Ultra-low emissions in both our main taxis mean with both of our hybrid vehicles, both the Ford Mondeo and the Ford Tourneo offer the environment like many taxis in Dorset minimal harm over all. Unleaded engines built today generally have higher emissions than most diesel cars that are hybrid built, and with hybrid-built diesels the mileage overall offers a cost-effective way of our main vehicles doing the job we need them to do, as a whole in the industry we work within.
The Ford Mondeo Titanium series since 2008 has always been Hybrid built, meaning our Titanium X Ford Mondeo estate Business edition is able to offer lower emissions than any unleaded hybrid on the road (apart from the Range Rover Hybrid unleaded first series & the BMW unleaded Hybrid 3 to 5 series 2013 onwards). Our diesel Mondeo Estate offers ultra-low emissions, so low in fact that our emissions our lower than almost all electric cars sold to the UK, which have unleaded engines (Ford Official release every annum since 2007 at What Car forum)
The government directive for car manufacturers is clear, that air pollution in the United Kingdom is causing unhealthy amounts of toxins in our ingested breath, and that we must look as businesses to find cost effective ways of reducing the harmful toxins in the air surrounding towns and cities across the UK. Haulage companies have responded for many years, purchasing many Hybrid ultra-low emission diesel lorries, which do better mileage as a whole, making some of the diesel Hybrid ranges very attractive to the transport industry as a whole.
The Police force frequently choose diesel Hybrids as well, meaning that the public sector enforcement teams across the UK are also improving on public health as a whole. Beyond this our Ford Tourneo Trend has a hybrid diesel engine, transforming fuel into its carbon filters, meaning for a mini van in its class it releases the least amount of emissions in the entire Western world, making it one of the most ultra-low emitting vehicles on its engine size.
Many taxis companies across the South West of England and London also use Hybrid diesels, they generally have played a huge part in reducing toxins in the air across the UK as a whole. The Stobart industry haulage firm even uses enhanced filters on their lorries, meaning that barely any air pollution is carried away from their vehicles at all, Hybrid taxis have always been around and most diesel taxis released under Ford, BMW, Mercedes & VW have been hybrid for over ten years. The fact is that carbon filters define the difference between hybrid vehicles and non-hybrid vehicles, and in the last five years most diesel cars have become Hybrid, meaning that almost all taxis on the roads these days which are diesel are ultra-low emitting diesel vehicles.
BMW lead the way, with the top rated hybrid ratings, followed on by Ford and then VW who make all the engines for Skoda and Mercedes, while our vehicles are not BMW’s, they are Fords. In comparison to the series 3 M sport estate BMW our Ford Mondeo due to a smaller output, fares slightly better than BMW, The Ford Tourneo wins hands down against the X5 BMW, and while we would of loved to have driven BMW with you to all the airports, we are afraid our taxis are Fords.
Dedicated courier contract (s) are welcome, but we can only take certain work on a fixed term basis. We have found the best way to provide agreement (s) with companies is to offer ourselves on a completely flexible agreement (s). This means that we prefer all contract (s) to be placed on monthly or sometime bi-weekly rolling contract (s).
We prefer money to be taken up front, as many corporates have been quite poor at paying us, unfortunately this has meant that driver (s) have had to be paid and we have had to continuously chase debt (s) owed to us, however we are happy with companies that can provide recent audit (s) if requested, to take payments at the end of a two week cycle or a monthly cycle, as long as the amount owed continues to get paid on time. Failure to do so will always see Hill Airport Taxis cancel all agreement (s), but we do hope that no hard feeling (s) are incurred, we work and provide a first class service tailored to your need (s) to earn money and if a company cannot pay, then we must as a company no longer provide a service at all.
We ensure that your package get (s) to where you need the package to be dropped off, we are a company of worriers who like to exceed expectation (s).
We drive hundred (s) of thousand (s) of miles as a company every year, we strive to please and do hope to secure more work in the future. We will never make false promises and we will always look to tailor your deliveries to your own requirement (s).
