london airport transfer

Old Oct 1st, 2007, 07:13 AM
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london airport transfer

Does it pay to just take a cab from heathrow to central london versus arranging a car? difference in cost? or ?

same question on way back?

NOT interested in taking the train or underground for personal reasons.
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Old Oct 1st, 2007, 07:48 AM
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A car service is less expensive but not a lot. It saves the hassle of waiting on the cab line if there is one. Plus if you have more than 2 people you get a big car or minivan. We used justairports.com for our family of 4 and they send a beautiful minivan which was great. For 2 or less people and no cab line, it wouldn't be that much difference in price.
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Old Oct 1st, 2007, 07:51 AM
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"A car service is less expensive but not a lot."

In my experience that is not the case. A regular cab will run £45-£50+ from LHR to central London

Justairports will cost less than £30 if you pay cash. That is quite a savings.
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Old Oct 1st, 2007, 09:33 AM
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Justairports.com has a £23 Heathrow special right now.
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Old Oct 1st, 2007, 09:39 AM
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I've used Justairports and it was considerably cheaper than a cab. We opted for a round trip and paid cash for the best price. It worked out very well. The showed up exactly where and when they had told us.
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Old Oct 1st, 2007, 09:40 AM
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For 2 or more people using a car service generally works out cheaper than using the HEX plus A.N.Other form of transport to get to where you really want to be
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Old Oct 1st, 2007, 10:55 AM
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I've used Ray Skinner for many years though he is more expensive. He is charging 44 now.
http://www.london-transfers.com/
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Old Oct 4th, 2007, 05:06 AM
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What is a saloon car? what is an estate car in london? the smaller one seems to be very restricted on amount of luggage it can take.

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Old Oct 4th, 2007, 06:47 AM
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For two people I'd say a wisely chosen car service (like Just airports) will be about half the cost of a taxi. Think ($45-50 US instead of $ 100 - 120). I call that "a lot".
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AN estate is a small minivan. It can seat 5 (incluing the driver). That's what we reserved for a family of 4 (2 large and 2 small suitcases). I believe a saloon is a sedan. I had emailed justairports asking this exact question when I booked years ago.
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Old Oct 4th, 2007, 08:16 AM
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I just want to add that I beleive the estate was decribed as a station wagon, but it appeared to be more like a minivan to me.
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Old Oct 4th, 2007, 09:03 AM
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From the Just Airports site:
Saloon - up to 4 people, 2 bags
Estate - up to 4 people, 4 bags
MPV - up to 5 people, 5 bags
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Old Oct 4th, 2007, 09:09 AM
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estate = station wagon
saloon = sedan
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If you visit to http://www.ncc24hr.com you will get discounted price for it
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You topped a really old thread just to link to your website? Since this is your first and only post here, my guess is you are advertising. tsk tsk . . . . .
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But what a great ad that is! It's perfect for those who want to spend 38 pounds to get from Heathrow to a central hotel instead of the usual 25 or so pounds that Just Airports and others charge. Thanks, JanaT, I'm sure it will come in handy for the wealthy with too much money on their hands.
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