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.
Initial Charge (fixed up to 500m or 85 seconds): €3.80 Tariff A (distance for next 14.5km or 41 minutes): €1.14 per km or €0.40 per minute Tariff B (above 14.5km or 41 minutes): €1.50 per km or €0.53 per minute
Initial Charge (fixed up to 500m or 85 seconds): €4.20 Tariff A (distance for next 14.5km or 41 minutes): €1.45 per km or €0.51 per minute Tariff B (above 14.5km or 41 minutes): €1.80 per km or €0.64 per minute
Initial Charge (fixed up to 500m or 85 seconds): €4.20 Thereafter: €1.80 per km or €0.64 per minute
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
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.