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Private airport transfer

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Private airport transfer

We are a group of 10, traveliing to Edinburgh in September. I would like to ask whether you know of a reliable company that will take us from the airport to our apartment in central Edonburgh and back.

Thank you.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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1. Re: Private airport transfer

Two taxis from the airport rank will take you all, about £50 in total. Don't bother trying to book a vehicle to pick you up, just use the taxi rank. For the return journey just book it at your destination for the return journey with the taxi driver who took you there. I am sure you know exactly when you want to return to the airport. There are three taxi companies in Edinburgh, all are reliable, all charge the same rate as they are strictly regulated by the city council.

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2. Re: Private airport transfer

Great advice from the first post. At Edinburgh airport there are two ranks. One is black cabs that can easily take 2x5 or the rank beside it is people carriers. In the event you have small children and have booster seats etc people carriers may suit.

At peak times and international flight arrivals you can queue for some time. In that case I would pre book. I just tried to find the price on shuttle direct and it was £285. Round trip. Compare that to 2 taxi round trip £100. If money is no object then edinburgh airport has a good transport website. Good luck.

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3. Re: Private airport transfer

Taxis don’t require child booster seats.

Just jump in two Taxis instead of faffing around trying to find Pre Booked Shuttles!

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4. Re: Private airport transfer

Taxi do not require child booster seats but some parents carry foldable boosters that prevent a seatbelt cutting in to the child neck on journeys, whether it be taxi or hire cars or coaches. Of course we do not even know if there any children in this party so we may be debating the merits of booster seats for no reason at all.

Island of Malta...
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5. Re: Private airport transfer

Thank you all for your advice and guidance.

No, actually, the youngest of the party is a 13 year old. So he will not require a booster seat.

So, using two taxis for the round trip would cost around £100 in total?

Thanks!

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6. Re: Private airport transfer

Yes, should be about £25 per taxi each way.

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7. Re: Private airport transfer

Where is your destination in the city centre?

Island of Malta...
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8. Re: Private airport transfer

East Claremont Street.

Edinburgh, Scotland
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9. Re: Private airport transfer

£25/£27 should take you there.

Island of Malta...
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10. Re: Private airport transfer

Thanks!

Per taxi, per way, right?

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