More and more business travelers are turning to airport shuttle services and limo rentals as the cost and hassles of car rentals climbs into the stratosphere. Free airport shuttles can often do the trick. For those occasions that warrant it, renting a chauffeured town car or even a stretch limo does more than impress; it offers valuable face time for relationship-building and deal-making in a private, relaxed setting.
To rent a limousine or find airport shuttle services:
1. Explore airport shuttle buses and limo rentals at your destination.
2. Find out if the hotel you’re staying at offers free airport shuttles.
3. Find online sources for pricing and reserving airport shuttles and limousines.
4. Rent a limousine — or several — to reward company top achievers.
5. Use regional airport shuttle services to get from home to a distant airport.
Find airport shuttles and limo services at your destinationTo locate airport shuttle services and limo rentals, start with your destination airport website. Look for "ground transportation" or "pre-arranged transportation" information for lists of limo services and airport shuttle buses. Check out hotel shuttles and free airport shuttles on your hotel website.
Book airport shuttles or rent a limousine onlineThere are a number of websites that make it easy to secure generic airport shuttles or limo rentals online.
Rent a limousine to thank a client or reward top achieversThere's nothing that says "Job well done!" or "Thanks for your business!" like offering stretch limo services to a top salesperson or key client.
Use airport shuttles to get from home or office to a distant airportForget driving your own car to distant or alternate airports. Use airport shuttle services that also provide a place to park your car at the departure point.
- Airport shuttle buses either circle airport arrival and departure areas on a set schedule or come to the airport when called by a passenger.
- Use free airport shuttles to get back to the airport for your departing flight.
- Avis, that familiar name in rental cars, now offers Chauffeur Drive in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, D.C
- Limo services often have drivers meet you at the baggage claim area with your name on a sign.
- If you are simply traveling from the airport to the hotel, expect a set fare for town cars or a limo rental. Longer trips are generally quoted by the hour or based on distance, plus any road tolls or fees.