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Taxi from port to Edinburgh castle

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Taxi from port to Edinburgh castle

We are arriving by cruise ship at Queensferry in June and would like to book at taxi for 4 people to the Castle.Can anyone recommend a reliable taxi company that can be booked in advance? We are all Seniors and are trying to avoid the hill to the Castle. Thought we would get a taxi to the Castle and then walk down the hill and take the Shuttle or train back to the port.

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1. Re: Taxi from port to Edinburgh castle

City cars or com cabs use black hackney cabs, both are reliable and both take credit card payments, find them on google

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2. Re: Taxi from port to Edinburgh castle

There are three taxi companies in Edinburgh, http://www.fastblacks.com/companies.html All Edinburgh taxis charge the same rate as the tariff is regulated by the City of Edinburgh Council. All three companies will accept payment by credit card, the City of Edinburgh Council mandates a 5% surcharge for card payment. Make sure you mention that you want to pay by card when booking in case the driver has a problem with their data terminal that day.

The data terminal should be able to process your American credit card even if it does not have Chip and Pin. City Cabs have two ways to pay, one a normal data terminal unit and the other through the drivers data messaging unit.

City and Central both have free apps if you have a mobile phone, that way you will not be making an international call to book the taxi. You can book online before you depart but what happens if the ship is behind schedule for some reason? You don't really need to book in advance 15/20 minutes is enough unless you are arriving during the rush hours.

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3. Re: Taxi from port to Edinburgh castle

Were you able to take the taxi from the South Queensferry port to Edinburgh Castle? If so, what was the rate charged? We are a party of five and I think a taxi may be a cheaper route than the shuttle bus. Thanks for your help!

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4. Re: Taxi from port to Edinburgh castle

LisaM info above from Alan is still valid. I'd expect cost would be in the region of £30. You'd need top pre book a taxi to meet you there.

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5. Re: Taxi from port to Edinburgh castle

So to update my advice since the FastBlacks link no longer works:

City Cabs www.citycabs.co.uk 0131 228 1211

Central Taxis taxis-edinburgh.co.uk 0131 229 2468

ComCab Edinburgh www.comcab-edinburgh.co.uk 0131 272 8000

All are reliable, all charge the same price as they are highly regulated by The City of Edinburgh Council

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