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Taxi Fares

Transparent pricing for taxi.

Want to know about how much a taxi ride will cost? Here's a quick breakdown of taxi rates in San Francisco and for out-of-town trips.

Taxi Service Fare Amount
First one-fifth mile of flag rate $3.50
Each additional one-fifth mile or fraction thereof $0.55
Each minute of waiting or traffic time delay


SFO pick-up fee $4.50*
* New rate $5.50 effective August 4, 2021. Drivers may collect 100% of the SFO pick-up fee from the passenger, effective August 4, 2021.

Out-of-town trips

For out-of-town trips exceeding 15 miles beyond city limits, the fare will be 150 percent of the metered rate.

For trips exceeding 15 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) that don't end within city limits, the fare will be 150 percent of the metered rate, except for those trips from SFO going through San Francisco and ending in Marin County or the East Bay. The 15-mile limit will apply only after you have passed through San Francisco and gone 15 miles outside the city limit.

  • There's no luggage surcharge.
  • Passengers pay bridge toll(s).
  • Drivers may collect fare in advance for trips out of SFO and Oakland Airport.