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City of Austin Taxi Fare Information
The City of Austin regulates taxicab rates. These rates apply to all taxicab companies and all drivers. The current meter rate is $2.50 for the first 1/6 mile plus $0.40 for each additional 1/6 mile. Waiting time is $29.00 per hour.
By city ordinance, there is a minimum price for trips that orginate from Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). It is set at the value of a 4 mile trip (currently $13.10). Also per city ordinance, trips which originate at the airport are subject to a $1 surcharge. There is no additional charge for extra passengers. As many as four passengers may ride for the price of one passenger.
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.
Minimum charges apply when you are picking up a passenger in one of the following small towns around Austin and transporting them either to Austin or to an address in that community. Charge meter amount if fare is greater than the minimum. You are free to charge less than the minimum.
Flat Rates are based on mileage from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to anywhere in the city indicated. These are suggested rates. If you are departing from elsewhere in Austin, you are free to make appropriate adjustments, and you may always negotiate a lower fare with your passenger. When accepting an out-of-town trip, there are some rules that must be adhered to: