The characteristic color of the taxis in Edinburgh is black and you can find them in all its streets, but we recommend you take them at their specific stops, they are official and have taximeter, but be sure to verify the driver’s identification.
The most important companies are:
City cabs: http://www.citycabs.co.uk/
Central Radio Taxis: http://www.taxis-edinburgh.co.uk/
You should keep in mind that the rates are a bit high, the price per kilometer traveled is £ 1.80 or £ 2.30 per mile, the usual tip is equivalent to 10% of consumption. They usually take up to five people and keep in mind that if in a restaurant you request a taxi, it is very possible that they call a minicab, private taxi and not a public taxi.