Here’s what you need to know as taxi fares in Ireland increase from today onwards 10 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

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