Thursday, December 27, 2007

Taxi Fares in London

Taxi fares in London are quite complicated.

The meter calculates the maximum fare based on:
Time of day
Distance travelled
Taxi speed

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.

Taxi fares
There are three tariffs, as follows:
Tariff code 1: Monday to Friday 06:00 - 20:00
Tariff code 2: Monday to Friday20:00 - 22:00, Saturday and Sunday 06:00 - 22:00
Tariff code 3: Every night 22:00 - 06:00 and Public holidays

Fare for tariff code 1:
1 mile £4.20 - £6.20
2 miles: £6.60 - £9.40
4 miles: £11 - £15
6 miles: £14 - £20

For tariff code 2 and 3, the fare is upto 20% higher than tariff code 1.

There is a minimum fare of £2.20 at all times.

Extra charges
Extra charges must be added on the meter at the start of the journey. There are no extra charges for luggage or additional passengers.

Telephone Bookings: up to £2 if the taxi is booked by telephone
Heathrow extra: £2 for journeys that start from Heathrow Airport ranks
Christmas and New Year: £4 for journeys
Bank cards: 10 per cent and 15 per cent of the metered fare

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