheaper than public transport between London Heathrow and Gatwick airport.

Is an airport taxi really cheaper than public transport?

TrainWhen booking your airport transfer, the two main public transport options available to travellers are buses or trains. We’ve compared prices between two of the major transfer options and our airport taxis to see who comes out cheaper – saving you money on your travels.

An off-peak return train ticket from Gatwick to Heathrow airport, booked through National Rail, can be as much as £66 per person. This amounts to a staggering £264 for a group of 4 passengers. The same return journey starts from as little as £100 with Airport Cars UK – that’s just £25 per person when travelling in a group of 4 – more than half the price of the same journey by train.

busSurely the bus is cheaper though? In fact, when we checked, our airport taxis were still much cheaper than the bus. The main bus operator connecting London Heathrow and Gatwick is National Express, costing £25 per person for a one-way journey. A one-way transfer between these two airports with Airport Cars UK is just £50, in a car that can comfortably accommodate 4 passengers. That means, for a group of 4, our taxis are exactly half the price of the bus!

When booking a taxi, you fare is quoted per car and not per passenger – meaning you can make even greater savings by travelling together. Our fleet can comfortably accommodate between 4 and 8 passengers per vehicle – giving you the chance to make great savings when travelling in a group.

Convenience is key

Not only are Airport Cars UK cheaper than most other forms of transport between Heathrow and Gatwick airport, but we’re also much more convenient too! No more waiting outside for trains and buses – not to mention the fact that with an airport taxi, you won’t have to navigate London’s complex transport hubs to find your onward transfer.

Our fleet of modern and comfortable cars will take you and your luggage door-to-door. That means you won’t have to haul your luggage around or fight for a seat on London’s busy public transport system.

Save time

Our professional drivers keep on top of the current traffic situation and will always endeavour to get you to your destination on time. Unlike trains and buses, we’re not tied to specific roads or railway lines – so we can always take a different route if there’s a holdup. Making a connection can be stressful – and when time is of the essence, why risk missing your onward journey?

Unlike public transport, our airport taxi drivers and dispatchers also keep track of flight times, meaning we work to your schedule. Whether your flight is early or delayed, we’ll be ready and waiting for your arrival.

Still not convinced? Try our journey calculator for an instant taxi fare quote or give our friendly team a call on +44 (0) 330 088 2222 to ask about prices and book a transfer.

At Airport Cars UK, we’re proud to deliver the best service at the best price – and you’ll be surprised how much time and money you can save when making your next airport connection.


The Early Bird Gets The Worm: The Benefits of Booking Early

Posted by Airport Cars on October 7, 2014 at 6:27 am. Filed under: Airport Transfers,Top Tips

Airport TaxiWhen it comes to travel, everyone knows that booking early is key to getting the best deal. From hotels to flights, wise travellers book well in advance to reap the rewards of booking early.

Leaving it until the last minute

When hotels and scheduled flights approach capacity, prices begin to climb as demand increases – especially during peak seasons like the summer holidays and Christmas. As seats are taken up and demand runs high, airlines and hotels stop releasing discounted rates – moving up to their full fares.

With holidays and travel options being booked up to a year in advance, leaving your travel plans to the last minute could leave you facing a hefty fee or even unable to travel due to lack of availability.

The benefits of booking early

With such great travel savings to be made, why stop at your flights and accommodation? Booking early gives you peace of mind, allowing you to know that everything is taken care of and all you have to do is relax and enjoy the journey.

In fact, the benefits of booking early don’t just stop at hotels and airfares. Did you know you could save by booking your airport transfers early? Whether you’re travelling to or from the airport, or making a connection – time is of the essence. By booking a taxi last minute, you’re risking problems like availability and traffic resulting in delays. Unlike many taxi companies, Airport Cars UK offer a discount on advanced bookings, giving you even more reason to get your travel planned early.

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Book your airport taxi transfers early and save up to 20%

Don’t leave it to chance – book a cab in advance! At Airport Cars UK, we think you should be rewarded for your organisation. That’s why we’re offering discounts of up to 20% on advanced airport taxi bookings. Simply use our journey calculator for an instant quote or give us a call on +44 (0) 330 088 2222.


We offer airport taxi transfers around the UK – so whether you need to get from Gatwick to Heathrow in a hurry or make it to the airport to start your journey, Airport Cars UK are the taxi company to call!


Top Tips for UK Airport Transfers

Posted by Airport Cars on September 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm. Filed under: Airport Transfers,Top Tips

Making travel arrangements to and from any UK departure airport has never been so easy with the amount of options available online, these include trains, buses, coach services, private cars and taxis.

Top Tips for Airport TransfersThese are our top tips to help you on your way:

1. Plan your journey ahead

The simple fact of planning ahead will allow you to save loads of time. It is not necessary to stand in a line or queue up for tickets and it makes life much easier as you guarantee yourself a place. One thing to bear in mind is that during peak holiday periods; many of the public services can be limited.

2. The benefit of Door-to-door service

Transfer and taxi companies provide a door-to-door service on departure and when you get home, this is by far the much easier option. Also it removes the need to travel to the bus, coach or train station, which needs to be factored into the cost.

3. Save money on booking early

By pre-booking your taxi, train or coach you will save money, especially if you can take advantage of discounted fares for online booking. Again be aware that paying on the day is normally more expensive.

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