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, £ 3 (US$ 3.70), each additional 210m, £ 0.25 (US$ 0.30).
  • Tariff 2 (evening and weekend hours): Initial time, £ 4 (US$ 5), each additional 210m, £ 0.25 (US$ 0.30).
  • Tariff 3 (Monday – Friday 6 am – 6 pm during Christmas and New Year): Initial time, £ 3.10 (US$ 3.80), each additional 188m, £ 0.35 (US$ 0.40).
  • Tariff 4 (6 am Saturday - 6 am Monday during Christmas and New Year): Initial time, £ 5 (US$ 6.20), each additional 210m, £ 0.45 (US$ 0.60).

The initial time includes the first 450 metres or the first 90 seconds of waiting time.


From 2,130 metres onwards, the meter goes up every 242 metres instead of every 210 metres

Extra payments

  • If there are more than two passengers (over 5 years old): £ 0.30 (US$ 0.40) per passenger.
  • Call out charge: £ 0.80 (US$ 1)
  • Airport pickup: £ 2 (US$ 2.50)

Examples

A normal journey in the city centre will cost between £ 5 (US$ 6.20) and £ 8 (US$ 9.90). A taxi from the airport to the centre will cost between £ 30 (US$ 37.10) and £ 40 (US$ 49.50).

Taxi company numbers

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

  • Central Taxis: 0131 229 2468
  • E&I Taxis: 0131 554 6775