Most airports around the world have strict rules and regulations when it come to airport taxis that can do pick ups and drop offs. To do pick ups from the airport, one needs specific paperwork and certification, and only certain taxis are allowed to go to the dedicated taxi stands. It is for this reason that you need to choose the best taxi service carefully and with discernment.
There are taxi stands at Auckland airport, outside both domestic and International arrival halls. One arrives at the airport, leaves the terminal building and heads straight to the taxi stand to wait in line for a taxi. This is an efficient service but it can be an expensive service, and there are often long lines of people.
To avoid the long lines, and the extra expense, it is a good idea to prebook a taxi service, and this is recommended for a taxi to Auckland airport and a taxi from Auckland airport.
Here are our top ten things that you should look for in an Auckland airport taxi service:-
1. Find A Taxi Service You Can Book In Advance
Make your life simple by booking a taxi to Auckland airport in advance. You will have no delays, on either arrival or departure, and your journey from home to airport, airport to home, or airport to hotels, will be simple and seamless.
2. Keep Both Journeys With One Company
Use one taxi company for your inward and outward Auckland journey. This way the company gets to know you, the passenger, any special requests you may have, and personal service is always the best service.
3. Look For A Taxi Service That Does Not Charge Extra For Baggage.
You might have an overnight bag or a whole ton of baggage. If you are travelling extremely heavy, let the taxi service know in advance. But find the best taxi service that does not charge extra for baggage.
4. Taxi Services Should Meet You With Your Name On A Banner
Use a taxi service in Auckland that is regulated and that can meet you in the airport with your name on a banner for easy recognition. This is time saving and easy.
5. Taxi Service Should Be Available 24/7
There will be times you prebook your taxi to Auckland airport with plenty of time to spare, but there will be times when you book at the last minute. Find yourself a company with a good reputation, a good fleet of cars and drivers, and one that makes themselves available 24/7, even for last minute pick ups or drop offs.
6. Find A Taxi Service That Is Reputable
A reputable Auckland taxi service does not have to be the most expensive. Use the best Auckland taxi service that is well priced and cost effective, but extremely reputable. You should always read the reviews online.
7. Taxi Services In Auckland Must Be Government Regulated
Government regulations are strict for airports around the world and Auckland airport is no exception. Taxis need specific permits, especially for pick ups. It is for this reason it is a really good idea to prebook the best Auckland taxi service in advance to ensure you do not have any delays on arrival, and that your taxi service is smooth, professional and safe.
8. We Like A Taxi Service That Offers Free Wifi!
We know that this is not the most important thing in the world, safety and comfort and reliability come first, but it is really helpful for all travellers, business or holiday, to have free wifi. It’s a bonus. Look for an Auckland taxi service that offers wifi in their vehicles, free of charge.
9. Safety, Reliability, Comfort And Efficiency
These are all extremely important factors when it comes to choosing a taxi to Auckland Airport and when choosing a taxi from Auckland airport. Taxi drivers need to be fully licensed and have your safety as a priority. Comfort is important, and if you are a on business trip, you may want luxury. Choose a taxi service that offers a variety of levels of taxi service. And of course efficient is hugely important, where the taxi must arrive on time, be waiting for you in advance, and deliver you to your destination, professionally.
10. Look For Choice
A good taxi service will give you choice. If price is a factor but you still want super efficiency, you may want to book shuttle transfers to and from Auckland airport. If you are a business person going on an important trip and your timing is tight, perhaps you want a luxury vehicle. If you are transporting a client, you may want an extremely superior vehicle. Choose a taxi service in Auckland that offers you choice.
We always talk about relationships. Use the same good taxi service to and from the airport all the time. You won’t have to repeat your information each and every time, the taxi service will get to know any preferences you have, for vehicles or drivers, and you will be treated like a VIP customer, personally and professionally.
Choose your Auckland taxi service by reading reviews, making a phone call or two, chatting to colleagues, getting recommendations, and of course, by finding out for yourself. Do your research, make sure the taxi to Auckland airport, or returning from Auckland airport, is government regulated and licensed, and make quite sure you will not have to wait for the vehicle, but that it will be waiting for you.
If you want the best all round Auckland experience, choose a good hotel, see the sights, enjoy the sailing, try some of our delicious restaurants, cafes and bars, and always, use the best airport taxi service to make your whole journey easy and a wonderful experience. Enjoy Auckland, it is a beautiful city!