Social Services Transport

Taxis & private Hire Cars

There are a number of Hackney carriages, better known as taxis, and private hire vehicles that operate in Pembrokeshire. Pembrokeshire County Council licenses all such vehicles.

Taxis (Hackney Carriage)

Vehicles registered as a 'Hackney Carriage' (in other words, a taxi) can carry up to 8 passengers in addition to the driver. Taxis are licensed by the County Council to carry passengers for hire and reward. They do not need to be booked in advance and they may stand on taxi ranks or be hailed in the street.

Private Hire Cars

Vehicles registered as 'Private Hire' can carry up to 8 passengers in addition to the driver. Private Hire Cars are licensed by the County Council to carry passengers for hire or reward. They must be booked in advance and may not stand on taxi ranks nor be hailed in the street.

Fares

 

 

Pembrokeshire County Council

Section 65 Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976  

Maximum Table of Fares for Hackney Carriage Vehicles

 

 

Day Time Rate

Night Time Rate and Weekend Rate

Special Holiday Rate

Other Bank Holidays (excluding Special Holidays)

 

Monday to Friday

 

07:00 hours to 22:00 hours

Monday to Thursday 22:00 hours to 07:00 hours

 

Friday 22:00 hours to Monday 07:00 hours

From 12:00 hours on 24th December (Christmas Eve) to 07:00 on 27th December and from 12:00 hours on 31st December (New Year's Eve) to 07:00 hours on 2nd January

 

Initial Charge

£3.00 for the first mile, 20p for each 147 yds (1/12th of a mile) or as part of thereof thereafter

£4.10 for the first mile, 20p for each 118 yds (1/15th of a mile) or as part of thereof thereafter

£5.70 for the first mile, 20p for each 77 yds (1/23rd of a mile) or as part of thereof thereafter

£4.10 for the first mile, 20p for each 86 yds (1/20th of a mile) or as part of thereof thereafter

Vehicles carrying 5-8 passengers - £1.00 for each additional person exceeding FOUR and £1.50 for each additional person exceeding FOUR between 22:00 hours and 07:00 hours, on Special Holiday Rates and other Bank Holidays.

Waiting Time:                                                          20p for each 42.5 seconds or part thereof

Carriage of Pets:                                                     £11.30 (at the driver's discretion)

Luggage:                                                                 40p per case (at the driver's discretion)

Fouling of a Vehicle by a Passenger or a Pet:        £110.00

Guide Dogs are exempt from payment

Useful Contacts & Links

 

For general information on taxi licensing in Pembrokeshire please contact:

Licensing Team
Public Protection
Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall
Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire
SA61 1TP


Tel: 01437 764551
Email: lic@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

ID: 196, revised 13/10/2017