Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford, along with the rest of England, is now in lockdown until further notice. You can find out what this means and get other useful information on our coronavirus updates page.

Hackney carriage fares

We are currently experiencing an issue with our taxi licensing system which means we can't send reminders for vehicle renewals. You can view our Licensing coronavirus guidance page to find out more.

Tariff one

From 6am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday (excluding bank holidays):

  • First 610 yards (or 2 minutes 31 seconds): £3.30
  • Each subsequent 76.9 yards (Equates to £2.289 per mile after 610 yards): £0.10 
  • Waiting time 19 seconds: £0.10


Tariff two

From 11pm to 6am every day, anytime on bank holidays (all day), 6pm to 10pm Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve:

  • First 740 yards (or 3 minutes 27 seconds): £4.50
  • Each subsequent 53.7 yards (equates to £3.277 per mile after 740 yards): £0.10
  • Waiting time 14.95 seconds: £0.10

Tariff three

From 6am to 11pm on Sundays:

  • First 485 yards (or 1 minutes 19 seconds): £4.40
  • Each subsequent 77.4 yards: £0.10
  • Waiting time 12.60 seconds: £0.10

Tariff four

From 10pm on Christmas Eve to 6am on 27 December, from 10pm on New Year's Eve to midnight on New Year's Day (no extras):

  • First 540 yards (or 2 minutes 6 seconds): £5.40
  • Each subsequent 88.8 yards: £0.20
  • Waiting time 20.7 seconds: £0.20



  • For each additional passenger above one per journey: £0.30
  • For items carried outside the passenger compartment: £0.20
  • Each bicycle, push chair or pram: £0.20
  • Each other parcel or article of luggage: £0.20
  • Soiling charge (a reasonable charge may be levied to a maximum of): £65.00

All prices include VAT.

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    Last updated: 10 December 2020

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