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Charging a fare for a journey in a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Vehicle

If your vehicle has a hackney carriage licence, you'll need to:

  • fit an approved fare meter
  • display a table of fares where passengers can see it
  • charge passengers certain fees for their journeys

If your vehicle has a private hire licence, you don't need to fit a fare meter and you can set your own prices for journeys.


For a complete journey in a hackney carriage licensed vehicle, you can charge a passenger up to:

  • £3 for journeys of up to 200 metres
  • £3 for between 200 metres and 400 metres
  • 10 pence for every 88 metres, in whole or in part, travelled after the first 400 metres