Complimentary Chauffeur Airport Transfers: Which Airlines and Hotels?

Complimentary Chauffeur Airport Transfers: Etihad Chauffeur

 

Complimentary chauffeur airport transfers aren't just offered by Emirates and Etihad; a few other airlines and luxury hotels also offer this service as a nice perk to their best customers.

Airlines with Complimentary Chauffeur Airport Transfer Service

1. Etihad Chauffeur

Who: Etihad First Class and Etihad Business Class passengers on Etihad operated flights

Where: Over 25 Cities

To and From the Airport: “This service can be used at all points throughout the journey by our Diamond First Class guests.” “Pearl Business Class guests can enjoy this service for two transfers per journey unless their journey begins or ends in the UAE or includes a stopover in Abu Dhabi, in which case Etihad Chauffeur will be provided for all travel within the UAE in addition to two transfers in other countries.”

Mileage Restrictions: Varies by city; often 40-60 driven miles but can be more or fewer. For flights departing from Abu Dhabi or with Abu Dhabi as the final destination, Etihad Chauffeur is offered anywhere within the UAE. See Etihad Chauffeur.

Vehicle: Varies by location.

How to Book: Book at least 24 hours prior to the flight via Etihad Chauffeur. That said, if arriving in Abu Dhabi, even without an advance Etihad Chauffeur reservation, you can typically request one at the Etihad Chauffeur Desk and if a car is available you will be accommodated.

Award Tickets Eligible: Yes. Etihad can be booked with American AAdvantage miles and Etihad Guest miles.

Key Restrictions: 

  • Not provided in Abu Dhabi for passengers in transit
  • Not available on codeshare flights; Etihad must be the operating carrier
  • Not available for unaccompanied minors

Etihad Chauffeur Service - Complimentary Airport Transfer

 

2. Emirates Chauffeur

Who: Emirates First and Business Class passengers on Emirates operated flights

Where: Over 55 Cities

To or From the Airport: “From your home or hotel to the airport, from the airport to your final destination and to and from the airport when making a stopover.”

Mileage Restrictions: Varies by city; often 60 driven miles but can be more or fewer. For flights departing from Dubai or with Dubai as the final destination, Emirates Chauffeur is offered anywhere within the UAE. See Emirates  Chauffeur

Vehicle: Varies by location. In Dubai, First Class customers are chauffeured in Mercedes vehicles, and Business Class customers are served by luxury Volvo cars.

How to Book: Book at least 48 hours prior to the flight by logging into Manage My Booking. That said, if arriving in Dubai, even without an advance Emirates Chauffeur reservation, you can typically request one at the Emirates Chauffeur Desk and if a car is available you will be accommodated.

Award Tickets Eligible: Yes. Emirates can be booked with Alaska miles, JAL miles (roundtrip awards only) and Emirates Skywards.

Key Restrictions: 

  • Not available on codeshare flights; Emirates must be the operating carrier
  • Short flights such as Hong Kong – Bangkok and vice versa are not eligible for Emirates Chauffeur
  • Not available for unaccompanied minors

Complimentary Chauffeur Airport Transfers: Emirates Chauffeur

 

3. Qantas Chauffeur

Who: Qantas First and Business Class passengers on select Qantas operated flights

Where: Select Qantas flights:

Australian City Overseas City Flight Numbers
Brisbane Los Angeles QF15/QF16
Sydney Dubai QF1/QF2
Sydney London QF1/QF2
Sydney Los Angeles QF11/QF12
QF107/QF108
Sydney Dallas Fort Worth (via Brisbane QF7/QF8
Melbourne Dubai QF9/QF10
Melbourne London QF9/QF10
Melbourne Los Angeles QF93/QF94

 

To or From the Airport: “You will be collected in a luxury vehicle and driven to the airport to meet your flight. On arrival at your destination, you will be met by another chauffeur service and driven to your hotel, office or home.

Mileage Restrictions: Varies by city; for example, within 40 driven miles of LAX and Dallas airports. For flights departing from Dubai or with Dubai as the final destination, Qantas Chauffeur is offered anywhere within the UAE. See Qantas Chauffeur Mileage Limits

Vehicle: Varies by location. 

How to Book: Book at least 48 hours prior to the flight via Book Chauffeur Drive. That said, if arriving in Dubai, even without an advance Emirates Chauffeur reservation, you can typically request one at the Emirates Chauffeur Desk and if a car is available you will be accommodated.

