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A handful of car companies in the U.S. and Europe are putting their own spin on chauffeuring, making this extravagant service more accessible to travelers.

Green Fleets

PlanetTran, in Boston and San Francisco (; from $60 per hour); EcoLimo, in Los Angeles (; from $60 per hour); and Executive Car Service, in London (; from $60 per hour), use only biodiesel or hybrid cars. You'll have comforts like plush leather seats and GPS tracking, along with a clear conscience.

Drivers On Call

In the Hamptons and Miami, Lilybug will drive you around in your own car—and even run personal errands (866/678-5459; from $35 per hour).

Smoother Airport Arrivals

With Avis Chauffeur Drive, which serves more than 300 U.S. cities, a driver meets you with a car at the airport, takes you to your destination, then returns the vehicle after dropping you off (; from $35 per hour, plus rental charges; 3-hour minimum).