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Airport drop offs and collections


Ferry and cruise terminal transfers

London Offices

Business appointment transport with 'wait and return' service

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Nationwide private hire service from Lymington

Fixed Fares from Lymington

We do not undertake pub or nightclub pick ups booked on the day.
Payment for journeys is preferred by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Heathrow £105.00 

Gatwick £125.00  plus car parking fee on return

Southampton Airport £45.00 plus car parking fee both ways

Bournemouth Airport £39.00 plus car parking fee both ways

Luton Airport £155.00 plus car parking fee both ways

Stansted Airport £195.00 plus car parking fee both ways

Bristol Airport £130.00 plus car parking fee both ways

Southampton Cruise Terminals £45.00

Southampton Hospital £40.00 plus car parking fee

Bournemouth Hospital £40.00 plus car parking fee

Colin Merrett

About Us

Y-not Private Hire has been providing a personal transport service from the Lymington since 1997. We strive to meet your travel requirements to all parts of the UK.

We offer a personal and reliable solution to your travel requirements – whether an appointment to a local hospital in Southampton, to a theatre in Bournemouth, or to travel to other transport hubs such as Heathrow, Gatwick, or Stansted airports, and Southampton Cruise Terminal. We do not undertake pub or nightclub pick ups booked on the day.

In addition to the many airport transfers we undertake, we have also taken passengers as far afield as Scotland, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Kent, Devon, Somerset and Suffolk. 

Colin Merrett, owner and lead driver is a highly experienced New Forest District Council Licensed Private Hire Driver, and holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate. 

Our vehicle is a Skoda Superb Estate, so there is plenty of room for you and your luggage.

Contact Us for a Journey Quote

07453 348737

01590 767103

Covid 19 Secure Travel

I have taken specific measures to ensure your journey with Y-not Private Hire is Covid secure.  All drivers wear a face covering and passengers must also do so, whilst sitting in the rear of the vehicle.

Hand sanitiser and wipes are carried in the rear of the vehicle for the use of the passengers.  We have installed a clear screen between the front and rear seats. The vehicle is thoroughly sanitised with an anti-bacterial solution after each journey.



See what our customers have to say...

“For three years now, I use Y-not every time I fly to Heathrow for my frequent sailing holidays in Lymington. It’s so good to know I am being picked up by the same person each time and we always have a nice chat in the car on our way to and from Lymington. Knowing your driver feels like having a private chauffeur! So much better than just taking “any” taxi! Besides, I really appreciate Colin’s careful and safe driving!” Gaby Theile, Germany

“Y-not is a major reason that I chose to operate my RYA Sail Training Centre Reginasailing from Lymington. My guests come from all over the world for sail training and Y-not’s punctual, professional, safe and friendly way to pick up my guests at Heathrow is a key component for my business. Colin’s own background in the marine industry is an extra little plus. After all, it’s my guests first impression coming to the UK for their sailing experience and thus highly important. Obviously, we love using Y-not privately just as much!“ Leon Schulz, Malta

“Y-Not indeed, I used this company recently they were excellent from start to finish, they got back to me promptly about my email enquire, I booked a day and time with them on the phone at a competitive price and received an email and text confirmation with details including car make/model and drivers name etc, they turned up with time to spare, the car was spotless and comfortable, the driver was polite, warm, accommodating and courteous. After I left the hospital later in the day I phoned them again and they got a car to me within 20 mins and again sent text confirmation with all the useful details. I wouldn’t think twice about using them again 👍”

“Truly excellent service: efficient, safe and reasonable rates. I used Y-not Private Hire several times on a recent trip back home to Britain and they made life SO much easier. My Mum also uses this service for her trips to and from Gatwick and I have total peace of mind knowing she is capable hands. Highly recommend.” Elissa

“Colin provided an excellent service for our recent journeys to/from London Airports. Colin provided a prompt service, was extremely polite and helpful which made our journeys stress free :-)” Rob, London.

“Called for cab and although he was busy, he went out his way to recommend another driver that was available instantly 5* service!” Javea, Lymington.

“Very friendly, I felt very at ease on my journey to a business training” Sharon, Odiham

“What a great find! Colin was the perfect driver; comfy car, on time, interesting talk…will be recommending and definitely using again.” Lesley, Lymington

“Personal approach providing a professional service. Reliable and trustworthy” Nick, Lymington, Hampshire

“Arrived on time to take me to airport, will definitey use again” Lindsey, Selborne

“Reliable service with friendly staff. Reasonable prices and comfortable vehicles.” Barry, Lymington

“Just recently returned from an event in Europe. Y not private hire was great for my airport transfers, on time, hassle free! Highly recommend, will be using for future transfers! 👌🏻” Mitchell, Lymington

“Friendly efficient service with good communications and reasonable rates.” Keith, Lymington

“Wonderfully friendly and prompt service at a great price 👍 👍” Sue, Eastleigh

“Great service for our Heathrow airport to Lymington trip. Comfy ride, friendly and very professional service. Highly recommended”. Mike, Southampton

“Very good value for money, and punctual” Lee, Gosport

“Called for cab and although he was busy, he went out his way to recommend another driver that was…” Mia, Hampshire

“Getting this taxi to the airport started my holiday off in a great way!” John, Winchester

“1st class service. very friendly. very punctual. highly recommend Y-not” Claire, Southampton

“Great service prompt and very good price would definitely recommend”~ Angie, Lymington.

“Punctual and courteous driver, would use again” Laura, Portsmouth