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Translations (UK - US)

  • saloon = sedan (car)
  • estate = station wagon (car)
  • motorway = main highway (interstate)
  • dual carriageway = divided highway
  • roundabout = traffic circle
  • petrol = gas
  • boot = trunk

Car Services (Taxis) in the Cotswolds

Use a car service (taxi, chauffeur) to make your trip easier. Car services offer airport and train pickup/drop off and day tours of the Cotswolds and nearby areas. All of the larger Cotswolds towns have a taxi service. I have listed several companies below.

Airport or Train Pickup

An airport pickup is expensive but is worth it. We don't want to put our jet-lagged bodies behind the wheel of a rental car (especially since we are driving in the mirror-world), so having a driver take us to Bath or Oxford or to our first vacation rental in the Cotswolds works well for us. We take a couple of days to recover, then pickup a rental car.

Have a car service pick you up at the airport and drive you to the Cotswolds or a nearby town. If you plan to spend a few days in London on arrival, take the train into the Cotswolds and have a car service take you to your Cotswolds destination.

For airport pickups, the driver will be waiting for you where you come out of customs/baggage claim (with a sign with your name on it). The driver helps you with your luggage and usually has the car close by making your arrival easy.

Driving Tours

If you don't want to drive, consider hiring a car and driver to take you on a custom driving tour. Read more about Driving Tours of the Cotswolds.

Car Services for the Cotswolds

To find local car service companies, go to the Tourist Office websites or do a search for "car hire", "taxi" or "chauffeur" and the name of the town where you will be staying. I have listed several below.

Bath

Drive-U Chauffeuring Services: Highly recommended. We have used Clive from Drive-U to pick us up at Gatwick or Heathrow airport and take us to Bath. He also does day tours in the area.

Southern Cotswolds

Cotswolds Airport Taxi Transfers: Cirencester. Airport/train station service, day tours of the Cotswolds. Owner Simon Allen.

Home James Taxi: Cirencester. 24/7 taxi service, airport service, Cotswold tours.

Siren Cars: Cirencester. Car service to airports and seaports, and around the Cotswolds.

Northern Cotswolds

Tour the Cotswolds: Highly recommended. Custom driving tours of the Cotswolds including airport or train service. Owner Tim Harrison. Read more about driving tours of the Cotswolds.

Cotswold Executive Transfer: Broadway. Airport/train station service, day tours of the Cotswolds. Owner Steve Varah.

Cotswold Tours and Travel: Moreton-in-Marsh. Airport/train station transfers, tours of the Cotswolds.

Other Car Service Companies in the Cotswolds

North Cotswolds

Chipping Campden Taxis: Chipping Campden

Stow-on-the-Wold Taxi Service: Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswold Taxis of Moreton in Marsh: Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton Taxis: Moreton-in-Marsh

North Cotswolds Taxis

South Cotswolds

Cirencester Taxi Service: Cirencester

Triple A Taxis: Stroud/Nailsworth

Stroud Taxi Company: Stroud/Stonehouse

Apollo Taxi: Stroud/Stonehouse

Omega Private Hire: Nailsworth

Express Taxis of Tetbury: Tetbury

Resources

Taxi Register: Search for taxi companies by county, town or postal code.

Car Rental

AutoEurope: Pick up your rental car at the airport when you arrive or take the train to Oxford or Bath and pick up your car there. If you are staying in London before going to the Cotswolds, take the train from London Paddington Station to Oxford and pick up your rental car there.
Read more about renting a car in England.

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