Stansted transfers are a dime a dozen – with hundreds of thousands of flights taking off from this airport there are numerous taxi companies. As you can imagine, not all of them are very good – there are many that provide less than optimal services. They prey mainly on foreigners because they know that they don’t understand how the system works. If you are arriving in Stansted for the first time it is important to prepare in advance to ensure that you will have a safe and comfortable transfer.
You should look online for a reliable and reputable taxi company. Find online reviews and if you find a company with more than 2 or 3 negative reviews you should not book with it. You should also find out what form of payment they accept – the best ones accept both cash and credit cards. If it is possible you should pay in advance by credit card but if not make sure that you have British pounds so as to avoid any confusion when the time comes to pay.
Before you get into your taxi check to make sure that the sticker on it is the same as the logo of the company that you booked with. Some drivers take advantage of tired travellers and fool them into getting into the wrong taxis. You should also Google the route to your destination in advance and let the driver know that is the one you want him to take – some drivers will take longer routes just so that they can charge more. If anything feels off about the driver do not get into the taxi – call the company and ask them to send you a different one.
One company that many travellers have come to rely on at Stansted airport is Style Taxis. It has a great fleet of vehicles of different sizes and all drivers are competent and polite.