When planning a trip, you will have to decide how you are getting to the airport or another travel hub. Each person or group will have their own transportation needs. Below are different transportation options and what to consider with each.
The benefits of this option are that you are on your own schedule and there are no limitations to the amount or size of your baggage except the limitation of what can fit.
However, there are some drawbacks to this option. Airport parking can be expensive, with parking fees being 20 dollars per day or more in many airports. Another thing to consider is that if you are traveling in a group, staying together in a caravan can be challenging due to traffic and traffic lights.
Shuttles may be offered in your area as a way to get to the airport. An example of shuttles offered around travel hubs are the shuttles that go from the Houston airport to Galveston cruise terminal. You can often find multiple pickup locations and arrange for a pickup time in a shared or private shuttle. Additional benefits are that you don’t have to pay to park, and taking a shuttle service is often an affordable option. Additionally, if you’re traveling in a group, it’s easier to stay together and avoid getting separated.
The potential drawbacks are that there may be a limit to the amount and size of luggage you can bring onto a shuttle, and potential baggage fees depending on the shuttle service.
Taking a Taxi or Similar Service
A taxi or similar service can be appealing because you can call when you are ready, put as much baggage in the vehicle as will fit, and don’t have to pay parking fees. However, this can be an expensive option depending on your proximity to the airport, and sometimes drivers have trouble with directions and the ride is delayed.
When making a decision about transportation, be sure you consider your schedule, group size, budget and baggage. There is an option for you based on your travel needs.