Our price (s) are fixed rate prices, you can literally contract Hill airport taxis & couriers to travel through the night and on Christmas day for the same price as a standard day pick up and drop off. All rates include all charges incurred to us through fines, parking and congestion charges. We offer a simple plan; we offer competitive prices and we provide a first-class service wherever we can.
If you would like a quote or you are looking for information on packaging processes, then please give James Macleod a call, and he will look to guide you through the possible options ahead of us or you. He can be reached by email through the company address or by the company phone number listed on this website.
Please be informed that if you are unsure of what service (s) you need to suit your profit (s), then we can advise you more honestly than we can expect, we provide detail (s) that very few companies provide internationally or locally.
Are airport transfer driver (s) rich?
In short the answer is NO!
In long the answer is after we pay ourselves by the hour to drive to the airport and back, calculate how much fuel we have used for the transfer, pay our annual road tax and licensed taxi or private hire insurance, fixed up the car a hundred times with a hoover and a chemical wash, repaired the vehicle monthly and watch the taxi or private hire vehicle drop in resaleable price we barely earn anything.
Key to being an airport or seaport taxi driver, is being prepared to work twenty four hour (s) a day and getting used to being cut up on the side of the road by tourist (s) and work commuters while trying to negotiate the exact arrival of an easy jet flight from Benidorm to avoid paying parking cost (s) at some of the world (s) most expensive car park (s).
But is driving a taxi fun?
Well, I have to say (James Macleod here), yes, it is, it is enjoyable being free of an office and a working structure set out by people (s) habit (s). Most transfer drivers enjoy the company of happy people going on holiday and like hearing that it (s) hotter where they went rather than colder than the United Kingdom (accept in July).
My favourite part (s) of this job is fleet service station, free parking for two hour (s), a Starbuck (s) and a takeaway Harry Ramsden, oh and of course a flight arriving on time at Luton or Stansted. We tend to find at Gatwick flight (s) are almost impossible to predict arrival times and journey time (s) vary hugely, however at Heathrow everything accept in snow or fog arrives pretty much on time.
Bristol airport is a no go zone for us, we track your flight and your still in Spain, we then check the arrival hall board (s) and your coming through security. However these aches and pain (s) are all good fun, because all we have to do is keep smiling and drive safely, while providing are usual service.
Seaport transfers are the least predictable transfer (s) on our book (s), we are able to adapt with advanced notice to your requirements and we can transfer you to an airport or seaport in the United Kingdom. We tend to find that airport transfer (s) generally run pretty smoothly, but with seaport transfer (s) often your ship is running on one engine and your late. Do not fear, we are able to wait for up to four hour (s) without additional charges and transfer booking windows with cruise ships are usually two-hour windows. By this we mean that you can get up to six hour waiting times free of charge with cruise ship transfers upon your return as long as you pre-notify us at the time of the bookings.
We have an eight-seater taxi and another couple of cars, all cars are able to be hired on the meter locally, however we are usually regularly booked. Our transfer (s) come included with airport parking charges and 4 hours of waiting time (s) and we advise booking early to guarantee travel.
Hill Airport taxis (Weymouth) will get you there!
Since we began providing airport and seaport transfers across Western and Southern Dorset, Hill airport taxis in Weymouth have transferred thousands of people across the UK to airports and seaports. Going on holiday is something every person loves to do, and using an airport or seaport taxi service is quite often cheaper than driving yourself and parking your car.
We have transferred people to almost every airport in UK, in fact the only major airports we haven't transferred people to is Edinburgh airport, Glasgow airport & Newcastle airport. Several times a week we travel to Heathrow airport and many times a month we transfer people to Gatwick airport as well. One week in 2019 saw I complete 13 transfers to and from Bristol airport and we often transfer people to their cruise ships as well.
We transfer business people and holiday makers every day of the week to all airports and seaports across the UK, we are competitively priced and able to be hired now.
Airport parking at any airport in the UK is expensive, getting to and from an airport yourself means in most cases you'll need to fork out between £50 and £100 per week for meet and greet parking services. If you are booking airport parking in advance you can save a lot of money, we advice advanced bookings on all airport parking to ensure you receive the best prices.
