What you need to know about limo hire prices
If you are searching to rent a limousine for a special day, you might be surprised at the variations in limo hire prices. Of course, rates are different from town to town and company to company, but there are many things you should take into account.
- The size of the limousine
Limos can be rented out in different sizes and you’ll generally need to pay extra for a limo which could support more people. Most stretch limousines will easily seat as much as six people, some could have room for eight and some could possibly carry a dozen or more people in comfort and style. Understand that if you would like to take six people, selecting a limousine which can seat eight will offer additional relaxation and that little bit extra room.
- Airport runs
The price of taking a trip to the airport in a limo will vary quite considerably based on the area and the distance to and from the airport. It’s best to examine the prices with your local limousine company.
- All Inclusive rental service
Whenever you inquire about limo hire rates you need to also ask about what’s included within the price. If you hire an all-inclusive limo service, you need to be able to enjoy some extras that are included in the price. A few companies may not be as honest about their prices as they should be and place a load of extras in the final invoice. They might add extras such as:
* Fuel surcharges
* Highway taxes (regardless of what they may be)
* Waiting time
* Drinks and food
* Journey times
* Toll road charges
* Other things they can add on to bump up the price
Thankfully these occasions are incredibly rare but they do happen. Ensure that when you inquire about the cost of renting a limousine you will be given the total price for the journey and all of the extras. This is particularly vital when you are booking a limo for a 3rd party just like a wedding or for teens celebrating prom night. Take a look at our prices.
- Minimum rental times
Nearly all limo companies will have a minimum rental duration of two or three hours. Purchasing and maintaining these cars is not cheap and these businesses have to ensure that they cover their costs.
- Tipping the limo driver
Most people do tip the limousine driver with around 20% of the total fare being the standard amount. However, if the limousine driver has provided a particularly superb service do go ahead and tip a greater amount than that. Several limo companies will automatically include this in your cost so check that, to ensure that the tip has not already been added.
Limo hire prices do differ but then again, so does the standard of service. Ensure that you understand what you’re paying for prior to the trip. Locate the perfect service at the most cost effective rate. If you want to use a limo company that could suit all of your needs, you should give us a call 020 3006 2092.