Tips & Advice
What type of payment methods do airport shuttles accept?
Airport shuttles accept credit or debit cards and cash. These days, many shuttle companies want people to pre-pay with a credit or debit card. If you are catching a shuttle from the airport, you might be able to pay the ticket seller in cash before boarding. However, increasingly, drivers do not accept payment as a rule, although they do like passengers to tip in cash.
How much does an airport shuttle cost?
An airport shuttle’s cost is variable--most shared-ride vans have a minimum one-way rate of $10-15 for trips that pick up/drop off in the city center, and then rates increase depending on how far away or hard to reach the pickup/dropoff point is. Larger shuttles that only service limited stops usually charge a fixed rate between $7-$12.
Do airport shuttles provide car seats?
Most airport shuttle companies do not provide car seats, so you will need to provide your own. Contact the company in advance to confirm what is needed for your child’s age. All states require a car seat or booster for a child 8 and younger, some policies vary based on age, height and weight.
Do airport shuttles allow pets?
Not all airport shuttles allow pets, and the ones that do, always have rules and restrictions – almost always, pets must be crated in the back, and weigh under a certain amount.
Do airport shuttle services offer discounts for large groups?
Yes, airport shuttle services often offer discounts or special rates for large groups, or even medium-sized groups traveling the same point-to-point itinerary.
Can the airport shuttle pick me up from my home or office?
Certain types of airport shuttle will pick up from home or office addresses. Typically the ones that do this are shared-ride vans, and you will want to reserve the service at least one day in advance.
What is an airport shuttle?
An airport shuttle is a van or bus that transports people to and from an airport. Smaller van shuttles usually provide door-to-door service from whatever address the customer provides to the proper terminal and door. They make a limited number of stops, and usually have a maximum of under 10 passengers. There are larger shuttle buses and coaches, especially in major metropolises like Las Vegas, that only make stops at a few popular locations, i.e. hotels or convention center, and cost a fixed rate depending on the stop, that is generally a few dollars less than shared-ride shuttle costs.
What is a taxi medallion?
Used to identify an individual taxi, a taxi medallion is a series of letters and numbers that is unique to each cab. It is usually located on the hood, license plate, or roof of the taxi, and it may also be listed on your receipt. Getting this information is essential if you want to follow up with the taxi service about a driver's performance or if you leave something in the cab.
How many passengers can ride in a taxi?
The number of passengers that can ride in a sedan taxi is four or five, including the driver. Minivan and van taxis have more capacity. In many states, children are required to be in a car seat in a taxi, so check with the taxi company beforehand if traveling with a child.
Do taxi cabs accept credit cards?
Taxi cabs usually accept credit cards, and in larger cities like Boston, New York, and San Francisco, they are required by law to do so. Taxi drivers have to pay a small processing fee on credit-card fares, and in some cases, they may seek to avoid this fee by telling you they'll only accept a cash payment. In situations like this, take note of the driver's medallion number and file a report to the agency that regulates taxis in your city.