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A Few Things to Know About Airport Limo Services

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If you are traveling by air, one of the concerns you may have at your destination is how to get from the airport to your hotel. Of course, almost every airport offers rental-car services, but that can be a bit on the pricey side. If you will be staying close to the events and places you want to see while in town, it is often a good idea to look into public transportation. However, this usually won't get you and your luggage to the hotel. Here are a few things to know about airport limo services that might make the trip a bit easier and less expensive.

Hotel-Provided Transportation

Some of the more expensive hotels will offer to have you picked up at the airport and then returned in time to catch your return flight. However, this will need to be booked in advance, and you must give the company information about the number of travelers and how much luggage you will have. Other hotels might send a shuttle to pick you up. You will need to know the shuttle times and where to meet. This can be tough if you are traveling with many people and there are already people waiting for the shuttle. This might require you wait for the next scheduled shuttle or for you to find an alternative way to the hotel.

Car and Driver at the Airport

A good way to save some money is to wait until you get to the destination airport. Retrieve your luggage and then go out to the passenger pick-up area. There will usually be a number of cars and drivers waiting to take you where you need to go. It is common for there to be a different price rate for airport services than a regular taxi would charge in the same city. In addition, you might be able to find someone else going to the same general location and save on the fare, as the price is usually per trip.

Scheduled Limo

When you are going to be arriving at either a very busy time or in the middle of the night, trying to get a ride once you arrive might mean waiting a while for a ride to show up that is not already booked. In this case, it is best to call a company such as Sky Harbor Transportation before you leave home and make arrangements for limo services as you land. While this might cost you a bit more money, you will not have to wait around at the airport.

In most cities, getting to the hotel from the airport is not too difficult. If you forget to arrange for a limo, you might have to wait a bit to find a ride, but think of this as a chance to acclimate to the temperature and stretch your legs a bit after the flight.