This table shows typical fares and journey times based on distance for three types of tariff. Fares and journey times may be higher if there are delays or heavy traffic.
|Monday to Friday |
06:00 - 20:00
|Monday to Friday|
20:00 - 22:00
Saturday and Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
22:00 - 06:00
|1 mile||6 - 13 mins||£5.60 - £8.80||£5.60 - £9||£6.80 - £9|
|2 miles||10 - 20 mins||£8.60 - £13.80||£9.00 - £14||£10.40 - £14.80|
|4 miles||16 - 30 mins||£15 - £22||£16 - £22||£18 - £28|
|6 miles||28 - 40 mins||£23 - £29||£28 - £32||£28 - £33|
|Between Heathrow and |
|30 - 60 mins||£45 - £85||£45 - £85||£45 - £85|
There is a minimum fare of £2.40 at all times.
The passenger will be expected to pay the full fare displayed on the meter at the end of the journey unless the driver and passenger agree on the final fare to be charged before the start of the journey.
Once a taxi journey reaches a certain fare, the rate at which the taxi fare increases changes. During tariff 1 and 2, the rate increases and during tariff 3, the rate decreases.
Fares for destinations outside Greater London may be negotiated between the passenger and driver before the journey. If no fare is agreed before the start of the journey then the maximum fare will be that shown on the meter at the end of the journey.
Unless they have a good reason not to, drivers must:
Extra charges must be added on the meter at the start of the journey. There are no extra charges for luggage, additional passengers or carrying of assistance dogs.
There is an extra charge of up to £2 if the taxi is booked by phone or online. When booking a taxi, other charges may also apply and terms and conditions may vary so please check when you book.
There is an extra charge of £2.80 for journeys that start from Heathrow Airport ranks.
There is an extra charge of £4 for journeys made between 20:00 on 24 December and 06:00 on 27 December and between 20:00 on 31 December and 06:00 on 2 January 2015.
Some taxis accept credit or debit cards and there is a maximum charge of £1 or 10% of the metered fare, whichever is higher.
To ensure they comply with the Consumer Protection (Payment Surcharges) Regulations 2012, drivers must also not charge passengers more than it costs the driver to accept payment by credit or debit cards.
As soon as a passenger indicates that they wish to pay for a taxi journey by credit or debit card, drivers should advise them of the additional charge.
The driver may charge the passenger up to £40 for soiling if it requires the taxi to be taken out of service for cleaning.
Large print taxi and private hire guide
The information on this page is effective from Saturday 5 April 2014.