Travel safely with Welcome Pickups
Net Safety Score
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
Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.
Regular Car Sanitisation
Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol
When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.
Sanitiser in every car
We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride
Manchester Taxi Service
Manchester is a vibrant city located in the north of England. Known for its exciting music scene, fascinating museums, melting-pot of cuisines and fabulous shopping, there’s so much to do. That’s why you need a quick, comfortable and reliable way to get around the city or to and from the airport; a Manchester taxi or private car. Manchester taxis are available 24/7 and can be called on the phone, hailed in the street, picked up at a taxi rank or booked in advance.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
24/7 Email & Phone support
(05:00 - 24:00)
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Manchester taxi prices
Taxis in Manchester are actually more affordable than most major cities in Great Britain. The tariffs of the official Manchester Hackney Cabs (black taxis) were set in 2018 by the Manchester City Council and must be adhered to at all times by using an official taximeter. The prices given by private taxi companies must also be approved by the City Council before being offered to the public. All Manchester taxi drivers must clearly display the official tariff ordinance card in their cars.
Day prices (6:00 to 22:00):
Base fare – £2.30 (€2.70)
Price per km – £1.22 (€1.50)
Night prices (22:00 to 6:00):
Base fare – £2.80 (€3.30)
Price per km – £1.62 (€2)
It’s important to note that there will be extra charges added to your fare for things such as keeping your driver waiting for an hour (£18.60 (€22) during the day and £24.00 (€28) at night), airport surcharges (drop-off £1.80 (€2.20) and pick-up £1.60 (€2)), and travelling on Christmas or New Years (Night-time tariff plus 50%).
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How to get a taxi in Manchester
There are thousands of taxis operating throughout Manchester that can be easily booked or hailed. There are two main types of taxis in Manchester, the Hackney black cabs or private hire taxis. The iconic black cabs with glowing yellow ‘TAXI’ signs on up are the only taxis you can hail in the street, they are also the only taxis allowed to use the official taxi ranks throughout the city. The official Manchester taxi ranks can be found at all major points in Manchester, including the main shopping areas, outside the Arndale Centre, Piccadilly Gardens, Piccadilly train station, Spinningfields, the Northern Quarter, on Deansgate and outside the Science and Industry Museum.
If you’re looking to book your taxi in advance or would prefer to call for a taxi, you can use one of the private taxi firms by calling one of the following numbers. However, it’s worth noting there may be an additional fee added for this service.
Mantax: +44 161 230 3333
Manchester Cars: +44 161 228 3355
Street Cars Manchester: +44 161 228 7878
Taxi Butler: +44 161 228 7878
All-United Cars: +44 161 850 0500
Pre-book your Manchester taxi service
When arriving at an exciting new city like Manchester, the last thing you want to worry about is transportation, especially when it’s raining or late at night. That’s why we recommend booking your Manchester airport transfer service in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer guaranteed on-time pickups, unbeatable prices and 24/7 customer support. Eliminate the need for waiting for a black cab to pass or for your phone taxi to be dispatched by booking your Manchester taxi with Welcome.
Manchester taxi tips
- Ensure your driver resets the taximeter to the base fare before you begin your journey.
- Most Manchester taxi drivers accept credit and debit card payments.
- There’s no additional fee added if you wish to pay by card.
- Many private taxi companies offer a 10% student discount if you provide a valid NUS card.
- Manchester taxis don’t come with a baby seat as standard but you can bring and fit your own for free.
Wheelchair accessible taxis in Manchester
All black Manchester taxi cabs are wheelchair accessible and can carry up to 5 passengers. If you’ve booked with or are calling a private taxi company, most of them also have wheelchair accessible vehicles, complete with a ramp or lift. Just ensure you specify your need for an accessible cab during your booking.
Manchester taxi safety and complaints
Taking a taxi in Manchester is extremely safe and very well monitored as most Hackney black cabs are fitted with some form of CCTV. However, if you do find that you had a rude driver, were overcharged or that you felt unsafe in any way during your journey, you can make an official complaint to the Manchester City Council by filling out this online form. Make sure you have noted down the details of your journey, your driver’s name, the Manchester taxi number and any official ID number before completing the form.