On your arrival to London Heathrow Airport you will probably want to get to London or other major city. If you are looking for a comfortable, fast and cheap solution, you should consider booking an airport taxi with one of the alternative taxi providers.
Why should one book taxi from Heathrow in advance?
At Heathrow there are only expensive Black Cabs outside terminal buildings. You don’t have to prebook them, but if you want to save substantial amount of money (e.g. often 1/3 of the Black Cab fare or more), you have to prebook a taxi ahead, at least one day in advance. The Internet or telephone booking is the only way you can get a minicab from the Heathrow Airport in London. In the registration form you will provide your flight number so that the driver will know of any delay or last minute cancellation. The waiting time is free of charge and so is the meet and greet service. The driver will be waiting for you in the Heathrow Airport meeting point- sometimes it’s Costa Coffe -at terminal 5, or Airport Information desk in terminals. You will recognise him or her by a card with your name (or any other chosen word) on it. The drivers are really polite, well-dressed chauffeurs and will also help you with the luggage. Passengers travelling with children can book a free child seat.
And what are the Heathrow taxi fares?
Minicabs you book online are much cheaper than London Black Cabs, the official taxi provider at Heathrow. That is mainly because they have fixed rates that you can check before you even book the flight. This policy saves the passengers a lot of money. This way you do not pay extra in case of waiting in the traffic. If you choose the London Black Cab remember that they are all metered and you will pay all waiting times and you can be also charged extra if the route is changed due to road works. Alternative taxi providers will take you not only from Heathrow Airport to London itself, but also to all London airports, that is Luton Airport, Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport.