If you are in Detroit, airport shuttle service is the easiest and the safest mode of transportation. There are several advantages of taking an airport shuttle. But if you are a new visitor to Detroit, you may face one relatively small problem. And that is calculating the fare of the airport shuttle to and from the airport. Sometimes, you may get a shuttle service that offers the services at a flat fare, most of the times you are likely to find yourself in the situation where the fares are charged in tandem to the length of the journey.
So depending upon the distance of the destination you are travelling to or from the Detroit Airport, you may be paying more or less than the standard or the expected rate. So, what if you are unsure about the amount you are paying as the fare of the shuttle service? Here are some tips that will surely help you make your journey much easier.
First of all, how much you are charged for the journey will not only depend upon the distance you have to travel but also the facilities that you will avail or will be provided to you. So for even getting just an estimate about the fare, make sure you know all about the shuttle service you will be availing. Then the next thing you will require is a calculator. So begin with knowing about the base fare of the shuttle service. Every shuttle service has a base fare which is the minimum charge that you have to pay even if you just sit in the car. Then the shuttle services may charge you for the distance that you travel in the vehicle and also the time that you spend in the vehicle.
The distance covered is charged at the rate of per mile that you travel. Sometimes, if you are new to the place you may not know the exact distance to the destination. This is where a map of the Detroit city can be a complete life savior. With the help of a map, although you may not come to know the exact distance but it can help you in making a rough guess about the distance. Depending upon the traffic and the route taken, the time that you are in the vehicle will also fluctuate.
Some companies take surcharges in certain specific conditions. The surcharges are more likely if you are travelling late in the night. For most company, the chargeable night hours are between 11 pm to 6 am. Though, it will vary from one shuttle service provider to another. Some services may not be taking any special surcharges at all.
To finally calculate, add the charges for distance, time taken for travelling and special surcharges to get the total amount that has to be paid. It may seem a little complicated, but just by being a little proactive, you can save yourself from being deceived by certain services which may force you to pay hidden charges.