If you are travelling to Cambridge by bus or train you will very likely need a Cambridge taxi to get you from the station or depot to your accommodation. If you are arriving by train there is a rank directly outside Cambridge train station and they will take you into the city centre for around £6 (€9) depending on exactly where you want to go.
If you are on the outskirts of the city this could increase to around £10 (€14) but you certainly shouldn’t expect to pay more than £15 (€20) to get anywhere within the city boundary. If you are arriving by coach you will be dropped off at Drummer Street station. To get a Cambridge taxi you should walk out of the station in the direction of town and Regent Street. When you reach the junction with Regent Street you should see a pedestrian area to your right hand side. Walk up here about 100 yards and you should find the taxi rank. If you are travelling as part of a large group you might want to pre book one or more 5-seater taxi’s.
This means you need fewer taxis and it usually works out cheaper on a per person basis. All taxis in Cambridgeshire operate on a meter system where you pay a set price per mile you travel. Some taxi companies will offer you a fixed fare, for example to an airport where the distance is known beforehand but this usually needs to be agreed in advance. Most taxis also add on a supplement for extra passengers, and for travelling at certain times of the day so if you wonder why the meter is on a fee before you have gone anywhere that is probably the reason.
The final thing to note is that as in most countries, Cambridgeshire county council operate a licensing scheme for their drivers. This should be clearly displayed on the back of the taxi and there should also be a picture ID badge with the driver. If these are not displayed clearly, or the driver will not show them to you our advice is to get out of the taxi and wait for the next one. To find taxi companies in Cambridge follow the link below: Cambridge Taxi