Luxury Airport Transfer Service in India

Luxury Airport Transfer Service in India

luxury airport transfer service india

Air travel might feel like luxury with all the airport lounges and business class seats. But what if even the airport transfers are as luxurious as air travel? Welcome to the luxury airport transfer services.

While you may book the same via car rental services, we’re lucky to have a credit card in India that comes with this benefit. Before we look into that, let’s have a quick look at what we get with the service.

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Car Types

  • Luxury Sedan (Merc E Class / BMW 5 Series / Audi A4)
  • Sedan (Swift Desire, Toyota Etios)

You may choose from luxury sedan (or) regular sedan as per the availability but note that luxury sedans are usually available only in metro cities.

Luxury Airport Transfer in BMW 5 SeriesLuxury Airport Transfer – BMW 5 Series

I’ve tried it couple of times and I mostly get BMW and rarely Merc but it also depends based on the availability. I’ve never got an Audi or even heard of anyone getting it.

Cleanliness & comfort

It’s not always the car and the badge that matters but the cleanliness & legroom. These cars are well maintained and are always clean inside and out. 

Not only the cars, but also the drivers. The drivers are usually in a uniform and they can speak English very well.

The drivers generally arrive at the airport/hotel ~15 mins prior to the expected time and they make sure to keep the cabin cool if the climate is hot outside, so you can be comfortable right from the “moment” you enter the car. 

Distance Limit

  • Distance: 40 Kms
  • Duration: 4 Hrs

The airport pick-up (or) drop is usually limited to a distance of 40 kms from airport with travel time limited to 4 hrs. It is the usual airport package that most companies offer.

This however doesn’t mean you can roam around the city for 4hrs and 40Kms. It will be a direct airport pick-up or drop without any stop overs.

How it works?

As far as Axis Bank is concerned, just login to their extraordinaryweekends portal and book the cab. It hardly takes few clicks.

If you’re taking airport drop, the driver would call you an hr or so before the pick-up to confirm the booking. You’ll also get the driver/car details on SMS ~2 hrs prior.

Same goes with airport pick-up as well and the driver will be waiting at the arrivals exit gate with a placard.

The good thing about using these car rental services is that you’ll be taken from/to via the closest lane to the airport gate.

If you’re not aware, this lane is usually not allowed for OLA/Uber pick-up in some airports. So this saves you some time and adds convenience as well, as you don’t need to roam around with your luggages.

The Cost

  • Luxury Sedan: ~4500 INR
  • Sedan: ~2500 INR

Above are the approx. charges that the luxury car rental companies charges. But again, it depends on the city as well.

For ex, the luxury car rentals are bit cheaper (almost half the rate) in Delhi compared to most other cities in India.

Complimentary Access

As of now there is only one card that gives complimentary access to luxury airport transfer services in India and that is the expensive Axis Reserve Credit Card with 4 complimentary rides. Axis Atlas too has the benefit but after spending 15L only.

I would ideally expect 6 or more rides at this price point of Axis Reserve and 2x rides if one is going for regular sedan instead of luxury cars, which is good for both.

Anyway, the current limit is sufficient just to enjoy the experience, incase if you’re new to it.

Just like the meet & greet services, I wish luxury airport transfer services too to get added to super/ultra premium cards in near future. This might take a while though!

My Experience 

My first impression was out of the world!

I used the complimentary service that comes with Axis Reserve for the first time at Mumbai T2 airport for an airport pick-up. A Tamil driver was waiting at arrivals with a placard and was pretty happy to see guys from Tamilnadu.

Driver with Placard at Mumbai T2Driver with Placard at Mumbai T2

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