Here’s what you need to know as taxi fares in Ireland increase from today onwards 7 months ago

Here’s what you need to know as taxi fares in Ireland increase from today onwards

If you regularly use taxis, then you’ll be down a few quid from today onwards.

The price of taxi fares in Ireland will increase from today, 1 February, onwards, as a new ‘maximum fares order’ comes into effect.

Following a meeting of the National Transport Authority (NTA) board in September of last year, a proposed increase in the maximum taxi fare by an average of 3.22% was agreed, to take effect from 1 February.

A consultation process, involving public advertisement, publication of the proposals, a submissions period and consultation with prescribed parties was complied with since the meeting in September and as a result, the following changes will take effect from Thursday.

Existing Maximum Fare (before 1 February 2018)

Initial Charge: (Standard, 8am – 8pm): €3.60

Initial Charge: Premium, 8pm – 8am, Sundays and Bank Holidays): €4

Tariff A – Up to 15kms: (Standard, 8am – 8pm): €1.10 per km, €0.39 per minute

Tariff A – Up to 15kms: (Premium, 8pm – 8am, Sundays and Bank Holidays): €1.40 per km €0.49 per minute

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Tariff B – Over 15kms: (Standard, 8am – 8pm): €1.45 per km, €0.51 per minute

Tariff B – Up to 15kms: (Premium, 8pm – 8am, Sundays and Bank Holidays): €1.75 per km €0.62 per minute

New Maximum Fare (as of 1 February 2018)

Initial Charge: (Standard, 8am – 8pm): €3.80

Initial Charge: Premium, 8pm – 8am, Sundays and Bank Holidays): €4.20

Tariff A – Up to 15kms: (Standard, 8am – 8pm): €1.14 per km, €0.40 per minute

Tariff A – Up to 15kms: (Premium, 8pm – 8am, Sundays and Bank Holidays): €1.45 per km €0.51 per minute

Tariff B – Over 15kms: (Standard, 8am – 8pm): €1.50 per km, €0.53 per minute

Tariff B – Up to 15kms: (Premium, 8pm – 8am, Sundays and Bank Holidays): €1.80 per km €0.64 per minute