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Houston Taxicab Fare Information

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Click here for a MapQuest generated estimate fare for a taxi ride from your pick up point to your destination.

City of Houston Taxi Fare Information

Effective March 1, 2012, the City of Houston regulated taxi meter rate is $2.75 for the first 1/11 mile, and $0.20 for each additional 1/11 mile ($4.75 for the first mile and $2.20  for every mile thereafter). People 60 and older receive a 10% discount on fares. Waiting is calculated on the taxi meter at $0.40 per minute ($24.00 Per Hour). There is an additional $1 surcharge on all trips which commence between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Flag Pull (entry) for the first 1/11 mile : $ 2.75
Each additional 1/11 mile : $ 0.20
Rate per mile after 1st mile : $ 2.20
Wait time per minute : $ 0.40
Wait time per hour : $ 24.00
Surcharge for trips originating from Bush Intercontinental Airport : $ 2.75
Surcharge for trips originating from Hobby Airport : $ 1.25
Surcharge for trips that commence between 8:00pm and 6:00am : $ 1.00
** Passengers over 60 receive a 10% discount on fares

Please note: Drivers are independent contractors. They are not employed by a cab company; they work for themselves. Tips are at the discretion of the customer.

Special note about Houston airport taxi service: trips to and from Houston airports are determined by zone rates, in accordance with Houston City Ordinance. Passengers are charged the flat zone rate or the meter rate, whichever is less.

For a zone map and zone rate info to and from Bush Intercontinental Airport, click here. Note that, in accordance with Houston City Ordinance, all taxi trips originating at Bush Intercontinental Airport are subject to a $2.75 surcharge. For information about Bush Intercontinental Airport, click here.

For a zone map and zone rate info to and from Hobby Airport, click here. Note that, in accordance with Houston City Ordinance, all taxi trips originating at Hobby Airport are subject to a $1.25 surcharge. For information about Hobby Airport, click here.

 

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