Disability access information for transport to, from and around Cambridge and the surrounding area. See also separate information on Ely.

Accessible taxis

  • Andy Cabs: 01223 571 144. All taxis are wheelchair accessible. Recommended.
  • United Taxis: 01223 313 131. Can provide wheelchair accessible taxis if booked in advance.
  • Diamond: 01223 523 523. Can provide wheelchair accessible taxis if booked in advance.
  • Panther: 01223 715 715. Can provide wheelchair accessible taxis if booked in advance.
  • About a third of Cambridge’s Hackney cabs are wheelchair accessible.

See also Information on Cambridge University website for more details on taxis in the city centre.

Taxi ranks

Taxi ranks are located at:

  • Drummer Street (the bus station)
  • Parkside (the new National Express coach stop)
  • Railway Station
  • St Andrew’s Street, at the junction with Petty Cury

Night-time taxi ranks

There are night-time ranks at:

  • Sidney Street (outside Boots)
  • Market Hill

It is advisable to book a taxi in advance, particularly if you require an accessible taxi.

A Council-sponsored Taxicard service operates in the city to provide registered disabled and sensory impaired residents with subsidised transport using taxis. The cardholder pays the first £1 of a taxi ride and anything over £3.40. Disabled students and staff, even if you are not permanently resident in Cambridge, may be entitled to a Taxicard.

Major changes to the Taxicard scheme came into place in April 2007. It is best to contact the Council directly to find out whether or not you are eligible.

For more information or an application form, please click here or contact the Taxicard service direct on:

  • Tel: 01223 457 316
  • Textphone: 01223 457 050
  • Email:

Dial-a-Ride service

Cambridge Dial-a-Ride is a charitable organisation which provides transport for groups and individuals who otherwise have difficulty accessing public transport. It offers this service around the entire city of Cambridge and from neighbouring villages.

For more information, contact:

  • Cambridge Dial-a-Ride
  • Address: Unit F4a Eastern Court, 182-190 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8HE
  • Tel: 01223 506 335
  • Fax: 01223 506 334
  • Email: