Hackney Carriages can be flagged down and stopped by waving at them in the streets if their "for hire" light is on. Hackney Carriages can also be found at the various taxi ranks in Coventry. If you telephone a Private Hire Operator for a taxi then unless you specify whether you require a specific vehicle then either a hackney carriage (London estate or people carrier) may arrive.
Coventry City Council provides taxi ranks and taxi feeder lanes in Coventry. These can only be used by Coventry licensed Hackney Carriage Vehicles.
N.B. Please be aware that virtually all drivers are self-employed and if they use a Private Hire Operator or Hackney Carriage call centre for receiving bookings then this does not mean that they are employed by the operator or call centre.
It is mandatory for Hackney Carriages to use a meter when a journey is within Coventry and cannot charge more than the meter indicates at the journey's destination.
This meter works on both distance and time. Therefore if there is slow-moving traffic the price may be higher than if the traffic is light. If the journey is going outside the boundaries of Coventry then the driver can refuse to take the customer or agree a price with the customer, however this amount has to be agreed before the journey commences (in this instance it is not mandatory to use the meter).
Saloons, estates or people carriers are examples of private hire vehicles. There is no mandatory requirement for these vehicles to carry and use a meter whether the journey is inside or outside the city boundaries. However, some Private Hire Vehicles do carry a meter for the customer's benefit. The price of the journey is agreed between the driver and the passenger, however this must be agreed before the journey starts.
Private Hire Operators (PHO’s) are companies who despatch private hire vehicles for pre-booked journeys. Some Private Hire Operators may also despatch hackney carriage vehicles which may or may not be licensed by Coventry City Council. Depending on which vehicle you prefer please ensure at the time of booking that this is specified. Coventry licensed Private Hire Operators are as follows;
|Licence No||Name of PHO||Licence Start Date||Licence Expiry Date||Address of Private Hire Operator||Telephone Number / App based|
|PO0027||Lewis Taxis (Cov) Ltd||16/02/2017||15/02/2022||334 Foleshill Road, Coventry, CV6 5AJ||024 7666 6666|
|PO0021||Sky Taxis Midlands Ltd||16/05/2016||15/05/2021||1 Swanswell Street, Coventry, CV11 5FZ||024 7622 2222|
|PO0009||Regency Cars||06/02/2016||05/02/2021||63 Brookvale Avenue, Coventry, CV3 2DG||024 7645 8322|
|PO0028||Central Taxis (Warks) Ltd||25/05/2017||24/05/2022||108 Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DL||024 7633 3333|
|PO0014||Trish Taxis||17/12/2015||16/12/2020||Unit 9 Cash's Business Centre, Cash's Lane, Coventry, CV1 4EY||024 7626 6666|
|PO0001||Wayne Docking Taxis||18/03/2016||17/03/2021||140 Radford Road, Coventry, CV6 3BP||024 7660 1752|
|PO0018||Allens Taxis||25/04/2018||24/04/2023||12a Britannia Street, Coventry, CV2 4FS||024 7655 5555|
|PO0019||Runway Cars||11/05/2016||10/05/2021||5 Mossdale Close, Coventry, CV6 3HG||024 7659 0336|
|PO0026||Yellow Taxis Coventry Ltd||12/01/2017||11/01/2022||149a Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DU||024 7610 0100|
|PO0023||Malik Taxis||29/01/2016||28/01/2021||4 Botoner Road, Coventry, CV1 2DA||024 7663 0414|
|PO0029||Deens Travel Ltd||02/06/2017||01/06/2022||135 Dubar Avenue, Coventry, Cv6 5LZ||07896 411 001|
|PO0012||Q Cars Coventry||26/08/2016||25/08/2021||162 Belgrave Road, Coventry, CV2 5BH||024 7626 6666|
|PO0015||Hamza Cars||28/09/2017||27/09/2022||9-13 Holbrook Lane, Coventry, CV6 4AD||07855 131 434|
|PA0017||CJ Kelly||06/02/2018||05/02/2023||24 Hockley Lane, Coventry, CV5 7FR||024 7647 4784|
|PO0024||Troy Port Transfer||11/05/2018||10/05/2023||11a Hillmorton Road, Coventry, Cv2 1FY||024 7672 0742|
|PO0006||ecars||09/01/2019||08/01/2024||14 Forward House, Birmingham, B26 3QT||Google Play App or
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