When you’re travelling abroad for a meeting or a conference, it can be difficult to plan your transportation. Taxis might not always work out in terms of schedule and if the area has an abundance of public transport options that are all on different schedules too.
What about taking the more scenic routes while exploring this new city? What do you think about renting cars instead? There’s no need to get stuck inside someone else’s agenda – drive around at will with your rental car by following GPS navigation instructions ahead until reaching destinations faster than walking or public transport.
When is it best to rent a car?
1. If you are travelling over 25 miles and making frequent stops, it’s more economical to rent a car. (Plus parking and gas which you can claim back as a business expense.)
2. If you need reliability. The further you leave the city behind, the more limited your travel options may become. Choose a rental car to ensure you can get from point A to B, no matter where you are.
3. Predictable pricing – Surge and or demand pricing fluctuations do not affect your car rental. When you rent a car, it costs the same amount to travel at any time of the day.
4. When travelling to an event or trade show. If thousands of people are going, there will be delays in taxis and public transport. Avoid the taxi queues, delays and cancellations – just jump in your rental car and drive.
Hiring rental cars at airports
For many business travellers, once they have found a flight and booked accommodation for their trip, they might organise the rest of it. But what about ground transport? Is there enough consideration given to this aspect in planning ahead or do you need more thought put into how someone is going to get from A-B as quickly and efficiently as possible? And all this without wasting time on public transportation that could otherwise go towards productivity at work.
It can be frustrating if you’re traveling between airports, work and your hotel. The best advice is to book your airport rental car in advance and to make sure that you understand all the requirements. It will ensure that everything goes smoothly after touch down.
We narrowed the search down to Car Rental Schiphol and found a great company that helped us quickly and efficiently. We made sure we got the car we wanted and there were no issues when we returned the car. It was so much less stressful than when we depended on taxis or other public transport.