Taxicard is a scheme that provides subsidised transport for people who have serious mobility impairment and difficulty in using public transport. Taxicard holders make journeys in licensed London taxis and private hires vehicles, and the subsidy applies directly to each trip.
The London Taxicard Scheme is funded by the participating London boroughs and the mayor of London. London Councils Transport and Environment Committee (TEC) manages the London Taxicard Scheme on their behalf.
Your Taxicard can be used anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, subject to taxi and private hire vehicle availability.
You may be eligible for Taxicard if you:
- Receive the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance or the higher rate Attendance Allowance
- Are registered blind
- Receive the War Pension Mobility Component
If none of these apply to you, you may still be eligible if:
- Your GP endorses your application
- You may have to have a mobility assessment.
You generally pay a flat fare of £1.50 per trip, plus anything above the subsidised amount.
In most boroughs, Taxicard trips are subsidised up to:
- £10.30 for trips during the day
- £11.30 for trips at weekends
- £12.80 for trips at night
For example if you make a journey on a weekday that costs £14.00 on the meter, £10.30 of it would be subsidised.
To apply, please contact 020 7934 9791 or visit the website Apply hereTags: taxi card, taxicard scheme, travel