Benefits of using Hackney Carriage

Hackney carriages or Green cabs are public transport vehicles which are licensed to “ply for hire”.

They can:

  • carry passengers for hire or reward
  • be hailed by prospective passengers in the street
  • park on a rank to await the approach of passengers

A hackney carriage must be driven by a driver who holds a hackney carriage driver’s licence.

Hackney carriage vehicles can be found at the ranks around the city and they can be hailed in the street. These vehicles have a roof light with the word TAXI on them. They have a plate affixed to the rear and a smaller version affixed to the windscreen which carry details of the expiry date, licence number and vehicle registration.

What are benefits of using a Hackney carriage over a ‘mini-cab’:

  • Free Advertising (which a private hire firm cannot legally do)
  • Safety of passengers
  • Green cabs are allowed to go anywhere in the city and drive in bus lanes
  • Extra leg room
  • All of our cabs are 5/6 seater at no extra cost
  • All of our cabs are wheelchair friendly
  • Our prices are set by Nottingham City Council
  • Up to 10% discount for account customers
  • Fixed rate prices can be negotiated

Fastlane Cabs

Fastlane Cabs specialise in providing a competitively priced, professional and reliable taxi service to all customers. All our drivers are friendly and courteous, making your journey a pleasure. For competitively priced transfer services, call us today on 0115 9 501 501 or alternatively fill in the form on the contact us page to receive a fully inclusive, no-obligation quotation.

Excellent Customer Service

These days, people will only stay loyal to a company if they have a very good reason to. Otherwise, there is plenty of competition available they could choose to move to. As a result, we at Fastlane cabs work tirelessly to keep customers and build their trust. By providing the best in customer service, we hope to increase trust and give confidence to our customers.

We take the views of our customers seriously and will do what we can to ensure a quality service is provided to each customer’s needs. So if you have any concerns or complaints then please get in touch either by email or telephone and we will be more than happy to assist with your query.

24 Hour Service

Fastlane Cabs have taxis available 24 hours a day each and every day. Book taxis to and from your chosen pickups. Smart drivers and modern taxis make a lovely experience. Avoid hassle on the day, always pre-book. Taxi reservations will often be cheaper for your journey. If there are 3 or more members of your travelling party, please call us for a competitive quote. In addition to being cheaper we can also drop you off door to door, taking you there in air-conditioned, comfort, making your journey easier, more relaxed and saving you money every day!

Airport Transfers

Our airport transfer service offers travel that is both fast and reliable. Pre-book up to three months in advance or get in touch on the day – we know that catching your flight is a non-negotiable.

There’s a reason we’re Nottingham’s first choice when it comes to airport transfers with our taxi pick up service being up to 25% cheaper than an alternative airport transfer on account. So whether it’s a Heathrow pick up or just an East Midlands airport taxi quote, Fastlane Cabs are ‘At Your Service’.

See below for our prices:

To:Price:
East Midlands Airport£30.00
Birmingham Airport£90.00
Manchester Airport£130.00
Heathrow Airport£195.00