How much does a chauffeur cost? A chauffeur-driven car will cost somewhere between £50 and £130 + VAT per hour. The price varies depending on what vehicle is hired. Ranging from a Mercedes E-Class to a Rolls-Royce Phantom. Normally there is a 3 hour minimum charge applicable.
What is the hourly rate for a chauffeur?
|E-Class Mercedes||£50.00 per hour|
|S-Class Mercedes||£60.00 per hour|
|V-Class Mercedes||£60.00 per hour|
|Range Rover Autobiography||£85.00 per hour|
|Bentley Mulsanne||£100.00 per hour|
|Rolls-Royce Phantom||£130.00 per hour|
*Minimum of 3 hours / *Please add VAT at 20%
How much does a chauffeur cost per day?
|E-Class Mercedes||£400.00 per day|
|S-Class Mercedes||£480.00 per day|
|V-Class Mercedes||£480.00 per day|
|Range Rover Autobiography||£680.00 per day|
|Bentley Mulsanne||£800.00 per day|
|Rolls-Royce Phantom||£1040.00 per day|
*8 hours / *Please add VAT at 20%
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How do you calculate the cost of a chauffeur journey?
There are 4 basic factors for determining the price of a chauffeur driven journey:
- Where is the journey taking place?
- What vehicle are you looking for?
- How long will the journey take?
- How many miles will you travel?
What vehicle are you looking for?
The first thing we look at is what vehicle you want to hire as this is another aspect that affects the price.
Our entry level vehicle is the sleek Mercedes E-Class, often referred to as the ‘business class’ option. Most companies also include BMW 5 series as an alternative to the Mercedes E Class, at iChauffeur we believe if you book a Mercedes E-Class we will send you a Mercedes E Class, no other manufacturers are acceptable.
The next level up, the ‘first class’ option, is the undeniably beautiful Mercedes S-Class – the industry standard for a super luxury sedan. Although not much more expensive than the Mercedes E-Class to hire with a chauffeur.
With many companies, if you book their first class option, you may travel in a BMW 7 series or Audi 8. With iChauffeur you will get a Mercedes S-Class, guaranteed.
If there are a party of you travelling the Mercedes V-Class is probably going to be your most cost effective option. The Mercedes V-Class can comfortably hold up to 7 passengers.
A relative newcomer to the chauffeur SUV market is the Range Rover Autobiography, the ultimate SUV. This is the Vogue’s big brother, the Autobiography has the abilities of a 4X4 with the interior of a luxury saloon.
At the super luxury level there is of course Bentley and Rolls-Royce. Probably not for everyday use, but simply divine when you want an occasion to feel extra special. Stretch out in the exquisite hand crafted interiors and experience the very best in chauffeur driven luxury
How much does a personal driver cost a year?
As a guide, a chauffeur in London may earn between £30-£60,000 per year, depending on their hours, experience and duties.
Chauffeurs’ earnings can vary considerably, depending on the amount of hours they work and the flexibility required from them. Normally, a personal chauffeur will work 5 or 6 days a week, or around 40-50 hours.
Most chauffeurs will be employed on a “live out” basis. Normally the chauffeur will keep the employers car at home to ensure they are ready for early pick-ups and late evening drop-offs. Family chauffeurs may live on site, and may work as much as 70 hours per week, when the family is at home. They will also be available for other duties such as picking up shopping, collecting children from school, running errands, care taking and security.
How much does a private driver earn?
As a general guide, a private driver in London may earn between £30-£60,000 per year, depending on their hours, experience and duties. According to Payscale: The Average Chauffeur Salary in London is £34,964 plus bonus.
As far as the cost to the employer – this may be between £50-£200,000 per year depending on the vehicle.
Some chauffeurs will work as subcontractors (usually for a few months here and there) and some will be PAYE employees, who will be entitled to paid annual leave, as well as sick pay, maternity or paternity pay and adoption pay.
If you have time, take a look at a week in the life of a chauffeur so you’ll really understand why a good chauffeur is worth every penny.