With our airport transfer service we pick you up from your home address and drop you off at the airport departures area, we also meet and greet you at the arrivals hall on your return journey and drop you off safely back at your home address. If you are travelling for a long time our airport transfer service may save you money.
Parking in the long stay car parking at airports using the meet and greet services costs between £50 and £100 per week, advance booking is advised as this will save you money. In recent years many stories have been published in the national newspaper about meet and greet services not keeping your car safely parked and that has certainly affected a few of our customers in the past. The good news is that most airports have tackled the illegal traders at airport meet and greet services, meaning this year your car at most airports would have been far more likely to be safely parked.
As taxi drivers who mostly transfer people to and from airports, we still witness a couple of airports whereby the illegal traders are still parking meet and greet customers cars on roads and fields. But we are sure you are far less likely to come across problems than you were in the last two previous years.
If you are travelling for more than two weeks or if you are flying long haul to a different time zone, then using an airport transfer service can save you money and also take the stress out of your journeys to and from the airports. We service our cars every 10,000 miles and we specialize in airport transfers.
We have had train station permits to ply for hire at train stations in Dorset and we have seen many trains arrive late every day and frequent train cancellations from either railway strikes or railway suicides. Hill Taxis strongly advises if you are transferring to an airport or seaport by train that you allow extra time for your travel, because your cruise or scheduled flight will not wait for you.
If you are getting an early flight, you might need to use a taxi service to transfer you to the airport as at those times of the day there is no public transport. We often take people to meet their early morning flights and we regularly drive through the night to airports such as Luton airport, Gatwick airport and Stansted airport.
There are other ways of getting to most major airports, National Express coaches offer frequent coaches from Poole and Bournemouth coach stations which go to all London airports, however we strongly advise using a family member, family friend or taxi to get you to the coach station, if you are leaving your travel to the coach station until the very last minute.
On the 16th of October 2019 for example, we transferred two separate customers to Gatwick airport and Heathrow airport, whom both of which were booked to travel by train to these airports. Unfortunately on Wednesday the 16th of October trains were not running to or from London to either Poole, Wool, Moreton, Dorchester South or Weymouth train stations, and this happens more often than you probably realise. These were our first two customers of October to use our airport taxi service due to train service disruption, although in September we received requests for four airport transfers due to immediate train disruption experienced by our passengers, and over the summer we did nine airport transfers due to train disruptions, we find it is very common that the trains locally in Dorset let down their customers.
The coach services are very reliable and they are very good at getting all their customers to all of their destinations. We also have managed to transfer every customer to the airport without any issues at all, every customer made check in and that even includes our two separate passengers on Wednesday the 16th of October 2019, who not only made their flight on time with us, but got there by not using the train service that day.
Airport and seaport transfers have never been easier than booking through us, our prices are very competitive and our service is second to none. There are two drivers doing airport and seaport transfers, and they both have years of motorway knowledge and years of driving to airports and seaports behind them. Nigel and James drive up and down Britain’s motorways every week transferring people to airports and seaports across the South of England.
We offer travel from between 1 passenger and up to 8 passengers per transfer, in either a Hyundai I40, a Ford Mondeo estate or a Ford Tourneo mini bus. All our cars are fully serviced every 10,000 miles, all our drivers are enhanced CRB checked and we carry first aid equipment in all our vehicles.
In many cases we are cheaper than you transferring yourself in your own vehicle, the reason we say this is because you have fuel expenses and airport and seaport parking charges to contend with. If you are travelling in a group of people, we are far cheaper than the buses that transfer you to and from Britain’s airport and seaports. If you are travelling by train and you are in a group, we are again far cheaper than British trains when transferring from an airport or a seaport.
Once you have booked with us, you have nothing to pay until you reach your destination, so you don’t need to make a deposit in order to secure a booking. Please read our terms and conditions and our frequently asked question to find out more, thank you.
We do seaport transfers to any UK based seaport
Many people use seaport transfers to get them to cruise and ferry terminals across the whole of the United Kingdom. Hill Taxis has done many cruise transfers and the most popular seaport transfer is from West and South Dorset to Southampton cruise terminals.
