For the typical air traveler that’s traveling just a few times a year, airport transport  usually involves the the most convenient option, which
is taking a taxi from the airport queue.  However, business travelers or those that otherwise travel by air frequently, arranging an airport shuttle service from the airport to your destination can often provide the best value in comparison to other transportation methods available.

If you are typically dependent on a friend or relative as transportation to and from the airport, you should ask yourself if you really want to place
the responsibility on that individual to get you to the airport on time.
Although that arrangement may generally work out, what would happen
if this person forgot you had an arrangement, had car trouble or overslept.
Not only would you stand a good chance of missing your flight, but this would probably make the person you put this responsibility on feel awful. If you arrange an airport shuttle,  you are dealing with professionals that do this day in and day out.

One big advantage of hiring an airport shuttle as opposed to taking
an airport taxi for instance, is for those that are traveling as a group.
For example, if you are part of a group of  3 of 4 and are relying on cabs in the airport  as your transportation from the airport, getting a sedan taxi
might not have enough cargo space to store your luggage. If you are fortunate enough to have a van in the taxi queue, even a a van might not have the proper storage, as you will find, many of those vans provide limited cargo space. On the other hand, most airport shuttle services typically can provide a van that has extra storage capacity. In fact, some come equipped with removable and adjustable seats to allow for more cargo space.

If you are traveling on a budget, than you obviously need to consider all your travel expenses. Airport parking fees is one traveling expense that people tend to overlook. Now that parking fees have been gradually on the rise around the country, for an extended vacation,  it might be worthwhile to check those fees in advance before deciding to use your personal vehicle for transportation to and from the airport.  Airport parking fees can easily exceed the fees you would normally pay for shuttle service back and forth to the airport. Even a conservative $10.00 a day parking fees will cost you  $140.00 for a two week vacation.   Compare that with the cost of a shuttle service.  If you live 15 miles from the airport, you might pay $30.00 or $40.00 for shuttle service one way, or $60.00 or $70.00 for a round trip.
One advantage of hiring an airport shuttle as opposed to taking an airport taxi for instance, is for those that are traveling as a group.  For example, if you have a group 3 of 4 and are relying on taxis in the airport  queue for you transportation from the airport, a sedan taxi will often fall short in providing the necessary cargo space for your luggage. If you are fortunate enough to find a van in the taxi queue, even a a van might not have the proper storage capacity. On the other hand, most airport shuttle services typically can provide a van that has extra storage capacity. In fact, some come equipped with removable and adjustable seats to allow for more cargo space. This can all be checked out in advance with the shuttle company, so you can be assured your needs will be met.

The value you get from an airport shuttle service is just hard to beat when considering other modes of airport transportation. Your rate is typically pre-arranged, so you never have to worry about your driver taking the scenic route or long way to drive the fare up. And you can generally count on a vehicle that is clean, well-maintained, spacious and comfortable.

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