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Taxis Based East & West Cowes IW

ASAP taxis is a small independent taxi and private hire service operating in both East Cowes (PO32) and Cowes (PO31) Isle of Wight and supplying taxis to all of the surrounding nearby areas of Whippingham, Northwood and Gurnard.

We supply 1 to 8 seat fully wheelchair accessible and dog friendly taxi minibuses. Also for larger groups we can supply additional vehicles depending on the size of your group.

For wheelchair users we can provide not only a local service but also take you to anywhere in the UK including hospitals, airports, seaports or any other destination.

We are based next to the Red Funnel ferry terminal in Dover Road East Cowes and near to the Red Jet Terminal in West Cowes. If you call us from Southampton when you board your ferry then we can be there to meet you once your ferry arrives.

All of the are fares and prices that we charge are based on the Isle of Wight Councils metered tariff although deals are available. Please ask.

We also accept card payments. You can pay in the taxi by Cash, Visa, Mastercard or Contactless. No additional fees or surcharges.


Red Funnel

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We are based near to the Red Funnel ferry terminal in East Cowes and have cabs available in West Cowes. If you call once on the ferry from Southampton that should give us time to meet you. Read more »

Wheelchair Taxi

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If you need taxi transportation and you are in a wheelchair then give us a call. The wheelchair faces forward with 4 point locking and seat belt. Advanced booking is always recommended. Read more »

Latest News

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If you want to keep ahead with all that is going on with us in the taxi trade in East and West Cowes then please check out our latest news.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we are frequently asked.

What Areas of the Isle of Wight do you cover?

We operate out of East & West Cowes Isle of Wight but also cover Whippingham, Northwood, Gurnard and the surrounding nearby areas. If you need to get back to either East or West Cowes from anywhere else on the Island then just give us a call.

What hours are you available?

Monday to Thursday 7am until 11pm. Friday and Saturday 7am until Midnight. Sunday 10am until 10pm. Out of these hours we are available by prebooking only.

Do you take credit and debit cards?

Yes we do. Visa & Mastercard. (Sorry not Amex).

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How many passengers can you carry?

We can take between 1 and 8 people at any one time. Find out more here »

Do you take wheelchair passengers?

Yes. We can carry a person seated in a wheelchair and up to 4 additional passengers. More info here »

Do you carry dogs and pets?

Absolutely yes. I used to own German Shepherds myself so no problems with dogs or any other pets.

Do you carry or supply baby / child seats?

The simple answer is no. Where would we store them all? However you are more than welcome to supply your own and we will assist with fitting if you need us to.

Do you carry bikes / cycles?

We are happy to take bicycles and riders. We can carry up to 3 bikes plus riders at a time.

What fares or prices do you charge?

We use the council sealed meter for fares (revised May 2019). Some examples of prices charged can be found here »

Do you offer discounts for regular trips?

Yes we do. Please call with details of the journeys you require.

Where are the taxi ranks in East or West Cowes?

In East Cowes the taxi rank is located in Dover Road, right outside of the Red Funnel ferry terminal and in Cowes there is one in the Red Jet Terminal or another just a short walk away outside of the local M&S store some 500 metres from the terminal building.


If you can't find an answer to the question you're looking for the just call 01983 244 444.

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