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The next time you're looking for a cab or taxi in Edinburgh, consider requesting a trip with UberX 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.

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The convenient alternative to Edinburgh taxis

The on-demand alternative to Edinburgh taxis is here. With the Uber app, riders and private-hire drivers connect 24/7. 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 UberX to confirm your trip in Edinburgh.

  • 24/7 availability

    From early mornings to late nights and everything in between, you can book a trip with UberX. Request a trip to Foot Locker and elsewhere at a moment's notice to connect with a driver near you.

  • In-app safety features

    Uber prioritises safety for every rider in Edinburgh. In a few taps, you can access customer support, share trip details with loved ones, and visit the Safety Centre to see what we're doing to help keep you safe.

  • Upfront pricing

    Transparent pricing happens as soon as you add your pick-up and drop-off details. View the total price when your trip is confirmed in Edinburgh and pay the same amount when your trip ends.


Download the Uber app to book a taxi or private-hire vehicle near you

Looking for taxis near you? Consider these trip options


Comfortable vehicles for up to 4 riders

Local rates in Edinburgh for UberX

Budget ahead for your trip in Edinburgh by viewing common rates for trips booked on UberX.

On average, a 14-minute trip in Edinburgh costs £13.

Services for all your trip needs

Airport transfers

Enjoy efficient airport transfers in Edinburgh by booking a trip with the Uber app. You'll ride with a licensed private-hire driver, whether you're heading to or from Edinburgh Airport or another airport. Exchange crowded shuttles for a comfortable trip with Uber today.

Edinburgh and beyond

The ability to book a trip to your dream destination is at your fingertips. All it takes is requesting a trip with the Uber app. You can explore the heart of Edinburgh or embark on a trip to Livingston to explore new sights to see.

Business travel

Skip lengthy commutes and parking hassles by managing your travel needs with UberX. Everything from booking to paying for your trip is completed right in the app. All you need 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 way.

Frequently asked questions

  • You can't currently book a taxi in Edinburgh with Uber, but you can book UberX. This affordable trip option comes with in-app safety tools, on-demand requesting and upfront pricing estimates.

  • With the Uber app, you can explore trip options that have passenger limits ranging between 4 and 6 people. The maximum number of passengers allowed in a taxi in your area varies by vehicle and jurisdiction.

  • With Uber, you can request a trip 24/7 in Edinburgh. The hours of operation for taxis in Edinburgh vary by jurisdiction and taxi operator.

  • Yes. You can add a credit card as a payment option in your Uber account to pay for your trip in Edinburgh.

  • Yes, you can tip drivers in Edinburgh with the Uber app. You can provide a tip with the app or give cash directly to your driver.

  • Yes, you can change your destination after booking your trip with Uber in Edinburgh. You can also change your destination while you are travelling.

  • Various taxi apps work in Edinburgh. When using the Uber app to book your trip, you can enjoy upfront pricing estimates, in-app safety features, and on-demand requesting for every trip.

  • The cost of your trip with UberX depends on several factors. You can use the price estimator tool to get a quote before booking your trip. Please reach out to your local taxi company to confirm their rates.

  • You can use the Uber app to contact the driver regarding the lost item. To get started, visit the Uber app and go to the Account section. Tap on Trips, then select the trip on which you forgot the item. Next, tap Find Lost Item and follow the in-app instructions. Alternatively you can reach out via the Help Centre.

  • Yes, we recommend considering a trip with Uber Access, our forward-facing wheelchair-accessible option.