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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.  

BOOKING MY RIDE

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 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“.

ENTER YOUR PICKUP/DROP OFF LOCATION, DATE AND TIME

 

Blacklane Website

CAR SELECTION 

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

 

FLIGHT DETAILS

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.

THE RIDE

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. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

32 Comments

  1. 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

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

  2. Ian G
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    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

      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. 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

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

  4. 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

      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. 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

      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. 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

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

  7. 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

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

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

    • Carmen Edelson

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

  9. HEY!!!
    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

      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. 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

      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. 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

      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. Hey
    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

      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. Hi
    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

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

  14. 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

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

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

    • Carmen Edelson

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

  16. 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

      You’re very welcome, Isabella 🙂

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