If you are disabled or blind and need to be picked up at your door, the Taxicard scheme can be a great help. The scheme is for people with serious mobility difficulties who find using public transport very difficult or impossible. It allows people to travel in designated licensed London radio taxis at a reduced rate.
You can qualify for the Taxicard scheme even if you have a Freedom Pass or use other mobility or door-to-door services.
You will automatically qualify for the Taxicard scheme if:
- you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance
- you receive the War Pension Mobility Supplement
- you are registered severely sight impaired
- you receive the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment and in your assessment you scored above 8 points for moving around.
You may also qualify for the Taxicard scheme if you have a permanent disability or health condition that makes using public transport very difficult or impossible.
In Hammersmith and Fulham you will automatically qualify for a Taxicard if you are a Blue Badge holder.
If you wish to apply for a Taxicard, please contact your local Accessible Transport Team - you can find the details, and where to send the completed form, on the London Councils website.
After making your application you may be asked to attend an interview with a mobility assessor.
If you are already in receipt of a Taxicard then you can book a journey by clicking here.
Other information and advice
Transport For All are an independent group who campaign on behalf of disabled and older transport users