Y-not Private Hire

Lymington, Hamshire

Business Details

Reliable, affordable taxi transport 

Airport/Port Transfers, Business Travel and Private Hire Taxi Service

New Forest, Southampton and Bournemouth, airport and cruise transfers, longer journeys too

Travel in comfort and relaxation with Y-not Private Hire, which has been providing a personal transport service from the Lymington area since 1997.y not private hire cars 800

Colin Merrett and his team offer a personal and reliable solution to your travel requirements for both local and longer journeys. Whether it's transport to and from Southampton or Bournemouth for a hospital appointment or a theatre outing  you need or a reliable and comfortable taxi service to or from Heathrow, Gatwick, or Stansted airports or Southampton Cruise Terminal you can rely on Y-not Travel.

In addition to the many airport transfers we undertake, we strive to meet your travel requirements to all parts of the UK and have  taken passengers as far afield as Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Kent, Devon, Somerset and Suffolk.

Y-not Private Hire for all your local and longer distance transport needs - Colin MerrettColin Merrett, our lead driver is a highly experienced New Forest District Council Licensed Private Hire Driver, and holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Our current lead vehicle is a Skoda Superb Estate, so there is plenty of room for you and all your luggage.  We have 2 further support cars with excellent drivers to ensure we can provide a reliable service in times of high demand.

Call us now on 07453 348737 or see further contact details below.

Our customers recommend us!

Below is a selection of mainly completely spontaneous compliments from our customers - who are of course the best people to recommend Y-not to you! 

"What a great find! Colin was the perfect driver; comfy car, on time, interesting talk...will be recommending and definitely using again." Lesley, Lymington

"Personal approach providing a professional service. Reliable and trustworthy" Nick, Lymington

"Arrived on time to take me to airport, will definitey use again" Lindsey, Selborne

"Reliable service with friendly staff. Reasonable prices and comfortable vehicles." Barry, Lymington

"Very friendly, I felt very at ease on my journey to a business training" Sharon, Odiham

"Wonderfully friendly and prompt service at a great price" Sue, Eastleigh

"Very good value for money, and punctual" Lee, Gosport

"Getting this taxi to the airport started my holiday off in a great way!" John, Winchester

"1st class service. very friendly. very punctual. highly recommend Y-not"  Claire, Southampton

"Punctual and courteous driver, would use again"  Laura, Portsmouth

"Excellent couldn't fault service and price" Mark, Farnborough

"Reliable and friendly service" Gordon, Essex

Unprompted testimonials added after's Facebook post for Y-not 

Dorice Walmsley -  We always use this company for pick up and delivery to/from Heathrow after long haul flights. Always there, always clean cars, efficient and wonderful staff.

Heather De Quervain  - Colin is amazing. He is reliable & totally professional. I 100% recommend this taxi service & wouldn't go anywhere else & the humour certainly adds to a great journey.

James Brooke -  Colin and his team offer an amazing service, it’s a great local Private Hire company. I speak from personal experience, Colin and his team go that extra mile and really care about delivering a safe, personal service. I really do recommend them.

Two further enormous recommendations

"Y-not is a major reason that I chose to operate my RYA Sail Training Centre Reginasailing from Lymington. My guests come from all over the world for sail training and Y-not’s punctual, professional, safe and friendly way to pick up my guests at Heathrow is a key component for my business. Colin’s own background in the marine industry is an extra little plus. After all, it’s my guests first impression coming to the UK for their sailing experience and thus highly important. Obviously, we love using Y-not privately just as much!"

Leon Schulz, Malta

"For three years now, I use Y-not every time I fly to Heathrow for my frequent sailing holidays in Lymington. It’s so good to know I am being picked up by the same person each time and we always have a nice chat in the car on our way to and from Lymington.  Knowing your driver feels like having a private chauffeur! So much better than just taking “any” taxi! Besides, I really appreciate Colin’s careful and safe driving!"

Gaby Theile, Germany

How much will it cost?

On our website "Services" page we provide example fares for airport and other "standard" journeys. Other journeys need to be quoted on an individual basis because the fare depends on distance, tolls, location, and time of day.  Please get in touch with your requirements and we'll be happy to provide a quotation for your journey.

Next time you need a reliable and comfortable taxi - why not try Y-not! 

We look forward to your enquiry - and to demonstrating to you that we're as good as our customers say we are!.

You are welcome to use the contact form on our website, or simply send your own email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or just pick up the phone and dial 07453 348737.

Please note we do not normally undertake pub or nightclub pick ups booked on the day so do please book ahead.



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