Taxi fares

Hackney carriage fares

The taxi tariff or fare is the maximum amount that a hackney carriage (taxi) can charge for a journey within Thurrock.

A driver can choose to charge less than the metered fare but cannot charge over it.

If travelling outside of Thurrock another amount may be agreed with the driver and passenger. This must be agreed before the journey starts.

Maximum hackney carriage fares

Rate 1 - for all hiring except those on the days and times covered by rates 2 and 3:

Journey Tariff 1 - up to 4 people Tariff 2 - more than 4 people
For the first 114.95 metres (approximately 125.71 yards), or the first minute, or a combination of parts of such distance or time £2.80 £4.20
For each additional 197.51 metres (approximately 216 yards), or 1 minute, or a combination of parts of such distance or time, until a distance of 9.65 kilometres (approximately 6 miles) has been travelled £0.20 £0.30
For each additional 209.91 metres (approximately 229.56 yards), or 1 minute, or a combination of parts of such distance or time £0.30 £0.40

Rate 2 - for all hiring between 11pm and 7am, from Mondays to Saturday, and any time on a Sunday, and any time on a public holiday, except where rate 3 applies:

Journey Tariff 1 - up to 4 people Tariff 2 - more than 4 people
For the first 114.95 metres (approximately 125.71 yards), or the first minute, or a combination of parts of such distance or time £3.80 £5.70
For each additional 197.51 metres (approximately 216 yards), or 1 minute, or a combination of parts of such distance or time, until a distance of 9.65 kilometres (approximately 6 miles) has been travelled £0.30 £0.40
For each additional 209.91 metres (approximately 229.56 yards), or 1 minute, or a combination of parts of such distance or time £0.40 £0.60

Rate 3 - for all hiring between 6pm on 24 December until 11pm on 27 December, or between 7am on 31 December and 7am on 1 January:

Journey Tariff 1 - up to 4 people Tariff 2 - more than 4 people
For the first 114.95 metres (approximately 125.71 yards), or the first minute, or a combination of parts of such distance or time £4.50 £6.80
For each additional 197.51 metres (approximately 216 yards), or 1 minute, or a combination of parts of such distance or time, until a distance of 9.65 kilometres (approximately 6 miles) has been travelled £0.40 £0.60
For each additional 209.91 metres (approximately 229.56 yards), or 1 minute, or a combination of parts of such distance or time £0.60 £0.80

Extra charges - these apply in addition to rates 1, 2 and 3:

Journey Tariff 1 - up to 4 people Tariff 2 - more than 4 people
For each dog carried, other than assistance dogs £0.50 £0.50
All road toll and congestion charges as applicable as applicable

Additionally:

  • dogs are carried at the driver's discretion, except assistance dogs
  • there is no extra charge for assistance dogs
  • all fares and charges are inclusive of VAT
  • a charge can be made if a passenger soils a vehicle