Edinburgh Taxis

Edinburgh Taxis

Taxis in Edinburgh are very similar to those in London; spacious, comfortable and elegant. The famous black cabs can take up to five passengers besides the driver.

Rates

  • Tariff 1 (Monday – Friday 6 am – 6 pm): Initial time, 2,10£ (US$2.6), each additional 188m, 0,25£ (US$0.3).
  • Tariff 2 (6 am Saturday - 6 am Monday): Initial time, 3,10£ (US$3.8), each additional 188m, 0,25£ (US$0.3).
  • Tariff 3 (Monday – Friday 6 am – 6 pm during Christmas and New Year): Initial time, 3,10£ (US$3.8), each additional 188m, 0,35£ (US$0.4).
  • Tariff 4 (6 am Saturday - 6 am Monday during Christmas and New Year): Initial time, 4,10£ (US$5), each additional 188m, 0,45£ (US$0.6).

The initial time includes 105 seconds of waiting time and the first 527m. From 2031m, there is an additional every 217m instead of 188m.

Extra payments

  • If there are more than two passengers (over 5 years old): 0,20£ (US$0.2) per passenger.
  • Call out charge: 0,80£ (US$1)
  • Airport pickup: 0,80£ (US$1)
  • Payment by credit or debit card: increase of 5%

Examples

A normal journey in the city centre will cost between 4£ (US$4.9) and 7£ (US$8.6). A taxi from the airport to the centre will cost between 20£ (US$24.5) and 25£ (US$30.7).

Taxi company numbers

In Edinburgh, there are several taxi companies. Here are three cab companies and their phone numbers:

  • Central Taxis: 0131 229 2468.
  • Lida Taxi: 0131 339 1399.
  • E&I Taxis: 0131 554 6775.