May 21

Tips on Renting a Limousine by the Hour

by in Travel Tips

If you are renting from a limousine by the hour then you need to keep  a few things in mind. First of all, the cheapest service is not necessarily the worst service. Never select a limo service based on price alone.  There are no real standards governing the limo industry so a service that charges very high prices may not be any better one that charges lower. You could spend a great deal of money and still end up paying for a crappy car or bad service.


The best thing to do is look up reviews on the service or get the most information that you can from the locals.  Don’t go near companies that have suddenly come up with unexpected charges, have big loopholes in contracts, demand an unrealistic deposit, have dirty cars or rude drivers.  If your car pulls up and it is damaged or if there is anything wrong in any way do not get into it.


Yet another big problem with limousine services is that sometimes they do not show at all.  This can happen if the limousine driver was offered a better flat fee than your hourly deal.  You can easily find out if a limousine service is known for standing people up by searching for reviews from other travellers online.


Usually the hourly cost of the limousine depends on its size and how many it can seat with stretch limos that can seat fourteen to 24 people obviously costing a lot more an hour than ones that only seat four people.


If a limousine seems to experience you can still get a similar experience from some companies who offer a lower price to be driven around hourly in a luxury sedan. Luxury sedans are also less costly.  Hummers and SUVs are the most expensive option when trying to rent glamorous transportation by the hour.


Your hourly rental rate may also vary according to the season. Booking a limo during times of high demand such as on holidays like St. Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day can be more expensive. They can also be more expensive around Christmas time.  If your transportation requires going a long way then some services will charge you extra for that.


However, in general the hourly rate for a limo varies from anywhere to $35 to $150 depending on all kinds of different factors. These are just very rough guidelines as to what to expect when it comes to limo rental pricing.


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