Style Beyond The Mile: Airport Transfer

Seasoned travelers have worked out the tricks of the trade and manage to somehow get the best deals on all airfare prices. These individuals probably too, consider the transportation issue from their terminal to the hotel or home. While many organised people may also think about this problem, those who are less experienced in travelling or perhaps those who are just slightly more unorganised, may forget that transportation between their terminal to their hotel or back to their home is necessary.

Many different vehicles can be used for private airport transfers in Melbourne. For those who are truly last minute, a public train or a shuttle bus are a great way to get from point A to point B. These types of transportation do require some vague form of knowledge of their whereabouts, however, which may make them slightly more daunting. But as these services are nearly always running around the clock and no pre-bought ticket is necessary, they provide a good alternative for the last-minute goers.

People who may not be so confident in relying on their skills to navigate an unfamiliar area, or people who simply do not wish to carry their luggage across half the city, may look into hiring a Taxi. Often at the arrivals or departure terminal there will be an abundance of taxis, awaiting customers. Taxis, although very expensive, have the space for all the luggage and knowledge of the whereabouts of the city one may be in. All the customer needs to provide is the hotel name and street name and taxi drivers will be able to find it. Taxi’s will also drop individuals straight out the front of their hotel, so there is no needing to worry about carrying luggage for streets. Taxis are particularly good for people unfamiliar with the city, but depending on which city in the world one is in, taxis may be terribly expensive. There needs to be a decision between all parties whether spending money on a taxi is worth the fund or whether the fund is put to better use elsewhere on the holiday.

Of course, it should be noted that taxis are not the most expensive option coming from an airport. Limousine hire is available too. Limousine hire is an extra level of added comfort. While taxis and maxi taxis can happily fit 6-8 people, limousines provide a roomier alternative, with plenty of luggage space in the boot and sometimes provided food and drink to enhance one’s trip. Like taxi’s, limousines will transport members from the arrival/departure terminal straight outside their desired destination. Unlike taxis, however, most limousines require pre-hiring and cannot be flagged down the spot. This means that members must be aware of their desired mode of transport before their trip has started.

It should be noted that limousines are not only for the elite or for those who are wealthier. Those who wish to have a little comfort on holiday should feel they can hire a limousine should they desire, but if they wish to save money perhaps consider an alternative. 

Find out more details with VHA in Melbourne.