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Traveling in Style with Blacklane Limousine

Traveling in Style with Blacklane Limousine


How do you get out of the airport when you’re traveling? In planning, we spend a lot of time picking destinations, hotels, and arranging flights. Figuring out the transfers to and from the airports often seems like just one more complicated thing to figure out.   On occasion we grab a cab or a Uber (unless you’re in Ft Lauderdale where they were just banned!!!), but that can be really hit or miss in different airports.  So I’ve decided to skip the lines and avoid the uncertainty. I now travel in style with Blacklane Limousine.

On my last trip to Europe, I was traveling by myself and came across Blacklane a limousine service. They provide private limousine and chauffeur services in 180 cities around the world,  and luckily Barcelona was one of them!

You can hire Blacklane limousine services to get you from one point to another, with airport pick-ups being the most common, or use their limousine services by the hour if you want a night in the town and don’t want to drive.  One of the things I like about the service is that all costs are shown up front, and you know what you’re paying for before you agree to it.

You can access their desktop website or make the booking on your Android or iPhone smartphone through their Blacklane app.  


The booking system is pretty easy to use.  First you need to set up an initial account, and enter your payment (credit card number).


Blacklane Screen


Next, you select whether you want to book a one way or hourly ride.  Since, I wanted to be picked up at the airport parking lot in Barcelona I selected the “one way”.   Under the “From” I entered “Barcelona” and a dropdown box appeared giving me several options to choose from.  Make sure you choose the right one.  In my case is was (BCN).  Then I went to the “To” box and entered my hotel.  Once again a dropdown box appeared and I had the option to choose the correct hotel.   You enter you pickup date and time and hit “Book A Ride“.



Blacklane Website


Choosing the car you want is easy,  it all depends on how many passengers you are traveling with and pieces of luggage.  Since I was traveling alone, I went with the Business Class Mercedes which was the least expensive.  They offer three classes (Business Class, Business Van, First Class)


Blacklane Selection of Vehicles



I entered my Airline Name and Flight Number.  The text on the pick-up sign, which was my last name.  They also give you a box for special request like a (child car seat).


Blacklane Flight Detail Screen


The next screen shows all the details that you entered, and once you confirm it charges your credit card.


On the day of my trip, I received an email to tell me that my driver was on his way, along with his contact details.  Once I landed I received a text message letting me know that my driver was waiting for me.  After I picked up my luggage, I walked out to the crowds of people waiting for passengers to arrive and found my driver waiting patiently for me with my last name on a sign.   He immedately helped me with my luggage and escorted me to the car.    Once we arrived at the car, he loaded my luggage, opened my door and asked me if I wanted a bottle of water for the trip.

My car was a black Mercedes sedan, and a really comfortable car, everything you expect from a premium luxury service.  Fancy leather seats, spacious, quiet and a smooth drive.


Blacklane Mercedes Vehicle


My driver was very pleasant to talk to, and even pointed out some of the sites along the way on my 30 minute journey from the airport to my hotel.  Once we arrived at my hotel he helped me unload my luggage.

After the ride, you get a chance to offer feedback and rate your driver and ride (mine got 5 stars each of course).


Blacklane Ride Rating Screen


I have used Blacklane services now on multiple occasions throughout my travels in Europe. Blacklane is a German company but they work with local limousine services so as to provide familiar localized service.

Next time you want to travel around a city in a style, make sure to book your ride with Blacklane. You can also find them on Facebook, and Twitter

Disclaimer: Blacklane provided me with a complimentary ride, but these are my own opinions.


About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Edward
    August 6, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Nice review.
    If you think to visit Romania we are ready to provide for you free transportation during your visit and let us know about our services.

    • Carmen
      August 7, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Thanks Edward. I’ll keep that in mind if I ever get a chance to go to Romania.

  2. Ian G
    January 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Poor experience with Blacklane: booked a car for 2pm, it turned up at 6am (!) and then I was billed for it, even though it was Blacklane’s system that screwed up my original booking. Then had to find alternative arrangements for my 2pm ride. No response when contacting customer service. Not professional or reliable, I’m afraid.

    • Carmen
      January 20, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with them. I’ve used them quite often, and recently this week and have never had no problems with them.

