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How much is a taxi in Houston, TX, United States?


Please note that below taxi rates are estimates. All calculations are performed based on a proprietary algorithm that considers a large set of information sources and factors. The actual numbers for your taxi fare in Houston, TX, United States may vary. Learn more »

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Taxi rates in Houston, TX


STANDARD Class rates

Toyota Camry and similar.
Analog of UberX, LyftStandard.

Base fare (Booking Fee): $4.90
Cost per min: $0.20
Cost per mile: $1.00

MINIVAN Class rates

Van, SUV and similar.
Analog of UberXL, UberVan.

Base fare (Booking Fee): $6.30
Cost per min: $0.40
Cost per mile: $2.10

COMFORT Class rates

Audi A6 and similar.
Analog of UberSelect, LyftPlus.

Base fare (Booking Fee): $8.80
Cost per min: $0.40
Cost per mile: $2.90

BUSINESS Class rates

Mersedes E-class and similar.
Analog of UberBlack, LyftPremier.

Base fare (Booking Fee): $8.80
Cost per min: $0.40
Cost per mile: $4.40

Taxi rates in Houston, TX were estimated 1 day ago. Re-estimate to see most up-to-date rates.

Taxi fare calculator in Houston

Fare estimates STANDARD Class

3-9 mile
3 $9.10
4 $10.40
5 $11.80
6 $13.20
7 $14.60
8 $16.00
9 $17.40
10-50 mile
10 $18.80
15 $25.70
20 $32.60
25 $39.60
30 $46.50
40 $60.30
50 $74.20

Taxis in Houston, TX: availability

The following taxis are available:

   Uber website    Lyft website

Taxi in Houston, TX: some basics

We thought this would be useful at least for those who only start travelling, to quickly cover some of taxi cab essentials in Houston, at least how we see them. We will be glad to hear your remarks, tips and suggestions.

Never get in a taxicab before agreeing on your ride fare.

Period. So, BEFORE you jump in a taxicab - ensure you concur on the ride cost. Basically, in Houston you only have 2 options: a metered charge or a negotiated price.

Have the right change.

It always surprises if not disturbs, when some Houston cab driver gives you a price to get to a certain place, you arrive there and hand over a larger banknote and the cab driver looks stunned that you expect him to give back change. To avoid this - just have a lot of small bills on you and give the exact cash sum as your fare. Or if Uber (or similar taxi app) is available in your locality, then you can just use Uber app to book a taxi in Houston and pay with your credit card linked to your app account.

Ask for directions in the local language.

Your hotel in Houston ought to have a business card, where they have the hotel address written in the local language - make sure to get one when checking in. Furthermore, in the event that you are going anyplace by taxi in Houston, ask people at the hotel write driving directions in the local language.

Stick to Houston licensed cabs.

This is not an issue most of the time, but if you prefer to be safe, we recommend using a licensed cab in Houston.

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