London Heathrow Taxis
A London Taxi Cab is a stress free way of travelling to and from Heathrow Airport (LHR)
: Heathrow taxis are available outside all the terminals, there is always on waiting in the queue to collect you and they have plenty of space for you and your luggage. The downside to Heathrow Airport taxis is that they can get caught up in big city congestion just like any other car and their fares are quite steep unless you are travelling with 3 or more people.
Heathrow Taxis or Heathrow Cabs fall into 3 different categories, described below.
Iconic London Black Cabs
A London black cab is an easily recognizable cab driven by highly trained drivers who are put through rigorous knowledge and skill tests to earn the esteemed title of London Cabbie. With this in mind you can be sure you will be treated to a courteous and well informed driver who knows London from every angle. The journey to Heathrow Airport from central London can take anything from 30 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. London taxi fares are about GBP 50-55. Taxis are available 24 hours a day and are a good choice if you are in a group as you pay for the taxi not per passenger.
Private Hire Mini Cabs
For a meet and greet service it is necessary to pre-book the services of a private hire minicab. The vehicles are all black and are fewer than three years old. A transfer to or from the Heathrow airport in private luxury with a courteous driver and all the technology to get you to your destination in the shortest possible driving time, a minicab is a good choice. All fares are fixed price depending on your destination regardless of traffic or time of day and are inclusive of 30 minutes waiting time.
If you need more than just a transfer from the airport, Heathrow airport offers an official airport Chauffeur service which must be pre-booked. This chauffeur service allows you to fit in all the things you need to do on arrival at your destination. If, on arrival, you have a meeting prior to heading to your hotel, the Chauffeur service would be ideal to ensure you get to all the places you need to, while keeping your business travel stress free.
Written by Todd Romaine