At Pogiso’s Tours, we have heard it all. Regular travellers and commuters often have questions regarding convenience, reliability, and affordability when it comes to hiring a shuttle service. One of the questions we often hear is “how do I best compare shuttle costs vs driving myself?”. And we will answer that one for you! Below are a few of the questions that we are frequently asked. We hope that this FAQ post helps to answer a few of the questions that you might have.
First and foremost, when comparing costs, keep in mind that it is not just the financial cost that you should consider. Let us focus on the finances first. When hiring a shuttle service to take you to and from the airport, or to and from important meetings, you pay one set fee for the trip. When you arrive at your destination, there are no additional charges to fork out. For instance, you will not have to pay for long-stay parking if you are going on a trip, which you would have to do if you drove yourself. You would also avoid any toll fees or potential fines along the way.
When driving yourself, if you are not sure how to get to your destination, you will also need to use a navigation system (think the Maps app on your phone), and this will cost you in data. A shuttle service eliminates this particular cost all-together. In terms of time costs, think about how much time you save by being able to make phone calls, answer emails, and prepare for the next meeting if you can do so on route. You cannot do any of those things if you are driving. Hiring a shuttle service is undoubtedly a more cost-saving route than driving yourself.
A shuttle service, unlike a taxi service, is something that is booked in advance. This means that your dedicated driver will have you booked on his schedule as a client, and he will not divert on route to you to collect other passengers, or do any other business. His day is dedicated to getting you to where you need to be, on time and safely. While we cannot vouch for other shuttle service providers, at Pogiso’s Tours, we strive to be on time, every time.
In short, no. You can use a shuttle service for long distance trips for yourself or even for a group. This usually becomes handy when you need to get a group of work colleagues to a conference or a meeting. It is also quite useful when there is a staff function happening, and you want to ensure that all delegates get there and back safely. A shuttle service can be quite flexible.
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If you are asking yourself and others “how do I compare shuttle costs vs driving myself”, we can help! Simply get in touch with us via email or telephone at Pogiso’s Tours.