What is private hire?

Private hire is similar to a taxi service, as it is licensed and insured in the same way,

With the key difference being,

that a taxi can pick up passengers from a taxi rank without the passengers having to book in advance,

a private hire vehicle can’t do this and only pick up passengers who have pre-booked a journey.


This means we can get you to anywhere in Scotland, when you pre-book  contact@unicorntravel.co.uk, 07429251980

with the best value per person for groups of up to 8 passengers and longer distances.


Private mini-bus hire for individuals & groups of up to 8 passengers (best prices p.p. if you are in a group).
Unicorn Travel & Tours offers a wide range of pre-bookable journeys:

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  • Airport transfers (there is a huge storage space on our mini-bus – enough for up to 2 suitcases per person )
  • All day as directed
  • Corporate
  • Cruise land excursions (from Edinburgh – Rosyth, Queensferry, Leith, Newhaven; Greenock, Dundee, Oban and other cruise ports)
  • Days & nights out
  • Events
  • Ferry transfers
  • Golf
  • Group specialist (best prices per person for groups of up to 8 passengers)
  • Transfers to Unicorn Paddle at Loch Lomond
  • Any occasions
  • Shopping
  • Ski transfers (Aonach Mhor, Aviemore, Glencoe, Glenshee & the Lecht)
  • Bespoke Unicorn Tours from anywhere in Scotland, including Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, St. Andrews, Inverness, Aviemore, Fort William, etc.
  • Students, Uni to/from home start/end of semester luggage removal (space for 8 passengers and 12 suitcases)
  • Luggage transfers for long distance walkers
  • Weddings, etc.

We offer competitive fixed price A to B journeys to anywhere in the country, for all journeys 45 minutes or longer.

We are based in Alloa, near Stirling University, and our mini-bus and driver/tour guide is fully licensed and insured.

How to check for our private hire availability?

November – March – available for private hire

April – October

April – October – Check out our calendar first for available dates (as we are also running tours throughout the summer)

contact@unicorntravel.co.uk, 07429251980

Edinburgh airport £48 one way, so if you are 8 it works out just £6 pp.

Glasgow Airport £64 one way, so if you are 8 it works out just £8 pp.

There is a £16 (£2 per person, based on a group of 8) night supplement from 21.00 pm to 7 am.

For airport pick ups only:

The first £10 car parking charges and 30 minutes of waiting time are included in the fares we quote. A meet and greet service is available to those unfamiliar with the layout of the airport for an additional £10.

Payment: Advance bookings by invoice with online payment link or for on the day bookings by cash.