Understand the difference between a taxi and private hire vehicle

Knowing the differences between taxis (hackney carriages) and private hire vehicles can help you make an informed choice when travelling in Buckinghamshire.

Taxis and private hire vehicles may differ in:

  • their visual features
  • their requirements for carrying out journeys
  • the way their fares are set

All licensed drivers are required to wear a photographic identity badge that should be clearly visible when driving a licensed vehicle.

Report a problem

If you have any concerns about a vehicle, driver or operator you can make a taxi or private hire complaint.