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Birmingham Branch FAQ
Serving Birmingham, AL; Oxford, AL; Pell City, AL and Atlanta Airport
Do you provide on-site parking?
Groome Transportation offers short-term parking by permit for up to 30 days at our main office, 1115 Payton Way, Suite 111, Leeds, Alabama 35094, in our designated parking areas. Please check in with a member of our team upon your arrival for information, so they can direct you to our designated customer parking area and provide a permit.
Groome Transportation cannot be held responsible for fire, theft, or damage to your vehicle. Please lock your vehicle.
Parking may be limited during peak travel times and is on a first come-first served basis based on arrival. Please make your plans during these times accordingly.
Where do you pickup and drop-off in Oxford, Alabama?
We stop at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 160 Colonial Drive, Oxford, AL 36203.
Where do you pickup and drop-off in Pell City, Alabama?
We stop at the Hampton Inn at 220 Vaughan Ln, Pell City, AL 35125.
Do I need advance reservations for transportation from Oxford and Pell City, Alabama?
Yes, an advance reservation of three hours is required for these locations.
Do I need advance reservations for transportation from UAB Blazer, UAB Hilton, and BHM Airport?
Yes, an advance reservation of 24 hours is required for these locations.
Can I book a shuttle online for a discount?
The easiest and most convenient way to make a reservation and to save is to use our online reservation system. To make a reservation online, click on “Book Now” to get started.
Do you provide service on Holidays?
Thank you for your interest in Groome Transportation. We provide service 365 days per year including all major holidays. Our schedule on these days may be reduced, but we will provide full coverage for all airport departures and arrivals.
Atlanta Airport (ATL)
How To Find The Shuttle At ATL Airport:
Domestic Arrivals: Exit the domestic terminal through Door W1 or W2, adjacent to domestic baggage claim and follow the covered walkway to spaces numbered 4-8 and you will see our shuttles.
International Arrivals: We are not allowed to pick-up at the International Terminal. Take the International Shuttle Connector from the international terminal for a brief 10-minute trip to Ground Transportation at the domestic terminal. You will see our shuttles in spaces 4-8.
Groome shuttles to various locations share this pickup area, so be sure to board the correct shuttle. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We ask that passengers arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure for all locations.
Check In Policy
What is the check-in policy?
We request all passengers check in at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
How do I make an airport shuttle reservation?
The easiest and most convenient way to make a reservation is to use our online reservation system. To make a reservation online, go to your local Groome Transportation webpage and click “Book Now” to get started. You can also call your local Groome Transportation office to make your reservation.
A reservation does not guarantee a shuttle will be waiting for you in the event that your flight is delayed.
If you have missed your scheduled shuttle please wait for the next available shuttle to your destination. For questions about shuttle schedules, please visit your local schedule page or call your local Groome Transportation office.
Are shuttle reservations required?
To ensure availability, we strongly encourage reservations. We will do our very best to accommodate customers who do not provide advance notice, but service cannot be guaranteed.
How do I cancel my reservation?
You must cancel or change your reservation by 11:59pm the day before your travel date. No refunds will be issued. If you need to cancel, you will be issued a credit for use on future travel within the next year. The travel credit is valid for one year from its issue date (the date of the original cancellation). Travel must be rebooked by the expiration date (one year from its issue date). The travel does not need to occur by the expiration date.
Credit will not be issued if cancelling after 11:59pm the day before your travel date. Same-day reservations are not eligible for credit if cancelled.
Do you accept credit card and cash payments?
All major credit cards are accepted to reserve your shuttle and cash payments may be made in our office. However, we do not take cash reservations over the phone. Please have the exact amount of your fare, drivers are not able to make change.
Each Adult Ticketed Passenger is allowed 2 standard size* bags plus 1 hand carry bag**, Free
Each Child Ticketed Passenger is allowed 1 standard size* bag, Free
Please contact your local branch to ensure adequate space, additional baggage fees may apply.
No single piece shall exceed a maximum length of 54” and maximum weight of 50 lbs.
*A standard size bag is to be defined as: Any bag or fully enclosed box with a Maximum Size of 62 inches (L+W+H) and a maximum weight of 50 lbs. Example: (10” + 20” + 32” = 62”)
**A hand carry bag is to be defined as: any small hand held item that can be comfortably and safely held in the passenger's lap or can be safely stored on the floor between the passengers feet without inconveniencing any passenger seated next to, in front of or behind them.
Are the shuttles handicap accessible?
Groome Transportation provides reserved seats for persons with ambulatory disabilities and specially designed vans with drive-on ramps with a capacity of 800 lbs for persons who use a wheelchair while boarding and disembarking from the vans. Contact us by telephone for assistance in making reservations for accessible travel. Please alert Groome Transportation when booking reservations if you will be traveling with a service dog so we may reserve a seat at no additional charge for the service dog.
How old must I be to travel alone?
Unaccompanied Minors, defined as passengers aged 15 to 17, may ride alone. Passengers aged 14 and under must travel with a parent or guardian.
Do you provide car seats?
Groome Transportation follows all state laws regarding child restraint requirements. All children under age 8, less than 57 inches tall or 40 pounds or less must be securely buckled in an age-appropriate child restraint seat.
• Children under 1 year of age must be in a rear-facing car seat.
• Children 1-3 years of age must be in a rear-facing car seat. If they weigh more than 20 pounds they may be in a forward-facing car seat.
• Children 4-7 years of age, between 40-80 pounds or less than 57 inches tall must be in a forward-facing car seat or booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt.
• Children 8+ years of age and less than 57 inches tall must use a booster seat plus a lap and shoulder belt.
We are unable to provide car seats or booster seats and require all passengers to provide them for their children. We are unable to hold any child restraint seats in our office.
Please Note: The mifold Booster Seat is not approved by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Are pets allowed on the shuttle?
We allow pets to ride with certain stipulations.
In order to avoid discomfort of any passengers, pets must be kept in a small (max size 2’x2′) airline-approved carrier. They must be clean, quiet and accustomed to travel. If they are not good travelers, we ask, for everyone’s comfort, that pets be sedated.
Additional fees apply.
Certified service animals are not subject to additional fees or carrier requirements.
Please note: Only one pet per Vehicle is allowed.
What if I leave something on a shuttle?
Groome Transportation is not responsible for any lost or damaged items, however, if you have left something behind please call your local office and we will do our best to reunite you with your belongings.
Lost or Damaged Luggage/Items.
Groome Transportation shall not be responsible for any lost or damaged luggage or any of the contents of customers luggage, to include, but not limited to, personal electronic items such as ipads, laptop computers, etc.
Do you provide group transportation?
Groome Transportation has a late-model fleet of vans and minibuses to meet your group travel needs. Call your local Groome Transportation office to inquire about availability!
Leave the Driving to Us!
Services available 24/7, year-round. Schedules to meet any flight plan.
Complimentary parking available at most offices for your convenience.
Sharing a ride is less expensive and greener than driving alone.
Enjoy curbside drop-off and pickup at your destination.
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