Taxicard for disabled people

Journey costs with a Taxicard

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. While you can use your Taxicard at any day or time, it is subject to taxi availability.
With a Taxicard you only have to pay the first £3.50 of a taxi journey.

You can use this for a maximum of 104 journeys a year.

Read more about journey costs on the London Councils website

How to qualify

To get a Taxicard if you need to:

  • get the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
  • score eight points or more for the moving around activity part of Personal Independence Payment
  • be registered severely sight impaired or blind (not partially sighted)
  • receive War Pension Mobility Supplement

You could also qualify if you have:

  • a long term disability which affects your ability to use public transport
  • a child under three who requires bulky medical equipment that’s difficult to carry

How to apply

Download and print this form

Download Taxicard application form

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Application form for taxicard scheme - audio version

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Taxicard application guidance - audio version

Please complete the form and send it to the following address:
London Councils Taxicard Applications
Witham House
45 Spyvee Street

The Taxicard costs £10. 

Your application will take six to eight weeks to process. It can take longer if extra information is needed.

Lost or stolen Taxicards

If you need a replacement Taxicard, telephone this number immediately 0207 934 9791

Further information

To learn more about Taxicards, see the London Councils website

It'll tell you everything you need to know about applying, eligibility and using a Taxicard.


Telephone 020 7934 9791


Useful links

AccessAble (formerly DisabledGo) - access information for facilities and venues in Hounslow

Dial-a-ride - free bookable transport scheme

Blue Badge Disabled Parking Permit Scheme

Shopmobility - Hounslow Community Transport

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