Apply for a taxicard

If you have a disability that makes it difficult to use ordinary buses you can apply for a Taxicard to help you to get around the city and make your journeys cheaper.

Download the application form below and return it to us.

About taxicards

Your Taxicard lasts for three years and allows you to make 104 trips per year. This is the equivalent of one return journey a week.

To be eligible you need to live in Edinburgh and have a permanent disability and be older than two years old. To use the card, either book a taxi or ask at a rank for a Taxicard booking. You can't hail a taxi in the street.

Participating Companies 

Bluebird Private Hire

0131 621 6666

Computer Cab Edinburgh*

0131 272 8000

Central Radio Taxis*

0131 229 2468

City Cabs*

0131 228 1211

Edinburgh City Private Hire

0131 477 4000

Persevere Private Hire

0131 555 2323 and 0131 555 3377

*These companies have some taxis which accommodate people sitting in their wheelchairs.  It is advisable to say of you need one of these vehicles when booking, and to mention any other special requirements. 

Taxicards – free rail travel

Thanks to a special deal between ScotRail and the City of Edinburgh Council, you can travel on trains within the Lothian area for free. If you are travelling from a station with ticket barriers, you’ll need to show your valid Taxicard to the gateline staff. Otherwise just board your train and show it to the ticket inspector.

Information on applicable stations and terms of use are available in the link at the bottom of this page.

You can use your Taxicard on the new Borders Railway up to Gorebridge only, if you want to travel to Stow, Galashiels or Tweedbank you would have to pay the difference to these stations.

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