Fares charged by independent contractor drivers, who are licensed and permitted by the City of San Antonio, are regulated by the City. There are no surprise fees. Fares are metered in real-time, and you can estimate your fare before you book your ride so you’ll have a good idea of what you will be charged.

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Fare for service to and from San Antonio airports is determined by zone rates, as specified by City of San Antonio ordinance. Passengers will be charged the flat zone rate or the metered rate, whichever is less. Get information on San Antonio airport zone rates.

Current taxi meter rates (effective March 1, 2012) are as follows:

Taxi Meter Rates

Drop Rate


Night drop rate (7pm – 7am)


Per mile rate


Traffic delay/wait time

$24.00 per hour

Downtown minimum


Night downtown minimum (7pm – 7 am)


Fuel surcharge

Calculated on the meter price

Cleaning fee

Up to $200.00

Minimum fare (7am – 7pm)


Minimum fare (7pm – 7 am)


Per trip fee (added to meter)


*Special event fee

  • AT&T Center
  • Alamodome
  • Freeman Coliseum
  • Toyota Field
  • Official Fiesta Events

$5.00 plus meter

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Passengers over 60 receive a 10 percent discount on all fares.