Traveling to a strange new town or city can be pretty stressful. Whether you’re there for leisure or for business, you can already anticipate the stress from the airport to your hotel or meeting venue. Even vacations turn into a major disaster when you choose the wrong type of transportation. Below are your options.
There are airport transfers available. You can choose to take the train or the bus, and this is the best option if you’re travelling on a budget. However, you should not attempt to ride these mass transportation vehicles if you’re in a hurry to get to your destination. There’s no guarantee that they can take you to your meeting venue, for example, on time.
Also take note that you will be travelling with luggage. Did you bring a small enough luggage for you to carry around while you get up and down the bus? Are you confident that you can travel safely even if you need to sit with strangers? If you have the budget for a more comfortable ride, you should probably look at other transportation options.
Taking the cab
Some travelers, especially if they’re new to the city, choose to take cabs instead of riding public vehicles. This allows them to travel on their own with the comfort of having a “knowledgeable” cab driver as a guide. However, these are airport cabs, and under the worst conditions, you might fall prey to a driver who is out to get unknowing tourists.
Sure, they might not be serial killers, but they can make you spend more money than you need to. These cabs run on meters, and the farther your destination is, the more money you’ll have to pay for the ride. A trip that’s supposed to last for only twenty minutes from the airport to the hotel could last for an hour because of their detours. Of course, you won’t notice this because you are an unwitting tourist who has been caught in a trap.
To top it all off, your cab could be old and stinky, and the cab driver could be rude. You also won’t be enjoying a big leg space. If you’ve packed a lot, there’s a big chance you’ll be sitting with some of your bags because not all of them can fit into a cab’s tiny luggage compartment.
A chauffeured limousine service is really your best bet if you’re looking for comfort, security, and punctuality. Limousines can be affordable if you plan out your travel well. If you need to meet a business partner for a dinner meeting, you can maximize the minimum number of hours required of your limo service and pass by your hotel first.
In a limousine, you can enjoy as much space as you need. If you’re preparing for an important meeting, you can even open your laptop and work without the fear of having someone hijack your ride. Your bags won’t be sitting with you because the space is more than enough. If you’re traveling in big groups, a limousine service also ensures that you travel comfortably together.
Call the San Jose Limo Transportation Office if you’re looking for brand new limos driven by competent and polite chauffeurs.