Taxi and minicab hire

There are two types of hire cars available in Wycombe district.

  • Hackney carriages ("taxis") are available for hire at a taxi rank and or on the street
  • Private hire vehicles (PHVs or "minicabs") must be pre-booked by phone or in person

Taxi ranks

You can hire a taxi at designated taxi ranks:

Only taxis can use taxi ranks.

Taxi fares

We set maximum taxi fares for journeys within the district. A taxi must have a “taximeter” fitted, which will show the fare you have to pay. We check taximeters to confirm that they show the correct fare (“tariff”).

Hackney carriage maximum authorised fares and charges

from 1 April 2015

Tariff 1

from 6am to 11pm Monday to Saturday

At any time when Hackney Carriage is carrying five or more passengers use Tariff 2

By distance:

  • For the first 217 yards (198 metres) or part thereof: £2.35
  • For every other 102 yards (93 metres) or part thereof: £0.10
  • Waiting time: for every 30 seconds or part thereof: £0.10

Tariff 2

from 11pm to 6am Monday to Saturday

(i) Any journey between 11pm and 6am when any part of the journey takes place on a Sunday and Bank Holidays.

(ii) Christmas and New Year’s Eve from 6pm

(iii) At any time when Hackney Carriage is carrying five or more passengers use Tariff 3

By distance:

  • For the first 216 yards (197 metres) or part thereof: £3.00
  • For every other 82 yards (75 metres) or part thereof: £0.10
  • Waiting time: for every 22.5 seconds or part thereof: £0.10

Tariff 3

(i) Any hiring when part of the journey takes place on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

(ii) At any time when Hackney Carriage is carrying five or more passengers use Tariff 4

By distance:

  • For the first 217 yards (198 metres) or part thereof: £3.55
  • For every other 102 yards (93 metres) or part thereof: £0.15
  • Waiting time: for every 30 seconds or part thereof: £0.15

Tariff 4

For any hiring that takes place on Christmas Day

By distance:

  • For the first 217 yards (198 metres) or part thereof: £4.75
  • For every other 102 yards (93 metres) or part thereof: £0.20
  • Waiting time: for every 30 seconds or part thereof: £0.20
  • Hiring commencing away from Hackney Carriage rank/stand: £1.00
  • For each hire from railway premises: £0.40
  • Soiling of vehicle: £50.00

Extra charges

Journeys outside the district

If the journey will take the vehicle outside the district, you may agree a different fare before the journey begins. If a taxi is booked through a private hire vehicle operator the hirer should pay a booking fee plus the fare shown on the taximeter which will be switched on when the taxi collects the hirer.

Mini-cab fares

We do not set mini-cab fares. You should agree the fare with the operator before starting their journey. We do investigate complaints about overcharging by mini-cabs.

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 421 749 or 01494 421 222