If you type the words “Stansted transfer” into Google you will get more than half a million results. This makes it very hard to know which taxi company you can rely on to drive you from the airport after your arrival. You can, however, narrow down the field if you know what to look for. You may think that flagging down the first taxi you come across after you clear customs is a good idea but it is not – things can quickly go wrong and you may find yourself paying more than you should. So how do you know that you are dealing with a reputable cab company: Here are some tips:
• Find out whether you can book in advance. This allows you to know exactly how much you will be paying. You can ask the company the route the driver will take so that you can calculate the distance and confirm that you are paying the right price.
• Safety is very important when it comes to taxis. You should check the safety record of any company that you have in mind. You should also ensure that they have drivers who can be trusted – it isn’t unheard of for taxi drivers to rob passengers.
• If you have any special requirements, such as the use of a wheel chair or lots of baggage you should look for a company that has customized vehicles – there are many that are happy to accommodate clients who have special needs.
One company that is happy to do this for passengers is Style Taxis. It has a large fleet of taxis and so long as you book in advance they are available around the clock. Their drivers are all qualified drivers who are courteous and smart.