IT is a common sight to see the black hack taxis zipping through the city centre in Glasgow. 

The hackney cabs are on the streets 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

With 800 cabs undertaking thousands of hires a week, it is even possible to have favourites - such as the 'People Make Glasgow' cab.

As of today, Glasgow Taxis has updated its app to offer a set price when you select 'book now', particularly on the most popular routes in Glasgow. 

The top seven journeys in Glasgow are:

  • Central Station to Queen Street Station 
  • Central Station to Buchanan St Bus station
  • West End eg Byres Road to City Centre
  • City Centre to Emirates Area/Parkhead
  • City Centre to Mount Florida
  • City Centre to Pacific Quay / SECC / SSE Hydro
  • City Centre to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Evening Times:

If using the 'book now' button on the app, up to six customers can travel on the fixed fare prices for any of these routes - with the cheapest being £5, to the most expensive only £13.

Dougie McPherson, Glasgow Taxis Ltd chairman, said: “We know customers appreciate certainty so we’re delighted to have developed a Fixed Price facility on the Glasgow Taxis app which means anyone can benefit from a set price when ‘booking now’.

"It’s a brilliant new feature within our updated app, to add to our vast range of services tailored for customers.

“Our most popular journeys unveiled today also underline the role our drivers play in helping people around Glasgow, often tourists experiencing the city for the first time, as well as those visiting some of our most iconic and important venues.

"We’re proud of our role as a friend of the city.”