Airport Transfers

While Expat Explore does not offer airport transfers, we recommend booking airport transfers for our tours with Welcome Pickups to ensure a hassle-free service. When you book an airport transfer with Welcome Pickups, your driver will meet you at the arrival gate and will track your flight to account for delays. Free cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before your scheduled pick-up time. There are a number of additional reasons to book airport transfers for the beginning and end of your trip; with convenience and peace of mind being two of the main benefits. Read on below to find out more about booking private airport transfers. 

What is a Private Airport Transfer and why should I get one?
A private transfer ensures a personal driver meaning you will not need to share with anyone outside of your travel party (or yourself if you are travelling solo). After a long flight, it is reassuring to know that you do not have to use public transport or get a metered taxi, which can be expensive due to traffic, currency conversions etc. Your Welcome Pickups driver will wait for you at the arrivals hall. The driver tracks the flights in case of any delays and will contact you via WhatsApp or by phone call if necessary.

Which company provides Private Airport Transfers?
Welcome Pickups is our preferred partner for most destinations. However, Welcome Pickups do not offer their services in all of the destinations that our tours travel to. You can check which destinations they operate in on their website. There are a number of transfer options to choose from, so feel free to do some research of your own to find the right airport transfer solution for you.

How much time do I need for Private Airport Transfers?
It is best to give yourself more time as delays can occur. As a guideline, give yourself over 70 minutes after arriving to meet the driver to account for picking up your luggage and going through passport control. Keep in mind that traffic can also delay your trip from the airport to your hotel. 

Do you need to book in advance to visit Welcome Pickups?
Advance booking is necessary to secure a driver. You can book using the affiliate link on our Tours Help Page. Use the drop-down menu to find your tour and the relevant information is located in the ‘Tour Start & End Points’ tab. 

Do you tip Welcome Pickups?
Tipping is not necessary or expected. It is up to you should you wish to tip your driver.

How do I contact Welcome Pickups?
You can contact Welcome Pickups on their website

Airport Transfers in Turkey and Egypt
On all Egypt and Turkey tours, Expat Explore is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers should you arrive on the day of arrival and depart on the last day of the tour. Contact our team for more details.

Please visit the Tours Help Section and select your tour to find out more.