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Taxis Based East Cowes IW

COVID-19 UPDATE! We are still able to provide taxi services but we will adhere to all government recommendations and guidelines regarding social distancing and essential travel only.
Please get in touch with us if you have specific questions regarding our business practices or require clarification with regard to taxi services and COVID-19.

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Updated 01/11/2020

ASAP taxis is a small independent taxi and private hire service operating in East Cowes (PO32) and Whippingham Isle of Wight, supplying taxis to all of the nearby surrounding areas including Wootton Bridge & Fishbourne (Wightlink).

We supply 1 to 4 seat estate cars on a fixed price travel basis, 1 - 8 seat taxi minibuses plus a full 16 Seater Minibus. (Please always check for vehicle availability). For larger groups we can supply additional vehicles depending on the size of your group.

We will supply you with not only a local service but also take you to anywhere in the UK including hospitals, airports, seaports or any other destination you choose. All of our mainland UK journeys are fixed price travel so you know exactly how much you are paying before you even leave so no nasty surprises at the end of the journey.

We are based next to the Red Funnel ferry terminal in Dover Road East 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 some are discounted and deals are available. Please ask.

Our 1 - 4 seat private hire vehicles and 8 seat minibus taxis are also dog friendly. Click for more details.

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


Red Funnel

red funnel raptor ferry sailing away from east cowes ferry terminal

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

1 - 4 Seaters

asap taxis black dacia logan private hire estate car

If you need taxi transportation to any mainland UK destination then give us a call. All mainland UK jobs are fixed price travel. Advanced booking normally recommended. See some of Our Prices »

8 Seat Taxi Minibus

asap's 8 seat silver ford transit taxi minibus outside the red funnel terminal in east cowes

Local Tours | Events | Group Travel

If you have a group of 5, 6, 7 or 8 people then we also have available an 8 seater minibus taxi. Read more »


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 Cowes & Whippingham Isle of Wight but also cover the surrounding nearby areas including Wootton. If you need to get back to East or Cowes from anywhere else on the Island then just give us a call.

What hours are you available?

We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week although if you know you will need a cab during the early morning hours ie: 1am, 3am etc then prebooking is strongly advised.

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 accommodate between 1 and 4 people in the private hire estate car service, between 1 - 8 in the taxi minibuses at any one time and up to 16 people in the 16 seater minibus. Don't forget that the private hire is a fixed price agreed between us before commencement of travel so no nasty surprises at the end of your journey. Find out more about the 8 seaters here » »

Do your taxis have CCTV?

Some of our cabs do have onboard CCTV, others do not. You can find out more here »

Do you carry dogs?

On some of our vehicles we do. More details can be found here »

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. Again please check before travel to ensure that we have a suitable vehicle available.

What fares or prices do you charge?

We use the council sealed meter for fares (revised May 2019) in the hackney carriages and fixed price fares for the estate car private hires. 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 Cowes?

In East Cowes there is only the one taxi rank and it is located in Dover Road, right outside of the Red Funnel ferry terminal.
As an alternative why not call us and use our private hire cars for a fixed price journey with no nasty surprises at your final destination. You can also pay by card or any contactless device. Call us now on 01983 244444.

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

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