Taxis can be found in all but the smallest of towns. The best source of information about taxis is at your hotel or B&B. The best place to get a taxi is at the airport, train and bus stations or at taxi ranks. Hackney cars are a different type of cab. They usually do not have a sign on top and are not licensed to work from ranks or airports, train and bus stations. You have to call their offices to order a hackney. Hackney cars are usually less expensive than taxis. Taxis are metered, and the fare is calculated from this. Hackney cars are not metered so it is advisable to ask how much the fare is before you use one. Again, your hotel or B&B will have all the information you need.