Taxi Fares

Taxi fares

The 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.

Distance

Approx
journey
time

Monday to Friday
06:00 – 20:00
(Tariff code 1)

 

Monday to Friday
20:00 – 22:00
Saturday and Sunday
06:00 – 22:00
(Tariff code 2)

 

Every night
22:00 – 06:00
Public holidays
(Tariff code 3)

 

1 mile

6 - 13 mins

£5.20 – £8.20

£5.20 – £8.20

£6.40 – £8.40

2 miles

10 - 20 mins

£8 – £12.80

£8.40 – £13.00

£9.60 – £13.60

4 miles

16 – 30 mins

£14 – £20

£15 – £21

£17 – £26

6 miles

28 – 40 mins

£21 – £27

£26 – £29

£26 – £31

Between Heathrow
and
Central London

30 – 60 mins

£42 – £80

£42 – £80

£42 – £80

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

How it works:

The meter calculates the maximum fare based on:

  • Time of day
  • Distance travelled
  • Time taken

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.

What you can expect from the driver:

Unless they have a good reason not to, drivers must:

  • Accept any hiring up to 12 miles or any hiring up to one hour duration, if the destination is in Greater London
  • Accept any hiring up to 20 miles if starting at Heathrow Airport
  • Accept any hiring up to one hour duration, if the destination is in Greater London

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