Hackney carriage fares

The maximum fare charged by a licensed Barnsley hackney carriage vehicle is fixed by us.

To fix the schedule of fares a written request is submitted to us, usually by the hackney carriage associations. The application must include details of the increase/decrease and provide supporting evidence. We'll then either grant, amend or refuse the application.

We're obliged under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 to advertise any variation to an approved table of fares. Any objections to the proposal must be considered before a new fare is brought into force.

Once a fare increase has been approved, we're required to make sure all licensed hackney carriage vehicles with meters who are operating under the new tariff are checked and sealed. This is to make sure that members of the public aren't overcharged for their journey.

Hackney carriage tariff

Charges are effective from 13 September 2019. All fares shall:

  • be calculated from when the hire commences
  • not exceed the rates stated except when a journey starts or ends outside the borough and another fare or rate of fares is agreed before the hire commences.

Tariff 1 - for up to four passengers

Standard fares (except for such periods as fall within Tariff 2 or Tariff 3):

  • £3.80 - first 1760 yards or part
  • 10p - each subsequent 110 yards or part
  • 10p - waiting / stationary – for each period of 30 seconds or part

Tariff 2 - for up to four passengers

Fares starting between 11pm and 7am and statutory bank holidays (except for such periods as fall within Tariff 3):

  • £4.60 - first 1760 yards or part
  • 10p - each subsequent 110 yards or part
  • 10p - waiting / stationary – for each period of 30 seconds or part 

Tariff 3 - for one to eight passengers

Fares between 8pm 24 December and 7am 27 December and 8pm 31 December to 7am 2 January:

  • £7.60 - first 1760 yards or part
  • 20p - each subsequent 110 yards or part
  • 20p - waiting / stationary – for each period of 30 seconds or part 

Tariff 4 - for five or more passengers and Sundays 3am to 7am for one to eight passengers

Standard fares for five or more passengers (except for such periods as fall within Tariff 3):

  • £5 - first 1760 yards or part
  • 15p - each subsequent 110 yards or part
  • 20p - waiting / stationary – for each period of 30 seconds or part 

Extras

  • 50p - dogs and other un-caged animals (except guide and other assistance dogs)
  • 20p - luggage stored in boot or designated area (excluding the first two items, wheelchairs or any other apparatus used to assist persons with a disability)
  • £80 - for soiling or otherwise damaging the vehicle (please note, this charge is not shown on the meter)