About 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.

To be eligible you need to live in Edinburgh and have a permanent disability and be older than two years old. 

A 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 use the card, either book a taxi or ask at a rank for a taxicard booking.

NB You can't hail a taxi in the street.

Download frequently asked questions about taxicards  (PDF, 50 KB)

Taxicard operator 

Central Taxis are the only taxi operator who accepts taxicards.

If you require a private hire vehicle saloon car contact

0131 442 4444.

If you require a black cab with full wheelchair access, contact 

0131 229 2468


Taxicard holders can travel on trains within Edinburgh for free.