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VALLEY SHUTTLES MINIBUS HIRE
BASED IN MERTHYR TYDFIL PROVIDING FULL COVERAGE ACROSS SOUTH WALES

Welcome to Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire

Sometimes arranging your minibus hire in Merthyr Tydfil can be time consuming, confusing & expensive.

We're here to take the hassle out of booking your minibus in Merthyr, whether you're looking for airport transfers for your holiday, or sorting out getting your stag party home from a big night out, Valley Shuttles are here to help. 

Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire Merthyr Tydfil provides a 24 hour travel service for ALL occasions 


Valley Shuttles is a family run business that offers professional, executive minibus hire for up to 8 passengers at excellent prices. 

You are able to get a quote for your Merthyr minibus hire in minutes, you can even book your Merthyr minibus online! Any questions you have about booking your minibus in Merthyr with Valley Shuttles minibus hire, give us a call on 01685 221221 or email booking@valleyshuttles.com

Our friendly team will get back to you as soon as they can

 

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AIRPORTS & POSTCODES

Minibus Merthyr to Cardiff

45 - 60 minutes

Merthyr Minibus to London Heathrow

180 - 240 minutes

Merthyr Minibus to Bristol Airport

90 - 110 minutes 

Merthyr Minibus to Birmingham Airport

140 - 160 minutes

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Renault Traffic minibus boot at full capacity

How Much Luggage will fit in a minibus?

Whether you've booked a holiday abroad and have packed everything except the kitchen sink to go or you're heading off for a staycation with a little luggage to store in the minibus, you could start to worry about whether all your luggage will fit in the minibus you've hired! Well we can help explain exactly how much space is available in a minibus boot and put your mind at ease.

Firstly we should mention that all our minibus and car taxi vehicles are maintained to the highest standard, are fully ULEZ compliant and are valeted frequently.

 

If we get all technical about the boot space of our Renault Traffic 9 seat minibus that's available for hire in Merthyr Tydfil and across South Wales, then you get a 736mm load area in the boot, and if we took all the seats out of the minibus you're looking at a load area of 1650mm. But what does that really mean in real life, how many suitcases can you fit in is a far more important question to be answered when you're thinking about your minibus hire airport transfer.

 

You'll be able to fit four large 23 KG suitcases into our Renault Traffic Minibus on the first layer of the boot of the minibus. You are then able to make the most of the roomy boot and add upto six small 10kg suitcases on top of the first layer of luggage.

 

In most cases this is plenty of room to carry the luggage of 8 passengers for a two week holiday. Occasionally, we need to accommodate a little more luggage in the minibus and in those instances we are able to use the luggage area underneath the 8 passenger seats of the minibus.

 

There is an image attached to this blog which shows you our minibus boot at full capacity. This image of our minibus is taken at London Heathrow Airport and has the luggage for a holiday for two weeks for four passengers.

 

If you do have any questions about your specific minibus journey that you have booked with Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire then please do get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help.

 

Our minibus hire service is available 24/7 across south wales and although we're based in Merthyr Tydfil, we provide primary pick up services across South Wales including Cardiff and Swansea.

 

Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire provides travel solutions to customers in Merthyr Tydfil and across South Wales for all occasions. We specialise in Airport Transfers, event and evening entertainment travel, staycation travel and contract work.

More information on Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire

Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire is a family run business, so you can expect professional, reliable and friendly service from all of the team. 

Making sure the start & end of your holiday is relaxing and hassle free is our priority. 

Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire specialises in Minibus Hire across South Wales serving all UK airports and seaports. 

Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire offers competitive prices using only top quality private hire vehicles. 

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UK AIRPORT COVERAGE

UK AIRPORT COVERAGE

VALLEY SHUTTLES OFFERS AIRPORT TRANSFER COVERAGE ACROSS SOUTH WALES TO ALL UK AIRPORTS AND SEAPORTS. WE OFFER GREAT VALUE AIRPORT TRANSFERS FOR UP TO 8 PASSENGERS, USING COMFORTABLE AND RELIABLE VEHICLES.  

  • CARDIFF AIRPORT (CWL)

  • BRISTOL AIRPORT (BRS)

  • BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT (BHX)

  • LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT (LHR)

  • LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT (LGA)

  • LONDON LUTON AIRPORT (LTN)

  • LONDON CITY AIRPORT (LCY)

  • LONDON STANDSTED AIRPORT 

  • LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT (LBA)

  • MANCHESTER AIRPORT (MAN)

  • DONCASTER SHEFIELD AIRPORT (DSA)

  • LIVERPOOL JOHN LENON AIRPORT (LPL) 

  • EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT (EMA)

  • NEWCASTLE AIRPORT (NCL)

  • ABERDEEN AIRPORT (ABZ)

  • GLASGOW AIRPORT (GLA)

  • EXECETER AIRPORT (EXT)

The BEST and cheapest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Heathrow Airport

In today’s article we’re going to look at some of the ways you can get to and from Heathrow airport for your holiday. The scenario we’ll be looking at is getting the family detailed below to Heathrow for an early morning flight and getting back home on a flight that lands back late at night.

