A Taxicard can help people with mobility problems get around independently. When you want to visit friends or go shopping you can use your Taxicard and a licensed vehicle will pick you up. The scheme is operational 24 hours a day 365 days of the year (subject to availability). If you hold a Taxicard your friends and family can travel with you at no extra charge.
The Taxicard scheme is managed on our behalf by London Councils and is jointly funded by us and Transport for London.
Who is eligible?
In order to be automatically eligible for the scheme you should live in one of the London boroughs and:
- Receive the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
- Be awarded 8 points or more under the "moving around" activity of the mobility component of Personal Independent Payment (PIP)
- Be registered as severely sight impaired/blind (being partially sighted does not allow automatic entry)
- Receive a war pension Mobility Supplement
You will be required to produce documentary evidence.
You may also qualify if you:
- Have a permanent and substantial disability, which causes an inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.
An assessment by our Mobility Assessor may be required if you do not automatically qualify for a badge.
How to apply?
How much does it cost?
- You will pay the first £2.50 of each trip
- We will pay the remainder of the fare up to £8.30 during the day, £9.30 at weekends and £10.80 at night. (for example you will pay any further costs beyond £10.80, that is £2.50 + £8.30)
- Double swiping - counting one journey as two trips when the fare exceeds the subsidised fare limit is not allowed.
The yearly limit of subsidised trips is
- 104 for people without a Freedom Pass
- 52 for those who hold a Freedom Pass.
More information on fares and payments.