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Private Hire Vehicles

​A private hire vehicle:

  • cannot be flagged down, and
  • must be pre-booked through a licensed private hire operator.

Private hire vehicles licensed by Cardiff are saloon or MPV style vehicles in any colour (other than black with a white bonnet). These vehicles should have a yellow plate on the rear that contains the licence number. 


Individual companies set private hire fares.

They do not have to use a meter or the tariff of fares set by the Council.

Customers can negotiate a fare.

Please note: Private hire companies can refuse to take a booking.

If the driver or vehicle does not meet your expectations, you can report this to us.​

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