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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.

 

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