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 4 tariffs based on:

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

Fares are correct as of 15 April 2019.

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 212 yards (193 metres) or part thereof £2.40
For every other 99 yards (90 metres) or part thereof £0.10
Waiting time: for every 29 seconds or part thereof £0.10

Tariff 2

Tariff 2 is valid:

  • from 11pm to 6am, Monday to Saturday
  • for any journey between 11pm and 6am when any part of the journey takes place on a Sunday and Bank Holidays
  • on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, from 6pm

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

Distance Fare
For the first 211 yards (192 metres) or part thereof £3
For every other 80 yards (73 metres) or part thereof £0.10
Waiting time: for every 22 seconds or part thereof £0.10

Tariff 3

Tariff 3 is valid for any hiring when part of the journey takes place on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

If a hackney carriage is carrying five or more passengers, use Tariff 4

Distance Fare
For the first 212 yards (193 metres) or part thereof £3.55
For every other 99 yards (90 metres) or part thereof £0.15
Waiting time: for every 29 seconds or part thereof £0.15

Tariff 4

Tariff 4 is valid for any hiring that takes place on Christmas Day.

Distance Fare
For the first 212 yards (193 metres) or part thereof £4.75
For every other 99 yards (90 metres) or part thereof £0.20
Waiting time: for every 29 seconds or part thereof £0.20

Extra charges

Reason Charge
Hiring commencing away from Hackney Carriage rank/stand £1
For each hire from railway premises £0.40
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.