Fares

All Newcastle taxis accept a variety of payment methods, including:

● Cash
● Cabcharge, and
● Major credit and debit cards

           

To ensure accurate detailed receipts and for the security of your data, we recommend that all Cabcharge, credit and debit card payments are made using the Cabcharge electronic Fareway™ mobile EFTPOS terminal in the taxi.

Note: Card payments attract a 5% service fee on the total taxi fare. GST is inclusive for all cards except Cabcharge products which are not subject to GST. Acceptance is subject to conditions.

For information on how to apply for Cabcharge click here

Current fares

including Goods and Services Tax (GST) effective from 01 July 2014

  • Hiring Charge:
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  • Distance Rate:
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  • Network Booking fee:
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  • Waiting or travelling under 26km/h:
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  • Toll and ferry Charges:
  • $3.60
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  • $6.10 10pm-6am Fridays, Saturdays and nights before public holidays
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  • Rate 1: $2.19 per kilometre Day 6am-10pm daily
  • Rate 2: $2.63 per kilometre Night 10pm-6am daily
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  • $2.50 surcharge in addition to the fare.
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  • 94.4c per minute ($56.68c per hour)
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  • The hirer must pay all road, bridge, ferry, tunnel and airport tolls and charges that apply to the journey, which will be added to the fare.

    For Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel journeys only, the return toll will be added. Any electronic toll administration fee is not payable by the hirer.

Maxi Cabs

50% will be automatically added to the charges above (Day Rate 3 or Night Rate 4) if:

  • you request a maxi-cab and are not using a wheelchair,
  • or the maxi-cab is pre-booked, regardless of the number of passengers,
  • or there are 5 or more people in your group.
  • Multiple Hirings

    75% of the maximum fare per passenger, for a multiple hiring:

  • Agreed to with the consent of the driver and all hirers
  • All hirers commence journey at the same time and travel to destinations in same general direction