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We are a Rather Excellent Local Private Hire Cab Service for St Leonards, Hastings and the local 1066 area.


We Provide a Premium Service at Regular Prices. We value the trust given to us by our Lovely regular customers and would love the opportunity to show you why.



We are based in Hastings and specialise in providing cabs for local journeys on time and with a smile!



 To book a Hastings or St Leonards Car or Minibus


 01424 404400



For a Quote for any Airport or Port Transfer


01424 404400

or Email Your Requirements to airport.transfers@trecc.co.uk



We provide a unique, personable and friendly professional private hire cab service in Hastings and St Leonards and we have over 34 years experience transporting our lovely locals and visitors to all corners of Hastings and St Leonards and to the 1066 area and beyond. We have experience of over 94,000 local journeys in and around the Hastings and St Leonards area, a squillion miles travelled.



We have our Ford Tourneo Custom Ltd Edition Long Wheelbase Minibus With EIGHT passenger Seats! its the top of the range wotsit too! Underfloor heating and reclining heated seats, aircraft style overhead A/C and reading lights. no loo though, my idea of sellotaping a small shed to the rear door never made it past our quality control dept.




We can "de-Badge" our vehicles you can arrive in your own private car at no cost, just ask.



We also have a nice shiny fleet of Toyota Tourers,




01424 404400


We are proud to have transported well over 282,000 rather lovely customers in our careers, except for that time when we left a drunk one in a hedge with a note pinned to his chest. he slowly sunk through the hedge 'til all that was left was feet. He may still be there.



We are of course regularly DBS checked in case we are naughty AND we have NVQ level 2 qualifications in passenger management thingies and New child protection certificates.


To pre-book a vehicle to all parts of Hastings and St Leonards and to Ports, Airports, Local, everywhere and anywhere.



Please ring or tippex this number onto your phone

(if you dont know what tippex is ask your nan)


01424 404400


 It is our aim to accommodate all your needs during your day or night in Hastings and St Leonards just give us a ring.


We accept all kinds of credit cards in car and by telephone and also heavy gold doubloons (and the odd bit of cake)


*We now accept American Express


We will surpass your expectations and that is a promise! If you are visiting this area, we want your journey no matter how small in Hastings and St Leonards and it's beautiful environs to be perfect!


We have facilities for our popular 0% interest free business 30 day account management. Details upon request. We provide an online invoice retrieval and checking service too!



Phone us on

  01424 404400


we record all calls and are deleted after six months in line with our GDPR Policy and can be

individually deleted upon request.


The Rather Excellent Carriage Company Ltd

Is Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 8925706


Registered offices

20 Havelock Road


TN34 1BP






We have contactless card machines in all vehicles