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Airport Drop Off Charges

11th August 2022

Are you a PCO driver in the London area paying airport drop off charges? With summer holidays on the horizon, now is the time to familiarise yourself with these additional, occasionally eye-watering, fees. Private hire licenses for August 2022 show 97,189 for London, meaning plenty of new drivers potentially are unaware too.

At Rapid Vehicle Management, we understand the difficulties facing PCO drivers in this current economic climate. Escalating running costs, including rocketing fuel costs, means knowing specific airport drop off charges could help you manage your expenses more effectively.

Why are airport drop off charges so expensive?

Generally, airport drop off charges are viewed as an unnecessary addition to taxi drivers running costs. When a recent survey asked how much drivers should be expected to pay, drivers expressed a resounding zero. They felt this was justified following the nationwide push to reduce privately owned vehicle journeys and the public nature of taxi transportation. But how can such inflated additional costs for PCO drivers be excused? Airports believe there are several key considerations:

  • Demand: with peak and off-peak rates, PCO drivers can expect to pay more from June to September than from November to March.
  • Maintenance: this includes initial land costs, equipment, staff, and general airport maintenance.
  • Convenience: with a lack of public transport and large luggage to carry customers are willing to pay extra for easy airport accessibility.


London Airport pick up and drop off charges

Whether it is for business or pleasure, make sure you know the cheapest options for each airport in the London area. Charges can add up, and as the holiday season progresses you could see a notable dip in your income as a result. From a Gatwick North Terminal drop off, to a Heathrow Terminal 2 pick-up, be sure to share these costs with your fellow PCO London drivers to ensure maximum awareness

*Costs correct at time of writing

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  • Roadside assistance
  • Servicing and maintenance
  • Tyres and brakes replacement

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  • Obtain a weekly price
  • Reserve your car
  • Choose to take delivery or collect your car for up to 7 days

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This article was updated 07/06/23 to reflect changes to costs

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