Taxis fares

Hackney Carriage and private hire vehicles

All Hackney carriages (taxis) are fitted with meters, which should be used for each journey. Fares are fixed for each vehicle by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, a fare card must be displayed inside the taxi. Passengers should refer to the fare card to see if the correct fare is being charged. If in doubt as to the correct fare being charged, passengers are advised to request a receipt from the driver.

Private hire vehicles do not need to have a fare meter fitted. It is advisable to agree the fare at the time of the booking and to ensure that the cost is confirmed with the driver before the journey. Where meters are fitted, the the council tests them for accuracy.

Tariff one: the day rate

The minimum taxi fare is £2.60 and it rises in 20p increments for each additional 176 yards. As a guide to what your journey may cost, the first mile will be £3.60 and each subsequent mile will be £2.

There are extra charges for passengers in excess of one and for telephone prebookings.

Tariff two

To be used for all journeys starting:

  • Between 22:30 and 06:00
  • On Christmas Eve and New Years Eve between the hours of 18:00 and midnight
  • On bank and public holidays except Christmas Day and New Years Day.

The initial switch on charge is now £3.90 and it rises in 30p increments for each additional 176 yards.

Tariff three

To be used for all journeys starting:

  • On Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Years Day. The initial charge is £5.20 and it rises in 40p increments each additional 176 yards.

All the details are on the fare card which should be displayed in each Hackney carriage (taxi)

The current fare structure came into force on 6 June 2011.

The responsibility of providing a safe, efficient and courteous service lies in part with the driver, vehicle proprietor and operator.

Last updated: 12/01/2017 10:14