While there have been many problems through-out all airports with meet and greet parking, which in recent years has reached national news several times, in most cases the problems have been dealt with by the relevant airports, however in some cases large companies are still flouting the law with meet and greet services, it is something we witness with our customers at a couple of airports in the South of England.
We can drive you to any airport in the UK, and we can drive you at an affordable rate, this can take the stress out of your holiday. If you are flying long haul, we can meet and greet you at the arrivals hall when you return back to the UK and we can assist you with your luggage, this will also help you reach home safely. Sometimes on your flights you might not get the sleep you need and then find yourself feeling very weary in your car while you drive back home.
The various options you have when going on holiday vary from using our taxi service, to catching a national express coach, airport parking is very straight forward, but it is not as cheap as you might think, especially when you factor in the cost of your fuel and the general wear and tear of your vehicle.
All our cars are serviced every 10,000 miles, and keeping our taxis well maintained is important to us, we have managed to get exactly 100% of our customers to and from all UK airports and seaports on time. That is not true of the local railway service running from Weymouth and Upwey at all though.
We have train station permits and every month we witness severe delays and frequent cancellations of local trains, and on occasion passengers of the railways get caught out and end up missing their planes from Heathrow airport, Luton airport, Gatwick airport & London Stansted airport.
On the 16th of October we received two last minute bookings from stranded customers who needed to be at the airport instantly. The trains that day had been cancelled and as a result of it the passengers we transferred were unable to make their flights at both Gatwick and Heathrow airport. We got them both to the airports and we quoted both customers prices that were over 20% less than they received from local firms that day, not only that but they all made check in and reached their final destination.
We specialise in airport transfers, our drivers have a great deal of knowledge about the motorways and road networks between all airports that we have frequent bookings with daily. We have transferred thousands of people to airports and seaports since we began as a company in 2018. We strongly advise allowing extra time if you are travelling by train, as often delays occur and often trains are cancelled. Our advice is that if you have chosen to travel by train that you must be prepared to allow for problems between Dorset and your final destination. National express offer a great service from Poole and Bournemouth coach stations, and they are very reliable, but again we would advise you to allow for extra time when booking with anyone to reach your airport or seaport because traffic can cause severe delays.
At Hill Taxis Weymouth, we offer competitive rates on all airport and seaport transfers, we offer comfortable and safe travel for between 1 and 8 passengers. Sometimes our fares are up to 50% off from meter rates set out by West Dorset District council.
Airport and seaport transfers have never been easier than booking through us, our prices are very competitive and our service is second to none. There are two drivers doing airport and seaport transfers, and they both have years of motorway knowledge and years of driving to airports and seaports behind them. Nigel and James drive up and down Britain’s motorways every week transferring people to airports and seaports across the South of England.
We offer travel from between 1 passenger and up to 8 passengers per transfer, in either a Hyundai I40, a Ford Mondeo estate or a Ford Tourneo mini bus. All our cars are fully serviced every 10,000 miles, all our drivers are enhanced CRB checked and we carry first aid equipment in all our vehicles.
In many cases we are cheaper than you transferring yourself in your own vehicle, the reason we say this is because you have fuel expenses and airport and seaport parking charges to contend with. If you are travelling in a group of people, we are far cheaper than the buses that transfer you to and from Britain’s airport and seaports. If you are travelling by train and you are in a group, we are again far cheaper than British trains when transferring from an airport or a seaport.
Once you have booked with us, you have nothing to pay until you reach your destination, so you don’t need to make a deposit in order to secure a booking. Please read our terms and conditions and our frequently asked question to find out more, thank you.
We started driving people in licensed taxis to airports and seaports on the 1st of July 2018. We have nearly been going a year now as a taxi transfer company and the business is going from strength to strength. The reason for this blog post is that we have now transferred just over 1000 people to airports across the United Kingdom. In addition to transferring over 1000 people to airports, every person made the check in at their airport on time and in an orderly and safe fashion.
