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Taxi fares

The meter calculates the maximum A typical taxi fare in Stevenage is based on the time of day, the distance travelled and the vehicle speed.

Unless they have good cause, drivers must accept any hiring that is wholly within the Stevenage boundary. A hiring beyond the Stevenage boundary is at the discretion of the driver.

The fare for a journey to a destination outside the Stevenage boundary may be negotiated between the driver and hirer. If no fare is agreed before the start of the journey, the fare cannot be more than that shown on the meter.

Typical fares

Note that fares and times may be higher than shown dependent on delays or slow-moving traffic. The fare shown, on the face of the meter, at the conclusion of the journey is the maximum fare that can be demanded; unless previously agreed with the driver as above.

Taxi fare prices

Tariff Code on the meter 1 2 3
Distance Approximate journey time Day 6am - 11pm Night 11pm - 6am Christmas and New Year
1 mile 3-5 minutes £4.40 £6.60 £8.80
2 miles 6-8 minutes £6.40 £9.60 £8.80
3 miles 9-12 minutes £8.40 £12.60 £16.80
5 miles 15-20 minutes £12.40 £18.60 £24.80
10 miles 20-30 minutes £22.40 £33.60 £44.80

There is a minimum charge of £3.40 on weekdays and weekends.

The driver of this vehicle is legally obliged to carry assistance dogs – unless a medical exemption certificate is displayed within the vehicle. Wheelchairs, walking frames and assistance dogs travel at no extra cost.

Hackney Carriage maximum fares

Tariff 1

Applicable between 6am and 11pm, Monday to Sunday.

  • £3.40 for the first 880 yards.
  • 20p for each additional 176 yards or part thereof - the equivalent of £2 for each additional mile.
  • Waiting time, 30p per minute.

Tariff 2

Applicable between 11pm and 6am, Monday to Sunday and 6am to 11pm on designated bank/public holidays and Easter Sunday and 6pm to 11pm on New Year's Eve and 6pm to 12am on Christmas Eve.

  • £5.10 for the first 880 yards.
  • 30p for each additional 176 yards or part thereof - the equivalent of £3 for each additional mile.
  • Waiting time, 45p per minute.

Tariff 3

Applicable all day on Christmas Day, starting from 12.01am and Boxing Day and 11pm on New Year's Eve to 6am on New Year's Day.

  • £6.80 for the first 880 yards.
  • 40p for each additional 176 yards or part thereof - the equivalent of £4 for each additional mile.
  • Waiting time, 60p per minute.

Additional charges

The below charges must be added on the meter at the start of the journey.

  • Up to two items of baggage or shopping, 20p
  • Three or more items of baggage or shopping, 40p (maximum).
  • For each person in excess of one item of baggage, 20p.
  • Additional charges should total no more than £2.
  • Soiling charge (for whatever reason), £50 (maximum).

Credit/Debit card payments (where accepted) may incur a surcharge of up to 12.5% of the total fare, or at a minimum of £1 per journey.