After traveling for several hours, you finally make it to your destination. All you want to do is get to your hotel, maybe take a shower, brush your teeth and even lay down in bed for a little.
Every airport is different. There’s no denying it! Some of them are chaotic, other extremely luxurious and some should hardly considered an airport (more like a small living room with chairs)
For this reason, I always make sure to book a car-pick up service to fetch me upon arrival. Many airports around the world offer bus rides to the center of the city, metro, taxi rides and even Ubers. All of these are an option, but the fact is that the “unknown” is my top concern.
Scenario # 1: What if I take the underground metro and get lost? What if I don’t speak the language? How am I going to ask for directions?
Scenario # 2: What if the bus I got into takes me somewhere I wasn’t supposed to go? How am I supposed to get back? If this happens, it means I’ll lose quality travel time.
Scenario # 3: I’m at arrivals and I just ordered my Uber to come pick me up. The driver is 15 minutes away. This means I have to wait outside with all my luggage until my ride arrives? Also, it means I will have to pay attention to all license plates on all cars.
Again: losing quality time and added stress to my vacation.
Scenario # 4: Request a car pick up service at least two days prior to your arrival.The driver will meet you outside and it will be easy to spot because he’s holding a sign with your last name. The driver already knows where he has to drop you off, so just get in the car until you arrive at your hotel ready to seize the day.
This is simply ideal! When you travel for short periods of time, like myself, you tend to prioritize time vs. prize. The car-pick up service might be a little more pricey than the other options listed above, but I would rather pay an extra couple of bucks and have more time to enjoy vacation time.
How to book a car-pick up service? Easy.
- Head over to expedia.com or viator.com and search for Airport-Hotel / Hotel-Airport car services. They vary from luxurious top of the line SUVs with the latest technology (which is of course more expensive) to a normal standard private car.
- Once you select the car that best suit your needs, email your itinerary to the travel agency. This should include: airport of arrival, airline, flight number, name and some ask for a copy of your passport.
- Get the confirmation e-mail and you are all set!
About The Author
Mariella Molestina Noboa
The art of saying "Yes!" can take you far away. Many people pass on opportunities for many reasons, one of them being fear. Through my life I've encounter many people that forget to live the present for something that might not even happen in the future. If you are constantly waiting for the right time to finally do something, like fulfill your life dream, you are going to spend most of your life waiting.
My name is Mariella and I created this blog as a source of inspiration for others to believe they can live the life they always pictured. The secret? Believe you can and take action. The world awaits!