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Taxis and Private Hire

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  • Taxis and Private Hire

    • A list of taxi services can be found here.
    • Taxi ranks are situated at the following locations;
      • Weighbridge, St Peter Port
      • Church Square, St Peter Port
      • The Albany, St Peter Port
      • Smith Street, St Peter Port
      • The Quay, St Peter Port
      • The Harbour, St Peter Port
      • Tourist Information Centre, St Peter Port
      • The Bridge, St Sampsons
      • The Airport, Forest
    • Taxi ranks with telephones
      • The Bridge, St Sampsons (247131)
      • Weighbridge, St Peter Port (714143)
      • States Airport, Forest (235283)
    • Licensing
      • Taxi operators are licensed by the Committee for theEnvironment & Infrastructure and must abide by the conditions of their road service licence, which includes ensuring drivers observe a Code of Conduct.  
      • There are currently 115 permanent taxi service licences in operation plus 4 accessible taxi  licences and 10 temporary licences.
  • Ever thought about becoming a taxi driver?

    • Your guide to obtaining a Public Service Vehicle Permit and becoming a taxi driver.
      • An information sheet and application form that must be completed is available here:
      • A copy of the Island Knowledge test is available here:
    • For further information and to request an information pack please contact our Public Transport section on 01481 202227 or 202228.
  • Private Hire

    • When pre-booking a taxi, should a customer prefer, they can ask the taxi operator for a fixed price for a journey. By choosing this option, the taxi driver will be operating on a private hire basis and will not be permitted to use the taximeter to calculate the fare.
    • There are also a number of private hire vehicles licensed to undertake wedding transfers, Island tours, corporate transfers etc.
    • If you have any complaints or queries concerning the taxi services please contact Driver & Vehicle Licensing Public Transport Section 01481 202227 or 01481 202228.
  • Accessible Taxis

    • There are currently four taxis that are specifically licensed as disability accessible. They are each fitted with shallow wheelchair ramps as well as other specialised features to assist persons with a disability. Further information can be obtained here.
  • Travel information for people with reduced mobilities

    • Ferries and ferry ports
      • The main passenger and freight harbour is located in St Peter Port, with a smaller tidal harbour located at St Sampsons which primarily accommodates importation of fuels and building aggregates.
      • Smaller vessels provide links to the offshore islands of Sark and Herm.
      • If you need help with boarding and disembarking you should give the ferry company as much notice as possible so that they can make appropriate arrangements. The ferry companies operating to and from Guernsey are;
      • Condor Ferries
      • Sark Shipping
      • Travel Trident
    • Airlines and airports
      • Guernsey has one Airport situated in the parish of the Forest (approximately 4 miles from the capital of St Peter Port).
      • The Airport is responsible for providing assistance to passengers to enable people with disabilities or reduced mobility to board, disembark and transfer between flights. Assistance on board an aircraft is the responsibility of the airline.
      • To allow the airline and airport to make any necessary arrangements for your journey, you should give them as much notice as possible. This usually means telling them about your particular needs when you are making your flight booking.
      • Guernsey Airport
    • Airlines that operate to and from Guernsey are;
    • Car travel
    • Visitors with accessibility needs
      • Due to a reciprocal agreement, disabled visitors from any country participating in the "blue badge scheme" will be entitled to local disabled parking concessions when they bring their badge to the Island.
      • If parking in a marked disability space, there is no need to set a parking clock (unless the space is subject to a time restriction, signage will indicate this clearly). However, if parking in a time controlled disc zone, you will need to do so. Depending on what time zone you have parked in your badge will permit you to remain parked for an additional period of time.
      • Detailed information regarding the blue badge scheme can be found here.
    • Disc zone parking
      • Currently, parking in Guernsey is free. However, you must display a parking clock set to the time you arrived and ensure that you do not remain parked for longer than the time zone designated for the area you have parked in. Click here for further details.
    • Speed limits
      • The maximum speed limit in Guernsey is 35 miles per hour (mph). However, in Central St Peter Port and other built up areas, this is reduced to 25 or 20 mph. The majority of the roads on the Island are narrow and many small lanes that are only able to accommodate single lane traffic.
      • There are some rules bespoke to driving in Guernsey which you should be aware of before driving on the Island. Information on this can be found here. pdf icon Driving in Guernsey is different [316kb]
    • Bus travel
      • The bus operator operates all public bus routes as well as a number of school services. The main bus terminus is situated in the heart of St Peter Port.
      • Each of the buses are wheelchair accessible.
      • Information about the buses as well as a copy of the current timetable can be found here.
    • Taxi travel
      • Licensed taxis and private hire vehicles operating in the Island can be identified by the colour of taxi plate on the back of the taxi.
      • Types of public service vehicle licence plate;
        • A White licence plate means that the taxi can be hailed in the street or picked up from designated taxi ranks when the roof light is on.
        • A blue plated vehicle must be pre-booked and is unable to trade from a taxi rank.
        • N.B. not all taxis can accommodate wheelchairs so please check prior to confirming a booking.
      • There are four operators that have a purpose built or adapted vehicle that is wheelchair accessible. Further information is available here. pdf icon Accessible taxis [461kb]Their contact details are;
        • Mr G Le Prevost - 07781 757757
        • Mr A Lacey - 07781 156001
        • Mr D Le Sauvage - 07781 400798
        • Guernsey Social Care - 07781 411122
      • Public transport on Guernsey is regulated by the Passenger Transport section of Driver & Vehicle Licensing. You can contact us on 01481 243400, by letter at Passenger Transport, Driver & Vehicle Licensing, Bulwer Avenue Office, Bulwer Avenue, St Sampson GY2 4LR , or by e-mail at env@gov.gg
    • Accommodation
      • Guernsey has a good selection of hotels and guest houses as well as three campsites. Several are disabled friendly; however, you are advised to check accessibility before confirming a booking. Follow the link to visitguernsey for further information.
    • Further information on accessibility
      • Other general information about disability access in Guernsey with regard to community, entertainment, culture & leisure, public and professional, retail & shopping, and travel & accommodation can be found here.

Downloads

Taxi Tariff Fees and Charges - Passenger Transport Island Knowledge Syllabus Application to renew a permit to drive a PSV Application form for a road service and vehicle licence Application to replace a licensed PSV vehicle Application to replace or reinstate a permit to drive a PSV Application to renew an annual vehicle licence Application for a taxi service licence (Company) Application for a taxi service licence (Individual) Transport for people with disabilities & information on mobility scooters

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