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We all love anything that can make travel a little less stressful and a little more enjoyable. Are you with us on this? If so, you’ll know that organising transport can be one of the most difficult parts of travelling, especially when your in a new destination.

This is the primary reason why self-driving cars and chauffeur services have become increasingly popular with everyone; from business travellers to families.

If you’re unsure as to which option would best suit you for your next trip away, we’re about to take a look at self-driving cars versus chauffeur services.


First Impressions

This factor is often the decisive reason why lots of people choose an executive chauffeur over a self-driving vehicle. What sounds more attractive to you – being stuck in an airport in a foreign country and not being able to rent a car because you don’t speak the language or stepping off a plane to have a driver waiting in arrivals with your name on a plaque? We know what we’d prefer!

If you’re a business person arriving in Ireland for meetings or conferences, a chauffeured driven car will make all the right first impressions when it comes to meeting clients.


Generally speaking, people think that the cost of hiring a chauffeur service is higher than renting a self driving car but this is not always the case.

If you hire a self driving car, you’ll have to worry about fuel, insurance and toll fees. With a chauffeur service, you’ll get a quote for the services and duration you need the driver for and you’ll know the full price from the word ‘go’. There will be no hidden extras.


Having a chauffeur service might actually be better for our environment too. A chauffeur driver will be trained and knowledgeable when it comes to getting passengers from ‘A’ to ‘B’ in the most efficient manner possible in terms of time, route and fuel consumption.

Renting a self driving car wouldn’t be as kind to our environment when you consider the fact that most drivers won’t know the immediate area when landing in a new destination. It will take them longer to get to where they want to be and the route won’t be as well optimised.

Convenience and Extra Services

Convenience is a necessity when travelling, and choosing to hire a driver to take you around your new surroundings is always a good idea in terms of convenience. You’ll arrive to meetings, events, birthday parties and other events on time, every time.

You’ll also be able to enjoy a glass of wine without having to worry about driving home or looking for a taxi. Your chauffeur will be ready and waiting for you when you’ve had your fill and need to get home or back to your hotel.


A chauffeured driven car is the ultimate convenience for the traveller that want’s an enjoyable and stress-free time. A self-driven car is for the traveller that doesn’t mind figuring things out, booking their own tours and getting a taxi home after a night out on the town.

The decision you make between the two will ultimately depend on what kind of a trip you want so choose wisely.