Private Transfer Or Car Hire? Can't decide? Read on...
Our simple, easy to read Private Transfer Guide below illustrates why our pre-booked transfers are cheaper, more convenient and less hassle than car hire.
Why pre-book your airport transfer?
Organising your airport transfer is often the finishing touch to organising your own holiday, so we know the importance of making the right decision. Just like with low-cost airlines, prices and availability can vary greatly, so our first piece of advice would be to check out our prices at the same time as you look at your flights!
Our second, most important piece of advice is to check which airport is best for where you are going. Unfortunately this does not just mean looking at map, as certain routes incur tunnel fees or special road tolls. Need advice? Contact us.
What's included in the price of a transfer?
- Meet & greet service
- Luggage space for skis, snowboards and suitcases*
- Door to door private transport to accommodation
- Baby / booster seats are free of charge
- Vehicles are fully equipped for winter conditions with snow tyres and snow chains
- All transfer vehicles and drivers are fully insured and licensed
- Tolls and parking fees included
- Professional and knowledgeable drivers
- Instant email confirmation
- 24hr Helpline (English & French speaking)
- Guaranteed service
*We allow one piece of hand luggage and one large piece of luggage per person. We do cater for extra luggage (skis/snowboards) requirements; we just need to know in advance, to ensure the correct vehicle size is allocated. Please contact us for more details.
What's the advantage of pre-booking a transfer instead of hiring a car?
Even though most airports offer car rental, and the service allows you the freedom to drive yourself, renting a car can be a hassle and there are many hidden costs - from snow tyres to baby and booster seats. These necessary additional costs all add up on top of the car hire fee. Check out our like-for-like comparison below based on a family of four arriving at Geneva airport and spending a week in Méribel during the 2020/2021 ski season both pre booking in advance.
Car Hire vs. Return Transfer
|Pre-booked Car Hire||
Pre-booked Return Transfer with
|Estate car suitable for 4 pax||Minibus comfortable for 4 pax plus driver|
|Road tax for Swiss roads||Road tax for Swiss roads|
|Ski rack||Ski rack|
|Snow tyres (no chains)||Snow tyres with snow chains|
|One baby seat||One baby seat|
|One booster seat||One booster seat|
|GPS Navigation||GPS Navigation|
|Petrol for 260km round trip||Petrol for 260km round trip|
|Toll roads (French motorway)||Toll roads|
|Security vest and triangle (legal requirement in France)|
|Experienced and reliable driver|
|Total: 1,149.83 gbp||
Total: 699gbp return
Obviously these services are different in many ways but considering the average holidaymaker is not experienced in driving on foreign alpine roads, and the fact that a car in a ski resort is more likely to be a burden than an asset, we think a private ski transfer is the most effective solution both financially and practically.
Let Transfer Intelligence take a wait off your mind and get a quote for your pre-booked airport transfer!
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