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Colchester’s Premier Private Hire Taxi company Serving Colchester since 1973

Welcome to Minicab Services

Minicab Services or Five and Five Fours as we are more commonly known, commenced trading in 1973, and is one of Colchester’s oldest and most established taxi and private hire companies.

We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including Christmas and Bank Holidays and can fulfil all your personal and business travel needs.
Our taxi fleet includes saloon cars, estate cars, minibuses accommodating up to 8 passengers and wheelchair accessible vehicles. Multiple vehicles can be booked.

For larger capacity bookings 16+ passengers please see our sister coach companies website, TG Coaches,

MCS prides itself on providing you with a fantastic service. A vehicle that meets your requirements and a professional driver, both vehicle and driver are regulated by Colchester Borough Council. All drivers have undergone an enhanced DBS Check as well as knowledge and medical tests as part of Colchester Borough Councils strict licensing procedures ensuring your safety and peace of mind.

In addition, our state-of-the-art computerised reservation and taxi despatch system allows all customers to book their own cabs via our app, amend any previously entered bookings and even track the progress of your taxi via the tracking within the app.
To see how you could benefit from using our app – see the app tab above.

In accordance with HM Government legislation, all of our vehicles are strictly No Smoking.

We accept cash and card (via sum up) within all of our vehicles.?

Are you a Business customer?

If so you may enjoy the benefits of our Account facilities. Should you be accepted as an account customer, payment for all fares in a given month will be invoiced to you on a monthly basis with payment required to settle your account within thirty days of the invoice date. Please see the Accounts tab for further info.

If you are looking for a Colchester taxi service that you can depend on please reach out to MCS.

Airport Transfers

Take the hassle out of your holiday and book a private transfer to and from the airport. We will even check if your flight is delayed so rest assured your transport will be waiting when you arrive at the airport!


Holding up to 4 passengers. A saloon may also be requested if you require a low vehicle due to mobility at no additional charge.



Holding up to 8 passengers. Please state how many passengers at the time of booking.


Holding up to 75 Passengers. Multiple coaches can be booked for large capacity bookings. Please go to for further info.


Wheelchair Accessible

We can accommodate both manual and electric wheelchairs. Please ensure you have a safety lap strap before making your booking.

Pet Friendly

For our furry friends we  have a limited supply of pet friendly drivers and vehicles. Please state pet type and if applicable breed at the time of booking.

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App Download

Minicab Services have both an iPhone and Android app available.

Through these apps you can: