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What you need to know

The Hackney Carriage driver's test and the private hire vehicle driver's test both cover these topics:

  • carriage of disabled persons
  • Highway Code
  • basic maths
  • writing receipts
  • knowledge of the Guildford Borough area -the law, byelaws and licence conditions. See our Licensing policy (PDF) [521KB]  and our page on information for current licence holders. Please note, only Hackney Carriage applicants need to know the Town and Police Clauses Act 1847 and Hackney Carriage Byelaws. All applicants need to know the private hire conditions and legislation

We recommend practising for the test. We do not limit the number of times you can take the test, but you will have to pay the full fee for each test.


Fees for different types of test
Type of testFee

Hackney Carriage Driver Knowledge test


Private Hire Driver Knowledge test