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Chauffeur in Bath and Bristol | Taxi vs Chauffeur

When looking into chauffeur services for your event, special day or business trip, you might wonder what the difference is between luxury car hire and a standard private taxi service. On the surface, these might seem similar, but there are actually huge differences, which we look at below.

Whether you need an executive car and personal driver for transport to the races, a wedding in Bath, corporate event in Bristol or any other reason, Bristol Chauffeur Cars can provide a premium service that far surpasses the experience you would get using a normal taxi. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and make a booking.

The Difference Between a Chauffeur and a Taxi Driver

While both roles involve driving passengers around, taxi drivers focus solely on getting passengers to their destination before moving onto the next job. On the other hand, chauffeurs provide a higher level of service and a more bespoke experience. Our drivers pay excellent attention to detail, customer service and professionalism, ensuring our clients feel looked after. Furthermore, we provide a dedicated service and are not rushing to get the next fare. We can wait for however long you need after dropping you off.

With our team, you can also expect quality in all the finer details, such as a smart, well-presented, personal driver who will open the door for you and help with your luggage.

The Vehicle

A lot of the time when hiring a taxi, you don’t know much, if anything, about the car or its condition. Many standard taxis in the Bristol and Bath areas are older vehicles and can be any make or model. You also don’t know how well these cars have been looked after and the interiors are often basic.

With a personal or chaperone chauffeur service, you can be sure of a modern, luxury vehicle that has been professionally maintained. The inside of every car is clean and comfortable, with various features to make your journey as enjoyable as possible.

The Experience

Taxi hire offers a very basic service – simply a car to get you from A to B. However, luxury car hire makes transport to your destination a memorable experience, whether you’re travelling within the Bristol and Bath areas or further afield. Each journey is customised to the individual and our service includes:

  • A choice of premium Mercedes vehicles to suit your passenger and luggage needs.

  • Pre-planned journeys and real-time traffic updates to avoid traffic and minimise delays.

  • A meet and greet service at train stations, airports and ports.

  • Onboard Wi-Fi and bottled water provided as standard.

  • Phone chargers, power points and newspapers are available.

  • High-quality climate control in all vehicles.

  • Option to request preferred refreshments at the time of booking.

  • Doors of our private taxis are opened and closed by the chauffeur.

  • Professional drivers who provide a safe, smooth journey.

  • Trained and vetted chaperone chauffeurs for the safe transport of minors.

Please call 0800 311 8938 for to book a chauffeur in Bristol, Bath or the surrounding areas.
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