Taxicard scheme

Introduction

About the scheme

The London Taxicard Scheme provides subsidised transport in taxis and private hire vehicles (minicabs) for people with serious mobility or visual impairments, making it very difficult or impossible to use mainstream public transport such as buses and tubes. 

Taxicard is for people with long-term disabilities, not for short-term problems such as broken legs etc.

If you are eligible, you can use your Taxicard to make journeys in licensed London taxis and private hire vehicles. It can be used when shopping, visiting friends or doctors’ appointments.  While you can use your Taxicard at any day or time, it is subject to taxi availability.

Read the eligibility criteria for more information about who the scheme is available to in the borough. 

Each Taxicard holder is allocated a set number of trips per year (typically, 104, 52 or 26 trips). While there is no restriction on how often you use your Taxicard, you will be responsible to budget your yearly allocation. Unused trips cannot be carried over to the next financial year. 

The scheme is managed by London Councils and is jointly funded by Ealing Council and Transport for London. 
New and renewal applications are handled centrally by London Councils (since 1 December 2015). Ealing Council is no longer issuing Taxicards for the borough.   

For more information about the London Taxicard scheme and to apply, go to the London Councils website.

You can also find instructions on how to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Taxicard

If you have any questions about the scheme, contact the London Taxicard team