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Aberdeen Taxi

Aberdeen Taxi General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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Taxis in Aberdeen

Aberdeen, located 150 km northeast of Edinburgh, is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom. With a stunning coastline, spotted with fishing ports and harbours, the town is known for its fresh seafood and distinctive Scottish cuisine. It is a great holiday destination for nature, architecture and history enthusiasts, bringing in over 1 million yearly visitors. So the best way to get around the city is in an Aberdeen cab.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
18.60 €
18.60 €
15 MIN
18.60 €
18.60 €
15 MIN
10.50 €
11.65 €
10 MIN
Aberdeen Taxis

Aberdeen Taxi Prices

Aberdeen taxis are a great way to travel around the city as they are dependable and available 24/7. Taxis calculate their prices using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. The government-set rates are as follows:

First 0.87 km (950 yards): £2.60 (€3)
Every additional 0.16 km (180.50 yards): £0.20 (€0.23)
Waiting time per hour: £23 (€26.65)

However, if you prefer travelling at a set price with a local, friendly Aberdeen cab driver, you can pre-book a safe, private transfer online.

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How to get a taxi in Aberdeen

A few taxi services in Aberdeen operate around the city, making them easy to come by. If you are looking for a taxi, you can hail one right off the street, go to one of the official taxi ranks around the city or head to a major tourist hub or hotel area. Alternatively, you can pre-book your Aberdeen cab or request a pickup via telephone:

Aberdeen Taxis: +44 1224 200200
Com Cab: +44 1224 353535
Rainbow City Taxis: +44 1224 878787

The Benefits of Booking an Aberdeen Taxi in Advance

The last thing you want to do when visiting a new city is to have to find your way around public transportation, especially when travelling with children. That is why pre-booking a private transfer with Welcome Pickups is the most convenient way to start your Highlander holiday. Welcome guarantees on-time pickups, premium customer service, personalised transfers, and stellar Aberdeen taxi drivers handpicked and trained by us.

Moreover, you can pre-book your transfer in under 60 seconds at a competitive flat rate with a flexible cancellation policy.

Aberdeen Taxi Tips

  1. When taking an Aberdeen taxi at night or on the weekend, an extra £1 (€1.15) will be added to your end fare.
  2. An extra £2 (€2.33) will be added to your end fare when travelling between 02:00 and 05:00 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  3. It is common to leave a 10% tip when travelling in an Aberdeen taxi; however, it is not compulsory.
  4. All taxi services in Aberdeen should accept bank card payments.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service in Aberdeen

Unfortunately, standard Aberdeen cabs cannot accommodate wheelchairs; however, a few private taxi companies do. You can call and pre-book a wheelchair-accessible Aberdeen taxi with Leathan TaxisRainbow City Taxis or Central Coaches.

Aberdeen Taxi Safety and Complaints

Taxis in Aberdeen are generally safe and drivers polite and professional, however, if you encounter a bad experience and wish to complain or report your driver, you can do so by sending an email to the City of Aberdeen. You can find out more on the official Aberdeen City Council website.

Frequently asked questions

How do I call an Aberdeen taxi?

Aberdeen cabs are easy to find; you can hail one from the street, head to a major tourist area, or call a cab directly. Three of the main Aberdeen taxi companies are Aberdeen Taxis (+44 1224 200200), Com Cab (+44 1224 353535) and Rainbow City Taxis (+44 1224 878787).

Do taxis in Aberdeen take card payments?

Yes – all taxis in Aberdeen accept card payments. Although if you have a doubt, you can always ask your taxi driver beforehand.

Do I need to tip my Aberdeen taxi driver?

Tipping your Aberdeen taxi driver is not mandatory, although it is common. Most travellers leave a 10% tip.

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