The taxi fares that taxis and wheelchair accessible taxis can charge are regulated by the National Maximum Taxi Fare. This is structured to include an initial charge and a time/distance charge based on three graduated tariffs. The charges within these tariffs vary with time of day and day of week.

The National Maximum Taxi Fare also provides for extra charges for additional passengers and advance bookings. The Initial charge is a fixed charge that covers any distance or time period up to 500m or 85 seconds. After the initial 500m or 85 seconds, charges are based on either the time taken or the distance travelled, depending on the speed of the taxi. Above 21kmph, the charge is distance-related; below that speed, the charge is time-related.

The fare rate for the graduated tariffs varies with the time of day and day of week. The table below shows the charges that apply for each tariff band and rate.

Standard Rate Applies between 08:00h and 20:00h Monday to Saturday, except public holidays.

Initial Charge (fixed up to 500m or 85 seconds): €3.60 Tariff A (distance for next 14km): €1.10 per km or €0.39 per minute Tariff B (distance over 15km): €1.45 per km or €0.51 per minute

Premium Rate Applies between 20:00h and 08:00h Monday to Saturday, and all day on Sundays and public holidays.

Initial Charge (fixed up to 500m or 85 seconds): €4.00 Tariff A (distance for next 14km): €1.40 per km or €0.49 per minute Tariff B (distance over 15km): €1.75 per km or €0.62 per minute

Special Premium Rate Applies between Christmas Eve 20:00h and St Stephen’s Day 08:00h and between New Year’s Eve 20:00h and New Year’s Day 08:00h.

Initial Charge (fixed up to 500m or 85 seconds): €4.00 Tariff A (distance for next 14km): €1.40 per km or €0.49 per minute Tariff B (distance over 15km): €1.75 per km or €0.62 per minute

Additional Charges – don’t worry we at Rapid Cabs don’t charge all of them

Booking fee of €2 (we don’t charge this)  Extra passengers €1 – taxi drivers may charge a fee for each additional adult passenger. In relation to additional child passengers, Extra children Under 12; 1 Free, 2 or 3 €1, 4 or 5 €2, 6 or 7 €3

When Does A Journey Start? If the taxi is engaged by taking a passenger from a taxi rank or in response to being hailed on the street, the hire starts when you agree to take the passenger, and you are entitled to start the meter when you agree to take the passenger – for example, before you help the passenger with luggage.

If the taxi is engaged In response to a pre-booked request, the hire starts when you present yourself to the customer at the agreed time, and you are entitled to start the meter if you are at the agreed place at the agreed time (not earlier). Any delay caused by the passenger at the beginning of the journey is calculated on the meter as a time-based charge. Similarly any delay in the course of the journey – for example, to pick up additional passengers – is also calculated on the meter.

Hackney Fare Prices

Hackney Fares

We also have a large range of hackneys too, just give one of our lovely staff a call on 051-858585 and they will be able to give you your fixed price hackney fare

Printable Taxi Fare Information Card

Printable Fare Pricelist

If you would like a printable taxi fare information card as provided by the National Transport Authority, please just click on the image above

Taxi Customer Info Card

Taxi Customer Info Card

For a Taxi Customer Info Card from the National Transport Authority click on the image above, this gives you info about your taxi journey

Taxi Fare Estimator Rapid Cabs Waterford

Taxi Fare Estimator

Want to know how much your taxi should be on the taxi meter? Just click on this image to get the taxi fare estimator from the National Transport Authority

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