Getting Ready for Your Holiday and Booking Your Airport Taxi


So, you’ve packed the bags, remembered the passports and found the kids plenty of things to keep them entertained on the plane. By this point, you’re probably already in full holiday mode and looking forward to jetting away for some well-earned relaxation. But have you thought about how you are going to get to the airport?

Nobody wants to have the last minute panic of suddenly discovering that there aren’t any taxis available for their early-morning flight. As anyone who has ever tried to travel on busy public transport while hauling heavy luggage around will tell you, it’s certainly not a fun experience.

You can avoid all of this hassle quite easily by planning ahead. Here are a few tips to help your trip to the airport run smoothly, allowing you to start your holiday in style.

1. Make your trip to the airport a central part of your planning

Your trip to and from the airport should be as important to you as remembering your passport and luggage. Many people remember all of the things that they have to do to prepare for their holiday by making a list. Make sure that booking your airport transfer is on it too!

2. Allow plenty of time

By booking your taxi well in advance of your date of travel, you can ensure that there is a taxi available to transport you and your family to the airport when you need it. It’s also important to allow enough time to get to the airport before your flight. As a rough guide, you should arrive at the airport at least two hours before a European flight and at least three hours before international flights to other destinations.

3. Consider your journey

Think about factors such as how many people are coming, how much luggage you will need and whether you are travelling with any young children. All of this is important to know and pass onto the taxi company when booking as it can affect the size and type of taxi that you will require.

4. Think about any special requirements

If you have any special requirements, it is important to let the taxi company know. If you are travelling with passengers who may have special needs or disabilities, your driver will need to know about any adjustments that they may need to make to accommodate them. At A Taxis of Bristol we are a wheelchair taxi specialist, so all of these requirements can usually be met with our specialist disabled access vehicles which are included as standard throughout our fleet.

5. Know your airport!

Some people who book a taxi to the airport do not know the terminal that they are departing from, or even the number of their flight. Don’t be one of them! By having this airport information to hand before you start your journey, you can help make to things run more smoothly.

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