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the Price of a Taxi Ride to the Airport

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$ 20
Jan 2008
Phoenix, AZ
15 minutes 12 miles
Early-morning taxi ride to the airport  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
New York, NY
25 minutes, 20 miles
Taxi from JFK Airport to Manhattan  more... close row
$ 45
Dec 2007
Seattle, WA
About 20 miles, 25 minutes
Taxi service from SEATAC to Green Lake  more... close row
$ 55
Jan 2008
Tucson, AZ
45 minutes; 30 miles
Company mandated taxi ride  more... close row
$ 37
Mar 2008
Honolulu, Hi
15 minutes, about 10 miles
Cab fare to Honolulu airport  more... close row
$ 35
Feb 2008
New York, NY
30 minutes, 15 miles
Cab from Central Park to LaGuardia airport  more... close row
$ 46
Mar 2008
Chicago, IL
50 minutes, 22 miles
Downtown Chicago to O'Hare Airport in afternoon traffic  more... close row
$ 40
Sep 2006
New York, NY
25 min - 8 miles
La Guardia to Manhattan in a round about way  more... close row
$ 65
Jul 2007
Pelham, NY
35 minutes, 11 Miles
Car service to JFK  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
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$ 54
Sep 2007
Denver, CO
40 minutes, 26 miles
Pricey cab ride to the Denver airport  more... close row

Description of service

My business colleague and I took a taxi from a downtown restaurant to the airport just before noon on a weekday. The airport is located far from downtown and there is no flat fee rate for cabs going to the aiport, so we were charged a mileage rate plus a fee for the additional passenger. The $54 that we paid included a tip of $4.50.

Review of Service

There was nothing special about the taxi driver or the ride to the airport, which was uneventful. The driver put our bags in the trunk at the hotel and didn't really talk to us much during the trip, even though we tried to ask him a few questions along the way just to pass the time. He was also forgetful, as we had to tell him twice and then point to the airline that we were flying. The airport is just so far away that it is hard to enjoy the ride as you watch the meter going up. The taxi was clean and there was no smoking allowed. Also, the driver was not in much of a hurry so it took a bit longer than we expected. The price is not reasonable, but it is set by the city and not by the driver, so it is unfair to blame him for the distance and cost.


Definitely avoid taxis to/from the airport in Denver because it is so far and costly. Use the shuttle service or even the Skyride bus system which makes lots of stops but is much cheaper and is still comfortable.

$ 38
May 2007
Sacramento, CA
20 minutes, 13 miles
Downtown to the airport  more... close row
$ 45
Jan 2008
30 miles, 25 minutes
Taking a taxi to a new home  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Manhattan, NY
45-90 minutes
Manhattan to JFK  more... close row