  3. Morgan
    June 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Wow, this sounds really simple and convenient! Having reliable transportation (and arriving in style) is important! Glad to see you have a system that works well for you!

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      When I’m traveling my myself, its very convenient having Blacklane take me to the places I need to go.

  4. waynethomson
    July 20, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Hey carmen !!

    Great article !! I really appreciate it.A limousine (or limo) is a luxury sedan or saloon car generally driven by a chauffeur and with a partition between the driver and the passenger compartment. Limousines often have a lengthened wheelbase. Although usually associated with luxury vehicles, the word “Limousine” is also simply a generic term in some countries for a standard sedan body style. After read your blog i have great knowledge about cars.

    Keep post…
    Have a good day.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 3, 2016 at 9:39 am

      I remember the days when we had to take a stretch limo to the airport. Now it’s just a large black sedan car, which I rather prefer.

  5. larissa
    August 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I definitely feel you on this! Typically, when driving in a foreign location, I get stressed out quite easily so for me, the best option is always a limo or a nice towncar. My favorite thing, however, is to be driven around by a chauffeur and let myself free of the stress and get to kick back and relax in a nice and comfortable vehicle. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome traveling style!

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 13, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      I’m the same way. I rather have someone drive me around then me trying to figure out where to go, and getting lost.

  6. Glen Main
    August 10, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    What a great way to travel. Seems pretty simple and convenient. Nice application they have to order a limousine. If you are ever out in Napa. We can show you around.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 10, 2017 at 11:07 am

      I really like using their app to book cars. I’ll definitely keep you in mind when I go to Napa.

  7. waynethomson
    August 19, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Customer reviews and feedback have always been important to business . It is the real measure of customer satisfaction. Checking the company history and customer’s reviews is a great way to find reputable service provider. Doing the right research is also necessary especially if you are planning for an international trip.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 10, 2017 at 11:08 am

      I agree, I’ve used this service multiple times and they are always on time, and very reliable.

    • DanielKerr
      January 11, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      This guide is very very authentic and interesting for budget travelers. Thanks for Sharing!

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 10, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      I appreciate you saying so!

  8. Alvin Garfield
    November 3, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Limousine is always a great way to travel in the luxurious and lavish way. Limousine service has entirely changed the traveling concept.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 10, 2017 at 11:09 am

      We use limousine services in towns where we aren’t very familiar with the towns and they are great.

  9. executive car service
    November 10, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Yes very true that long flights are tiring for the people. And this can be even more tiring if you have to wait for cabs to reach your destination after landing.So in that situation we can travel with the comfort and stylish limousine to reach your destination safely and on time.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

      I like walking out of the airport and having my driver waiting for me. It takes all the hassle out of waiting around for a cab.

  10. Aena
    November 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Yes it has been possible and easy to travel with these limousine/luxury cars and other transportation that travelling from your location to any part of globe or even from airport to your destination.There are different levels and types of transportation one can book according to ones convenience.

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      I use all types of means of transportation when I travel. My first priority is convenience and safety. When I’m traveling with many bags it’s a nice touch to have a service pick me up at the airport and help with the bags.

  11. Christina
    December 13, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    It’s great that you find the booking system simple. Your experience of upgrading from an Uber to limousine services is definitely an intriguing one.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 10, 2017 at 11:13 am

      I use both Ubers and limousine services when I travel. It all depends where I go. Some places it’s hard to find Ubers so we use the service.

  12. silveroak
    January 17, 2017 at 5:35 am

    You are absolutely right flights are too tiring. I always prefer to travel via limousine which makes me feel so comfortable after a tiring flight.

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 17, 2017 at 8:32 am

      I like arriving at a destination and having someone waiting for me to help with luggage. It’s a lot quicker than having to wait for the next taxi.

