Budget taxis

Who doesn’t want to travel in style using budget taxis?

Now you can use budget taxis, without having to give up the comfort and the quality.

We are living in the digital era right now, where everything is computerized, a fact that makes things simple and tasks easier to achieve.

If you need to find a budget taxis company when planning your trip, it is enough to go online and do your search.

In London, the demand for taxi and minicabs is quite high, therefore so is the offer. This phenomenon is good for the market, as it creates competition, especially seen price wise.

Total licensed taxis and PHVs in London 2005-2018

Total licensed taxis and PHVs in London 2005-2018

In London, there are about 21000 black cabs that can be seen on the streets. Their drivers study for 2-4 years in order to pass a test and get their license. The prices are higher, but some say that they have their advantages, hence are preferred.

Licensed taxis in London 2005-2018

Licensed taxis in London 2005-2018

The minicabs are the private hire cars available to book with a driver and they can’t bee hailed on the street. There is a prebooked service only, that can be done by phone, email, app, fax or at a minicab office. The driver can’t take a booking, as it is against the law.

Licensed PHVs in London 2005-2018

Licensed PHVs in London 2005-2018

Both black cabs and the minicabs are regulated by TfL (Transport for London), the difference is that the minicabs drivers don’t have to complete “The Knowledge”, a very difficult test passed by the black cab drivers. Relying on the satnav though, they will still take you to your destination safely and comfortably.

There is also Uber, which started its activity in London in 2012, just before the Olympic Games. In 2016, Uber had about 25000 registered drivers, exceeding the number of black cab drivers.

As seen, the offer on the market is wide, book wisely what suits you best.