Looking for Edinburgh taxis?
The next time you're looking for a cab or taxi in Edinburgh, consider requesting a trip with Local Cab instead. With this on-demand trip option, your transportation is ready when you are. Get a quote, request a trip with the app, then head to your destination with your driver.
The easiest way to book a taxi or private-hire vehicle in Edinburgh
The on-demand option for Edinburgh taxis is here. With the Uber app, riders and private hire drivers connect 24/7, and convenience is prioritised every step of the way, starting with booking a trip.
All it takes is a few taps to get started. Download the mobile app, enter your pick-up and drop-off addresses, then select Local Cab to confirm your trip in Edinburgh.
Next time you're thinking about requesting a taxi to Apple Princes Street or elsewhere, try booking a trip with Local Cab instead to connect with a private hire vehicle near you. From early mornings to late nights and everything in between, you can book a trip at any time.
Make travelling your only priority by setting up cashless payments. Automated payments are as simple as adding your preferred payment method in the account settings.
Upfront price estimates
Transparent pricing happens as soon as you request a trip. You’ll see an estimated price range when your trip is confirmed in Edinburgh. If trip plans change, you’ll see an updated amount.
Looking for taxis near you? Consider these trip options
Comfortable vehicles for up to 4 passengers
Cab services for all your trip needs
Enjoy efficient airport transfers in Edinburgh by booking a trip with Local Cab. You’ll ride with a licenced private-hire driver, whether you're headed to or from Edinburgh Airport or another airport. Exchange crowded shuttles for a comfortable ride with Local Cab today.
Edinburgh and beyond
The ability to book a trip to your dream destination is at your fingertips. All it takes is requesting Local Cab with the Uber app. You can explore the heart of Edinburgh or embark on a trip to Livingston to explore new sights to see.
Skip lengthy commutes and parking hassles by managing your travel needs with Local Cab. Everything from booking to paying is completed right in the app. All you have to do is enjoy the trip. Consider this on-demand option when you need to head to the office, an event or another destination in a timely manner.
Frequently asked questions
- How do I book a trip in Edinburgh using Local Cab with Uber?
To begin booking a private-hire vehicle from your mobile device, download the Uber app from the Google Play Store or the App Store. Create an account, then enter your pick-up and drop-off locations in the "Where to?" box. Select Local Cab to request your trip.
- What’s the difference between taxis and Local Cab with Uber in Edinburgh?
When using Local Cab, you can pre-book a trip with a local private-hire vehicle operator in Edinburgh. You can request a trip at any time, view an estimated price range for your trip, and pay without using cash. All of this and more can be done right from the Uber app, rather than hailing a taxi on the street.
- How many passengers can ride together using Local Cab with Uber in Edinburgh?
Local Cab booked with Uber in Edinburgh supports up to 4 passengers. If you’re looking for a 6-seater taxi, consider checking the app for UberXL instead. This trip option supports groups with up to 6 people.
- What time do taxis stop running near me?
The hours of operation for taxis in Edinburgh vary by jurisdiction and taxi operator. You can request a trip 24/7 with Local Cab using the Uber app. If no Local Cab operators are available at the time you request, consider requesting a different trip option in the Uber app.
- Is Local Cab cashless in Edinburgh?
Yes. You can add card payment methods such as a credit card to your Uber account. You can also use an online payment method such as PayPal to pay for your trip in Edinburgh.
- Can I change my destination after booking a trip on Local Cab with Uber in Edinburgh?
No, you cannot change your destination after booking a trip, even if the driver has not arrived yet with Local Cab in Edinburgh.
- What taxi apps work in Edinburgh?
Various taxi apps work in Edinburgh. Consider using the Uber app to book Local Cab and enjoy upfront price estimates, on-demand requesting and trips with a fully licensed private-hire vehicle driver on every trip.
- How much does a trip with Local Cab in Edinburgh cost?
The cost of your trip is set by the local cab operator and depends on several factors, such as distance, time and wait-time fees. You'll be able to see the estimated price before confirming your trip.
- What do I do if I forget an item in a private hire vehicle booked with Local Cab in Edinburgh?
Riders can contact the Local Cab operator directly to enquire about lost property. You can find contact details for an operator on your trip receipt in the Uber app. Uber is not responsible for lost property issues for bookings made through Autocab.
- Can I request a wheelchair-accessible taxi near me?
Although you can't request a wheelchair-accessible taxi with Local Cab, you can request a trip with Uber Access, a wheelchair-accessible option with the Uber app. Enter your pick-up and drop-off addresses in the "Where to?" box, then select Uber Access from the list of trip options.
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