London Taxis

Taxis in London, best known as black cabs, are spacious, comfortable and elegant. They are, however, one of the most expensive in Europe, and similar in price to the taxis in Amsterdam.

Different from many taxis around the world, black cabs in London can carry 5 people, as well as the driver.

Fares

There are three fares according to the different hours and days of the week:

Tariff 1

From Monday to Friday from 6 am to 8 pm.

  • Minimum fare: £2.40
  • 1 mile (6-13 mins journey time): £5.60 - £8.80
  • 2 miles (10-20 mins journey time): £8.60 - £13.80
  • 4 miles (16 – 30 mins journey time): £15 - £22

Tariff 2

From Monday to Friday from 8 pm to 10 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 6 am to 8 pm.

  • Minimum fare: £2.40
  • 1 mile (6-13 mins journey time): £5.60 - £9
  • 2 miles (10-20 mins journey time): £9.00 - £14
  • 4 miles (16 – 30 mins journey time): £16 - £22

Tariff 3

Every day from 10 pm to 6 am and bank holidays

  • Minimum fare: £2.40
  • 1 mile (6-13 mins journey time): £6.80 - £9
  • 2 miles (10-20 mins journey time): £10.40 - £14.80
  • 4 miles (16 – 30 mins journey time): £18- £28

Additional charges

  • Booking by phone: up to £2
  • Heathrow Airport: If you get the black cab at Heathrow Airport you’ll be charged an extra £3.20.
  • Christmas and New Year: £4
  • Paying by card: up to £1 extra.