Tariff 1,2 or 3 applies depending 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 190.8 metres or 41.0 seconds (whichever is reached first) there is a minimum charge of £3.80
  • For each additional 95.4 metres or 20.5 seconds (whichever is reached first), or part thereof, if the distance travelled is less than 9,635.4 metres there is a charge of 20p
  • Once the distance has reached 9,635.4 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 156.6 metres or 33.6 seconds (whichever is reached first) there is a minimum charge of £3.80
  • For each additional 78.3 metres or 16.8 seconds (whichever is reached first), or part thereof, the distance travelled is less than 9,630.9 metres there is a charge of 20p
  • Once the distance has reached 9,630.9 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 148.0 metres or 31.8 seconds (whichever is reached first) there is a minimum charge of £3.80
  • For each additional 74.0 metres or 15.9 seconds (whichever is reached first), or part thereof, the distance travelled is less than 9,620.0 metres there is a charge of 20p
  • Once the distance has reached 9,620.0 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 rate is sometimes referred to as Tariff 4.

Tariff rates per mile

 Tariff

Rate 

Times when the tariff currently applies 

Tariff 1 for journeys up to 6 miles £3.37 per mile

Monday to Friday, 05:00-20:00

Tariff 2 for journeys up to 6 miles £4.11 per mile Monday to Friday, 20:00-22:00
Saturday and Sunday, 05:00-22:00
Tariff 3 for journeys up to 6 miles £4.35 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 29 April 2023.