We get it, racing season is almost upon us! And that’s exciting for the people of Melbourne – everyone loves to frock up and have a great time at the races, and Diplomat Hire Cars are no exception. But there are a few top tips for getting your transport to and from the races right that we wanted to share with you today to ensure that your whole day goes as smoothly as it can and helps you have a great day out at the races!
The best advice that we can give during the Spring Racing Carnival or Melbourne Cup season is to remember to plan your transport ahead of time. Whether you choose to take public transport, book a taxi or hire on of our chauffer driven vehicles, it’s important to plan your trip to the races ahead of time. Catching an Uber or making it up as you go along on the day is a recipe for disaster – so remember to plan ahead to make sure that your experience of getting to and from the races is just as great as the big race itself.
GETTING THERE IS THE EASY PART
Any driver around Melbourne worth their salt knows where the Flemington Racecourse is, and most will know the quickest way to get there. But remember – getting to the racecourse is the easy bit. It’s when you have to go home that you want to make sure that you’ve got the right people helping you out.
KNOW WHEN YOU WANT TO LEAVE
If you want to kick on in the city or want to get home after the last race of the day, have a bit of a plan about when you want to leave. This ensures that you aren’t left high and dry without any kind of transport, you won’t miss the last bus transfer to Flinders St Station and won’t get caught in the mad rush hour as everyone flocks into the city on a Saturday night. Have a bit of a plan, and if you’re really organised speak to your driver and try to organise a rendezvous point for when you want to leave so you can get out of the racecourse quick smart.
NOT ALL TRANSPORT IS CREATED EQUAL
We spoke about this previously, but there’s a big difference between catching public transport, catching a cab, catching an Uber and travelling in style in a chauffeured vehicle, like the ones offered by Diplomat Hire Cars. Comfort and luxury aside, all our drivers are highly trained in great service and experienced, offering an easy way to travel to and from a destination that is notoriously difficult to get to, like Flemington Raceway. With many years experience driving people around Melbourne and it’s suburbs, our drivers know plenty of ways to get to where you’re going without having to sit in traffic for hours or drop you off on the wrong side of the racecourse.
TRUST THE PROFESSIONALS
The best way to have a great day at the races is to get to the racecourse and get home quickly and easily. The bit in the middle is always going to be a good story – but your transport can make or break your day. Book an airconditioned, luxury European vehicle with your own private driver who will get you there on time and pick you up when you’re ready and ensure that you have the best day out during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Choose to travel with Diplomat Hire Cars and book your transport online here.