The 5 Days of Christmas: why you should pre-book a private taxi this year

Private taxis at Christmas


It’s official. The current Tier 2 restrictions in our area will be relaxed for five days over the Christmas period to allow us to meet in a “Christmas bubble” with two other households.

From 23 December to 27 December, you can travel to meet the households too, in their homes. You can also go out to enjoy a “substantial” meal at a local pub or restaurant with your family.

So if you want to have a glass or two to celebrate the season, the big question is, who is going to drive?

Good news – Your Local Car’s friendly, local drivers are ready and waiting! They drive, you relax and enjoy yourself. How nice does that sound…

Three easy ways to book your taxi over Christmas

Five Days, five ways

Here’s five ways taking a local taxi during December can save you time and money this Christmas – and let you have that extra glass of bubbly or well-earned beer.

1. Dining out with your household in Tier 2

Restaurants are open ready to treat you and your household to a delicious meal you haven’t had to cook yourself. Our local pubs are also welcoming us back if they also serve a “substantial meal”.

Why not make your December evening extra special and leave the car behind. Pre-book your taxi online or via the YLC app, and our friendly driver will arrive at your front door, to take you direct to your destination. They’ll be ready and waiting to whisk you home again in safety and comfort just before 11pm, when bars and restaurants must close, and everyone else will be looking for a taxi! We can also do the same if you’re meeting up with friends in their garden for a daytime seasonal BBQ or an evening around the fire pit.

Benefits of using Your Local Car:

  • Have that extra drink without worry
  • Larger cars and MPVs for larger families
  • Child car seats available on request
  • Pre-book via the app or online, and save 5%

2. Shop in style with Your Local Car

Your local “non-essential” independent shops have had a terrible time this year. So show them your love and support by shopping locally. Take time to visit your local high street shops for a wider range of unusual presents, and personal service with a smile. Our local taxi drivers can drop you at any local shopping location, and collect you and your purchases at a time to suit you. You’ll also be helping support the local economy – and it really needs your help right now.

Benefits of using Your Local Car:

  • Travel direct to your favourite shops
  • Leave the car at home and save fuel and parking costs
  • No crowded public transport or cold wait for buses
  • Pre-book via the app or online, and save 5%

3. Five Days of Christmas travel

The five day window is a great opportunity to meet up, but it’s happening just at the time when public transport starts to wind down! With trains and buses likely to be really busy even for local journeys, pre-book a taxi with us and relax. No waiting at cold stations or bus stops, no worries over crowded carriages or finding a bus seat. Instead, travel in warmth and comfort with our friendly local drivers, who know the back roads to avoid any queues as well!

And if you’re lucky enough to be jetting off for some winter sun or to visit relatives abroad, our airport taxi transfers ensure you arrive at the terminal relaxed, on time and without worries over booking airport parking or taking public transport.

Benefits of using Your Local Car:

  • No worries over reduced public transport timetables
  • No queueing outside in the cold, rain or the dark
  • No shared train carriages or bus seats – just you/your family and your driver
  • Pre-book via the app or online, and save 5%

4. Sports events and live performances

Live events including pantomime are back (oh yes they are). With great shows on at local venues such as the Camberley Theatre, now is the time to enjoy a COVID-secure night out. Sporting events are also back. So when you’ve booked your theatre tickets, book your taxi with Your Local Car. Support your local arts venues, support your team, and we’ll support you with a friendly, reliable service that’ll have you cheering for more!

Benefits of using Your Local Car:

  • Door to door transport with no hassles
  • No car parking or public transport costs
  • Makes a special night out even more special (oh yes it does!)
  • Pre-book via the app or online, and save 5%

5. Pre-booking essential – and easy!

Our drivers have worked really hard this year to keep local people on the move, and they are looking forward to time with their families at Christmas too. So, if you want to travel over the Five Days of Christmas, and especially if you want one of our spacious MPV taxis for a larger family, you need to pre-book by 21 December 2020.

Pre-booking couldn’t be easier. Simply download the app to your phone, and you get an instant quote and confirmation of your booking. You can also pre-authorise your credit card so when you arrive at your destination, you simply hop out and start your celebrations. (More details on how our private taxi pre-payment works here.) And of course, you can track your car as it travels to collect you, for less stress on the day of travel.

Our all-year present to you

When you book online or via the app, we’ll give you 5% off every journey you book with us – all year round! It’s the Christmas gift that keeps on giving!

Your Local Car
Tap. Book. Relax.

* compared with prices when booked via phone