From Dorchester a seaport transfer to Southampton cruise terminals is £75 and from Weymouth the price is £80, from Portland the price is £85 and from Bridport to Southampton cruise terminals the price is £90.
While Southampton is most people’s first choice destination for seaport transfers from West and South Dorset, we have transferred people to Portsmouth, Plymouth, Avonmouth, Poole, Dover and Tilbury. There are no hidden charges with our seaport transfers, the price quoted to you is the price you pay, we include waiting times and parking in the price.
When you return from your cruise we will meet and greet you at the arrivals hall and help transfer your luggage to the taxi. We understand that you will be given a boarding time and a disembarkation time when arriving and leaving the cruise ship and we will fit our service around those times to suit your own needs.
Hill Taxis takes bookings up until one year in advance, and we understand that while you will not know the precise boarding time, we are able to work around the time you need to board your cruise ship. We advise calling Hill Taxis on 01305 457977 once you know your boarding times and then we can arrange and confirm a final pick up time with you.
If your seaport transfer is slightly further away than Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole, Plymouth or Avonmouth then we suggest allowing yourself to arrive early at your cruise terminal or ferry terminal as traffic on all routes beyond those stated destinations is commonly heavily congested.
When booking with us, we need various details from you, these details include the number of passengers travelling, the amount of luggage you require to take with you, the cruise ship name, an email address, a contact mobile telephone number or landline number, the name of the cruise ship and of course the name of the port you are disembarking from. If you would like a quote or if you would like to check our availability then you can call 01305 457977 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are airport transfer specialists
We started driving people in licensed taxis to airports and seaports on the 1st of July 2018. We have nearly been going a year now as a taxi transfer company and the business is going from strength to strength. The reason for this blog post is that we have now transferred just over 1000 people to airports across the United Kingdom. In addition to transferring over 1000 people to airports, every person made the check in at their airport on time and in an orderly and safe fashion.
As a company we have driven over 100,000 miles in the past 11 months, from transferring customers going on holiday by train to transferring customers flying from airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick. We witnessed drone attacks at Gatwick, we witnessed snow on the motorways to and from Heathrow and we have witnessed smaller things like a pigeon fly into the open window of one of our taxis and join the taxi transfer to Bridport momentarily.
If you are travelling to London Heathrow, we advise leaving Dorchester or Weymouth at least six hours before your scheduled flight. You may not understand why we advise allowing at least six hours, but about 1 in every 10 transfers to Heathrow that we have completed, we have witnessed severe accidents which on occasion have closed the motorways completely. If you are flying from London Heathrow airport, you are advised by the airport to arrive at least three hours before your flight and while you can often make it through security quickly, there are regular hold ups which can cause delays at security points of upwards of 90 minutes.
If you are travelling to London Gatwick, we advise leaving Dorchester or Weymouth at least 7 hours before your scheduled flight is due to depart the airport. The main route we chose to travel to Gatwick airport is the M25 and the M23, this particular stretch of the M25 is some of the busiest motorway in the United Kingdom and congestion can be very unpredictable and very common. While on a good journey to Gatwick we often arrive within two and a half hours of departing Dorchester or Weymouth, one journey took over 5 and a 1/2 hours due to an accident on the M23 and we have had many journeys to Gatwick which have taken over 4 hours to reach the airport.
If you are travelling to Bristol airport, we advise leaving 5 hours before your scheduled flight from either Dorchester or Weymouth, the main reason for this is that at certain times Bristol airport is over used and under staffed. On many occasions we have witnessed ques at the departures hall of over 1000 people trying to check in and get through security. The airport is to small to handle the massive volumes of people who use the airport and on school holidays and in the summer time the airport frequently grinds to a halt.
All our prices include the parking charges which our taxis have to pay to use the airport parking facilities, we also do not charge waiting times if your flight is delayed. The price we charge for airport transfers is a fixed twenty-four-hour rate, the price falls well below the tariffs set out by West Dorset district council and it is sometimes up to 50% off from the licensed taxi meter rate. To all the people who used a Hill Taxi for an airport transfer or a seaport transfer, we are very grateful for you using our service and thank you very much for allowing us to transfer you.