As a company we have driven over 100,000 miles in the past 11 months, from transferring customers going on holiday by train to transferring customers flying from airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick. We witnessed drone attacks at Gatwick, we witnessed snow on the motorways to and from Heathrow and we have witnessed smaller things like a pigeon fly into the open window of one of our taxis and join the taxi transfer to Bridport momentarily.
If you are travelling to London Heathrow, we advise leaving Dorchester or Weymouth at least six hours before your scheduled flight. You may not understand why we advise allowing at least six hours, but about 1 in every 10 transfers to Heathrow that we have completed, we have witnessed severe accidents which on occasion have closed the motorways completely. If you are flying from London Heathrow airport, you are advised by the airport to arrive at least three hours before your flight and while you can often make it through security quickly, there are regular hold ups which can cause delays at security points of upwards of 90 minutes.
If you are travelling to London Gatwick, we advise leaving Dorchester or Weymouth at least 7 hours before your scheduled flight is due to depart the airport. The main route we chose to travel to Gatwick airport is the M25 and the M23, this particular stretch of the M25 is some of the busiest motorway in the United Kingdom and congestion can be very unpredictable and very common. While on a good journey to Gatwick we often arrive within two and a half hours of departing Dorchester or Weymouth, one journey took over 5 and a 1/2 hours due to an accident on the M23 and we have had many journeys to Gatwick which have taken over 4 hours to reach the airport.
If you are travelling to Bristol airport, we advise leaving 5 hours before your scheduled flight from either Dorchester or Weymouth, the main reason for this is that at certain times Bristol airport is over used and under staffed. On many occasions we have witnessed ques at the departures hall of over 1000 people trying to check in and get through security. The airport is to small to handle the massive volumes of people who use the airport and on school holidays and in the summer time the airport frequently grinds to a halt.
All our prices include the parking charges which our taxis have to pay to use the airport parking facilities, we also do not charge waiting times if your flight is delayed (unless you are delayed by more than 4 hours). The price we charge for airport transfers is a fixed twenty-four-hour rate, the price falls well below the tariffs set out by West Dorset district council and it is sometimes up to 50% off from the licensed taxi meter rate. To all the people who used a Hill Taxi for an airport transfer or a seaport transfer, we are very grateful for you using our service and thank you very much for allowing us to transfer you.
Many people use seaport transfers to get them to cruise and ferry terminals across the whole of the United Kingdom. Hill Taxis has done many cruise transfers and the most popular seaport transfer is from West and South Dorset to Southampton cruise terminals.
From Dorchester a seaport transfer to Southampton cruise terminals is £75 and from Weymouth the price is £80, from Portland the price is £85 and from Bridport to Southampton cruise terminals the price is £90.
While Southampton is most people’s first choice destination for seaport transfers from West and South Dorset, we have transferred people to Portsmouth, Plymouth, Avonmouth, Poole, Dover and Tilbury. There are no hidden charges with our seaport transfers, the price quoted to you is the price you pay, we include waiting times and parking in the price.
When you return from your cruise we will meet and greet you at the arrivals hall and help transfer your luggage to the taxi. We understand that you will be given a boarding time and a disembarkation time when arriving and leaving the cruise ship and we will fit our service around those times to suit your own needs.
Hill Taxis takes bookings up until one year in advance, and we understand that while you will not know the precise boarding time, we are able to work around the time you need to board your cruise ship. We advise calling Hill Taxis on 01305 457977 once you know your boarding times and then we can arrange and confirm a final pick up time with you.
If your seaport transfer is slightly further away than Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole, Plymouth or Avonmouth then we suggest allowing yourself to arrive early at your cruise terminal or ferry terminal as traffic on all routes beyond those stated destinations is commonly heavily congested.
When booking with us, we need various details from you, these details include the number of passengers travelling, the amount of luggage you require to take with you, the cruise ship name, an email address, a contact mobile telephone number or landline number, the name of the cruise ship and of course the name of the port you are disembarking from. If you would like a quote or if you would like to check our availability then you can call 01305 457977 or email us at email@example.com.