BargainPHV FAQs

Below are questions about BargainPHV and the Private Hire and Taxi trade

General FAQs

A: Regional, national, and international trip matching and ride sharing service for taxis and private hire vehicles

A: The London PHV has two distinctive yellow discs on the top right-hand corner of the vehicle front & back.
A: The London PHD has a photographic ID badge with name, serial number and expiry date.

A: All will have licence plates attached on or around the rear number plate of the taxi or private hire vehicle. Drivers will also have ID badges to confirm their identity.

A: Only Taxis licensed by TfL are exempt from the congestion charge

A: Matching two or more rides within the same post code, site location (airport) or exact location (landmark or bus stop)

Fixed fares means affordable return trips for regional travellers. You are doing your bit for the environment by utilizing an existing PHV/Taxi on the road who already has a fare for one-half of their journey. Drivers will earn more as dead-mileage is replaced with matched trips.

Approximately 95% of all PHV/Taxis airport journeys only operate at 50% efficiency.

A: On the London Airports 5Day Service you cannot communicate up to 30 days before booking, Ports, and Airport to Airport transfers are not available, and journeys outside London's M25 are not included.

A: BargainPHV is an intermedairy between potential commuters/travellers and licensed PHOs and Taxi drivers. The law prohibits unlicensed companies/vehicles/drivers to engage in hire & reward bookings.

A: Remember to consider the vehicle space required to make your journey a pleasant experience. You must also inform the PHO/Taxi driver of any special arrangements/requirements for your collection. All PHO's/Taxi drivers are bound by law to accept bookings from disabled passengers.