Fife council Taxi Fare Charges in Fife – Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

Charges (fare plate) for taxis and private hire cars fitted with a taxi meter:

  • Stage 1: for hirings begun between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm
  • If the distance does not exceed 900 yards (923 metres) – for the whole distance – £3.20
  • If the distance exceeds 900 yards – for the first 900 yards£3.20
  • For each additional 150 yards (137 metres) or uncompleted part thereof – 20p
  • Stage 2: for hirings begun between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am or where the hire extends beyond the boundary of Fife
    • First 900 yards – £3.95
    • Subsequent yardage – plus 25% on Stage 1 rate

Waiting Time

  • Each period of 48 seconds – 20p (i.e. £15.00 per hour)

Extra Charges:

  • Christmas/New Year
    for hirings between 6.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. on 25th and 26th December and 1st and 2nd January
    and for hirings between 6.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. on 24th and 31st December
    (Meter +50%)

Excess Luggage:

  • Excess or abnormal luggage – minimum charge £5.00.

Soiling Charge:

  • Anyone soiling a taxi is liable to a £60.00 charge

Please Note:

  • The approved scale of fares are deemed by the Customs and Excise to be VAT inclusive for the purposes of VAT registered taxi operators
  • These fares are effective from 2nd December, 2019
  • This information (plate) is to be displayed in the taxi or private hire car if fitted with a taxi meter

For more information contact

Regulation Team :
Tel: 08451 55 11 77 Contact Regulation Team online
By Post: Fife Council, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT


Fife council Taxi Fare Charges in Fife – Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

With approximation the fare calculation will become £2.5/mile during day time and
£3/mile at night.