Jim's Melrose Taxi

Hello and welcome to Jim and his Scottish Borders taxi providing local travel services for Melrose, Newstead, Darnick and the Tweedbank Rail Station.

My purpose is to offer a prompt and reliable day time local taxi service for the area as well as competitive pricing for longer distance travel requests.

My target customer is the one that values reliability above all else and is fully aware that the best value does not alway equate to the lowest cost.

Jim is able to offer the full range of travel services you may expect including, but not limited to:

  • Taxi in Melrose, Darnick or Newstead
  • Serving Tweedbank Rail Station
  • Local and long distance
  • Rail and airport transfers
  • Ancestry tracing tours
  • Sight seeing tours
  • Card payment accepted

The taxi meter shows the official fare for the journey as set out and enforced by the Scottish Borders council. Do not take it for granted the meter price will be discounted, but do be sure I shall never overcharge.

I am operating at my most efficient when the journey starts, ends or simply passes through or very close to Melrose, Newstead or Darnick including the Tweedbank train station and it is then that I can offer the best savings over the standard metered fare.

Melrose taxi offers competitive pricing

Please note that the price examples given are for pre-booked travel during my normal working hours. See below for a more detailed explanation of what these are and why I have implemented them.

  • Melrose to Berwick-Upon-Tweed rail station: £50
  • Melrose to Edinburgh airport: £60
  • Melrose to Newcastle airport: £80
  • Melrose to Glasgow airport: £105
  • Melrose to Prestwick airport: £120

Please use the request a quote form to get your bespoke journey quotation, and be aware that major savings can be applied on any journey and is not solely limited to rail stations or the airports.

Jim's Melrose Taxi

The Melrose taxicab

The Seat Toledo. Not a top of the range limousine by any means. Simply an honest reliable mid sized family car that handles the variables of being a taxi in Melrose surprisly well.

It has a large boot and enough space for four average sized passengers, although I do concede that the rear middle seat would soon lose some appeal on a longer journey.

Changing the work life balance

As an independent taxi operator I have always strived to undertake any booking I have accepted personally. This remains my goal but I now concede that I am unable to take a booking for just any old time of the 24 hour day.

All too often I have found myself still driving at well after midnight and then struggling to be available to start work again at my personal target time of 8am.

Jim's Melrose Taxi, with effect from September 1st 2017 will be aimed at providing service to Melrose, Newstead, Darnick and the Tweedbank train station between 0800hrs and 1800hrs daily with a limited flexibility available.

Quote requests for travel outside of the stated hours shall be considered or I may simply recommend another operator.