What’s the difference between shared and private transfers?

When booking your airport transfer, you have the option of booking either a private transfer or shared shuttle. Here are some tips to help make the right selection for you.


Shared shuttle means you’re booking a seat on a vehicle, and will likely be sharing with others. As such, this is generally the cheaper option. Journey times will usually take longer with a shared shuttle, and pick-up times are usually determined by the transfer company. 

Shared shuttles are perfect for those on a budget and don't mind sharing their ride with other travellers.


 A private transfer is your own private vehicle, offering a faster journey and flexible pick-up times.

Travel in style in a private vehicle. We have three types of private transfers available on Jayride.com; Ride-share, Private Car, and Luxury Vehicles.


Jayride.com offers transfers through our ride-share partners. This is the most affordable private transfer option.

Airport pickups will require a phone call or smart phone to meet your driver at a designated pickup point which might be a short walk from the terminal. When going to the airport you will receive a pickup time via email within 7 days of your pick-up.

Private Transfer

If you’d prefer your own vehicle to go straight to where you need to be with a registered driver – you’re travelling with family, in a group, or on business for example – then a private transfer might be the best option for you. Meet your driver at a pre-decided meeting spot, pre-book children's seats or book for extra luggage with a private transfer.

Want a Meet and Greet? Look for the green Meet and Greet icon on the transfer company's profile. Not all private transfers offer meet and greet, so be sure to double check at the time of booking that your selected transfer company offers Meet and Greet.

Luxury Vehicle

Want to arrive in style? Choose from the many luxury transfer companies listed on Jayride.com for an extra special arrival. Whether you want a limousine or luxury car, there's a luxe transfer option for you. Great for honeymooners, CEOs, business travellers or any special occasion.

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