We are a group of independent taxi drivers who work from the town centre ranks. We ply for hire day and night. Transporting the visitors and residents of Hastings & St. Leonards to wherever they need to go.
What We Do
We combine modern dispatch technology with a traditional taxi service and make it easier for passengers to hail a cab.
Our aim is to provide available cars to waiting customers as quickly as we can.
That’s all we do. No advance bookings or long-distance journeys. Just local taxis available for immediate hire.
Bringing the rank to wherever you happen to be.
Simple. Quick. Efficient.
- Providing a first-class service
- Having friendly, courteous drivers.
- Reducing pollution and being environmentally aware.
Cleaner, greener cars
Most of our fleet are either hybrid or electric cars that are not just kinder to the environment, but are also smoother and quieter too.
And, we keep them spotlessly clean, inside and out, to ensure a pleasant travel experience.
We demand the highest standards of safety and professionalism from our drivers.
Coastal Taxis are licensed and regulated by Hastings Borough Council.
Our experienced drivers will always use their local knowledge and take you the shortest route wherever possible. Avoiding road works, busy junctions and pinch points.
We can also advise you on things to do and places to visit.
Where to Find Us
Our service area covers Hastings, St Leonards, Ore, Fairlight, Guestling, Icklesham, Crowhurst, Westfield and surrounding areas.
Weekdays – 10:00 to 00:00
Weekends – 10:00 to 02:00
What Our Customers Say About Us
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you do airport transfers and long-distance journeys ?
No. We like to keep all of our cars local and ready to go. Which is why we only do journeys within a 30 mile radius.
I want to book a cab for a specified time.
Sorry. We specialise in immediate bookings. The nearest available car, sent directly to your location as quickly as possible. This is because all our cars are proper taxis that work from the ranks and we cannot predict their locations or guarantee that one will be available at the time that you specify
Why is no-one answering the phone?
We don’t have telephone operators. Our drivers answer incoming calls themselves. Sometimes it isn’t safe to take phone calls whilst driving and we will redirect you to the online booking portal instead
Also, we switch the phone off when we reach capacity or when there are no vehicles available.
How long will I have to wait for a cab?
The easiest way to see how long our waiting times are is to use the online booking portal. Just enter your pick-up location and you’ll see a list of available cars with estimated times of arrival.
How much is my journey going to cost?
Are you available 24/7 ?
Nope. We’re open when we’re open and closed when we’re not. You can select from one of our trusted partners on the TaxiCaller app when we’re unavailable.
Can I pay by card?
Yes. We accept all major debit and credit cards as well as mobile payments. We also accept cash.
We’re doing our bit to help prevent the spread.
Our drivers have been double vaccinated and will wear face coverings when requested.
We also provide hand sanitising gel to our customers and regularly disinfect touch-points such as door handles and seat belts.
Contactless payments are accepted in all our vehicles.