Taxi fares and other related charges are set by us. The fares set are the maximum that can be charged.

Current taxi charges

Calculation of taxi fares

The taxi fare is calculated dependent on what tariff is operating.

We have 2 tariffs in the Falkirk Council area and the taxi tariff charged will be dependent on:

  • what time of day it is
  • if it's a public holiday

Future holiday dates

If you are an operator, it is your responsibility to ensure that your calendar meter has future holiday dates programmed in.

Date Holiday
01 January 2021 New Year's Day
02 January 2021 Public Holiday
02 April 2021 Good Friday
05 April 2021 Easter Monday
03 May 2021 May Holiday Weekend
05 July 2021 Falkirk Fair Monday
13 September 2021 September Weekend
25 December 2021 Christmas Day
26 December 2021 Boxing Day

By law, we have to regularly review the scale of fares charged. We must conclude our review within 18 months of the new fares coming into effect.

When we carry out a review, we:

  • listen to the views of the representatives of our taxi operators
  • advertise the proposed new fares in a local newspaper
  • invite members of the public to make comments within 1 month of the newspaper advertisement
  • consider any comments that are made
  • advise our taxi operators of the new fares

If you would like more information about how we set taxi fares, please contact us.