Licensed Hackney Carriage fares

For hiring between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm Monday to Saturday (excluding bank holidays)

  • If the distance does not exceed 672 metres (735 yards) for the whole thereof: £2.50
  • If the distance exceeds 672 metres (735 yards) for the first 672 metres: £2.50
  • For each subsequent 68.5 metres (75 yards) or lesser portion thereof: 10p

For hiring between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am Monday to Saturday, all day Sundays, and bank holidays

  • If the distance does not exceed 634 metres (693 yards) for the whole thereof: £2.50
  • If the distance exceeds 634 metres (693 yards) for the first 634 metres: £2.50
  • For each subsequent 68.5 metres (75 yards) or lesser portion thereof: 10p

Additional charges

  • Waiting period for each period of 45 seconds or uncompleted part thereof: 10p
  • Articles of luggage conveyed outside the passenger compartment of the Hackney Carriage: Free
  • For the first person in excess of one conveyed: Free
  • For each subsequent person conveyed: Free
  • Wheelchairs for disabled persons: Free
  • Assistance dogs: Free
  • Pets, Dogs and Cats: £1
  • Valet fee if vehicle fouled: £25

For hiring between 10.00 pm 24th December and 6.00 am 27th December and between 6.00 pm 31st December and 6.00 am 2nd January

  • If the distance does not exceed 603 metres (660 yards) for the whole thereof: £3.75
  • If the distance exceed 603 metres (660 yards) for the first 731 metres: £3.75
  • For each subsequent 92 metres (101 yards) or lesser portion thereof: 15p

No other charges may be made

Distance

The above fares apply throughout the whole of the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Up-front payments

Drivers may ask you to pay an estimated fare/deposit up-front.

If you do not agree you may be refused travel

Complaints

In case of complaint, please contact the Public Protection Service, Licensing, Town Hall Blackburn, BB1 7DY (Telephone: 01254 267666) giving the number of the Hackney Carriage Licence and full details.