Tipping Etiquette for a Shared Airport Van

Tipping airport shuttle drivers is common etiquette.
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Area hotels often provide free or paid shuttle service to and from the airport for guests. If you get a ride in one of these vans, a $1 to $2 tip per passenger is fairly standard. You also commonly have the option to purchase a voucher or ticket to get a ride with a shared shuttle service provider. In this case, 10 percent of the ticket price, or the $2 per passenger tip, are common options.

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Despite the common $1 to $2 standard, you also need to consider the overall service and whether the driver helped with bags. If you get help with just one or two bags, the $2 tip still works. If you have additional bags, another $1 per bag is customary. If the driver held the shuttle for you or otherwise went above and beyond, greater generosity makes sense.

Neil Kokemuller has been an active business, finance and education writer and content media website developer since 2007. He has been a college marketing professor since 2004. Kokemuller has additional professional experience in marketing, retail and small business. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University.