About Cherwell Cars

Welcome to Cherwell Cars Taxis, your local private hire booking service. Cherwell Cars prides itself on offering a professional reliable services to all our customers, whatever their destination. We have a fast, efficient and reliable operation that runs 24/7 for you when you travel near or far.

We Offer :

  • Pickup and transfer service from all UK airports
  • Prompt and reliable service , with on time pick-up
  • Meet and greet services – we’ll collect you from any airport
  • Wheel Chair Access via our Mini Bus Service
  • Cherwell Cars offers a highly competitive courier service
  • Clean, high quality of vehicles
  • Friendly and courteous drivers

Our History

Our Founders

Cherwell Cars was founded as X Cars in 1978 by David Randle and began operating from the Banbury Cross Rank. The company moved to offices George Street and changed its name to Cherwell Cars.

First Banbury 24 hour private hire service

Cherwell Cars changed ownership and acquired the rights to the famous 5 5s phone number. Cherwell Cars became the first Banbury 24 hour private hire service in 1982. Over the next 15 years the company grew and grew despite competition from several private hire companies, and during this time became the first taxi company in Banbury to use a computerised booking system.

Longest serving taxi company in the area

In 2008, the present owner ArsaIan Ahmed acquired the company from Taj Mohammad who had been the owner operator since 2003. Cherwell Cars is the longest serving taxi company in the area and we have achieved this longevity by priding ourselves on offering a professional, reliable, quality service.

Joining Forces

In 2020, Cherwell Cars was sold to Royal Cars, which has brought new technology and talent to the company. Cherwell Cars is curently expanding and improving is services on a daily basis and are commited to supply the best possible taxi service to Banbury and other areas.

Our Commitments

Open any time and Value for money

24 Hours a day, everyday service though out the year. Efficient & reliable service at a competitive price.

Full Range of Transport

Modern, clean fleet of vehicles - saloon, estate and executive cars; MPV's, mini-buses and wheelchair accessible vehicles all available 24 hours a day.

Our Compliance

Fully Licensed vehicles & drivers - for your safety and peace of mind all our vehicles are checked by Cherwell District Council and drivers are fully CRB checked and have an NVQ in Road Passenger Transport

Smart Booking Technology

All drivers tracked using GPS and Smart booking systems detement quickest service for you.

Airport Meet and Greet

'Meet & Greet' Collection service - to and from all UK airport lounges.

Corporate Account Technology

Corporate account facilities - offering credit facilities with password/PIN protection and clearly printed invoices and statements detailing all journeys. Professional & friendly customer care.

Cherwell Cars Safety Tips and Taxi Safety

At Cherwell Cars we understand the dangers passengers face, especially women travelling alone at night from bogus and unlicensed drivers. This is why we offer our completely free Text-Back service - we send a text message to your mobile phone detailing type of car, registration and colour of the vehicle coming to pick you up.
  • Never get in an unlicensed taxi!!
  • Always pre-book your cab.
  • Always make sure you can see the drivers licence.

Company Information

Cherwell Cars

53 George St
OX16 5BH

Bookings : +44 (0) 1295 255555
Tel : +44 (0) 1295 273339
Fax : +44 (0) 1295 661287

Registration Information

Cherwell Cars Banbury Ltd

The Old Chapel, Union Way
OX28 6HD

Registered in England & Wales
Company number : 12269696
VAT number : 334 6524 06