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Getting a taxi today? It'll cost you more than usual

The fare hike comes just one day a head of strike action by bus drivers.

Image: Wanderley Massafelli/Photocall Ireland

GETTING A TAXI to work? You’ll be forking out more cash as taxi fares are set to increase by an estimated 4% today.

The fare hike comes just one day before Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann drivers begin their planned strike action over the privatisation of some of their routes.

So, what’s the increase going to cost you? 

Currently there are two different rates and six different tariffs – this is reducing to two fare bands, A and B.

TFI_Taxi_Fare_Table_Website_Final Source: Transport Authority of Ireland

The standard rate charge, between 8am and 8pm, has been reduced to €3.60 from €4.10.

For Premium rates, on Sundays and Bank Holidays, between the same times, the charge will be set at €4.

Under the new structure more regular fares will show a very slight increase of a few cent. The charge per kilometre will also increase from €1.03 to €1.10. Passengers will  be charged €1.40 at premium times. For journeys over 15 kilometre the charge goes from €1.45 to €1.75. 

Booking fees and charges for additional carried passengers will remain the same.

Taxi fares have not increased in Ireland since 2008.

Lynk, Dublin’s taxi app, CEO and Spokesman Noel Ebbs said there is some confusion among drivers as to whether or not this actually is an increase due to the method in which fares are calculated.

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