Over the past couple of years hiring airport shuttle services have become pretty much the norm across the world. However, many people may not know this but they could be paying more for the shuttle service they have hired than they need to. So, depending on which city you are planning on visiting it is very important that you first do your research and plan your trip in advance. This will help a great deal in avoiding money draining expenses. This will also help you in finding out what cheap services charge and what you need to do in order to claim those low prices. Below we look at a few tips for saving money when you use airport shuttle services.
Find an airport shuttle service online
Using any major search engine you can easily find out what shuttle services operate in the city you are about to visit. Many of these shuttle services also have websites which have a detailed list of their charges and also mention any special promotions they may be running. Ideally, you will want to make a list of all the shuttle services operating there and take note of what they charge. You can then shortlist the ones that offer the lowest prices. However, you wouldn’t want to book just yet until you find out more about them.
Search for discount coupons
Just like you would use coupons at the supermarket to get a discount airport shuttle services will also offer you a discount depending on the coupon you have. An increasing number of shuttle services are using online electronic coupons as well as physical coupons as part of their promotional activities. This means that you can get anywhere from a 5% to a 25% discount. Once you have narrowed down the cheapest or most cost effective services as mentioned above the next step is to search online for their coupons. Use any major search engine and enter in the service’s name along with the word ‘coupon’. This should help you find all the coupons currently available. The only thing you need to be sure of is that the coupons should be valid till the date you will arrive in the city.
Book an airport shuttle service in advance
There are many services that will offer you a discount if you decide to book the service at least a week or two in advance. However, you should call up the shuttle service and ask if in fact they will offer you a discount on advanced booking. At times they may offer you a discount if you book more than one shuttle, so if you are travelling with more people or a few more friends and family members are expected to arrive a few days later you can book for them too in order to qualify for a discount.
Sign up to the newsletter
In order to stay updated with the latest discounts and money saving promotions you may want to sign up to newsletters by airport shuttle services via the website. These newsletters among other things also gives you an opportunity to learn more about these services and what people are saying about them. That said not every newsletter will be packed with a discount code or coupon but many are and you can then choose the service that offers you the most valuable coupon, helping you save a lot of money.
Ask the hotel for a shuttle
There are many hotels that have their own airport shuttle services that may be cheaper than the ones you can find otherwise. If you are booking a room at a hotel or are scheduled to stay at a hotel ask if they have a shuttle service that will pick you up from the airport. In most cases they should and at times especially during the off season they may also be free so always be sure to ask.
Hire a trusted airport shuttle service
It is strongly advised that you always hire a trusted and reputed airport shuttle service like the one offered by S&M Shuttle Services. A reasonably priced and insured service as per the law will protect you in the event something goes wrong.
Mark has been in the shuttle and rent a car business for two decades. He currently has a fleet of high end airport shuttle services operating around Australia. He writes extensively about shuttle services and event management both of which he is considered to be an expert in. His advice to people is to always do your research.
Citations: Benefits of Hiring Airport Shuttle Services