Please only use licensed taxis (private hire and hackney carriage). Licensed taxi drivers have been vetted and their vehicles are regularly safety tested, they also have the appropriate insurance in place.
Don't spoil your evening out by struggling to get home, always arrange your return journey at the start of the evening so you won't struggle to arrange transport later.
Taxis are licensed as either private hire or hackney carriage, and whilst both do a very similar job, they operate in slightly different ways.
Private hire vehicles are available by pre-booking only. Hull's private hire vehicle fleet consists mainly of mid to large size family cars, complimented by a number of larger minibus style vehicles. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are also available.
For your convenience a few of the larger local private hire operators are listed below or alternatively please check the local yellow pages.
Private Hire Operators
|Operator||Contact telephone number|
|966 Cars||01482 966 966|
|Belmont Cars||01482 505 050|
|Drive||01482 575 757|
|East Hull Cars||01482 444 555|
|Foxy/Tanks Travel||01482 696 969|
|Hull Cars/82 Cars||01482 828 282|
|Three Five Cars||01482 353 535|
Hackney Carriage vehicles are allowed to operate in the same way as private hire vehicles but they are also allowed to use the Council's Hackney Carriage ranks and to pick up passengers when hailed in the street.
Hull's Hackney Carriage vehicle fleet are all able to offer wheelchair facilities. There are also a number of Hackney Carriage vehicles that are able to accommodate larger wheelchairs, these vehicles are listed here
Hackney Carriage Ranks (City Centre and Avenues Area)
|Anlaby Road (outside Ebenezer Morley)||8pm to 2am|
|Paragon Street (near Cenotaph)||24 Hours|
|Ferensway (near Superdry)||24 Hours|
|Baker Street||11pm to 1:30am|
|Kingston Square (near New Theatre)||6pm to 1:30am|
|George Street||11pm to 6am|
|George Street||9pm to 6am|
|Guildhall Road (junction Alfred Gelder Street||24 Hours|
|Lowgate||9:30pm to 6am|
|Lowgate||8pm to 6am|
|Beverley Road (outside The Welly Club)||6:30pm to 6am|
|Asylum (on campus)||Asylum opening hours|
|Cottingham Road (near University)||10am to 4pm|
|Cottingham Road (near University)||8pm to 6am|
|Newland Avenue (outside Piper Club)||10pm to 6am|
|Princes Avenue||6:30pm to 1am|
If you believe you have lost any property in a private hire vehicle or hackney carriage you will need to contact the local police station as all drivers are advised to hand any items left in their vehicle to the local police station.
You may also wish to contact the name of the operator you were using if this was a private hire vehicle for example Drive or Hull cars.
Complaints about taxi drivers
If you have a complaint about a taxi driver, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complaint will then be looked into, and any appropriate action taken.
The Licencing Team may contact you for further information.