Taxi fares set to increase from next year

New charges will take effect from February 1st 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has approved an increase to taxi fares.

The NTA board met Friday to consider fares review and a proposal was presented.

The board approved the proposed increase which will see fares go up by an average of 3.22%.

This is to take effect from February 1st 2018.

The changes will see the maximum fare go from an initial standard charge - between 8.00am and 8.00pm - of €3.60 to €3.80.

While a premium charge will increase from €4.00 to €4.20. This charge is applicable from 8.00pm to 8.00am, on Sundays and bank holidays.

Standard Tariff A fares are being increased from €1.10 per km to €1.14 per km - while premium Tariff A fares are increasing from €1.40 per km to €1.45 per km.

Tariff B fares, which measure journeys over 15kms, are also being increased.

Source: NTA