Hackney Carriage fares

Passenger information on Hackney Carriage fares

Tariff one – day rate
Fares between 7am and 11pm (except for such periods as fall within Tariff two and Tariff three)
£2.90 flag and first 160.93 metres (1/10th of a mile). £0.20p each following 160.93 metres (1/10th of a mile) or part.

Tariff two –  night rate
Fares between 11pm and 7am; Sundays; Bank Holidays and from 8pm Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
£3 flag and first 146.30 metres (1/11th of a mile). £0.25p each following 146.30 metres (1/11th of a mile) or part.

Tariff three – fares during Christmas/Boxing Day and from midnight New Year’s eve until 7am on New Years day are double tariff one.
£5.80 flag and first 160.93 metres (1/10th of a mile). £0.40p each following 160.93 metres (1/10th of a mile) or part.

Extra charges:

£0.25 Waiting time Tariff 1 - Each period of one minute or part.

£0.30 Waiting time Tariff 2 - Each period of one minute or part.

£0.35 Waiting time Tariff 3 - Each period of one minute or part.

£1 For each person in excess of four travelling in a multi-seater and London taxi-type vehicle

£65 Soiling Charge.

Card payment
Some taxis accept credit or debit cards. A surcharge may be made for this method of payment which, will not exceed the amount permitted by law, and in any event shall be limited to a maximum of £1 or 12.5% of the metered fare (whichever is greater).

Note: Any toll or congestion charge shall be added to the fare.

The meter should not record any fare when you enter the vehicle. The driver will then switch on the meter and it must correspond with the fares information above.