  13. Miguel K. Natal
    March 8, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Great post
    Yeah! long journey in flights are too tiring! and its great when we know that there is someone who is waiting for us after this long And hectic journey. It is a very cheering and soothing moment. Nowadays, there are many luxury limousine services which can fulfill all our needs. Its very comfortable. and we can save our money as well as time with cheap limo services. I bet we all would love to ride in limo any day and everyday!
    I really like your post. So keep sharing!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 10, 2017 at 11:14 am

      If it was up to my husband we won’t never rent a car when we travel. He likes to be driven around. 🙂

  14. chauffeur services
    March 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Great Article Wow a great way to travel Luxury and comfort. I remembered the day when i hired this service for the first time. The Company Professional Chauffeurs are trained to make your trip more pleasant than just driving.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 10, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Yes, I agree the chauffeurs are very knowledgeable, and really make your trip very enjoyable.

  15. Silver Oak
    July 3, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Seems your services reliable and affordable 🙂 i would definitely recommend to my friends and family. Thanks for sharing the information.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 3, 2017 at 10:18 am

      You’re welcome! I’d highly recommend Blacklane to anyone.

  16. Isabella Leah
    February 19, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Reliable transportation service is the priority of every single traveler, most of the people want both reliability and affordability. Thanks for this nice information.

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 19, 2018 at 9:53 am

      You’re very welcome, Isabella 🙂

  17. Airport Limo Toronto
    September 25, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Indeed the most stylish way is to hire limousine. Inspired by the booking process, its very user-friendly & the service seems pretty good too. You’ve described it well Carmen.

  18. George
    November 11, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Hello Carmel Edelson. I am sharing this article because it is very helpful for me and my users as well. Keep posting content like this. Thanks and cheers!
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  19. Limo Oahu
    November 13, 2018 at 8:33 am

    That is the most elegant way to travel around the area. Limousines are symbol of luxurious life. It will give you the luxurious looks and the comfort that you deserve. I would definitely try the Blacklane Limousine services when me and my sister go travel in Europe.

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 14, 2018 at 10:51 am

      I agree! Nothing feels like luxury the way riding in a limousine does!

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    August 9, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Helpful and informative blog!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      August 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you!

  21. Jo Chauffeurs
    August 23, 2019 at 7:57 am

    We are proud partner of them in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Great informative post.

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 6, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks, happy to share!

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    October 30, 2019 at 2:54 am

    So true, it’s comfortable and safe way to visit New York City in style.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      November 21, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      Yes absolutely!

  23. Canada Limo
    November 6, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Yes limousine is a luxurious way to travel now a days. Thanks a lot for sharing amazing info and great article.

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 21, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      Very happy to share!

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    December 9, 2019 at 8:51 pm


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    March 2, 2020 at 5:06 am

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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 13, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you for reading!

  26. Riaz
    April 22, 2020 at 6:25 am

    Great article!

    • Carmen Edelson
      April 25, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      I appreciate it 🙂

  27. eTaxi Portal
    May 6, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Wow great choice for travelling!

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 6, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      I think so too!

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    June 4, 2020 at 2:06 am

    Reliable transportation is a goal of every individual. Thanks for sharing this interesting information.

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 10, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      Yes absolutely!

  29. Venessa Riley
    August 12, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Enjoyed reading about your experience, sounds like the service was excellent. I travel to Europe occasionally and always prefer a limo ride to wherever I go on my trip because its comfortable. stylish, and of great help especially if you are new to a city. Last year, I visited Amsterdam and booked a limo from and it was beyond my expectations, driver was waiting at the airport, the ride was super comfortable and I had no trouble getting across the city. If you visit Amsterdam, I highly recommend them!

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 12, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Venessa!

  30. Stephen Logan
    December 8, 2020 at 6:32 am

    i will enjoyed to reading about your services. It seems like very helpful I will try too use your services when i need. Thank You
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    • Carmen Edelson
      December 13, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Great, Blacklane is a wonderful choice!

  31. Peter Mark
    February 11, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Great work. You try to cover all this thing about limousine. I will try to use your service. I love to travel so I enjoy to reading your article. Thanks

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 11, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      Happy to share, Peter!

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    August 20, 2021 at 4:14 am

    Great article!! It is really a helpful blog to know your services. I really appreciate it. Keep doing!

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 23, 2021 at 11:27 pm

      Always happy to share, Abby!

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    September 3, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Amazing blog! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 4, 2021 at 12:57 am

      Always happy to share!

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    September 22, 2021 at 1:19 pm

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    • Carmen Edelson
      September 23, 2021 at 5:25 pm

      I’m glad you did too!

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