Taxi fare setting

Taxi Fare Charges in Fife - Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

Charges (fare plate) for taxis and private hire cars fitted with a taxi meter:

  • Stage 1 for hirings begun between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm
    • If the distance does not exceed 1200 yards (1097 metres) - for the whole distance - £3.20
    • If the distance exceeds 1200 yards - for the first 1200 yards - £3.20
    • For each additional 170 yards (155 metres) or uncompleted part thereof - 20p


  • Stage 2 for hirings begun between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am or where the hire extends beyond the boundary of Fife
    • First 1200 yards - £3.95
    • Subsequent yardage - plus 25% on Stage 1 rate

Waiting Time

  • Each period of 48 seconds - 20p (i.e. £15.00 per hour)

Extra Charges:

  • Christmas/New Year
    • For hirings between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm on 25th and 26th December and 1st and 2nd January

      Plus 50% on Stage 1 rate
    • For hirings between 10.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m. on 24th, 25th and 31st December and 1st January:

      Plus 50% on Stage 2 rate

Excess Load:

  • Excess or abnormal luggage or load - maximum charge £5.00

Soiling Charge:

  • Anyone soiling a taxi is liable to a £40.00 charge

Please Note:

  • The approved scale of fares are deemed by the Customs and Excise to be VAT inclusive for the purposes of VAT registered taxi operators
  • These fares are effective from 8th December, 2014
  • This information (plate) is to be displayed in the taxi or private hire car if fitted with a taxi meter


Regulation Team
Tel: 03451 55 11 77 Contact Regulation Team online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT

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