An unavoidable cost of travel over and above airfares (the cost of which can be alleviated by shopping around or using airmiles or avios) is the cost of airport transfers.
While I can’t help you eradicate this cost, on my travels, I have come across several ways of reducing the cost of airport transfers. In the UK, the cheapest way to travel from the airport to central London is by public transport, and although the thought of donning my bus pants makes me shudder, ultimately, with the amount of travel I do, it is sometimes necessary. Private transfers are far preferable, and below I compare airport transfer prices.
What are the cheapest private airport transfers from London Heathrow?
Uber almost always works out as the cheapest option, but it is worth shopping around, particularly as you can’t prebook Uber, which I find very annoying. From London Heathrow to central London (I used Marlybone Underground for comparison), I was quoted £40 GBP in an UberX car and £94 GBP in an Uber luxury car. You can use the following Uber discount code for up to £10 GBP off your first ride: clairee413ue.
Blacklane transfers are the airport transfer company that I have used many times and Blacklane does the same trip in a luxury car for £60 GBP, which crucially you can pre-book, so have no availability worries at the airport. Use my voucher code VY9B9Q1F to reduce the cost of your first ride by £10 GBP, making it even better value for a luxury car, but Uber remains the cheapest airport transfer option if you are not fussy about the car you travel in.
What are the cheapest private airport transfers from London Gatwick?
Uber once again works out as the cheapest airport transfer option. From London Gatwick to central London, I was quoted £66 GBP in an UberX car and £101 GBP in an UberEXEC. Blacklane makes the same trip in a luxury car for £94.25 GBP.
So for the cheapest airport transfers, Uber wins. For the cheapest luxury airport transfers, my research suggests that Blacklane is the best option.
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