• Nothing Found

Bristol Taxi

Bristol Taxi General Information and Tips


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Taxis in Bristol

The vibrant city of Bristol is nestled in the rolling hills of South West England. Known for its impressive harbour, eclectic music and arts scene, historic landmarks and picturesque cobbled streets, there’s so much to see and do in Bristol. To make sure you can squeeze all the amazing sites this English city has to offer, get around quickly and easily by taking a Bristol taxi. It’s important to note that there are two types of taxis in Bristol, Hackney Carriages and private hire vehicles. Taxis can easily be flagged in the street, picked up at a taxi rank, booked in advance or called on the phone. 


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)
29 €
29 €
16 MIN
36 €
36 €
20 MIN
11 €
11 €

Cost of a taxi in Bristol

Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are charged differently. The private hire vehicles have a set cost that is agreed upon at the point of booking and these prices are not regulated by the government. On the other hand, the cost of Hackney Carriages is fully regulated and monitored by the Bristol government.

For any journey in a Hackney carriage that begins and ends inside the city boundary, you are to be charged using an officially calibrated taximeter. For any journey that takes you outside of the city boundary, you can negotiate a fixed price with your driver or you can ask them to use the taximeter to calculate your fare. The taximeter prices are as follows;

TARIFF 1 DAY (Monday to Friday 06:00 to 21:00)

Base fare – €3.13 (£2.60 GBP)

Price per mile – €2.40 (£2 GBP)

Waiting 1 hour – €24 (£20 GBP)

TARIFF 2 NIGHT (Monday to Friday 21:00 to 06:00)

Base fare – €4.10 (£3.40 GBP)

Price per mile – €2.80 (£2.30 GBP)

Waiting 1 hour – €28 (£23.20 GBP)

TARIFF 3 DAY (Saturday & Sunday 06:00 to 21:00)

Base fare – €3.85 (£3.20 GBP)

Price per mile – €2.40 (£2 GBP)

Waiting 1 hour – €28 (£23.20 GBP)

TARIFF 4 NIGHT (Saturday & Sunday 21:00 to 06:00)

Base fare – €4.10 (£3.40 GBP)

Price per mile – €2.90 (£2.40 GBP)

Waiting 1 hour – €30.20 (£25.10 GBP)

It’s worth noting that there are also additional charges for every adult passenger after the first one (€0.36 (£0.30 GBP)), pickup from Temple Meads train station (€0.24 (£0.20 GBP)), every uncaged animal (€2.40 (£2 GBP)) and each suitcase or large rucksack (€0.36 (£0.30 GBP)).

What our customers say about Welcome

"Anabelia, our tour guide was wonderful. She guided us through history and food and made great suggestions and enabled us to understand Greek culture and the food. I would highly recommend this tour.”

How to get a Bristol taxi

There are two types of taxis in Bristol; Hackney carriage and private hire. The Hackney carriage Bristol taxis can be hailed in the street (when their light is illuminated) or picked up at one of the many designated taxi ranks located around the city. Hackney carriages are Bristol Blue in colour, have a light on the roof and feature white and red licence plates on the front and back. Private hire Bristol taxis can only be booked in advance and can not pick up at taxi ranks or be hailed in the street. Private hire cabs come in all shapes and colours, but they all have yellow and red license plates on the front and back and the company emblem on the door.  

To book a private hire cab, you can call one of the following trusted Bristol taxi numbers:

V Cars Bristol: +44 117 925 2626

AA Taxis Bristol: +44 117 955 5000

Starline Cars: +44 117 313 4884

Zoom Cars: +44 117 955 5555

B Driven: +44 117 950 9999

Why book your Bristol taxi with Welcome Pickups?

Although taxis are readily available throughout Bristol, during peak times or bad weather, it can be extremely hard to find a taxi in the street and phone dispatch taxis can take up to an hour to reach you. Instead of wasting precious moments of your vacation looking for transport, why not arrive in Bristol with a pre-booked transfer withWelcome Pickups. We offer guaranteed on-time pickups, fully personalised transfers, 24/7 customer support and unbeatable prices. Make the most of your time in Bristol with the comfort and convince of Welcome Pickups transfers. 

Bristol taxi tips

  1. When you enter a Hackney carriage Bristol taxi, the meter should read 0000 to show it has been reset for your journey.
  2. Make sure you only travel in licensed taxis by looking for the ID badge displayed in the cab.
  3. Hackney carriages can take up to 4 passengers.
  4. It is illegal for any private hire taxi to pick you up in the street, be sure to only hail the Bristol Blue Hackney carriages.

Wheelchair accessible taxis in Bristol

All Hackney carriage taxis in Bristol are wheelchair accessible. These taxis can be found throughout all of Bristol City center and at designated taxi ranks in the busiest areas. There’s no extra charge for wheelchair users or assistance dogs in Bristol taxis. If you’re within the city boundaries and wish to call for a door to door service you can call one of the following Bristol taxi numbers; 

Mr Mohammed Islam: +44 07727 179 013

Mr Abdul Azad Waris: +44 07833 463 101

Mr Hussain Ahmed Pir: +44 07863 826 768

Bristol taxi safety and complaints

Taxis in Bristol are usually very safe and well regulated. All taxi drivers are required to have a licences vehicle and be especially listened themselves to be able to work in a taxi. All drivers are provided with two IDs by the council both of which feature a clear photo of the driver. Be sure to check these IDs match the driver and that they are not expired before agreeing to a ride. If you do experience any problems during your Bristol taxi ride, feel you have been overcharged or feel unsafe, you can make a complaint to the Bristol Council by filling in this form. Be sure to note your driver’s name and taxi number before leaving the taxi and try to take a photo of the license plate on your phone. 

Frequently asked questions

How do you get a taxi in Bristol?

Taxis in Bristol are readily available 24/7. You can take a Hackney carriage taxi by hailing it in the street, when the light on the roof is illuminated, or by picking one up at one of the many designated taxi ranks around the city. You can also pre-book one of the private hire taxis available in Bristol online or by calling one of the Bristol taxi numbers; V Cars Bristol: +44 117 925 2626, Starline Cars: +44 117 313 4884 or B Driven: +44 117 950 9999. On the other hand, if you’d like to book your taxi to or from the airport in advance with a world-renowned and trusted company, we suggest contacting Welcome Pickups.

How much is a taxi to Bristol airport?

The cost of a taxi from Bristol to Bristol airport will depend on who you book with, the time of day and the number of passengers, but it will be around €36 (£30 GBP). To secure a set-rate fare you can rely on, why not book your Bristol airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Welcome Pickups has a Net Safety Score of 99 of 100

We’ve introduced a metric indicating how safe travellers feel when using our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. After every ride, we ask each traveller to leave a review.

  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

  • Contactless ride

  • Sanitiser in every car

Read More
Was this helpful?
Book your Bristol Transfer