Airport Transfers

Airports

We can provide budget minibus hire,  executive minibus hire, luxury minibus hire and coach hire to and from all major airports in the United Kingdom. London consists of 5 major airports Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and London city airports also cover Birmingham, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Aberdeen, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol which are all used by EU destination and all around the world.  Minibus and coach hire can easily be booked through bookmyminibushire.co.uk  by contacting us by phone 0800 774 7864 and email at sales@bookmyminibushire.co.uk.

Most transfers are relatively easy apart from the mornings and evening rush hour to and from airports. Traffic from all routes round the airports can be heavy at times. We advise all passengers to book your transfers in advance so the driver can meet you at the appropriate pick up place.  You will need to allow extra time for minibus airport transfers, if you want further assistance in choosing or booking a minibus please do not hesitate to contact us.

Arrivals

It can take a minimum of up to 30 to 45 minutes from the time the flight lands for you to exit the airport. For those without an European passport it can take up to 1 hour to clear all the right formalities.

If you do not have the necessary documents it can take up to 2 hours or more to exit the airports, for those carrying luggage and hold the right passport exiting the airport could take 15 minutes from landing.

Departures

Most minibus transfer services to the airport will be difficult during the rush hour and you will need to allow extra time for traffic conditions. Our airport transfer suppliers will drop you in the set down area at the relevant airport terminal. Our suppliers always check the flight information details before setting off to pick you up or departing in order to get to the airport on time.

Useful Check in Information

Boarding the planes normally starts about 45 minutes before departure

Domestic flights please try to check in 1 hour before departure

International flights please try to check in 3 hours before departure

European flights please try to check in 2 hours before departure

Airport minibus and coach parking always vary across all airports in the United Kingdom, typically it can range from £8 to £25. Most airports actively encourage minibus hire and coach hire companies to park in the designated area which is always close to the terminal.

Tips for First Time Flyers

Flying is truly a fantastic and enjoyable experience for first time flyers so we have put a short guide or what you’ll need when arriving and checking in to help first time flyers before taking to the skies.

Arriving at the Airport

There are various terminals at most airports in the UK, your ticket should have all the details of which departure terminal you will be boarding from.  The information boards or display screens will also have this information available for everyone to see and frequent announcements are made to inform passengers.

Airport Security

The department of Transport have issued the latest security measures and it’s important for everyone to be aware of this.

Check In

As soon as you arrive at the correct terminal you will need to go to the right check in desk, the desk will have your flight displayed above it. The customer check in agent will print your boarding pass or card and ask you some security questions to prove your identity (your passport and ticket should be sufficient). They will also weigh and tag your luggage with your flight information.  Self-service check in kiosks are also available which are quick and easy.

Flight Tickets

Your flight tickets should include the following: –

Hand Luggage

There are restrictions for hand luggage which currently apply in all UK airports. You are normally allowed to take one item of hand luggage on board not exceeding 56cm x 45cm x 25cm’s.

Hold Luggage

These will travel in the hold of the airplane and won’t be seen until you arrive at your destination airport. This will include suitcases / large rucksacks. You can also be charged if you go over the baggage weight allowance limit. Check with your airline as these can vary from airline to airline.

Correct Gate and Boarding

Gate Signs and Information screens will always display the correct gate number for boarding the plane before the flight departure. The will be a lounge area to wait in comfort until it’s the time to board when the airline customer attendants will call you to board the airplane. Once you get to the plane the airline cabin crew will check the rest of the boarding card / pass and show you to your seat.

Arrivals

Upon getting to your destination airport and leave the plane, you will be asked to show your passport to security officials before you go to reclaim your luggage. Information screens at arrivals will show your flight details and which carousel you can collect your luggage. Once you have collected your luggage you are free to pass through customs and into the arrivals to continue your journey.

Please note all airlines are different and this is only a guide to help first time flyers because not everyone is a frequent flyer.