Not all ground transportation services are equal, which is why price should not be the only factor in your search and vehicle selection. Much like making hotel reservations, the difference in price is often directly related to the level of service and experience you will receive. When booking a limo, it is often helpful to have a budget in mind along with an idea of the type of experience you are looking for from your limo service provider.
Always make sure you are checking prices and comparing apples-to-apples between car services. Each limousine company will generally have their own unique pricing policies. Many companies offer services priced by the hour - but may also offer a flat rate for rides to and from the airport. Pay attention to additional add on fees like fuel surcharges or other service fees not included in the base price.
Prices listed on FirstClassTownCars always include the base rate, taxes and gratuity for the driver. It is customary to tip drivers 15-20% of the base price so keep that savings in mind when evaluating the price.
You may be quoted an hourly or a flat rate. A rate that is calculated hourly is garage to garage pricing and is based on the estimated drive time between destinations. A ride priced hourly will be billed by the actual amount of time it takes your driver to complete the ride, garage to garage. A flat rate is not dependent on drive time and is simply a flat fee for transport between destinations.