Tariffs

There are three standard tariff periods, and when a certain tariff applies depends on the day of the week and the time of day you travel.

The tariff rate can change (e.g. from Tariff 1 to 2, 2 to 3 or 3 to 1) if a journey starts when one tariff rate applies but is still going when the next Tariff rate starts.

The meter automatically adds a charge based on time for any part of a taxi journey when the speed drops below 10.4mph. Other extra charges may be included in the final fare.

Tariff 1

For any hiring during Monday to Friday between 05:00 and 20:00, other than on a public holiday:

  • For the first 210.8 metres or 45.4 seconds (whichever is reached first) there is a minimum charge of £3.80
  • For each additional 105.4 metres or 22.7 seconds (whichever is reached first), or part thereof, if the distance travelled is less than 9,591.4 metres there is a charge of 20p
  • Once the distance has reached 9,591.4 metres then there is a charge of 20p for each additional 86.9 metres or 18.7 seconds (whichever is reached first), or part thereof

Tariff 2

For any hiring either during Monday to Friday between 20:00 and 22:00 or during Saturday or Sunday between 05:00 and 22:00, other than on a public holiday:

  • For the first 172.2 metres or 37.0 seconds (whichever is reached first) there is a minimum charge of £3.80
  • For each additional 86.1 metres or 18.5 seconds (whichever is reached first), or part thereof, the distance travelled is less than 9,643.2 metres there is a charge of 20p
  • Once the distance has reached 9,643.2 metres then there is a charge of 20p for each additional 86.9 metres or 18.7 seconds (whichever is reached first), or part thereof

Tariff 3

For any hiring between 22:00 on any day and 05:00 the following day or at any time on a public holiday:

  • For the first 162.4 metres or 35 seconds (whichever is reached first) there is a minimum charge of £3.80
  • For each additional 81.2 metres or 17.5 seconds (whichever is reached first), or part thereof, the distance travelled is less than 9,581.6 metres there is a charge of 20p
  • Once the distance has reached 9,581.6 metres then there is a charge of 20p for each additional 86.9 metres or 18.7 seconds (whichever is reached first)

Tariff rate for longer journeys

When a taxi journey reaches six miles the tariff rates changes. This new rate is sometimes referred to as Tariff 4.

 Tariff

Rate 

Times when the tariff currently applies 

Tariff 1 for journeys up to 6 miles £3.05 per mile

Monday to Friday, 05:00-20:00

Tariff 2 for journeys up to 6 miles £3.74 per mile Monday to Friday, 20:00-22:00
Saturday and Sunday, 05:00-22:00
Tariff 3 for journeys up to 6 miles £3.96 per mile Every night, 22:00-05:00
Public holidays
Tariff rate for journeys over 6 miles £3.70 per mile At all times for journeys over 6 miles

The information on this page is effective from Saturday 30 April 2022.