Updated: Feb 2
Why Travel Transport Matters
Booked your flights? Check. Booked your resort? Check. What about your visa? Check. These are all the things we worry about, yet they’re the first to get done. Let’s be honest, whichever way we look at travel, transport can benefit us all in some way.
It's not only flights, hotels, visas and vaccinations that matter. Holiday airport transfer is just as important. While many of us don't comprehend the importance of travel transport, even
down to the transport vehicle is something we should be thinking about.
Is it suitable for your party size? Strong enough to carry your heavy load?
Often left to the last minute when we're either skint or dipping into our spending money, travel transport should always be organised with ease.
Understandably, we don't all like the idea of driving to the airport, but many of us also don't like taking the train, the bus or the coach. While train tickets can be cost-effective, they can also be unreliable, uncomfortable and even inconvenient.
Economical, Cheap and easy transport has always been at the forefront of the minds of many travellers, yet it is something most of us decide upon at the last minute.
If you’re a little bit of a nervous wreck like me, you're going to be travelling to the airport too many hours ahead, ensuring you don't miss your flight.
In today's day and age, we have so many options for travel transport. This should be planned well in advance because remember, your holiday starts from the moment you close the door behind you!
To Drive or Not to Drive
We can argue that TFL are always on strike, and you’d be right- pretty much! Every other month or so, trains are not running, buses are late and the schedule is the only thing that is supposedly on time. I can't tell you what happened when I booked the coach to Warwickshire. Yes, you’ve guessed it. My return coach never arrived.
My son and I were stranded in Warwickshire, almost three hours away from home. I had to pay an extra £60, and at a moment’s notice, had to add bus and train to my journey, to return home. Delaying my return journey by another 3 hours, was a complete damper to our trip… One word summed it up. STRESS!
But hey, that's a story for another day.
There are those of us who have been so fortunate to be able to drive, some us of that can't drive and some of us can drive but won't! Either way, there's always an option for us all, and it doesn't have to break the bank either.
Park and Ride Birmingham offers a host of services for drivers. They make sure 24-hour surveillance is available so that your car is free from any mishaps. It doesn't matter if your travelling from Birmingham, We all want to make our travels less stressful, easy and convenient.
You have access to all official car parks, so don't lose out on discounts available to you. If you’ve got an electric vehicle- they haven't forgotten you either! There are charging points available there as well.
You won't have to drive around in circles, praying for someone to leave, because you are guaranteed a parking space, establishing your peace of mind.
You’ll have access to an online account, making it easier for you to make easy payments, and grab offers, all with no hidden fees.
With Birmingham Park and Ride, you can save up to 60% on their services. Once you're all parked, you will receive transport via a complimentary shuttle that will take you to your terminal and back. As easy as 123!
There’s no time for waiting around or walking to bus stops, your luggage is carefully loaded on the shuttle before you get on. Upon your return home, Park and ride staff will meet you outside your terminal and safely transfer you back to collect your car.
Making your flight
Everyone’s biggest fear is missing their flight. (Well it is if you're always on a budget, like me!) Many of us don't factor in missed flights in our budget, and therefore we make it our priority to arrive at the airport on time. Allowing the usual three hours for the airport shenanigans, even if you’ve checked in online!
For most travellers, our main aim is to ensure our holiday is stress-free. Whatever helps you to make that happen, I'm sure holiday transportation is on that list. Take advantage of any deals, coupons and discounts, you have available - as much as you can.
While we haven’t forgotten about the non-drivers or those that just want to be quintessentially chauffeured, HolidayTaxis is at your call.
If you’re not a driver there's no need to fret. HolidayTaxis has everything you need. Have them pick you up and collect you upon your return back from your choice of airport. Professional drivers and an award-winning company are some of the words that put us all at ease. With one click of a button, everything falls into place. Don't leave it to the last minute to arrange your travel, be well on your way!
If you’re a big risk taker and wish you had booked your taxi sooner, you still have time. There doesn't have to be any regret! With HolidayTaxis last-minute requests service, it gives you a chance to book on the very same day you’re travelling.
HolidayTaxis offer airport transport across the globe. They are available in 150 countries and are of great value. They have a plethora of vehicles to suit every party size. They make it their mission to make it that much easier and take the load off the traveller's shoulders. Literally!
What’s best, is if you change your mind, you have up to 24 hours in advance for free cancellation.
So if you're going abroad with the family, travelling solo, or with a larger group, HolidayTaxis can offer affordable and reliable transport for everyone, and if you really want to stunt and ball out… you can even book a luxury limousine to get the party started way before the plane departs.
Don’t let your friends spoil the party! Be organised, have fun and keep travelling! And just because you’ve read my article to the end, grab yourself an exclusive discount on Travel transport that serves you, so you can tick 'holiday transport' off your TO-DO list.
Let me know your thoughts on travel transport. Do you prefer to drive or be chauffeured?