Taxi passengers will pay premium fares on two additional days a year following a review in Aberdeenshire.
The council’s licensing sub-committee has agreed that late night charges will apply all day on January 3 and on May Day.
This means that instead of paying the normal £2.60 fee up to the first half a mile of any journey, passengers will instead pay £3.60.
They will then pay 20p for every eleventh of a mile thereafter.
Charges for debit and credit card payments will be scrapped.
Fares have to be reviewed every 18 months.