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Hackney carriage fares and charges

Standard charges for Hackney Carriage fares

Time Tarrif Cost Charge applied Additional distance or waiting time
Day time: 7.00am to 10.00pm 1 £2.90 For the first 145 metres, or 40 seconds of waiting time, or a combination of both. £0.10 for each 80 metres, or 22 seconds waiting time, or a combination of both.
Night time: 10.00pm to 7.00am 2 £3.70 For the first 70 metres, or 19 seconds of waiting time, or a combination of both. £0.10 for each 80 metres, or 22 seconds waiting time, or a combination of both.
Race Days (to and from Racecourse) 3 £5.80 For the first 980 metres, or 4 mins 29 seconds of waiting time, or a combination of both. £0.10 for each 80 metres, or 22 seconds waiting time, or a combination of both.

Premium rates for Hackney Carriage fares

Premium rates apply at Christmas between 7.00pm on Christmas Eve and 7.00am on 27 December.

Premium rates apply at New Year between 7.00pm on New Year's Eve and 7.00am on 2 January.

Time Tarrif Cost Charge applied Additional distance or waiting time
Day time: 7.00am to 10.00pm 4 £4.35 For the first 145 metres, or 40 seconds of waiting time, or a combination of both. £0.15 for each 80 metres, or 22 seconds waiting time, or a combination of both.
Night time: 10.00pm to 7.00am 5 £5.55 For the first 70 metres, or 19 seconds of waiting time, or a combination of both. £0.15 for each 80 metres, or 22 seconds waiting time, or a combination of both.

Other charges for Hackney Carriage fares

A premium of 'Standard rate plus £2.00' applies to Hackney Carriage fares on Bank Holidays, from 7.00am on the day of the Bank Holiday until 5.00am the next day.

Extra charges apply for additional passengers:

  • third and fourth passenger: £0.40 each
  • fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth passenger: £0.60 each

Cats and dogs (except service animals): £0.20 per animal

Fuel Levy £1 (to be reviewed in January 2023).

Luggage carried in boot: £0.20 per item

Fouling of vehicle interior: maximum £75.00 (applies to alcohol induced fouling, and in all cases when the night tariff applies)

Information for taxi drivers

Get information on vehicle licence and drivers' licences, licence fees or find out about taxi providers' liaison meetings.

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Licensing Services

Eco Depot, Hazel Court, York, YO10 3DS

Telephone: 01904 552422