Taxi passenger fares

We set maximum taxi fares for journeys within Buckinghamshire.

A taxi must have a 'taximeter' fitted, which will show the fare you have to pay. We check these to confirm that they show the correct fare.

Fares are split between 3 tariffs based on:

  • time of day
  • public holidays
  • number of passengers and distance

Fares are correct as of 6 September 2021.

Tariff 1

Tariff 1 is valid from 6am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday.

At any time when a taxi is carrying five or more passengers, use Tariff 2.

Distance Fare

For the first 700 yards (640.1 metres) or part thereof

£3

For every other 192 yards (175.6 metres) or part thereof

£0.20

Waiting time: for every 40 seconds or part thereof

£0.20

Tariff 2

Tariff 2 is valid:

  • from 11pm to 6am, Monday to Saturday
  • for any hiring on a Sunday or on a bank holiday (other than those specified elsewhere)
  • for any hiring between 4pm and midnight on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

If a hackney carriage is carrying five or more passengers, use Tariff 3.

Distance Fare

For the first 1331 yards (1217.1 metres) or part thereof

£4.50

For every other 160 yards (146.3 metres) or part thereof

£0.30

Waiting time: for every 40 seconds or part thereof

£0.30

Tariff 3

Tariff 3 is valid for any hiring on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Distance Fare

For the first 700 yards (640.1 metres) or part thereof

£6

For every other 192 yards (175.6 metres) or part thereof

£0.40

Waiting time: for every 40 seconds or part thereof

£0.40

Extra charges

Reason Charge

Hiring commencing away from Hackney Carriage rank/stand

£1

Soiling of vehicle

£50

Private hire

Private hire vehicles (PHVs or minicabs) must be pre-booked by phone or in person.

We do not set private hire fares. You should agree the fare with the operator before starting their journey. We do investigate complaints about overcharging.