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Students, Travel Home Safely by Long-Distance TaxiStudents, Travel Home Safely by Long-Distance Taxi

A student leaving campus

Winter break is fast approaching and across the UK students are preparing to head home to spend Christmas with their loved ones. For many, the frustrating reality is that this may involve either preparing for an unpredictable dash to the airport, or readying yourself to settle in for a long, awkward (and often expensive) train ride, often with several changes requiring you to haul your luggage between windy, icy platforms. 

Surely there must be a better way?

2020 has seen a significant rise in people becoming aware of the numerous benefits associated with travelling long distances via taxi, and students are no exception to this rule. After all, why would you risk missing a flight or losing a piece of luggage on a crowded train when you can kick back and relax in the privacy and comfort of a private car? 

If you’re from the West Midlands and studying at University anywhere in the country, the Excelsior Cars team can help! 

Aren’t Long Distance Taxis Expensive?

Not all of them – at Excelsior Cars we do things a little differently! We use a 12-mile minimum journey on our bookings, which ensures that our prices are always competitive. In many cases a booking with Excelsior Cars provides better value for money than the public rail network and even some of the larger private hire firms. So, if you’re starting to think about booking your transport home for the holidays, make sure you check out our fare calculator to get an instant online quote.

Until the end of 2021, book with Excelsior Cars using discount code STUDENT10 and receive an additional 10% off your booking!

Driving Home for Christmas

Thanks to the incredible hard work and diligence of the Excelsior Cars team, travelling by long-distance taxi has never been safer, cheaper or more accessible.

Excelsior Cars can pick you up from anywhere in the country and safely deliver you back to your home in the West Midlands for the holidays. Not only that, but you can now split the journey and the fare between a group, specifying pick-up and drop-off points along the way for any of your fellow students who live in the same part of the country. At the end of the winter break, we can pick you up and return you and your group to your student accommodation. 

Our ever-growing range of vehicles ensures that we are well equipped to handle you and your luggage, so you don’t have to worry about taking bulky cases and bags on the train where you can’t always keep an eye on them. We get it – your luggage might contain vital study material and Christmas presents, not to mention your own cherished personal belongings. You can’t put a price on the peace of mind in knowing that your luggage is safe.

Best of all, our drivers are all equipped with facemasks and hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Personalise Your Journey and Travel with Friends

With our online fare calculator you can get a quote for your journey in a matter of seconds, but now you can tailor your journey to accommodate multiple people travelling together and splitting the cost. 

Select multiple pickup and dropoff points, choose a particular route using the via section, or arrange a larger vehicle to comfortably transport you and your luggage. 

This way, you can work out the price difference between journeys and choose the one that works best for you. Check out the below video to learn how: 

Visit our fare calculator here, don’t forget your discount code!

Key Travel Dates:

Wednesday 2nd December: Current National Lockdown restrictions in England due to end

Thursday 3rd December – Wednesday 9th December: Recommended student travel window, where students can travel and go home for the holiday period. 

21st December – 8th January 2021: Winter Break

If you are unsure about the rules regarding your journey home, you can read more on the government’s website here