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Taxi fares

Metered fares for taxis and private hire cars in South Ayrshire.

With effect from 14 July 2019 the maximum fares and charges are as follows:

Journeys made within South Ayrshire

Tariff 1

For up to 5 passengers - journeys beginning after 6am until midnight

(1) For a distance not exceeding 1100 yards, or a waiting time not exceeding 280 seconds.£3.00
(2) For each additional and subsequent 78.2 yards, or part thereof, or additional waiting time of 24 seconds or part thereof.£0.10

Tariff 2

For up to 5 passengers - journeys beginning after midnight until 6am

(1) For a distance not exceeding 1100 yards, or a waiting time not exceeding 280 seconds.£4.00
(2) For each additional and subsequent 78.2 yards, or part thereof, or additional waiting time of 24 seconds or part thereof.£0.10

Tariff 3

For 6-8 passengers - journeys beginning after 6am until midnight

(1) For a distance not exceeding 1100 yards, or a waiting time not exceeding 280 seconds.£4.50
(2) For each additional and subsequent 78.2 yards, or part thereof, or additional waiting time of 24 seconds or part thereof.£0.20

Tariff 4

For 6-8 passengers - journeys beginning after midnight until 6am

(1) For a distance not exceeding 1100 yards, or a waiting time not exceeding 280 seconds.£6.00
(2) For each additional and subsequent 78.2 yards, or part thereof, or additional waiting time of 24 seconds or part thereof.£0.20

Christmas and New Year

For journeys beginning after 9pm until midnight on 24 and 31 December, and from 6am until midnight on 25 and 26 December, and 1 and 2 January, and for journeys beginning after midnight until 6am on 25, 26, 27 December, and on 1, 2, 3 January.

All fares will be subject to a surcharge of fare plus 50%.

Additional charges

  1. Where a taxi has been arranged, but not used by the hirer, the applicable tariff will apply.
  2. Waiting time (per hour) is £16.00.
  3. Soiling Charge - a fee is chargeable for any soiling which necessitates a taxi being removed from service for cleaning. £60.00

Journeys made outwith South Ayrshire

Such a fare, prior to the acceptance of the hire, as may be proposed to the hirer and accepted by him.

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