The Best Way To Travel From The Airport To Hotel In Any City
Finding the best way to travel to and from airports can quickly add to the cost of your trip if you don’t investigate the options before your travel. No doubt in your hometown, you’ll have many options just like we have in ours.
This year we’ve used several different methods as we’ve had short and medium trips for business and leisure, and long trips for our vacation or holiday.
On checking public transport it was going to cost more taking the AirTrain in Brisbane than driving to a parking station, have them look after our car undercover, and drop and pick us up to and from the airport. We’ve done this twice for the short and medium trips.
As we would be away for 21 days on our vacation, we used Uber there and back to the airport as it was more cost effective than leaving our car at the parking station. We love using Uber it’s like having your own private driver, cheaper than catching a taxi, and the drivers are friendlier too! We’ve used them for over 12 months and haven’t caught a taxi since. If you haven’t used Uber before, use this code and you’ll get your first ride free to the value of $10.
When you travel abroad and need transport to and from the airport you’ll have a few options, here’s a few to consider and how to find them.
5 Tips For Choosing Airport Transport
Hotel Accommodation Website
If you are staying in a hotel, head straight to their website and find out the distance from the airport. The site should contain tips on which is the best way to travel, how far away the hotel is, if they have a courtesy car, this one did, how long they take and how frequently they run. You’ll gain an idea for the best method of transport that suits you.
When I traveled from Brisbane to Chicago I knew I’d arrive around 3.30 pm so scoured the O’Hare website to see what my options for traveling to the theater district where I stayed. The best way to travel for me and my pocket was a shared shuttle bus. I’d also used this type of service when I’d visited San Francisco a few years prior, so I knew it would be suitable.
Time of Day
Consider the time of day you are arriving and the best way to travel, especially if you are traveling solo and haven’t visited the city previously. I always like to land mid-afternoon so I have the option of taking public transport and still arrive at my accommodation in daylight. If it’s night time then I’d use Uber or prearranged shuttle as described above.
I always like to land mid-afternoon so I have the option of taking public transport and still arrive at my accommodation in daylight. If it’s night time then I’d use Uber or prearranged shuttle as described above.
Think about the amount and size of the luggage you have. Do you really need to lug that large hard case around? I learned this the hard way in Europe. Many of the train stations do not have elevators and lugging a large suitcase up and down flights of stairs is no fun. Even
Even our accommodation in Florence didn’t have an elevator and we were on the top floor! Check out my short video series on packing tips and secrets and How To Buy A Bag You’ll Love & Keep TSA Happy they are both free if you haven’t mastered the art of traveling light!
Weigh Up Costs vs Time
If your plane arrives late into your destination the best way to travel maybe by hiring a driver. Take it from one who arrived late into Hong Kong with no local money and had to spend an hour in a taxi queue! I guarantee it is NOT the best way to start your vacation! Last minute deadlines for our businesses had prevented us from arranging a driver and Uber wasn’t available. Ugh!
Sometimes it just pays to spend the money. Hindsight’s a beautiful thing so what I WOULD have done for our Hong Kong trip was book a driver. After clearing immigration and customs we’d walk straight to our driver and into our hotel a short time later. If you arrive into a high humidity, tropical setting, after an 8-hour flight after traveling all day, you’ll thank me for that travel tip!
We’ve used all of these methods successfully in the past traveling to and from airports. What’s the best way to travel from the airport to your hotel have you used when you travel, what tips do you have to share?