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Earn 3+ Virgin Flying Club miles per £1 with chauffeur service myDriver

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Virgin Flying Club launched a new partnership with chauffeur firm myDriver in April.  I didn’t mention it then but a reader recently gave me a nudge and – because of the decent earning rate – I thought I would cover it today.

myDriver is a pan-European chauffeur service owned by German car rental group Sixt.  It specialises in airport transfers, although they are happy to take all jobs, and operates in almost 100 cities across Europe.

In the UK, you will find them in Birmingham, Brighton, Chester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Oxford as well as London.

All trips are in executive cars.  Prices are fixed at the time of booking – which must be in advance – with cancellations accepted up to 1 hour before pick up.

You will earn 3 Virgin Flying Club miles for ever €1 you spend, converted from your £ bill for UK rides.

Pricing seems reasonable.  The reader who contacted me paid £60 from Heathrow to Greenwich.  A random quote from South Kensington to Heathrow, one way, gave prices from £50 (BMW 2-series) to £97 (Mercedes-Benz S-Class) which is comparable with Uber.

Full details can be found on the Virgin Flying Club / myDriver page here.

The myDriver home page is here.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (34)

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  • MilesFromBlighty says:

    About 50% more than my usual provider BATransfer for my trips to Heathrow, and about twice the price (£46 vs £25) for trips from the office to London City Airport.

  • Genghis says:

    Note that virgin trains 500 miles bonus has posted

    • harry says:

      Did you do the Edinburgh trip? My wife & I both got 3 miles 🙂

      Anybody got 500 for the Edinburgh jobby?

      It was definitely Virgin Trains on the correct line. I’ll just wait & see if they post today, otherwise a ‘wee’ appeal lol

      • Genghis says:

        My son and daughter (wife’s account) both enjoyed their trip across Edinburgh 🙂

    • Allan says:

      Not for me yet. I booked an Aberdeen to Edinburgh one.

    • Mr Dee says:

      Not here either

      • harry says:

        Just wanged off a couple of emails – to save you time it’s
        + journey details & membership number

        • roberto says:

          Also emailed from myself and Mrs Roberto…. Thanks for the reminder folks..

        • Graeme says:

          Thanks Harry – very helpful. I’m just hoping I didn’t do the obvious and fail to put my VFC number in when I booked on the app. Unfortunately they don’t seem to hold the details on the west coast site unlike the east coast site, where your reward preference is stored on your account.

  • Roger says:

    OT-Re: Thames Water

    Has anyone managed to pay Thames water using Amex? If so how?
    Website only takes Visa or Master card.

    • Genghis says:

      I’ve requested a paypoint card from them. That was about 3 weeks ago but not yet arrived

    • Jude1234 says:

      Can you do this with any bills such as council tax etc?

      • Genghis says:

        Most – though I wouldn’t do it with gas / electricity as often get DD discount. I do it with council tax – just pay in one go to hit a sign up bonus.

        • Genghis says:

          So do I but 1% on 123 for council tax vs circa 20% back on hitting an Amex Plat sign up bonus (valuing MR at 1p), I know which I’d choose.

        • Roger says:

          Yes, although my council does not accept paypoint (Only PAYZONE is accepted),
          it only charges flat £2 fees even say you are paying full £2k council tax in one go.
          Very useful for hitting signup bonus in one go for Visa/Mastercard.
          Wish they accepted Amex.

          • harry says:

            It’s hardly downmarket if you get the Paypoint card or instalment book/ barcodes & go into your Co-Op & pay £400 in one go 🙂

    • Roger says:

      Getting Installment card from TW seems too downmarket to me.
      So might just continue to pay using DD.

  • Brian says:

    Simple Airport Transfers will take you to or from South Kensington for about £30 – it seems to vary according to the time – I’ve paid £34 and £27 to practically the same address. It has always been in a decent-sized Mercedes. They do NOT charge for waiting times at Heathrow and I’ve always been pleased with the service.

    How can Uber get away with charging £50? I thought they were supposed to be cheap!

    • Rob says:

      Uber is £90 in a S-class Mercedes now. To be precise, £98.22 and £91.94 South Ken to T5 looking at my receipts.

      Uber isn’t meant to be cheap, Uber is meant to be convenient. UberX is ‘cheap’ but there isn’t really anything to compare it with unless you bung your neighbour £20 to drive you somewhere!

      • Matt says:

        UberX is fully licenced in the UK and therefore comparable to other local minicab firms. Based on my UberX receipts, you’d be looking at around £30 Heathrow to South Kensington so very similar to the prices quoted above.

  • Russell says:

    OT – Hertz Gold Plus Rewards.

    Good news – I just received a second creit of 900 points for some reason!

    Bad News – a total failure to transfer points to IHG or Marriott.

    I get conflicting advice from Hertz CS – eg Marriott Rewards is not an option, when it is still on the pull down menu.

    Anyone had success with this? And if so, what browser did you use? (I use Firefox. but with a number of security add-ons, and these seem to cause the Hertz site to hang.) I have tried Pale Moon, which appears to work, but no transfer takes place.. Hmm

  • lisa says:

    I was speaking to a Virgin Atlantic adviser today and they said that the rewards and mileage booking system/requirements would be changing in 12 months. Does anyone have any information on the changes? Thanks

  • xcalx says:

    Keep getting address incomplete from any address I try in Leeds

  • james says:

    I did a fare check

    Near tooting broadway to Heathrow terminal 5

    My Driver – 59 Pounds
    Addison Lee – 41 pounds
    Uber X – 37 pounds
    Uber XL – 51 pounds

    Its nice to have a better car, but I will most likely stick with Addison lee.

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