There are different ways to book a taxi from the airport. International students can use this
article as a guide to easily booking a taxi from any of the major international airports in the UK.
Taxis can offer you a fast, safe, and comfortable ride, as well as save you time and hassle.
Here are some of the most common methods:
- Choose an Airport Taxi Company
When researching companies to book your airport taxi, consider these factors:
a. Compare Pricing
b. Read Customer Reviews
c. Verify Licensing and Insurance
d. Consider Fleet Size and Variety
e. Evaluate Specialty Services
When you have cleared immigration and received your luggage in the airport, you can
either choose a taxi service company or step out of the airport to find a taxi and
negotiate your fare.
- Book Your Taxi Service At Least 24 Hours in Advance
There are online services that let you compare and book a taxi for any UK airport. You
can also book your airport taxi online with Booking.com. Most companies allow you to
securely pay your quoted fare online via credit card when booking. This guarantees your
ride. Print or save your receipt or confirmation. Make sure you have a credit card or dual
currency card with you. If you don’t pay upfront, you can pay the taxi driver when you
complete the ride.
You can call a local taxi company or a national booking service to order a taxi. You’ll
You need to provide your pick-up and drop-off locations, date and time of travel, number of
passengers and luggage, and any special requirements. You will also get a confirmation
of your booking and the price. Some taxi companies may also send you a text message
with the details of your driver and vehicle.
- Use popular apps like Uber, Taxi, etc. to book your ride.
You can download these apps at the airport, as Wi-Fi is usually available in the airport.
Create an account, and enter your payment method. You can also track your taxi on the
map and rate your driver after the trip. Choose the best service that suits your needs.
If you received excellent service, consider adding a 10-15% tip. This shows your appreciation for
the driver getting you there safely and on time.