We all know that planning a trip involves booking flights and finding the perfect accommodation, but most travellers forget to plan how to get from the airport to where they need to be, or even how to get from home to the airport! Taxis can be unreliable and who wants to grapple with a foreign public transport system with suitcases and a surfboard in the peak hour rush? Pre-booking a shared or private transfer before you leave home ensures a stress-free start to your trip. At Executive Escapes, it’s no secret that we are passionate about travel, here are our top 6 reasons you should have your transfers organised before you head off interstate or overseas.
Ensure You Get to the Airport on Time
One important benefit of pre-arranged transfers is that you can set an alarm the night before knowing when you need to be ready, and be confident that the driver will be there at the time arranged. This means you’ll get to the airport in time for your flights without hunting around for taxis or navigating public transport last minute.
Avoid The Never-Ending Taxi Queues at The Airport
You’ve landed at your destination and all you want to do is get to your accommodation and start enjoying your holiday, right? Well so do the thousands of other people who have just landed and have already headed to the taxi rank. In peak times, it’s easy to wait up to an hour for a taxi and then you have the stressful task of describing to the driver how to get to a place you have never been before. Airport transfers ensure you can hit the ground running when you arrive. No more searching for taxis or looking for public transport options, relax knowing there’s a driver ready and waiting to take you where you need to go as soon as you land.
Ensure Your Group Stays Together
When travelling in groups of more than 4, it’s always best to organise transfers. Larger groups usually don’t fit into one taxi, especially with loads of luggage. This means splitting up the group which is not ideal when you’re in a foreign city or country. You can organise transport to suit the amount of people in your group ensuring all travellers and their bags stay together.
Travelling with Babies and Young Children
When travelling with babies and children, taxis and shared shuttle services will not usually have child restraints available which can ultimately put their young lives at risk. When booking transfers let them know you have children in your party and they will organise for appropriate car seats for your ride giving you peace of mind the little ones are safe and secure. Additionally, without transfers you may need to wait around for a long period of time for a taxi or trek to find the train station – neither of these are great options when juggling enthusiastic toddlers and lots of luggage.
Ensure Excess or Oversize Luggage Can Fit
If travelling with surfboards, golf clubs or other large items, it can be a logistical nightmare if you haven’t pre-booked transport that can take oversized luggage. Perth is home to amazing beaches and surf spots so if you plan to hit the waves make sure you organise a transfer as your surfboard certainly won’t fit in a taxi and will be a nightmare on public transport.
Feel Comfortable and Safe
If travelling by yourself for business or leisure, as adventurous as you are, when arriving in a new destination, it’s best to feel comfortable and safe when getting to your accommodation. Transfers are the best way to achieve this, you will know the driver is there ready and waiting to pick you up, and they already know where you need to go.
Whether you’re a group of friends wanting to travel together, a family with young children, an adrenaline junkie with oversized luggage, a business traveller, or just a someone who wants to travel with the least amount of stress as possible, booking an airport transfer before you leave should be high on your priority list. Executive Escapes offers airport transfers (including groups and families travelling with babies and toddlers).
Another great way to travel stress-free is book the right accommodation for you and your travelling companions. If you are heading to Perth and are looking for short stay accommodation for couples, families or business executives, Executive Escapes has a portfolio of over 70 properties in and around Perth in fantastic locations with all the amenities you need to make your trip comfortable and memorable. Give us a call today on (08) 9286 2641 or get in touch with us online.