Survey claims Brighton among cheapest cities for taxi fares

Taxis in Queens Road, Brighton
Taxis in Queens Road, Brighton

New data released today said Brighton and Hove had the third cheapest taxi fares in the 25 most-populated cities in the UK (March 20).

The research by private number plate specialists Regtransfers.co.uk has combined local authority data to create an interactive map to highlight the average cost of a taxi in 25 cities.

Brighton was third cheapest for average cost per mile at £2.28.

Only Liverpool (£2.15) and Edinburgh (£2.22) were cheaper according to the research.

Cab fares were taken from local authority websites, and the average cost per mile was calculated on the basis of one to five-mile journeys in each city.

The calculation is based on a one-person journey in a hackney cab on the basic weekday daytime tariff.

The most expensive cities were Coventry (£3.11), Leeds (£3.06) and Oxford (£3.04).

For more information on the cities with the cheapest and pricest cab fares, visit: www.regtransfers.co.uk/fungames/uk-taxi-price-index