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TAXI

TAXI – black taxis can be hailed in the street, ordered by phone, or picked up at one of the many central ranks. Taxis are fairly expensive – the minimum charge varies according to the time of the ride (see fare chart below):

Tariff 1: Monday – Friday 6am – 6 pm
Tariff 2: Monday – Friday 6 pm – 6 am (the following day); 6 am Saturday – 6 am Monday
Tafiff 3: Monday – Friday 6 am – 6 pm (during Christmas and New Year’s day)
Tariff 4: Monday – Friday 6 pm – 6 am (the following day); 6 am Saturday – 6 am Monday during Christmas and New Year’s day

 

Charges

Tariff 1

Tariff 2

Tariff 3

Tariff 4

Initial hire not exceeding 520m.

Initial 105 seconds of waiting time.

Combination of initial time and distance.

£2.00

£3.00

£3.00

£4.00

Each additional 195m up until 2,080m and thereafter each additional 225m.

Each additional 42 second of waiting time.

Combination of additional time and distance.

£0.25

£0.25

£0.35

£0.45

Source: City of Edinburgh Council

Taxi companies operating in Edinburgh:

Central Taxis: +44 131 229 2468
City Cabs (Edinburgh) Ltd.: +44 131 228 1211
ComCab: +44 131 272 8020