Tfl – Taxi fares review 2019 consultation

Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online

Tfl are seeking views on proposed changes to taxi (black cab) fares.

Transport for London (TfL) licenses and regulates taxi and private hire services in London. As part of this, we set the maximum fares that taxis (black cabs) can charge. These fares are determined by tariffs that are normally reviewed each year.

We are interested in your views on the following proposals: 

AreaDays and times applicableProposal
Min taxi fareAt all timesIncrease by 20 pence (6.7%) taking this from £3.00 to £3.20
Tariff 1Monday to Friday 05:00-20:00Increase by 1.9%
Tariff 2Monday to Friday 20:00-22:00 andSaturday and Sunday 05:00-22:00Increase by 1.9%
Tariff 3Every night 22:00-05:00 and public holidaysFreeze
Tariff 4For journeys over six milesFreeze tariff fares

Tfl are also proposing to:

  • Extend the arrangements in place to cover significant increases or decreases in the price of diesel
  • Increase the fixed fares for shared taxis from Euston Station to Lord’s Cricket Ground by 50 pence when Tariffs 1 and 2 apply
  • Make a small change to when the tariff rate for journeys over six miles (Tariff 4) starts

Tfl are also interested in your views on:

  • The Cost Index and if changes should be made to this
  • Taxi fares late at night and Tariff 3

You can let us know what you think of our proposals and taxi fares in London by completing the short survey available


Please visit: for more information on our proposals. The closing date for responding to the consultation isFriday 23 August 2019.

We are seeking the views of anyone with interest in these matters on these proposals. Please pass this message on to others who might be interested.

If you have any questions about this, please email: with ‘Taxi fares review’ in the subject line.

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