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Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

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Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

Can I pay for taxis via credit card?

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1. Re: Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

You can pay with a credit card, but not all taxis will take them.

If booking one in advance, you can ask whether they will take a credit card.

If hailing one in the street, you should ask whether you can pay with a credit card before you start your journey.

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2. Re: Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

And there will be a minimum spend and a surcharge for using a card. Cash really is more convenient unless you are travelling on company business and using a company card (and it isn't your company and you don't have to pay the extra charges)

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3. Re: Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

Some do, some don't. Some will, some won't.

As said above always ask first.

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4. Re: Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

If you have a smartphone with data then just use Uber, you can get the taxi to come to you and pay electronically. Much cheaper than a black cab too.

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5. Re: Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

Yes ! You can pay the taxis via your card but majority of the companies will not accept the card payment on any instant booking and you will be asked to pay as cash. Moreover you will have the processing fee on card payment

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6. Re: Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

It is best to have some cash in hand "just in case".

The same applies to Restaurants, don't assume that everyone takes cards.

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7. Re: Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

We've found it to be about 60 - 40 NO/YES.

We're usually around Mayfair, so that might account for that number.

As wife would always rather pay with her corporate card (ease of accounting), we do ask, and use that often. However, we always keep enough £'s handy, just in case.

Going from LHR to Mayfair is often a tad problematic regarding CC's, but we ask our doorman to schedule a cab for our departure to the airport, that does accept CC's. That usually works well, and the driver is apprised of our desires beforehand.

Good luck,


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8. Re: Paying Taxis with Credit Cards

Use the GetTaxi app and every cab on there will accept card payment through the app.

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