Taxicard — cheaper taxi fares in London
Taxicard is a scheme in London that gives cheaper travel for disabled people who cannot easily use public transport. People with MS who have serious problems with walking could get a Taxicard.
Taxicard holders can take door to door journeys in licensed London taxis and private hire vehicles. Taxicards can be used any time — 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
How much discount does a Taxicard give?
Each London borough can choose how much discount a Taxicard gives.
A Taxicard from Harrow Council gives up to £8.30 off the cost of the taxi. The minimum fare is £2.50.
Other London boroughs give different amounts off taxi journeys.
Is there a limit to how many trips you can take?
It is also up to each London borough what limits the Taxicard has.
From 1 April 2014 there is a maximum of 40 trips per year for Taxicards from Harrow Council.
How do you get a Taxicard?
Taxicards are for people who have serious difficulties with walking (including breathing problems and sight loss). If you already have a Freedom Pass, you cannot get a Taxicard.
People with MS who live in Harrow might be able to get a Taxicard if both of these are true:
- you have serious problems with walking
- you have difficulty using public transport
Or, if any of these are true, you can automatically get a Taxicard:
- you already get the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
- you are registered blind
- you already get the War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement
To find out if you can get one, apply for a Taxicard:
- If you live in Harrow, visit the Harrow Taxicard application page.
- If you live any other part of London, visit the London Taxicard page and use the link for your borough.