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Understanding How Your Taxi Fare is Determined

Last updated 2 years ago


Taking a taxi cab is one of the best ways to experience the City of Los Angeles. Understanding how your fare is determined will help you add a taxi ride into your budget.

The Basics

The first 1/9th mile with a taxi service costs $2.85. Each additional 1/9th of a mile adds another $0.30 to your fee, which works out to $2.70 per mile. You also get charged $0.30 for every thirty-seven seconds you keep the driver waiting. The next time you take a taxi service, consider how far you are going to estimate the cost of the fare.

Airport Pricing

Airport transportation works slightly different than regular cab fare. Every time a taxi service picks you up at LAX, you will be charged $15.00 as a minimum. There is also a $4.00 airport fee. If you and a group want to get from the airport to downtown LA, you can get a flat rate trip for $46.50. For trips from West Hollywood to LAX, you can get a $40.00 flat rate. You can get a flat rate from Santa Monica for either $30.00 or $35.00, depending on whether you are north or south of the city.

Money-Saving Tips

The best way to get the most out of your taxi ride is to travel with a few of your friends so you can split the fare. The flat rate trips are ideal when you want to go to a specific area, such as Santa Monica or downtown LA. Try to avoid keeping the driver waiting so you do not get charged extra.

LA Yellow Cab provides honest and reliable taxi services to the residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. When you need to get somewhere, we can take you there! To learn more, please visit our website or call (877) 733-3305.


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