Canterbury to Paradise
How are you getting to the airport this summer?
Summer holidays are what keep us going through those long, cold winter months so we know how important your holiday is to you. We also know how frustrating organising a holiday can be with insurance to find, battles with restrictive luggage allowances (we’re talking to you, ladies), and we won’t ask how you’re even getting to the airport.
Well, we’re not branching out into insurance and we can’t help condense your shoe collection, but we do want to give you a hand with getting to and from the airport. We like to think that Longleys private hire cars offer the best in comfort and convenience for airport transfers, but we don’t want you to just take our word for it. We’ve come up with this quick breakdown of the pros and cons of each mode of travel so you can decide for yourself!
- A Longleys driver committed to making your journey as easy as possible. This includes help with luggage, drop off to your terminal and flight monitoring to make sure you aren’t unnecessarily charged for waiting time if your flight is delayed.
- The ultimate in comfort and ease on your travels.
- Incredibly reasonably priced with 4 person trips to Gatwick costing just £21.25 per person and 8 person journeys all the way to Heathrow for just £17.38 per person.
- Picked up from your door and dropped off right to your terminal – no parking, no changes, no queues or crowds.
- No extra charge or hassle regardless of what time your flight leaves.
- Not quite as cheap as navigating London transport’s myriad buses and trains and tubes etc.
- Can work out more expensive if you’re a solo traveler.
- There is always the chance of an alien invasion where said aliens may have a particular interest in red skodas. This may cause some delay. You’ve been warned.
- Airport transfers via coach usually run regularly and strictly to time, so you can be sure of getting to the airport on time for your flight.
- They allow you to take plenty of luggage (more than most airlines, in fact).
- You are guaranteed a seat.
- From Canterbury you are required to take two coaches to get to any of the London airports – a real hassle when you’re weighed down by heavy cases.
- A return journey costs roughly £35 per person.
- If your flight is late and you miss your coach – that’s just not their problem.
- Coaches do not run late night or early morning services for those awkward flights.
- Wide range of options open to you including train, bus, underground, DLR and the London Taxi.
- You’re not as governed by strict timetables as you would be with a coach. Miss a bus or train, that’s fine you can hop in a taxi or on the tube.
- Often incredibly frequent and reliable service…
- …but when it’s bad, it’s really bad and you could easily end up missing your flight.
- No guarantee of a seat and everyone is probably going to hate you when you struggle on with 20kg+ of luggage in tow.
- Absolute nightmare if your flight is at an unkind hour.
- The comfort and familiarity of your own car.
- Total control over your own time.
- You can drive yourself and pack your own bags so there’s no need to pay for a driver to assist you…
- …but you will have to pay for parking when you get there which tends to cost an average of approximately £10 per day.
- No one to help you with your luggage which, when you’re half asleep, can be more helpful than you’d expect.
- We don’t envy you starting your holiday with an hour to two hour drive when you’ve got a really early or really late flight!
- Once you’ve parked, you’ve still got to navigate shuttle buses to the terminal.
- Traffic. Need we say more?