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.

Holiday 2021 2022 2023 2024
New Year’s Day 01 January 01 January 01 January 01 January
Public Holiday 02 January 02 January 02 January 02 January
Good Friday 02 April 15 April 07 April 29 March
Easter Monday 05 April 18 April 10 April 01 April
May Holiday Monday 03 May 02 May 01 May 06 May
Falkirk Fair Monday 05 July 04 July 03 July 01 July
September Weekend 13 September 12 September 11 September 09 September
Christmas Day 25 December 25 December 25 December 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December 26 December 26 December 26 December

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.