Whenever you travel to somewhere new, the fist priority is to get yourself to your destination, and begin the trip. The key therefore to ensuring that you can get on with your vacation as soon as possible, is to make sure that you have got the quickest, safest and relatively cheapest transfer option available.

There are many security watch outs which you need to bear in mind before you arrange your transfer, and here we are going to talk about what options you should be looking for, and how best to arrange the transfer. If  you have a vacation coming up, read on and take note.

Going Private

Last week I landed in Atlanta and had pre-arranged the best shuttle service Atlanta has to offer, in order to get my straight from the airport to my hotel at maximum speed. I decided upon private transport because in truth, it is normally the best service available. What I love about private transfers is that you can count on the driver being there when you arrive, even if you are delayed, most companies also offer a text message service to keep you in the loop and the cars and overall attention to detail are usually outstanding.


Taxis are always waiting outside an airport to ferry people from A to B, but one must be very careful of using taxis in somewhere that you are not familiar. Make sure that you investigate the security of your destination before opting to take a taxi, as taxi scams are one of the most common ways of scamming tourists in many locations across the world. You are particularly at risk given that you have all your bags and belongings, as well as the fact that you don’t know the route which you are taking.

Public Transport

There are certain benefits to taking public transport such as the low price, but you do need to ensure that you know exactly what you are doing, and where you are going. If you take the wrong bus or train, you may very well end up in somewhere that you are completely unfamiliar with, and far from your accommodation. Big cities normally have wonderful transport links which you can take advantage of, just be sure that you know exactly where you are going.

Hotel Services

If you are staying at a hotel in the city which you are heading to, it makes a great deal of sense for you to ask them about what transfer options they have available. You may actually find that the hotel offers a shuttle service. Failing this, you can ask the hotel to ask for a taxi for you, from a company who they trust. Very often you may find that the hotel will offer this as part of their service, or for a very small fee.