Miami Taxi Services

Getting a Cab in Miami

Miami skyline with Taxi
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Looking for a taxi in Miami? Hailing a cab can be a challenge in South Florida. Whether you're looking for a cab at Miami International Airport, in downtown Miami, or in the suburbs, this article provides some useful advice.

Recognizing a Licensed Miami Taxi

It's important to always ensure you're using a licensed Miami taxicab. Unlicensed taxi services are illegal and present a risk to your safety if used.
Here are some tips on identifying a licensed Miami taxicab:
  • The taxi must have the word "taxi", "cab" or "taxicab" prominently displayed on both sides of the vehicle.
  • The telephone number must appear on both sides of the vehicle.
  • The taxicab license number must be displayed in at least six locations on the vehicle.
  • The driver's license and rate card must be displayed inside the vehicle.

Miami Taxi Fares

Generally speaking, Miami taxis run at metered rates. The meter should always display the fare you are being asked to pay. Meter rates for taxis in Miami are $2.50 for the first 1/6 mile and $0.40 for each additional 1/6 mile. You'll also be charged $0.40 for each minute spent waiting and a $2 fee for rides originating at the airport.

There are also flat rates that apply for fares in a number of regions. For example, rides within Coral Gables range between $14-$19 and fares between the airport and seaport are $24.
Flat rates also exist for taxi rides to/from Miami International Airport.

You are also responsible for paying any tolls incurred during your trip and a 15-20% gratuity is customary for good service.

Miami Taxi Stand Locations

If you're looking for a taxi, you can often find several waiting at any of the Miami taxi stand locations throughout Miami, Miami Beach, and the rest of South Florida.

Miami Taxi Services

If you'd like to phone for a cab, you may try any of the following Miami taxicab services:

Miami-Dade Taxis
(305) 551-1111

Flamingo Taxis
(305) 599-9999

Yellow Cab
(305) 777-7777

Rickenbacker Taxi
(305) 365-0000

Super Yellow Cab
(305) 888-7777