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Getting a taxi from Heathrow to Gatwick might be a shorter journey than most, but there is still a lot to consider. One of the first considerations you should make is the sheer amount of taxi firms located in and around the Heathrow area. Due to this there is a lot of competition and a lot of taxi firms you could technically go with.
However due to a number of taxi firms it means there’s going to be a percentage that are good, and a percentage that is bad. To find the best taxi firms you should firstly decide exactly what to expect from a professional taxi company. Some things are presented below:
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Knowledge Of The Area
The first thing any prospective taxi company should have is knowledge of the area. Without knowledge of the area they will not be able to get you there on time and often not be able to know the best routes for shortcuts. As well as this in most cases they will rely too much on their GPS system to get them around. This kind of device is prone to errors in things such as page roads and routes.
One of the best ways to find out if a taxi firm has any knowledge of the area is how long they have been going. A new firm might be familiar with the area but nowhere near as much as one that has been going for years.
When you order a taxi you should expect it to get you from point A to B in a timely fashion. Getting from Heathrow To Gatwick means that you will have to be there on time and will rely on your taxi firm to do so.
To really know how long it will take you should ask for an estimate. Many taxi companies will happily do this and tell you how long it will take to reach you and will have flight tracking times in place.
One thing that you’ll most certainly expect from a good taxi firm is for a fair rate. You don’t want to be overcharged for anything. This is especially so if you’re making an airport transfer.
A way to check how much you’re going to be charged is to simply call up and ask. Look for a company that will give you a fixed price on the rate with no hidden fees.
Airport To Airport Service
It may sound pretty obvious, but if you’re travelling from Heathrow to Gatwick then you’ll want a taxi firm that does an airport to airport service. There are some companies that don’t actually do this service so be sure you find one that does. Even better so, find a company that specialises in airport to airport transfers. This is because they will usually know the ins and outs of each journey and will be more than prepared for anything unexpected to happen. Either way just call up to double check, a few minutes on the phone won’t do any harm!
By Sohail Ali from Heathrow to Gatwick taxi company, Beaumont Windsor Taxis.