Award Tickets Eligible: Yes.

 

Luxury Hotels with Complimentary Chauffeur Airport Transfer Service

1. Aman Resorts in Bali / Indonesia, Morocco, Thailand, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, U.S.

A number of Aman resorts provide complimentary chauffeur airport transfers, and in some cases will even pick you up from another resort prior to your stay. We definitely enjoyed this perk when staying at Amankila, especially given the rather chaotic lines that greeted us when departing Denpasar. The friendly Aman attendant whisked us to our check-in, expedited our departure tax payments and made everything go seamlessly. Enjoy complimentary chauffeur airport transfers at:

  • Amandari (Bali)
  • Amangani (U.S.; from Jackson Hole Airport)
  • Amangiri (U.S.; from Page Municipal Airport)
  • Amanjena (Marrakesh)
  • Amanjiwo (Java, Indonesia)
  • Amankila (Bali)
  • Amanupuri (Thailand; from Phuket Airport)
  • Amanruya (Turkey; from Bodrum Airport)
  • Aman Sveti Stefan (Montenegro; from Tivat Airport)
  • Amanusa (Bali)
  • Amanyara (Turks & Caicos)

Several other Amans offer packages, such as the Aman India Journey (see Aman Resorts Spring Offers) that include airport transfers.

Amanjiwo offers complimentary airport transfers from Yogyakarta

 

2. Tortuga Bay, Punta Cana

Tortuga Bay offers the only VIP airport arrival service among Punta Cana resorts, including complimentary return airport transfers. Book with TravelSort to also enjoy these Virtuoso benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • Nightly VIP turndown service with platter of Dominican sweets
  • Bottled water and platter of fruit in room upon arrival
  • One 30-minute massage per adult, per stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
  • For stays of 5 nights or more: One US $50 Food & Beverage credit for Bamboo Restaurant

Tortuga Bay: Airport VIP Service and Complimentary Airport Transfer


3. Six Senses Con Dao

Six Senses Con Dao offers private return airport transfers as a Virtuoso benefit. The complete list of Virtuoso benefits includes:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Complimentary round-trip private airport transfers for two guests
  • Two complimentary 30-minute spa treatments (body or foot massage or facials), per stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability


4. Skylofts at MGM Grand

Skylofts at the MGM Grand is one of the few Las Vegas hotels to offer complimentary private airport transfers. That said, if you're staying at the Four Seasons Las Vegas, the house car, if available, can drop you off at the airport. 


5. Trisara, Phuket

Just recently a TravelSort client enjoyed Trisara in Phuket, including complimentary return airport transfers. Trisara Seafood restaurant is easily one of the best in Phuket. Virtuoso benefits provide additional incentives for a stay here:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
  • $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests

Trisara, Phuket Offers Complimentary Airport Transfer


6. Four Seasons Tented Camp, Chiang Rai

It's about 45 minutes from Chiang Rai to the Four Seasons Tented Camp, so it's good that roundtrip airport transfers are included.


7. Anantara Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai

Similarly, roundtrip airport transers from Chiang Rai are included for guests staying at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort, an excellent alternative for families with younger children, since the Four Seasons Tented Camp doesn't allow children under 12.


8. St. Regis Bali

The St. Regis Bali offers complimentary roundtrip airport transfers to guests, and is just 20-30 minutes from the airport.


9. Mystique, Santorini

Mystique on Santorini offers complimentary airport transfers. Book with TravelSort to enjoy Virtuoso benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • One wine tasting for two at Secret Wine Cave per stay, including 1 bottle of Santorini wine (total value up to 120 Euro)
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

Mystique, Santorini: Complimentary Airport Transfer


10. 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites, London

51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites is one of the few London luxury hotels to offer a one-way complimentary airport transfer, if staying 3 nights or more. Other Virtuoso benefits include:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full English breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • Afternoon tea for two once during stay
  • Tickets to the Queens Gallery at Buckingham Palace
  • One way airport transfer based on minimum 3 nights stay
  • 20% discount on Spa
  • 12% discount at Taj Khazana Boutique
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites London: Complimentary Chauffeur Airport Transfer with Virtuoso Stay of 3 Nights

 

What are your favorite airlines and luxury hotels for enjoying a complimentary chauffeured private airport transfer?

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