 

The Jones family

Passengers: 8 with 4 adults and 4 children

Suitcases: 6

Pram: 1

Departing from: Merthyr Tydfil

Destination: Heathrow

Holiday: Florida

Duration: two weeks

 

Option 1 - Train to Heathrow Airport return

Getting the train to Heathrow is probably front of mind when you think of getting to the airport for your holiday, there’s lots of benefits like comfortable seats, high speed trains and access directly into Heathrow.

Due to the Jones’ family being a group of 8, you probably need to take a comfortable seat when we breakdown the costs for you.

Return train travel would cost in total £1302 for the whole group, that’s just over £160 per person (and that’s in standard class).

Given the cost, we’re going to take that option straight off the table.

 

Option 2 – Drive and park in Heathrow Airport

Now this option will heavily depend on who’s doing the driving and what size car you’ve got, if you’re a family that’s got a minibus with a large boot space, then you’ll be lucky and able to just take the one vehicle. In reality most families don’t have a minibus so in this case we’ll look at taking two cars from Merthyr Tydfil to Heathrow Airport.

 

So what are the benefits of driving? With this you can leave at whatever time you like, you can make pit stops at any service station and it’s a familiar environment, so plenty of positives! Here are some of the drawbacks, you’re taking two cars, both cars will need parking at Heathrow Airport which will cost you around £200 per car (ouch), that’s based on you staying in the car park closest to the terminal. There’s also other things to take into consideration, based on your average car, you can probably do the round trip from Merthyr Tydfil to Heathrow Airport on a full tank, we estimate that at about £60 per car. There’s one other very important consideration, the lovely M4 motorway between Cardiff and Heathrow Airport can be a long and grey journey, particularly if you’re not familiar with the average speed cameras and regular diversions due to ongoing roadworks.

 

When you arrive back from a long haul flight, the mere thought of driving 3 hours home, can be enough to put you off going on holiday.

Let’s sum those all-important costs up, we’re talking just over £400 for parking and about £120 for petrol or diesel, making driving from Merthyr Tydfil to Heathrow Airport a total of £520 (without service station stops). Everything considered, this option wasn’t for us.

 

Option 3 – Minibus Hire from Merthyr Tydfil to Heathrow Airport

 

Let’s take a look at our third and final option, getting from Merthyr Tydfil to Heathrow Airport by minibus. If you book your minibus with Valley Shuttles then you can expect great service, starting from confirmation SMS regarding your booking, our friendly drivers will take arrange for your luggage to be stored carefully during the journey to Heathrow Airport. You’ve also got all the benefits of travelling by car, with our media technology you can take over the minibus’s audio system and even play your favourite Spotify playlist. On top of this, you can’t forget that Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire has experienced drivers who can overcome any diversion that the M4 motorway throws our way, making sure you and your family get to the airport on time. Of course, you can also let the driver of the minibus know which services you’d like to stop at. Possibly the best, or second best, you’ll arrive at Heathrow Airport directly outside the terminal doors, where your luggage will be unloaded from the minibus and you’ll be wished well by our friendly drivers. So, what’s the best thing about booking your minibus hire with Valley Shuttles to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Heathrow Airport, well that’s the value for money, we’re able to offer return airport transfers to Heathrow Airport for £400.

That means you can get door to terminal return transfers for a fraction of the price of using a train, and £120 cheaper than driving yourself.

So are there any drawbacks to getting a minibus? Well we certainly don’t think so, and our 5-star customer reviews say the same.

 

In summary

So there’s lots of options to consider when you need to arrange transport from Merthyr Tydfil to Heathrow Airport, or any part of South Wales for the matter. We firmly believe that the booking a minibus with Valley Shuttles Merthyr Tydfil is the best option, and not only that, it’s the best value option too.

 

We hope it’s been useful to review these transport options, please get in touch if you’d like us to cover something in particular in our next edition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a minibus booking with Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire?

You can get a quick quote using our website, or give us a call on 07496553252 or email us on booking@valleyshuttles.com

You can get a quick quote by clicking HERE 

Which areas does Valley Shuttles provide Airport Transfers and Minibus Hire?

Valley Shuttles Minibus Hire offers airport transfers and minibus hire throughout South Wales 

How can I make a payment for my booking?

You can pay for your airport transfer or minibus hire in lots of different ways! We accept 

- Credit and Debit Cards 

- PayPal

- Bank Transfer

Do I need to pay a deposit for my airport transfers or minibus hire?

Yes, we take a 10% deposit for all airport transfers and minibus hire bookings, the remaining balance is then payable on your outward journey

Will someone be able to help me put the suitcases in the vehicle?

Our friendly drivers will be there to help load and unload your luggage 

Where will I be dropped off at the airport?

 

Our friendly drivers will safely drive to the airport and park in the drop and go area, this is generally directly outside the airport so it's the most convenient way to arrive

Where will I picked up on my return to the airport?

We can arrange for our drivers to wait in the arrivals hall, or alternatively we'll be waiting in the drop and go car park area​