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Alicante to Javea Transfer Needed August 2011

Alicante to Javea Transfer Needed August 2011

Old Apr 25th 2011, 7:42 pm
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This is not really an expat question, but I'm hoping some expats could help me!

I'm coming to Javea this August with my family (6 of us in total) and need to get from the airport to the resort. We came last year and was able to arrange a transfer with the apartment owner. However this year we are staying at a different apartment.

I've looked on some websites but they seem really expensive compared to last year when we paid £90 each way. Some of the prices I've seen this year start at £200 one way!

HELP!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
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Old Apr 25th 2011, 10:16 pm
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Default Re: Alicante to Javea Transfer Needed August 2011

Originally Posted by rustysmart
This is not really an expat question, but I'm hoping some expats could help me!

I'm coming to Javea this August with my family (6 of us in total) and need to get from the airport to the resort. We came last year and was able to arrange a transfer with the apartment owner. However this year we are staying at a different apartment.

I've looked on some websites but they seem really expensive compared to last year when we paid £90 each way. Some of the prices I've seen this year start at £200 one way!

HELP!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
My friends who come here to Javea Port a few times every year, use a guy called John, who I think is a one man band, but absolutely reliable.
If you can wait , and not book anything yet , I will get in contact with him, and I will get you the number, the last time they used him was February and it was 100 euros one way,
I think he has a large people carrier that would take 6 people.
Let me know if you would like me to get the number ?
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My friends who come here to Javea Port a few times every year, use a guy called John, who I think is a one man band, but absolutely reliable.
If you can wait , and not book anything yet , I will get in contact with him, and I will get you the number, the last time they used him was February and it was 100 euros one way,
I think he has a large people carrier that would take 6 people.
Let me know if you would like me to get the number ?
Regards Mo
is he licensed & insured to carry paying passengers?
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is he licensed & insured to carry paying passengers?
PASSENGER BEWARE !

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I have also read on travel forums that there are a lot of transfer companies who are illegal. I have also read that some taxi drivers are on the look out for this rouges as they are taking business away from them.
I would look for a company the prices in Euros
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Default Re: Alicante to Javea Transfer Needed August 2011

Thanks for the advice so far guys, any advice (warnings or otherwise) are greatly appreciated.

Like I said the apartment owner from last year sorted this for us, but this year we need to sort our own.

Keep me posted on what is available.
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Originally Posted by rustysmart
Thanks for the advice so far guys, any advice (warnings or otherwise) are greatly appreciated.

Like I said the apartment owner from last year sorted this for us, but this year we need to sort our own.

Keep me posted on what is available.
these seem to be a pretty big company, so I'd be very surprised if they're not licensed

just under 22 quid pp each way
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I think if you want someone licensed and legit you are going to pay more as they have overheads and higher fuel costs than a year a go.

There are many people do private driving on the side for extra income but yes, you do need to be aware that they are not licensed as a taxi.

If you want cheap then I think you will find one of the unlicensed people the way to go.
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I think if you want someone licensed and legit you are going to pay more as they have overheads and higher fuel costs than a year a go.

There are many people do private driving on the side for extra income but yes, you do need to be aware that they are not licensed as a taxi.

If you want cheap then I think you will find one of the unlicensed people the way to go.
which is all very well until you have an accident or they get pulled by the police & you find yourself stranded
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I think if you want someone licensed and legit you are going to pay more as they have overheads and higher fuel costs than a year a go.

There are many people do private driving on the side for extra income but yes, you do need to be aware that they are not licensed as a taxi.

If you want cheap then I think you will find one of the unlicensed people the way to go.
That seems a strange comment from someone who on another thread is saying that the government needs to sort out the black moeny in Spain.

Alot of people are quick to critisize the workers who are "held to ransom" and have to accept this practice or be without a job, but the tell others to use illegal services to save themselves a few bob, when they have the coice of paying a bit more to someone legit.
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Default Re: Alicante to Javea Transfer Needed August 2011

I wonder with the state of the economy whether all so called licensed taxis and cars are insured properly and maintained correctly.

If you are concerned about such matters then official taxi or transfer company will be better option but of course that will come with a higher fee for the reasons I stated earlier.
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My views on work ethics are one thing and advice on people questions are another.

Of course my views are safety first, price second.

I stated that if cost was the driving force (forgive the pun) then the option would be to use unlicensed. (not saying this is something I agree with or support but just stating an option)
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Originally Posted by pj-snuko
I wonder with the state of the economy whether all so called licensed taxis and cars are insured properly and maintained correctly.

If you are concerned about such matters then official taxi or transfer company will be better option but of course that will come with a higher fee for the reasons I stated earlier.

The thing is that fines are big if a licensed taxi is found to be working without the proper paperwork. So the driver/operator will be scared a huge fine. So maintenance is going to be high on the owners agenda. Those that run illegal services simply could not give a ........
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