Taxi alternative in London

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Competitive rates

Access premium service at distance-based prices that are fair to you and our chauffeurs.

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Business Class

Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Cadillac XTS, or similar

First Class

Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, or similar

Business Van

Mercedes V-Class, Chevy Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Toyota Alphard, or similar

Electric Class

Jaguar I-PACE, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, or similar

Taxi Alternative in London

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Your professional chauffeur in London

As the capital of the United Kingdom, London has a lot to offer in terms of both business and pleasure. Therefore, it is practical to have an alternative to a taxi in London that is reliable. Hire by the hour to have a chauffeur on standby - whether you need ferrying between meetings and events or would like to go on a shopping trip or tour the city sights. With some of the best shopping in the world, monuments such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and the London Eye, as well as excellent restaurants and drinking establishments, the easier it is for you to get around the city, the better. So why not optimise your time and hire a dependable chauffeur service in london to experience as much as you would like during your visit.

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Explore London in a comfortable Blacklane car

When you find yourself in London, Blacklane can be the answer to all your transport needs. No matter where you need to go or when you need to go there, we are here for you. Blacklane is a trusted limousine service in London, and offers A-to-B transfers, hourly hire, as well as airport transfers for all of London’s airports. Choose which category best suits your needs from Business Class, Business Van, and First Class. All prices are quoted upfront and include fees, gratuities, and taxes. You can pay using the credit card you registered upon booking or by monthly invoice.

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Airport transfer in London: an alternative to a taxi

Blacklane’s airport transfer services all of the London airports - City, Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, and Luton. Book with us to drop you off or pick you up - our pickup service includes flight tracking, an hour’s time to get through customs and baggage claim, as well as your chauffeur waiting for you as soon as you exit, ready to take your bags and show you to your vehicle. Our top-quality airport transfers in London can also get you between airports or be booked by the hour with a chauffeur on call if you are only in London for a short visit. You can also book our best-in-class London car service as an alternative to a taxi in London to ferry guests for events to and from the airport - simply book by the hour and inform the operative of where they need to be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are London black cabs expensive?

Yes, the iconic London black cabs can be quite expensive, especially for longer journeys or during peak times. Fares are metered, and the cost can add up quickly when traffic is bad or there are other delays. Blacklane offers a cost-effective alternative with upfront pricing and no hidden fees, ensuring you know the cost of your journey in advance.

Do you tip taxi drivers in London?

Tipping taxi drivers in London is not mandatory but is generally appreciated. A common practice is to round up the fare to the nearest pound or to add a 10-15% tip for good service. When you book a Blacklane, however, any gratuities are included in your final price, so you don’t need to worry about tipping.

Is it cheaper to book a taxi in advance than hailing one on the street?

Booking a ride in advance can sometimes be cheaper than hailing one on the street, especially if you use a service that offers fixed rates. When you book a taxi on the street, you will usually need to pay a hailing fee on top of your metered fee, which will be based on time and distance. This can be greatly impacted when there is traffic or delays. With Blacklane, all prices are quoted upfront, including fees, gratuities, and taxes, providing a reliable and cost-effective alternative.

What’s the difference between a chauffeured ride and a taxi?

A chauffeured ride, such as those offered by Blacklane, provides a premium experience with professional drivers, executive vehicles, and a higher level of service. Chauffeured services often include amenities like flight tracking, complimentary waiting time, luggage assistance, and personalised greetings. Taxi services, on the other hand, are more basic and may not offer the same level of comfort or reliability.

Do Londoners use taxis often?

Londoners often use taxi services, especially during the night when public transport is less accessible, or in more out-of-the-way locations. 

Can I hire a chauffeur in London for a whole day?

Yes, Blacklane lets you hire a chauffeur by the hour or for an entire day depending on your needs. This offers flexibility for business meetings, events, shopping trips, or sightseeing tours.

How do I book a Blacklane service in London?

You can easily book a Blacklane chauffeur in London through our website or smartphone app. Simply enter your details, choose your preferred vehicle category, and secure your ride with upfront pricing.

Does Blacklane offer services for group travel?

Yes, Blacklane has vehicles like Business Vans and SUVs that can accommodate larger groups, making it a convenient option for family trips, business teams, or any group who wants to travel together in comfort and style.

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